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  • Welcome to McLean County Orthopedics


McLean County Orthopedics was founded in 1976 by Dr. Jerald Bratberg, a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Since that time, MCO has treated over 50,000 patients and attracted the finest physicians, therapists, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff totaling over 90 employees.

MCO treats all types of orthopedic conditions and offers a comprehensive range of services.

Most patients can call for an appointment themselves, although there are some insurance companies (ie Health Alliance, OSF) that require a referral from a primary care physician.

You can find McLean County Orthopedics on Route 9 (Empire Street), across from the old Bloomingon airport.

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WHERE IS YOUR PAIN?

SHOULDER PAIN

McLean County Orthopedics is proud of it's shoulder division that is dedicated to the elimination of shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is common and can be debilitating. Problems with structural deformities, inflammatory conditions, degenerative arthritis, or trauma can lead to shoulder problems. This can involve joints (degenerative or inflammatory arthritis, AC...




Dr. John Atwater named by Becker

McLean County Orthopedics spine surgeon, Dr. John Atwater, has been named one of the 50 best spine surgeons by the Becker Orthopedic & Spine Review. The surgeons listed were chosen according to strict criteria, including achievements, education and contributions to the field, as well as recommendations from experts. The Review published...

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Dr. Atwater Performs Surgery in Kenya

Dr. Atwater has completed multiple trips to Nairobi and performed surgery in order to assist patients in underdeveloped areas.  The program is called "The Cheetah Gives Back," and is a charitable branch of NuVasive Corporation, a medical device company that makes equipment for spine surgery. Dr. Atwater performed the very...

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