John W. Dobson, MD, Orthopedic Surgery

Buckeye Bone & Joint Center

Information for Patients


Dr. Dobson no longer maintains a practice in Springfield, Ohio.
If you are located in Southern Ohio and are interested in seeing Dr. Dobson at his new location, please call 740-356-1709. 


Shouldn't I go to a bigger city where doctors have more experience?

Experience is an important factor to consider in choosing a surgeon.  But some people incorrectly assume that doctors in larger cities have more experience.  With over 20,000 surgeries to his credit, including 3500 arthroscopies and 2000 total joints, Dr. Dobson has personally performed more orthopedic procedures than most doctors in Columbus or Dayton.

Where does Dr. Dobson operate?
As of February 1, 2016, Dr. Dobson practices exclusively at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Does Dr. Dobson offer any treatments other than surgery?
Many patients can benefit from non-surgical therapies.  Dr. Dobson may recommend life style changes, physical therapy, prescription or non-prescription drugs, joint injections, or other treatments.