Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John C. Kagan has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013. The prestigious recognition marks the tenth time that Dr. John C. Kagan has earned this honor. KAGANphoto

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup® results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

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Over the past 20 years, Best Doctors has earned global acclaim for its remarkable database of physicians, regarded as the world’s premier effort to create a validated, peer-reviewed database of excellence in medicine. The Best Doctors methodology is rigorously impartial and strictly independent; only those doctors recognized as the top 5 percent of their respective specialty earn the honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America. The experts who are a part of the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to know so many of my respected peers recognize me as an expert in the field of orthopedic care,” according to Dr. John C. Kagan. “I look forward to continuing to provide patients in Southwest Florida with the highest quality orthopedic care possible.”

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Dr. John C. Kagan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery including minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, hand surgery and general orthopedics.

Kagan attended the University of Alabama on a full scholarship and was the Jimmy Moore Memorial Scholar Athlete recipient prior to attending medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Florida, and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Kagan returned to Fort Myers in December of 1980 to begin private practice.
Dr. Kagan is founder and director of the Athletic Orthopedic and Reconstructive Center, a comprehensive orthopedic practice with three locations in Lee County. Devoted to serving the community and its residents, Kagan and his partners are team physicians for the Minnesota Twins baseball team during spring training, the Miracle baseball team and the Florida Everblades hockey team. In addition, he is team physician for local high school football teams.

Kagan is a member of the Lee County Medical Society, Florida Orthopedic Society, Florida Medical Association, AmericanAcademy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association.
For more information, visit www.kaganortho.com. Also, visit Dr. Kagan’s blog at www.kaganbonehealth.com and follow him online on Facebook and on Twitter.