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Donald A. Mitzelfelt, M.D.


Dr. Donald Mitzelfelt is a former orthopaedic surgeon who now specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all types of general orthopedic problems and injuries, especially fractures. At your home for orthopaedics, Dr. Mitzelfelt is highly experienced in providing timely and effective care from diagnosis to recovery.

Since 1994, Dr. Mitzelfelt has been treating patients throughout Central Illinois. He is dedicated to providing personalized care for each patient in order to restore mobility and minimize recovery time.

Originally hailing from the West Coast, Dr. Mitzelfelt earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA. He also completed his residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he pursued advanced training in orthopaedic surgery.

Having lived in Pekin and Tremont as a child, Dr. Mitzelfelt is dedicated to serving Pekin and the surrounding communities by providing compassionate care and working tirelessly to improve the health of its residents.

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA

  • Pioneered the VISIONAIRE™ Patient Matched Instrumentation process
I've enjoyed serving local patients for many years, and I'm particularly interested in helping my patients improve mobility, heal quickly, and live life to the fullest.

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Meet Our Patients

Jim Zilch Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
When I sit down with Dr. Mitzelfelt, it’s like sitting down with my dad or my brother –– that’s the kind of doctor that he is.

Jim Zilch

A knee replacement patient who loves boating –– from East Peoria, IL.

I see many doctors for different issues. Dr. Don is always a delight to see. Very personable. On time. Understanding and accommodating. Great personality. He knows what he’s doing and is a true professional in his field. He makes my pain bearable. I would recommend him to anyone I know or don’t personally know that could use his services. He’s a straight shooter when it comes to your situation. He tells you like it is but does so in such a respectable and caring way.

A patient of Dr. Mitzelfelt

I chose Dr. Mitzelfelt because he has given great care to other members of my family and friends. I witnessed his care of and for my mom which made me want him to do my knee replacements. I cannot say enough good things about him! Wonderful man and excellent surgeon!

A patient of Dr. Mitzelfelt

I wish I had my surgery years ago. I've been so surprised and so elated that I have gotten that full motion back. Within six months, I was walking all around Arches National Park.

Michèle Marshall

A knee replacement patient who loves to hike –– from East Peoria, IL.

Marty Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
I'm a referring physician and a patient. Throughout my career, I worked with several different orthopaedic groups and Midwest Orthopaedic Center was the absolute best.

Dr. Marty Stachniw

A retired orthopaedic surgeon and hand, knee and shoulder patient who loves the outdoors –– from Galesburg, IL.

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