Dr. Fred John Pilcher MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Fred Pilcher is an orthopedic surgeon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy Iowa City and Mercy Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Pilcher accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 38 doctors at Mercy Iowa City and one of 6 at Mercy Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Mercy Iowa City

Mercy Medical Center

St. Luke's Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

SpeCenterum Health - Blodgett Campus
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1974 - 1977

Children's Hospital (Denver CO)
Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 1977 - 1978

Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus
Internship, Transitional Year, 1973 - 1974

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

IA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Effects of methyl methacrylate on liver function in patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement.
Herndon, J. H., Morrison, W. A., Pilcher, F. J.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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