AOC’s Dr. John McAndrew: Surgeon. Hunter of Antiques.

Dr. John C. McAndrew of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic P.C.

Physician specializing in General Orthopaedics – Foot & Ankle

Hobbies: Wood working, forestry, hunting, & fishing
Guilty Pleasures: Antiquing
First Job: Meat cutter in grocery store
First Car: Ford Torino Hatchback
Favorite Song: Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”
Have you always planned to go into medicine? If not, what was your original career path?
Yes, since 8th grade. Prior to that I wanted to be a Fireman
What advice would you give your High School self? Get a haircut, no beer drinking.
Who has helped you the most during your career? Dr. Frazier Ward – Attending Mississippi Orthopaedic Faculty
Best advice you have ever received: Think a problem over carefully before setting a plan in motion to deal with it.
What is your philosophy on patient care? Listen to a patient’s complaints. They will tell you what is wrong with them.
What do you think is in the future of Orthopaedics? On the positive side I look for advances in cartilage healing and continued improvement in fracture management.
What do you love most about living in Mobile or Baldwin County? The weather, closeness to salt water fishing and recreation.
What would you like to see most in the Bay Area? a cruise line
Favorite local event? Mardi Gras

Personal Life

Married with two children


University of Mississippi


University of Mississippi Medical Center


Sports Medicine, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle


American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Medical Society of Mobile County, Alabama Medical Society

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