John G. Peters, M. D. has joined Methodist Sports Medicine, bringing more than 30 years of expertise in spinal injuries and conditions. He will practice out of their Greenwood location.

Peters received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine, serving his internship at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and his residency at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. This was followed by a fellowship in spinal surgery at Case Western Reserve.

He practiced for 20 years primarily on the south side of Indianapolis, and became a frequent lecturer on spinal treatment. His patients included children with scoliosis, deformities and stress fractures of the spine as well as the elderly with degenerative conditions of the neck and back, tumors and fractures. From 2008 to 2011 Peters served as medical director for Medtronic Spine in Memphis, Tenn., interacting with surgeons and medical centers all over the world to bring groundbreaking technology to producing bony fusion in the spine.

Peters retired in 2011, but continued his education to keep current with the newest medical trends. His duties will include evaluating patients for surgery in conjunction with Dr. Steve Ritter, a fellowship-trained spine surgeon.

“Returning to clinical medicine to care for patients at Methodist Sports Medicine is a thrill,” he said. “This group of doctors is unsurpassed in orthopaedics, especially in the treatment of sport injuries. I am looking forward to working with patients with spinal disorders in their south Indianapolis/Greenwood office and being a small part of such a prestigious assembly of professionals.”


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