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Donald A. Mitzelfelt, M.D.


Dr. Donald Mitzelfelt’s treated bones, muscles and joints throughout Central Illinois since 1994. At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, he helps patients return home, better than before.

Originally hailing from the West Coast, Dr. Mitzelfelt completed his studies and residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Since then, he’s traded the palm tree-lined hills of California for the temperate climate of Pekin without losing a sunny disposition. With decades of medical expertise, he helps guide patients to recovery.

He’s also a pioneer of new medical techniques, like the revolutionary VISIONAIRE™ Patient Matched Instrumentation process, in which unique knee implants are tailored to comfortably fit the patient through the use of 3D imaging techniques –– all under the surgeon’s direction. With Dr. Mitzelfelt, you’ll find the right fit for your bones, muscles and joints.

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

Certification: Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Pioneered the VISIONAIRE™ Patient Matched Instrumentation process
I've enjoyed serving local patients for many years, and I'm particularly interested in helping you benefit from the latest technologies and techniques for knee and hip replacements.

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Physician Assistant:
Robert Jones PA

Robert Jones, PA

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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Peoria (309) 691-1400

Pekin (309) 353-4159

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Midwest Ortho First Walk-In Clinic Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat-Sun 9am-noon