Michael Stefl, MD
Accepting New Patients
- 505 Patient Ratings
1215 Duff Avenue Office
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Dr Stefl always gives you time to ask questions and gives very good answers. He explains what he sees on the X-ray and other medical information. I told him today that I am pain free and I am so grateful to him for that.
March 17, 2023
Answered questions and informative and pleasant
March 10, 2023
Good communicator. Friendly. Informative. Helpful.
January 20, 2023
Dr Stefl was thorough in explaining the pros and cons of hip replacement surgery. He was open to answering questions and concerns. I appreciated his straight forward approach.
January 4, 2023
He was very thorough in answering all my questions.
November 19, 2022
Dr. Stefl explained to me what needed to be done to my knee. Very professional. I very much trust him. Great Doctor!!!
October 29, 2022
Very professional, and took the time to hear my concerns and symptoms.
October 28, 2022
Very professional and thorough and took time to focus on me and make sure all my questions were answered.
October 21, 2022
Knowledgeable and compassionate in the care he provided.
September 27, 2022
We appreciated Dr Stefl taking the time to answer our questions. He explained our options and didn’t pressure us to make a decision today.
September 23, 2022
I very much appreciated his full explanation of my progress and some tips to improve my well being. The friendly conversation is refreshing from a medical specialist. Thanks!
September 20, 2022
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Presented all information clearly. Gave me time to ask questions and make needed decisions.
September 13, 2022
Dr. Stefl and his staff showed sympathy and empathy. I appreciated both.
September 6, 2022
Dr Stefl is professional and polite and very caring. He always seems to have time for my questions and concerns. Thank you!
August 20, 2022
Dr. Stefl has a great bedside manner. He is easy to talk to and always answers any questions I have. I am very pleased with new knee he put in a couple of years ago.
June 24, 2022
Dr Stefl was very good about answering my questions about an upcoming surgery. I did not feel rushed.
May 10, 2022
He did an excellent job of making me feel comfortable with the procedure.
May 3, 2022
He always has time to answer questions
April 30, 2022
Dr. Stefl is clearly very knowledgeable, but he listened very well as well. He answered my questions fully and got the appointment done efficiently, without me feeling hurried.
April 17, 2022
He is personable and listens to the patient to help make good suggestions/diagnosis for the patient.
April 8, 2022
Dr Stefl is by far the most caring, gentle, understanding, and excellent orthopedic surgeon that I have had seen in a very long time.
March 18, 2022
Dr. Stefl is very kind and personable. He is no nonsense and answers questions factually but compassionately. One gets the sense that he really cares about his patients and wants the best outcome for them.
February 4, 2022
He was very thorough, had looked at all my tests, and listened to me very well. He didnt seem to RUSH through the appointment, and was friendly.
January 14, 2022
Dr Stefl is compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable
January 7, 2022
Dr Stefl is always very pleasant and takes time to answer questions and explain things.
January 4, 2022
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Arthritis surgery
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Complex joint reconstruction
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
- Doctorate of Medicine; 2013
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- Bachelor of Science, Biology; 2009
University of Southern California Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery; 2013-2018
University of Indiana Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery - Adult Reconstruction; 2018-2019
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Carver College of Medicine Honor Council
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Student Leader Board
- Iowa Orthopaedic Society
Professional & Personal Interests
- Member, McFarland Clinic Clinical Standards Committee
- Member, McFarland Clinic Compensation Committee
Osteoarthritis and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement
Dr. Michael Stefl discusses osteoarthritis. What is osteoarthritis? What are the treatment options for osteoarthritis? When do you need surgery for osteoarthritis?