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Stephen R. Orlevitch, MD

Knee Shoulder Sports Medicine
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

Stephen Orlevitch, MD has been a member of the Great Plains Orthopaedics team since 1999. His areas of special emphasis are sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and knee and shoulder joint reconstruction.

Dr. Orlevitch conducts ongoing research and has given numerous presentations including “Management of Arthritis for Today’s Athlete” and “Current Controversies in Shoulder Surgery”. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopic Association of North America.

Dedicated to the care of athletes, Dr. Orlevitch has provided coverage of many NCAA, High School and professional teams including:

  • Temple University Athletics, 1994–1998
  • University of Houston Athletics, 1998–1999
  • Houston Astros, 1998–1999
  • Houston Rockets, 1998–1999
  • Team Physician Peoria Chiefs, 1999–Present
  • Team Physician Peoria Rivermen, 1999–2014
  • Former Team Physician, Limestone and Morton High Schools
  • Team Physician, Bradley Athletics
  • Team Physician, East Peoria and Notre Dame high schools

Dr. Orlevitch always knew he would go into medicine, but injuries to his knee and shoulder in high school football piqued his interest in sports medicine and orthopaedics. He says, “We focus, and rightly so, on the physical injury of the athlete or worker. We cannot forget, however, the huge psychological toll an injury can have on them. A positive attitude can lead to better outcomes. I believe that the physician, therapist and staff can, and should, foster that attitude while being supportive and empathetic.”

Outside of work, Dr. Orlevitch enjoys the competition that golf offers. He is involved in coaching youth soccer and softball. Family time is also very important to him. Dr. Orlevitch is involved with charity work at church and school.


What Patients Are Saying

After completing this visit, I feel confident that I have a vision and strategy to plan my next moves on course of knee discomfort.

Dr. Orlevitch is a great communicator and demonstrates the ability to put detailed medical information into layman’s terms that are easy to understand.

Dr. Steve is the best. He has helped immensely with my shoulder pain.

Dr. Orlevitch is awesome. Very professional and caring.

He showed compassion for my health and was kind and courteous.

My experience is consistently good with this provider and I have confidence in his capabilities!

Doctor has taken great care of my knees for several years and continues to do so at each visit.


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship 1998–1999

  • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
    • Sports Medicine

Residency 1994–1998

  • Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Orthopaedic Surgery

Internship 1993–1994

  • Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
    • General Surgery

Medical School 1989–1993

  • Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate 1985–1989

  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
    • B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Honors / Awards –Dean’s List, Conrad Marcel Schulumberger College Scholarship

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