Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Krebs, M.D., Now In Ashtabula


Dr. John Krebs in Ashtabula

Dr. Krebs specializes in orthopaedic care of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow

Dr. Krebs specializes in orthopaedic care of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow

Crystal Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, John Krebs, M.D., is now accepting patients at the physician-owned hospital system’s Ashtabula clinic located at 416 W. 27th Street. A physician since 1988, Dr. Krebs specializes in orthopaedic care of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow, having completed specialty training through the Cleveland Combined Hand Fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. 

Dr. Krebs’ special interests include arthritis, athletic injuries, minimally invasive surgery, total elbow replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the hand, elbow and shoulder. He has published and presented extensively on a variety of orthopedic-related topics. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Ohio Orthopedic Society. In addition to Ashtabula, Dr. Krebs also practices in Independence, Westlake and Willoughby.

“Our new Ashtabula clinic is an important part of our strategic growth, enabling us to provide our nationally-renowned orthopaedic care to families in Ashtabula and surrounding communities,” said Daniel Ferry, Crystal Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of Dr. Krebs provides patients with convenient access to specialized care and expertise for conditions and injuries affecting their upper extremities from the fingers to the shoulder.”

Dr. Krebs joins Crystal Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, D. Philip Stickney, M.D., and physician assistant, Samantha Meabon in the Ashtabula clinic. The staff in Ashtabula includes former employees of William Seeds, M.D., who was a well-known orthopaedic surgeon in Ashtabula for many years.

“We value the relationships that our staff in Ashtabula have with patients and their longstanding ties to the community,” said Ferry. “This aligns with our people-first philosophy of supporting and empowering our physicians and health care professionals in delivering the exceptional, patient-centered care that Crystal Clinic is known for and respected. Together we look forward to demonstrating to the Ashtabula community what makes Crystal Clinic so special and why we are first in Ohio for orthopaedic care.”

For appointments in Ashtabula, call 440-641-0004. To learn more, request an appointment online, or take a virtual tour of Crystal Clinics’ award-winning hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopaedics and plastics/reconstructive surgery, visit 


About Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

Nationally renowned for orthopaedic care, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is a physician-owned, orthopaedic specialty hospital system with board-certified/board-eligible surgeons, most with advanced fellowship credentials in their orthopaedic specialty, who collectively perform thousands of surgeries annually. With 19 locations throughout Northeast Ohio, including several Crystal Clinic QuickCareTM locations that provide immediate, walk-in care for sports and orthopaedic injuries, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is one of just four out of the 6,093 hospitals in the nation and the only one in Ohio to receive The Joint Commission certifications in total hip, total knee, total shoulder, and spinal fusion procedures. Crystal Clinic hospital system is ranked #1 in Ohio and in the top 1% in the U.S. by CareChex/Quantros Analytic’s objective review of all U.S. hospitals and health systems, with ratings for safety and overall medical excellence. Crystal Clinic has also earned the nation’s highest five-star rating in patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons, a division of Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, are experts in treating soft tissue defects related to orthopaedic injuries and provide the entire spectrum of plastic surgery – from reconstruction to cosmetic procedures. Crystal Clinic’s highly advanced, state-of-the-art surgical hospital is one of the only kind in the world devoted exclusively to orthopaedics and plastic/reconstructive care.