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John R. McLimore, MD
John R. McLimore, MD John R. McLimore, MD

John R. McLimore, MD

4.75 stars


  • Back and Neck
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Non-Operative Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Medicine


(Fax: 317.802.2405)

Meet Dr. John McLimore

Dr. McLimore earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 1983, graduating cum laude. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, graduating in 1985, and went to medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky, graduating in 1989. Dr. McLimore completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1990 and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1993.

He has had several abstracts included in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and co-established the first Musculoskeletal Continuity Clinic at the VA Medical Center in Houston.

Dr. McLimore is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Medical Association, the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association, the Physiatric Association of Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, International Spine Injection Society and the American Congress of Academic Physiatrists.


Practice focus:

  • Rehabilitation/Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal Injuries/Trauma
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Back Pain/Spine Conditions
  • Industrial Medicine
  • Occupational Related Injuries
  • Sports Medicine (Shoulder, Hip, Knee Conditions)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Disc Herniations
  • Disc Degenerative Disorders
  • Biomechanical Low Back Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Fluoroscopically Guided Spinal Procedures
  • Epidural Corticosteroid Injections (caudal, interlaminar, transforaminal)
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Sacroiliac Joint Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Blocks 
  • Intra-Articular Joint Injections
  • Bursa Injections
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injections
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries/Conditions
  • Neuropathic Pain Management
  • Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Spinal Radiculopathies
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebrovascular Accidents
  • General Rehabilitation


Undergraduate School

Wabash College and Indiana University at Indianapolis

Medical School

University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Baylor College of Medicine


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association
  • International Rehabilitation Medicine Association
  • Physiatric Association of Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
  • International Spine Injection Society
  • American Congress of Academic Physiatrists

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctors (2014 - 2020)


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.75 out of 5 (30 Ratings, 9 Comments)

5 stars
Jan 7, 2022
I have seen 3 physicians since my accident and Dr. McLimore was far most the best. He listen to my concerns and was very personable. He was thorough with is exam. He explained to me my diagnosis and how he would proceed with treatment. I am so grateful.
4 stars
Jan 7, 2022
I saw a provider and then needed X-rays. I was walked from my room in a gown, underwear and socks. I was made to wait in a waiting room full of fully dressed patients. This was humiliating, and seemed almost unethical. Patients shouldn't be walked through hallways with limited clothes. Or made sit next to strangers in a gown minus their undergarments. This part of the office needs a new structure and plan.
5 stars
Dec 9, 2021
Dr Mclimore was one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He took the time to listen and talk to me about my concerns and not just rush me off with pain meds like a lot of other doctors have tried to do. He helped me with a plan and a future plan if this doesn't work. I highly recommend this doctor!