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Dr. Andrew W. Alwood


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Andrew W. Alwood, D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Office Location:  Muskegon  |  Grand Haven


Dr. Alwood is a sports medicine specialist who treats conditions of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. He works closely with physical therapists and athletic trainers to optimize non-operative care and rehabilitation. If surgery is needed, his specialty training in sports medicine with an emphasis in joint preservation allows him to treat a wide range of conditions with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Professional Profile


  • State of Michigan Osteopathic Physician License – 2020


  • Residency – Genesys Regional Medical Center – 2014-2019 (Chief Resident 2018-2019)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University – 2013
  • Bachelor of Science-Human Biology, Michigan State University – 2009

Fellowship and Specialty Training

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship with focus on hip arthroscopy, shoulder stabilization, ACL reconstruction and patellar stabilization, University of Rochester Medical Center – 2019-2020

Professional Associations

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Google 5-star

I really can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience! This was my first surgery ever, and I felt that Dr. Alwood and his staff treated me with respect, care, and so much kindness. I always felt that he took the time to explain everything to me so I understood the process and the recovery. I was taken care of every step of the way. I am so grateful! — Christine P.

Google 5-star

The office staff are very polite and accommodating. Dr. Alwood is first rate, professional, and thorough with time taken to explain issues and alternatives. I would recommend this doctor, and office, to anyone seeking orthopedic treatment and/or surgery. — Jon S.

Google 5-star

I've seen Dr. Alwood a few times in the last year — first for a broken collarbone and then painful tendons in the hip. From scheduling to being greeted and taken back to seeing the doctor, everyone is very friendly and efficient. Dr. Alwood takes his time to listen and then provides straightforward, practical advice. I've appreciated his care this year. — Beth C.

Google 5-star

I recently had two hip replacements within four months time. Prior to the surgeries, I was in a ridiculous amount of discomfort and pain. Not knowing anything about Dr. Alwood, I went for my first consult appointment and I immediately felt at ease and trusted what he was saying to me. He is a genuine, caring and very skilled physician. I would without a doubt recommend him to anyone. — Leann B.

Google 5-star

Explained the details of my fractured knee cap clearly and concisely with an excellent beside manner. While I hope I never have to go back, I certainly would not hesitate to choose Dr. Alwood again if it ever becomes necessary. — Christine C.

Google 5-star

Dr. Alwood is a great listener and shows how much he cares each time I have a follow up visit from my surgeries. He is patient and discusses my progress and problems in detail with lots of good ideas of different options and strategies. My shoulder surgeries — one on each shoulder — were very successful. He is currently helping me with a VERY challenging knee problem. I’m very confident that this also will have a very positive outcome. Thanks for being so committed to me Dr. Allwood! — Dave S.

Google 5-star

Big thank you to Dr Alwood and everyone at the office. I had my right hip replaced on 12/15/22 and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Alwood and his office. Thank you again. — Marie T.

Google 5-star

Total hip replacement 7/21/22. In and out quickly, no pain at all throughout. Recommend Dr. Alwood for any surgery. 100% satisfied with results. — Matt A.

Google 5-star

Dr. Alwood was very thorough. He went thru step by step so I understood everything about what was going on with my knee. One of the kindest doctors I’ve ever met — and the staff, holy cow, I was shocked! Never have I met any staff that was so loving and caring. Thank you Dr. Alwood. — Marvin J.

Google 5-star

I had a hip replacement and a knee replacement by Dr. Alwood and the experience was nothing less than perfect! He is professional, knowledgeable, and personable... I can not complain about one aspect of my care. Thank you to Dr. Alwood and everyone involved in my care! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. — Kristina K. J.

Google 5-star

Dr. Alwood performed a shoulder surgery on me and it couldn't have gone better. I healed so fast and barely see where it was done. Highly recommended! Dr. Alwood is very easy to talk to. He listens to your concerns and cares, and knows what he is doing!. Oh, and dont forget to say Hi to Barbie when you're scheduling your next visit. You will leave with a smile on your face. Please keep her as long as she will stay. She is a one-of-a-kind gem.. — Darlyne P.