A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Steven K. Below, joined Great Plains in 2001. Before his career in medicine, he worked five years at Caterpillar Inc. as a Logistics and Materials Engineer.
With an emphasis on sports medicine, Dr. Below serves as team physician for the following organizations: Bradley University, Peoria Christian School and Notre Dame High School.
In addition, he has provided orthopedic coverage for special events, including the IHSA Class A and AA Boys State Basketball Tournament, IHSA State Softball Tournament and State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Soccer Championship Tournament.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003
Education & Experience
The Hughston Clinic
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, 2001
Mclaren Regional Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Additional plans may be accepted. If you don't see your plan listed here, call your insurance provider directly to confirm coverage.
Aetna Better Health
BCBS HMO (HMO IL)
BCBS IL Blue Choice Preferred
BCBS IL Med Advantage HMO & PPO
BCBS IL MMAI
BCBS IL PPO
Employer's Coalition on Health (ECOH)
Health Alliance Medicare
OSF Direct Access Network
Private Healthcare Systems
Rating & Reviews
Very good experience - I'm hoping pain will stop soon.
Dr. Below was very nice - concerned -
Very caring; professional; interacts well with patients.
Very pleased with every aspect of my visit.
Awesome so far. I had a lot of difficulty in getting my MRI approved but the OSF team worked through the issues & got it approved.
Dr. Below was excellent to work with on finding a solution to my knee problem. He is a very thorough doctor & does a phenomenal job in explain what might be the problem. GREAT PERSONALITY!
Dr. Below is a very nice and thorough Dr. He is always concerned about your health,He always talks ina way you understand whats going on . He is the best!!!!!!
Everthing was good ,just like it has always been.
Dr Below is amazing! He is kind, listens to any issues you may have, and always treats you with the utmost respect and courtesy. He is easy to talk to and is always there to help.
Great people very caring.
Excellent - gentle helpful - caring.
It was a busy morning but Dr. Below did not seem rushed and answered all of my questions.
Provider was excellent.
Dr. Below is AWESOME!!
I like Dr. Bellow he is very professional & explains things very well! I believe he is a healer with great integrity, and I trust him to perform the Microfracture Surgery on my dodgy right knee!
Very thorough and gave me options and knowledge that made me very comfortable with my first ever surgery!! I wouldn't use anyone else than Dr. Below!!
I came to Dr. Below for a cortisone injection in my knee but was having much pain in my left hip - the nurse said *r. Below doesn't do hips but they would refer me - I was very worried about trying to get a whole different dr. & appt., etc. When Dr. Below came in, he said he would x-ray my hip & take a look to make sure I didn't have a fracture. I was SO VERY HAPPY to get it x-rays & he ordered some PT for me, so was EXTREMELY GRATEFUL not to have to get a referral & all that stuff! Thank you Dr. Below!
Dr. Below is great. My rotator cuff surgery has gone very well. Dr. Below explains everything in layman's terms. Very good surgeon & a good people person as well.
Dr. Below was very considerate, caring. He explained things very clearly and in an easy way to understand. He was very personable and professional at the same time.
Dr. Below was amazing and very understanding. He explained everything in great detail and I felt reassured that I will be in great hands!
always so kind. takes the time he needs to discuss any of my questions or concerns
Dr Below excellent surgeon
Dr Below is outstanding. Kind and caring and knows his stuff !!
Dr. Below is an excellent doctor. I have seen him on multiple times for multiple injuries. He explains every detail clearly and concisely. I trust him and his decisions completely.
I really like Dr. Below
Very good to explain.
Dr. Below is the BEST doctor ever!!!
very good doctor
I've had nothing but thorough, pleasant, and professional interaction with EVERYONE at OSF.
Dr. Below is an excellent physician & person! He is very patient and kind. He also listens to people.
other than the person who checked me in the overall experience was excellent
Love care & respect.
He is a gift from God.
Excellent care, great office visit, very helpful.
Dr. Below is wonderful. He truly cares for his patients very well!
The provider was fine.
Dr. Below is always very friendly, professional, and thorough.
He is he best. Dr Below is caring and reassuring with his explanations He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. His skill as a surgeon is awesome, I can now use my arm because of him. God has placed him in the right place. Just hope OSF realizes his professionalism and dedication to his job.
Dr. Below is wonderful.
He was sensitive to my situation and very thorough. I was impressed that he drew a picture and explained things to me and gave me honest options.
Dr Below is the best. Have already recommended others to him.
It was a good experience, as I really appreciate Dr. Below's honesty and clarity concerning my knees.
Dr. Steve Below is outstanding ... great person and orthopedic doc.
Excellent ... will always refer to OSF Healthcare for out medical needs.