Cherokee Regional Medical Center Thursday, Aug 18, 2022



Cherokee Regional Medical Center (Cherokee Regional) is pleased to announce that John Greaves, DPM, has joined the medical staff at Cherokee Regional. He started seeing patients in the Cherokee Regional Foot & Ankle Clinic on August 4, 2022.

Dr. Greaves received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He attended Medical School at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. Dr. Greaves went on to complete his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Florida, serving as Chief Resident in 2020-2021.

Earlier this summer, Dr. Greaves completed his South Central Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle fellowship in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The fellowship focused on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery with an emphasis on revisional cases, sports medicine and nerve surgery.

Dr. Greaves will offer a full array of foot and ankle services. His particular areas of interest include but are not limited to… reconstructive foot and ankle surgery; nerve surgery and nerve pathology of the lower leg, ankle and foot; total ankle replacement; diabetic care; and bunion surgery

“I offer both surgical and non-surgical care,” says Dr. Greaves. “My goal is to treat my patients conservatively while offering my knowledge and expertise as a fellowship trained surgeon if they do need next level surgical care. I want to alleviate their pain and get them back to their normal lives as quickly as possible.”

Dr. Greaves and his wife Teona recently moved to Cherokee along with their children Edyn and John.  He is looking forward to practicing and getting to know the residents of Cherokee and the surrounding communities.

“My wife and I are both from Iowa and we want to raise our children in a rural community with good, Midwest values,” states Dr. Greaves.  “Upon visiting Cherokee, we knew this was supposed to be home. We were impressed with the modern facilities, diagnostic imagining capabilities, and the welcoming staff Cherokee Regional has to offer. I look forward to providing my services to local area patients so they don’t need to travel to receive a higher level of foot and ankle care.”

In his free time, Dr. Greaves enjoys spending time with his family and can’t wait to become more acquainted with the residents of Cherokee and the surrounding communities. He is also an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys attending live auto racing ranging from local dirt tracks to national venues.

Gary Jordan, CEO/ President of Cherokee Regional Medical Center is excited for the Cherokee Regional Foot & Ankle Clinic to be under Dr. Greaves’ care.

“Dr. Greaves will be a great compliment to the rest of our medical staff and a tremendous asset to our organization. We look forward to helping Dr. Greaves build his practice at the Cherokee Regional Foot & Ankle Clinic, and watching him and Teona become well established within the community while providing high quality foot and ankle care to the patients we serve.”

Dr. Greaves plans on holding clinic four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He will schedule surgeries on Tuesdays.

Anyone interested in learning more about Dr. Greaves, or the services available through the

Cherokee Regional Foot & Ankle Clinic, is encouraged to call 712.225.1513.

Photo- Dr. John Greaves and his wife, Teona, along with their two children, Edyn and John, recently moved into their new home in Cherokee and are looking forward to getting involved within the community.