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J. Michael Glover, M.D., M.B.A.

Orthopaedic Spine, Orthopaedic Trauma

Highly respected by fellow physicians and patients alike, Dr. Glover is a leading-class expert in helping people regain their back health while maintaining their quality of life. In the Spine and Pain Center, Dr. Glover brings more than 30 years of surgical spine experience to this region. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. Dr. Glover is the only surgeon in northern Arizona performing a new and advanced type of minimally invasive procedure, Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

Dr. Glover is a leader in many advanced spine procedures to help restore back health: Some of the more common are:

Dr. Glover relocated to Flagstaff in 2005 after spending 12 years as an Air Force physician mostly in San Antonio, Texas and seven years in private practice in West Tennessee. In 2015, Dr. Glover was named Physician of the Year and received the 2015 Nathan Avery Physician of the Year award from Flagstaff Medical Center. He was the 22nd physician to be named Physician of the Year for exemplifying the organization’s mission, vision and values and working in partnership with the hospital to provide excellence to patients and the community.

Dr. Glover is an avid traveller, hiker, and backpacker. Recently began renewing his interest for tennis and golf. He and his wife, Christine, love the mountain environment that Flagstaff has to offer.

Dr. Glover practices in the Flagstaff, Prescott Valley and Sedona clinic locations. 


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  • Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery Fellowship Medical College of Wisconsin , Milwaukee, WI
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Texas, Galveston, TX
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Masters of Business Administration Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • Lieutenant Colonel Physician, U.S. Air Force

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Dr. Michael Glover named as Physician of the Year by Flagstaff Medical Center

…He is the 22nd physician to be named Physician of the Year for exemplifying the organization’s mission, vision and values and working in partnership with the hospital to provide excellence to patients and the community.

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Personal Quote

“Good health leads to higher quality of life. My goal is to support the medical needs of my patients with the highest degree of professional expertise. I feel a great deal of satisfaction sharing in the success of a patients treatment and recovery.
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Patient Testimonials

”I have to say I have been to several physicians in my lifetime but I have never been so pleased with the professionalism and personable experiences I have had at NAO! The staff are always so helpful and informative and the overall care is A1. A special shout out to Dr. Glover and his staff are wonderful! I could never say thank you enough. Highly recommend! “


”Efficiently run, comprehensive services, no rush to overmedicate, and they listen to patient concerns and adjust their advice accordingly. For me, this meant rather than telling me to avoid athletic activity, they suggested ways to accommodate my injury and still participate... Advice I could use, rather than ignore. “


”Dr. Glover and his team are amazing! He took my serious situation and had a care plan in place quickly. While I was in the hospital he checked on me daily and kept me informed of the next steps. He answered all my questions and made sure my post-surgical care was top notch. I highly suggest Dr. Glover and Northern AZ Orthopedics. “


” I had chronic back pain which affected my walking creating pain in my legs. I sought medical care from Dr. Glover. He performed lower back surgery. The pain in my legs was immediately alleviated. Thanks to Dr. Glover, I have full use of my back and legs again. A few months following surgery, I enrolled in a yoga certification program which I completed within a year. Pretty good for a 57 years old woman. Dr. Glover and his staff treated me with upmost care. “

A.P., Sanders, AZ