Dr. Christopher L. Forthman, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male

532 Baltimore Blvd
Westminster, MD 21157
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Medstar Harbor Hospital
3001 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
National Hand Specialists
Curtis National Hand Center @ Union Memorial Hospital
3333 N Calvert St
Baltimore, MD 21218
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GCHS Westminster
532 Baltimore Blvd
Westminster, MD 21157
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    Dr. Forthman's Experience

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    Dr. Forthman's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery, 2009
    • Orthopedic Surgery, 2008
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    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Bicep Repairs
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee Replacement
    • Microsurgical Procedures
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Steroid Injections
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    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
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    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Forthman

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Maryland.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Harvard Leonard Marmor Award, 2005
    • Baylor Michael DeBakey Award, 2000
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine
    Graduated in 2000

    Internship Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 2001

    Residency Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 2005
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Forthman & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Forthman's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Carroll Hospital Center

    • Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center

    • Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital

    • Medstar Harbor Hospital

    • MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

    • Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Forthman

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forthman to family and friends

    14 responses
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    national average

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    Dr. Forthman's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 14 responses
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    national average
    Experience with Dr. Forthman
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    14 responses
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    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Forthman accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    National Hand Specialists
    Curtis National Hand Center @ Union Memorial Hospital
    3333 N Calvert St
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410) 235-5405 (Office)
    (410) 467-5459 (Fax)
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    GCHS
    GCHS Westminster
    532 Baltimore Blvd
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410) 296-6232 (Office)
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    Lutherville Surgicenter
    1400 Front Ave Suite 100A
    Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
    (410) 828-1525 (Office)
    • Free Standing Surgery Center
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    GCHS
    1400 Front Ave Suite 100
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    (410) 296-6232 (Office)
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