Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA

Orthopedic Hand Surgery, Physician Assistant (PA) · 9 Providers

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Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA

1400 Front Ave Ste 100
Lutherville, MD 21093
View All Locations(410) 296-6232

Office Providers

Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD

Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Jacen Martinez, PA

Jacen Martinez, PA

Physician Assistant (PA)

Dr. Michael McClinton, MD

Dr. Michael McClinton, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. John Moore, MD

Dr. John Moore, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Michael Murphy, MD

Dr. Michael Murphy, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 151 provider reviews for Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA

Review of Dr. Zimmerman

- in Baltimore, MD |

I would highly recommend Dr. Neil Zimmerman and his staff to everyone .He answers all your questions and is very friendly He and his staff makes you feel as though you are the only person in the office and the only one that matters. Dr. Neil Zimmerman is a very kind and gentle person and when it came time to do surgery I felt so relaxed and I couldn't ask for a better doctor. On a scale of 1 - 100 I would give a 200
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

- in Bel Air, MD |

I was injured at work in July of 2018 and diagnosed with a torn rotor cuff. With some research I chose to be seen by Dr. Ryan Zimmerman. He explained the entire procedure from surgery through physical therapy afterwards. He performed the surgery in October of 2018 which in my opinion and his went very well. I am currently still under his care and have progressed to strength rehabilitation. His personality, experience and compassion are to be commended. This was a positive experience for me.
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

- in Baltimore City , MD |

Above expectations with Dr. Zimmerman. He actually listens to you and takes the time to answer any concerns you have. I work for the Baltimore City Fire Dept, so when I hurt my shoulder I needed a doctor who was confident and knowledgeable in his work. Under a year, I’m back strong as ever with no complaints. Very pleased.
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

- in Annapolis, MD |

I have run an organization for years seeking excellence. Dr Zimmerman, Greater Chesapeake Hand Center and the Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial provided a new definition of excellence: Competence, compassion and professionalism at every interaction. While breaking your wrist is not pleasant, I am grateful for this experience as it has affirmed that the best doctors, the best offices, the best surgery centers can be excellent and also humble and kind. Thank you to Dr. Zimmerman and staff!
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

-Crisfield |

Our son was critically injured July 1, 2018. The local hospital stabilized him and then he was transported to another hospital. Finally, our he was transported to Union Memorial Hospital. We were blessed to have been sent to Dr. Ryan Zimmerman and his team, they are angels to our family. They did surgery on his wrist/hand and it was very extensive. About 1 year recovery time. Since surgery and PT, he can now move his fingers some and has regained some feeling back.
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Review of Dr. Wittstadt

- in Baltimore County, MD |

Dr. Wittstadt is a fantastic doctor, and I highly recommend him to anyone with hand, wrist. or finger problems. I have been going to Dr. Wittstadt for years, and have always been pleased. He has a calm and comforting manner. He is gentle and his pain shots are always given in a compassionate manner. He has operated on me many many times, and I have always been pleased with the results. He has kept me out of pain and even replaced my index finger knuckle. He is absolutely wonderful!
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

-Cockeysville, MD |

Dr. Zimmerman operated on my hand after a pretty bad break. He was very respectful, kind, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Zimmerman to anyone!
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

- in Silver Spring |

I managed to tear both of my biceps tendons in a single year. Dr. Zimmerman did such a great job on my first surgery that I did not hesitate when my other arm's tendon tore. Simply put, I can think of no higher recommendation than me going back to Dr. Zimmerman for my right bicep because of the job he did on my left bicep. I had originally gone to him because he was so highly recommended by the Johns Hopkins community, and his work confirmed his stellar reputation.
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Review of Dr. Wittstadt

- in Silver Spring, MD |

Dr. Wittstadt had performed 3 procedures on my left arm, and one on my right. I found him after ruling out several other hand specialists in Washington, DC. He is the only reason I'm still able to play music, I was a professional when I was young. I drive 40 miles to see him, because he's worth it. I've sent several musician friends to him. I cannot imagine a better doctor for my hands.
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Review of Dr. Zimmerman

- in MD |

Dr Zimmerman operated on my broken wrist this past April after I missed one step and fell. My husband and I prayed that we would find the right doctor and our prayer certainly was answered. Dr Zimmerman, was so gentle and compassionate. I was able to see him the morning following my fall and had surgery within 2 days. He is a gifted surgeon and my recovery reveals that. I have full range of motion and my wrist is as good as it was before the surgery. I would recommend him a 100 times over.
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Learn About Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA

88 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • All Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone And Joint Repair
  • Bone And Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Casting
  • De Quervain'S Release
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren'S Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision Of Femur Or Knee
  • Excision Of Humerus
  • Excision Of Metacarpal And Carpal
  • Excision Of Radius Or Ulna
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Tibia Or Fibula
  • Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Injection Of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction And Tendon Interposition (Lrti) For The Thumb
  • Limb Reattachment
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (Prp)
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder And Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Of Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Worker'S Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist And Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Who We Are

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Language Services

  • Spanish

Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA accepts 30 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Life
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation


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