Dr. Brian Riordan, MD

Dr. Brian Riordan, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 49
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Dr. Brian Riordan, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

33 Germantown Rd

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Riordan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riordan treats Gait Abnormality more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Riordan treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riordan treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Riordan treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riordan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Riordan treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Riordan's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

"I believe in the team concept when treating patients since many of my patients rely on therapists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and family members so they can regain as much functionality as possible so they can have a better quality of life.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2002
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Riordan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Riordan

3.3

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
50%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
12.5%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
37.5%
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Dr. Riordan's Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Seemed okay at the first visit, but zero follow up. Dr. Riordan didn't really seem to know anything about my condition and the lack of follow up confirms it.
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Went to this doctor with high hopes after hearing good recommendations, and waited two months to get in. He tried me on one medication, and when I had an adverse reaction to it, I asked him where we went from there. He said nowhere and I would have to learn to live with the pain. I've tried calling to discuss options on several occasions and he does not return my calls. So much for pain management.
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The staff is not thorough in following the paper work that needs to be done. I talk with 3 different girls and got 3 different responses. Had to follow up many time before they got what i needed. Got the feeling that no one knew what to do.
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Dr Riordan is a wonderful doctor! Very quiet, but actually listened to me and found a way to tackle my pain on my first visit. When i call to speak to him, he returns my calls almost instantly. I am very pleased to have found him.. most doctors are horrible, but i trust Dr. Riordan.
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Saw Dr. Riordan for chronic pain associated with neck injury, arthritis, injuries. He works with you to find the best path forward, without handing out a lot of pills (which is what I want - I don't want to be dosed all the time). He listens well, has a very nice demeanor, is thorough, and accommodating of special requests, or with recommendations for specialists in other areas.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Danbury Hospital

Danbury, CT