Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD

Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(42)
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Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

6420 Rockledge Dr Ste 4290

Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Information

(240) 449-8262

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Knee Disorders
high
more than 86% of peers
Nerve Block, Somatic
high
more than 82% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farrell "Maryland Orthopedic Institute strives to provide exceptional orthopedic care in a comforting and caring environment."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Insall, Scott Kelly Inst Ortho & Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farrell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farrell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farrell to family and friends
4.0
based on 42 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Farrell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Takoma Park, MD |
Insensitive and very arrogant. If you're overweight, DO NOT visit this office, your self esteem will suffer because of it.
in Silver Spring, MD |
Dr. Farrell has become one of the most insensitive Doctor ever. Injured at work and as a former patient, I went on hoping to get a 2nd opinion on an MRI. He made this visit more about me being obese and implying that is the reason for all of my issues. He did not take into consideration a fall on my back on concrete pavement had nothing to do with it. Such a waste of time. I left offended with no information pertaining to my injury and noted on my paperwork an incorrect symptom.
in Rockville, MD |
My experience with Dr Farrell was so different from the other two reviewers. I saw him because I was experiencing hip pain. He determined the problem was not orthopedic but was in fact a complication of other medicine I was taking. (Neither the dr who prescribed the medicine nor my general practioner made this diagnosis). Despite the fact that it was not an orthopedic issue, he still followed up with me when I was in the hospital. Would highly recomend.
in New Castle, DE |
Not engaged. Even though the Xrays are in the same building, it is a separate appointment and wait time. I just didn't like the guy. He also ignored the diagnosis of a previous doctor, which has since been proven correct. Overall, would not recommend to... anyone.
Laurel, MD |
Not helpful to me at all. I went to him because I thought that I dislocated my shoulder. The dislocation was ruled out at the emergency room but I was told to see an orthopedist immediately because I needed a MRI to see if my rotator cuff was torn or shoulder was separated. When I told Dr. Farrell that I had a collagen disorder, he wrote me off and told me to see a neurologist and a collagen disorder specialist. He was not interested in treating anyone with a complication like mine.
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Dr. Farrell accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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