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Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Forthman

Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA

1400 Front Ave Ste 100 Lutherville, MD 21093

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Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Lutherville, MD and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


Dr. Forthman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forthman

3.9

Based on 14 reviews

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The PA was not friendly considering it was my child being seen. He was not very informative, he was very vague. Really felt we were bothering him.
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The PA rushed the visit and missed things my next Dr. caught. I didn't even see Dr. Forthman only the PA. He took maybe 5 minutes to evaluate me based on the X-ray, provided little to no information, then tried to leave. I told him I had questions, but he only provided some vague answers while attempting to walk out the door. I went to another practice, they found a bone fracture that Forthman's office missed, told me I had the wrong sling and my arm in the wrong position, and sent me for an MRI to investigate further. As I would expect from a reputable practice, they took the time to understand their patient and answer questions. Forthman's practice rushed me through the process, did not take time to fully understand the situation, did not take the time to answer my questions, and missed something important. I have a strong notion that they have too many patients and do not afford the time necessary for everyone they see... For what it's worth, other staff was very helpful.
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Misdiagnosised and Permeant Damage!
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Dr. Forthman was extremely compassionate and supportive throughout my procedure including diagnosis, surgery, and post op. The results of surgery was better than I expected.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Forthman is dedicated to delivering personalized care - always considering each patient's goals and health care needs. His patients include athletes, laborers, professionals, gifted musicians and artists, the young, and the old...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2005
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Baylor University
Medical School
2005
2001
2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Harvard Leonard Marmor Award, 2005
  • Baylor Michael DeBakey Award, 2000

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(410) 296-6232

Dr. Forthman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Travelers
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Forthman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forthman treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Forthman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forthman treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Forthman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Arm Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forthman performs Arm Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Forthman performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Forthman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • 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 Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)