Dr. Christopher Schmidt, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Schmidt
Accepting new patients

Orthopaedic Specialists- UPMC

9104 Babcock Blvd Ste 5113 Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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(412) 366-7444

Dr. Christopher Schmidt, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schmidt has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advanced Surgical Hospital and UPMC Passavant - McCandless. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schmidt to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schmidt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schmidt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schmidt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (412) 366-7444.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Dr. Schmidt typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Disorders
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Dr. Schmidt typically treats 50% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Schmidt's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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 Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Schmidt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Schmidt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schmidt

3.6

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
62.06896551724138%
(18)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
31.03448275862069%
(9)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (19)
  • Office environment (19)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (11)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
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This kind kind man completely rebuilt my left shoulder. Had surgery on 4/15/19 and it is now 4/25/20 and I am 100%. I was so scared I would never be the same but this man did wonders. I thank this man everyday.
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Christopher Miller – Apr 26, 2020
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Had full shoulder replacement in March of 2019 dr. Schmidt did a fabulous ,job sits down with me and explains my charts my pictures. Excellent bedside manner. I am completely out of pain.
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Mark in Eighty-Four – Feb 06, 2020
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I saw Dr. Schmidt on 7-23 after continued shoulder pain after two surgeries performed by a different surgeon. Dr. Schmidt identified a problem that the first surgeon had missed on an mra that was done before the second surgery. Dr. Schmidt performed surgery on 8-5 and corrected all of the problems with my shoulder. I wish that I had gone to Dr. Schmidt in the first place.
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Takes time to explain problem and how to resolve it. Wait time is not bad in waiting room and exam room (15 min.) Not quick to want to do surgery, will try PT or other options first. Impressed by his approach to the patient.Felt very informed after my visit.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Schmidt, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schmidt...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1989
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Christopher Schmidt, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schmidt frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Schmidt specializes.

Where is Dr. Christopher Schmidt, MD's office located?

Dr. Schmidt's office is located at 9104 Babcock Blvd Ste 5113, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopaedic Specialists- UPMC

North Hills9104 Babcock Blvd Ste 5113 Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Advanced Orthopedics180 Fort Couch Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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Washington100 Trich Dr Ste 1 Washington, PA 15301
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Orthopaedic Specialist - UPMC

North Hills9104 Babcock Blvd Ste 5113 Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Orthopaedic Specialists - UPMC

UPMC South Hills1300 Oxford Dr Bethel Park, PA 15102
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Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Schmidt treats patients.

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Advanced Surgical Hospital

Washington, PA

93% Patient experience rating, 24% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

UPMC Passavant - McCandless

Pittsburgh, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Washington Hospital

Washington, PA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)