Dr. Gregory Purnell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Purnell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Allegheny Health Network

2550 Mosside Blvd Ste 405 Monroeville, PA 15146

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(412) 373-1600

Dr. Gregory Purnell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Monroeville, PA. Dr. Purnell has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Allegheny General Hospital and Forbes Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Purnell to book an appointment.


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Dr. Purnell accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

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.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purnell performs Shoulder Fracture Treatment more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Purnell performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purnell performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Purnell performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purnell treats Shoulder Disorders more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Purnell treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Purnell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Purnell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Purnell

4.6

Based on 28 ratings

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1 Star
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Dr Purnell did my MACI surgery and I’ve had amazing results. He is very easy to talk to takes his time and explains everything. I would highly recommend Dr. Purnell!
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Tina Tucker – Feb 18, 2020
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Dr Purnell helps me with my knee pain i would highly recommend him
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Feb 13, 2020
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I saw Dr Purnell from 5/17 until 10/19. He was very patient with me. Always took the time to explain things to me. Listened to my concerns & fears. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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AD – Oct 08, 2019
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Absolutely I would recommend Dr Purnell to family and friends, great Dr, took very good care of my shoulder, and always listen to me and answered all of my questions.
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Jim Mszyco in Penn Hills, PA – Dec 17, 2018
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Excellent bedside demeanor. Very personable and knowledgeable
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Pittsburgh – Feb 20, 2018
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Dr Purnell is amazing. My Aunt broke her hip right before we were moving her from Pittsburgh to Florida. He performed successful surgery and worked with us on a short term rehab plan in Pittsburgh area, then down to Florida stayed in touch with us to ensure recovery and weight bearing approval. His attitude and skill set was a godsend for us. Highly recommended!
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D Bozick in Ruskin, FL – Jan 16, 2018
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I love Dr Purnell. He was great with my daughter. Explained everything, great bedside manner.
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Erika in Burgettstown. PA – Jan 08, 2018
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Dr. Purnell is a fantastic person. Every time I saw him, he was very happy and positive. He explained my procedure clearly until I completely understood it which was extremely relieveing. He is very personable and approachable. I would highly recommend him to friends or family.
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Alaina in Turtle Creek, PA – Nov 29, 2017
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Dr.Purnell is on of the best doctors i ever had to deal with. He made my family and I feel so comfortable each time i had an appointment or my two surgeries. I would truely recommend him to anyone. Hes a wonderful guy and has a great personality, and the rest of his team seem to be just as good but i have yet to try anyone else out because i trust him and have a hard time trusting doctors. Thank you for everything Dr.Purnell u saved my life!!!!!!
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Melissa in Pittsburgh, PA – Apr 09, 2017
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I have had a great relationship with Dr Purnell from day 1. He has a fun personality. He gets to know patients and sees you as a person not a patient. He cares about his patients and what is best. He spends ALOT of time explaining and re-explaining until you understand and feel comfortable. When I brought broke down crying, he picked up the pieces.... pushed me on and helped me to do what was best for me. I am thankful he is my surgeon.
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J in Irwin, PA – Apr 07, 2017
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He listens and really cares about his patients- that is hard to find anymore. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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BethS in Irwin, PA – Nov 10, 2016
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Dr. Purnell is the best! I've been to a number of orthopedic surgeons and his knowledge and bedside manor are by far superior to anywhere else I've been. He is very thorough and I laugh every time I go in to see him no matter how much pain I'm in. I would highly recommend him!
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Pittsburgh, PA – Oct 28, 2016
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After less than perfect promises from previous doctors , I was skeptical , but Dr. Purnell and his staff made me a believer. Everything he said I was going to gain from surgery I did and MORE ! ! AWESOME team and great bed side manor !
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Timothy Connor in New Kensington – Oct 23, 2016
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i felt dr. Purnell was a very competent dr. he did have a wonderful bedside manner and was always ready to listen to all my questions and answer with patience and understanding. I would go back to him and refer him to others. (PLUS he is QUITE handsome!!!)
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linda j saunders in trafford pa – Jul 13, 2016
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No bedside manners. Didn't explain my condition to me where I comfortably understood it. Made me feel like I just wanted drugs because I said I was in pain, when the last thing I wanted was drugs and never picked up the script anyway. Felt very rushed while seeing him and felt the doctor was condescending and arrogant. Made a terrible comment about working out and how it's bad for you??? I didn't much care for most of the time seeing him.
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Carrie in Murrysville, PA – Jun 22, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Optimize patient outcomes by using advanced, minimally invasive techniques to treat complex problems of the knee and shoulder

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Usa
Internship Hospital
2009
Allegheny General Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Allegheny Health Network

Orthopedic Associates of Pittsburgh2550 Mosside Blvd Ste 405 Monroeville, PA 15146
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Orthopedic Associates of Pittsburgh2001 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Forbes Hospital

Monroeville, PA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average