Dr. Joseph McCarthy, MD

Dr. Joseph McCarthy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
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Dr. Joseph McCarthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

55 Fruit St # 3B

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 726-3865

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McCarthy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. McCarthy's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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 Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McCarthy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. McCarthy does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. McCarthy and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. McCarthy's Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McCarthy to family and friends
28 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. McCarthy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I went to Dr McCarthy a with a torn up shoulder,He was straight forward and honest and gave me my Options .I trusted him to do the surgery and I could not have been happier ,I think His bedside manner is great its a Frank evaluation of whats in front of him.I did not need a new friend I needed a...more
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As a doctor he was o.k. however, the older woman at the desk was just plain nasty to deal with. On one visit she put me in the room for close to four hours! I was in pain and when I asked her for some water she got mad & told me to "get back in the room" & "keep the door shut!" I told her I had...more
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