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Dr. Joseph McCarthy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. McCarthy

Massachusetts General Hospital ORS

55 Fruit St # 3B Boston, MA 02114

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Dr. Joseph McCarthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Georgetown U, School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. McCarthy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCarthy

3.0

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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He is AWESOME - intelligent, kind, lots of intellectual curiosity, aware of the benfits of teamwork, and a terrific surgeon. Not a hand-holder or a BS-er. LOVE, LOVE LOVE him!ui
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Had hip replacement surgery in 2016. I have no problems at all with my hip. My surgery went well and my after care with McCarthy's staff was great. If you want a surgeon that will be upfront with you and you can manage the honesty, then this is the doctor for you. Of course, I was not particularly looking for someone to hold my hand I just needed a really good surgeon.
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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 skilled Doctor ,I got one and am going back,now years later for a different situation.Yes I trust him
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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 another appointment with someone at M.G.H., she seemed to not care. The last time I was in the room over two hours, I never came back.
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Biography

Dr. Joseph McCarthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Georgetown U, School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Georgetown University
Internship Hospital
1975
Georgetown U, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
1977
1976
1975

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Dr. McCarthy accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McCarthy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McCarthy's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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