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Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. O'Brien

Central Virginia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

501 Park Hill Dr Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Princeton University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Dr O'Brien was fast, efficient and blunt.
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DR O'BRIEN, HE WAS REALLY GREAT WHEN HE HAD TO TREAT MY SON WITH A BROKEN ARM.HE HAS A GREAT WAY OF MAKING THE VISIT EASY WITH HIS FUNNY WAYS.MY SON WAS AT EASE WITH HIM AND WAS JOKING WITH THE DR AS WELL.
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Friendly and knowledgable
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Last week my son had his second appointment with Dr. O'Brien for the results of his MRI reading. Turns out my son has bulging discs (L3 and L4) Dr. did not bother to prescribe my son something for pain. I've called the practice multiple times and was told that I will receive a call back. My Son has a scheduled appointment for November 28th for cortisone injections. I hate to see my son deal with this pain until then. Very disappointing!
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my husband had 4 surgeries over the past 30 years. all necessary from Dr O'Brian. I had one. I was always so impressed with him. he always took the time to talk to us
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I will NEVER return. One visit, 15 minutes, was enough. Rude, arrogant, pompous, talks over you, doesn't listen, doesn't read any history that has been sent over from previous visits about my issue. If you like a doctor who doesn't seem to care enough to take the time to get to know your case, then go see him....but don't say I didn't warn you.
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He didn't show up for latest appointment even after confirming with office the day before.
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Would not recommend him to my worst enemy. Would never like to see him again. Terrible Dr. My son is in the hospital and he came in his room never introduced himself and started yelling at my son for something the nurse did or did not do. He never discussed the treatment plan with him. Just started barking orders at him and made a derogatory comment about his using drugs. I am in the process of getting a law suit against him. Stay away from this person.
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I called and said I'm trying to make an appointment with my workers comp. I was put on hold 2 times and left on eternal hold of 28 mins. I finally just disconnected and got the point they don't want to be bothered with me.
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I've been taking my daughter to Dr. O'Brien for the past 2 years & we love him & the staff! My daughter's a gymnast and with this sport comes many injuries especially since she's only 11, competing a lot of high intensity skills, and still growing. He listened and answered all of our questions. He also listened to my daughter and tried to lighten up her spirits. He explained in detail the problem, preventive steps to take, and discussed follow up appointments.
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Care Philosophy

We, at Central Virginia Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, are pleased you have chosen this office for your orthopedic care. As board certified orthopedic surgeons with more than 50 years of experience, our doctors take a highly personal approach to car...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1986
University Of Virginia Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Internship Hospital
1977
Princeton University
Medical School
1977
Princeton University
Undergraduate School
1986
1982
1977
1977

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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(540) 372-6737

Dr. O'Brien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Federal Employee Program
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Optima Health
Commercial HMO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. O'Brien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Knee Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Knee Sprain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum 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 Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average