Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD
Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fredericksburg, VA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Stafford Hospital and Mary Washington Hospital.

Central Virginia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

501 Park Hill Dr

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Contact Information

(540) 372-6737

Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD

Dr. Michael O'Brien, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Optima Health
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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 caring for our patients, spanning pediatrics to geriatrics. We believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of our patients, thorough evaluation and testing, and presenting treatment options to help you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health. Our entire staff is committed to orthopedic excellence and patient satisfaction.
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Dr. O'Brien's Experience

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Dr. O'Brien's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
125

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Brien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Brien to family and friends
3.2
based on 46 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. O'Brien's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Fredericksburg, VA |
Dr O'Brien was fast, efficient and blunt.
Fredericksburg, VA |
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.
in Colonial Beach, VA |
Friendly and knowledgable
in Fredericksburg |
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!
in fredericksburh |
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
in Washington, DC |
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.
in Dumfries, VA |
He didn't show up for latest appointment even after confirming with office the day before.
in Greenwood, SC |
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.
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.
in Fredericksburg, VA |
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.
in Fredericksburg, VA |
One of the top worst doctors I have ever met in my life Extremely arrogant and now I see he attended Princeton University that tells it all I was nearly in tears from his machine gun approach, criticism of my inability to recall, answer his rapid fire questions (Age 66). After six hours in the emergency room, weeks of excruciating pain day and night Dr Obrien never even touched my knee or examined it and told me to go next-door for PT Worst doctor and human being ever.
in Fredericksburg, VA |
I was there for my knee but wanted to talk about my back and neck and talking about what the wagon trains did when they got hurt I was there for my knee and knee only wasn't asking for anything didn't want anything else and to tell me that my G P was dumb and he had no use for him and he was just a pill pusher and he didn't know anything about what was wrong with but he did and I needed to read his books and I would feel better now ive gone to 5 doctors over my back and neck and a cage is need
in Vienna, Va |
I came in with two bad knees, not knowing what to do! Dr. O'Brien was patient, professional, very caring, and gave me excellent advice, which is why I am happy and mobile today! Dr. O'Brien and his office staff were wonderful.... Highly recommend.
in Fredericksburg, VA |
Typical arrogant doctor, needs to listen to his patients more.
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Dr. O'Brien accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. O'Brien has admitting privileges

Mary Washington Hospital
1001 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Stafford Hospital
101 Hospital Center Blvd
Stafford, VA 22554
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