Dr. Patrick Connolly, MD

Dr. Patrick Connolly, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Patrick Connolly, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Worcester, MA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

119 Belmont St

Worcester, MA 01605

Contact Information

(508) 334-8119

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Chldns Hosp Of Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Middlesex Genl Hosp-Rutgers U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Toronto Genl Hosp-U Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Connolly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Connolly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Connolly to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Connolly's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
NY |
I thought it was odd that my IME was from a out of state Dr. after less than 10 min evaluation and scripted question from his ipad i knew this Dr was not being ethical or reading my treating physicians notes. Dr connolly never even put me in a gown or visually looked over my injuries. Sickening that Drs like this can practice was unethical behavior towards working people who have had injuries that were out of their control. Bring your attorney or video camera if you're seeing this Dr.
Franklin, MA |
Dr. Connolly was the only surgeon who was willing to help me after all other treatments and options failed. He is someone I will never forget! He took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns and made sure I knew all the risks and benefits. Granted, he's a busy guy and getting an appointment can be a pain sometimes. Isn't that a good thing though? Everyone wants to see him, that in itself says a lot! But if you need to see him right away, he will fit you in. GO SEE HIM!!
in Lunenburg, MA |
In 2007 I contracted a Mercer infection. After several antibiotics fail to do the job Dr. Connolly was called in. The infection settled in my spine. long story short. He saved my life by going in and cleaning out the infection. I needed 3 surgeries a year apart collateral damage. He is the only doctor I would go to again.The other reviews I would disagree. With me he took all the time I needed, answered every question I had. He has a great sense of humor, and it's almost fun to see him.
Westborough, MA |
This DR. is a fruit loop!!! if you get this Dr. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to many bad things to say. He could not explain himself out of a paper bag. i also think he is on something. every thing is says is " I DON'T KNOW" I call that hospital the " I don't know" hospital. GO TO BOSTON STAY WAY FROM UMASS MEMORAL . the staff is so rude.
in Worccester, MA |
I too had the EXACT same experience as Michelle had.....word for word!! Waited 1.5 hours to see him. I tried to ask questions also and felt like I was bothering him. I did go for the shots and they didn't work, had a follow-up with him and he just gave me medication. I asked him if there was anything I could do (exercises etc) or things I shouldn't do and he just chuckled and said do what you want to do. Needless to say, I have not been back and am seeking other professionals.
in Worcester, MA |
My experience was very poor. It was the first time meeting with this doctor, who I felt was very dismissive. He explained nothing, would not look at me, told the next step was a shot and that was it no other information and then was sending me to someone else for the shot. I asked if i could ask some questions and he said sure as he was dicating my appointment in front of me. I felt I was just another number, he did not care and left there very upset, would not recommend him to anyone.
in Worcester, MA |
Waited two hours to see him! When he came in doesn't communicate well and doesn't look at you! Talks in his dictation device ,and doesn't explain things very good! Left crying when he said I wasn't a candidate for surgery with no reason why! Have two bulging discs and in constant pain!
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Dr. Connolly accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Connolly has admitting privileges

UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus
119 Belmont St
Worcester, MA 01605
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