Dr. Paul Fadale, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Fadale
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

University Orthopedics Inc

1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914

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(401) 457-1535

Dr. Paul Fadale, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in East Providence, RI. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fadale to book an appointment.


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Dr. Fadale accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Fadale's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Dr. Fadale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fadale

4.9

Based on 95 ratings

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  • Explained conditions well (83)
  • Listened & answered questions (83)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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What a pleasure. He apologized for keeping me waiting (it wasn't really that long), engaged me in the examination by showing me my knee xrays, clearly and with patience explained my options and helped me get to the next step by arranging for a surgeon in his practice to see me. Took my concerns about lifestyle limitations very seriously and sincerely. TERRIFIC.
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SMR – Sep 11, 2020
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Dr Fadale did a great job on my knee. I’ve had it done before by another Dr but this time there was virtually no pain from day one.
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Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Fadale repaired a meniscus tear for me and the Doctor and entire staff were wonderful the whole time.
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Aug 18, 2020
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Dr. Fadale is one of the most experienced professional doctors I have ever met. From procedure to recovery. He is very thorough and only cares about the patient's concerns and will do whatever it takes to make sure the outcome is a success. I Highly recommend Dr. Fadale!
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melissaq – Jun 29, 2020
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I went to Paul specifically after he was recommended by a friend. I tore my ACL on my left knee. Pre/post care was excellent, surgery for the repair went perfect! Paul is a master of his craft, and enjoyable to have as a surgeon. He is all business, but, takes time to ensure his patients are well cared for and doing well.
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Christopher J Senseman – Jun 12, 2020
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The best sports doctor I've met!
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May 27, 2020
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Am 60 yr. old male, who had a partial meniscectomy done at the Kettle Point Outpatient Center. Dr. Fadale's reputation as knee surgeon is well established. The quality of my experience with the entire team involved in my surgery was superb. Dr. Fadale's "bedside manner" is confident and assuring. And particular kudos to Sonia, (Surgical Coordinator). For whatever it's worth: Much of recent literature suggests that those beyond approx. age 55 with a meniscus tear get equally good results with managing this medically vs. surgery. I did "medically manage" my tear for almost 2 yrs., before the tear got larger in January and surgery was required. In retrospect, I probably should have had it done 2 yrs. ago.
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Jim M. – May 24, 2020
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Dr. Fadale is excellent! He has great bedside manner, thoroughly and clearly explaining my operation before and after. I never felt rushed, he spent as much time as I wanted discussing everything. I highly recommend him. His office and nursing staff were also great.
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Ken B – May 22, 2020
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Dr. Fadale and his supporting staff are EXCELLENT! I'm 55 and had arthroscopic surgery March 2020 for torn menisci in my right knee. I sought out Dr. Fadale as he previously operated on my son's ACL and resolved my wife's knee problem. Top notch from initial consult to post-op followup. Everyone, and I mean everyone, that managed my situation gave 110% - front desk, scheduling, pre-op, insurance, billing, PT - no one missed a beat!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Fadale.
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Walter – Apr 16, 2020
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Dr. Fadale is an awesome surgeon! I just had my third knee surgery with him due to wear and tear from 50+ years of playing basketball and other sports. My physical therapist said my knee was best looking post-op knee he had ever seen in his entire 15 year career. I highly recommend Dr. Fadale.
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Steve B. – Mar 10, 2020
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My son tore his ACL playing lacrosse and was told by many that Dr Fadale was THE guy for athletes. They were right! The exceptional care that we received was beyond anything we’d ever encountered. We are forever grateful to Dr Fadale for getting my son back on the field! A huge thanks to University Orthopedics!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anne Glazzard in Barrington , RI – Mar 02, 2020
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I am 67 and have been nursing a torn ALC of my right knee for 8 years with another doctor who said I was too old at 59 for surgery. So I was recommended to see Dr. Paul Fadale by my physical therapist. Best advice I ever got. Not only did he surgically replaced my ACL, l made an amazing full recovery in less then 5 months. Thank you Dr. Fadale!
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Carl A. – Feb 17, 2020
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Dr. Fadale was great. Surgery went better than expected.
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Feb 11, 2020
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I had a meniscal tear and had previously seen a terrible doctor in warwick, ri. A coworker told me about Dr. Fidale.. best decision I ever made was switching over to him. He performed a surgery and also helped to clean up my arthritis. I had the surgery on a Thursday and was back at work on Monday. My healing has been incredibly quick. He is very gentle, kind and knowledgeable. I felt 100% comfortable with him immediately. I would recommend him to everyone.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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Liz – Jan 16, 2020
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Paul Fadale and University Orthopedics to have laparoscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in my knee. The surgery went very well, with very little pain afterwards. (I did not need to fill the prescriptions for various pain pills they prescribed; Acetaminophen worked fine.) As instructed, I elevated my knee and iced my knee for three days, and I recovered very quickly. Their new facility at Kettle Point in East Providence/Riverside is spacious, state of the art, and the plentiful, free parking is much easier than having to go to the Hospital area in Providence. All the appointments and procedures went well, and it was convenient having my follow up physical therapy in the same building. I am very pleased with the outcome and how smoothly everything went.
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Great Experience with Dr. Fadale & University Ort – Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Fadale was recommended by a friend after I tore my meniscus. From the very first visit to my discharge after surgery, Dr. Fadale and his team were professional, courteous, knowledgeable and extremely kind. After three days of icing/elevating post-surgery, I was back to work on Day 4, and I resumed all normal activities within a week. Dr. Fadale is my hero. He has given me my life back!
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Active Senior – Dec 24, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Fadale after a very disappointing experience with another surgeon. The prior surgeon made me feel insignificant and unwelcome, and I left feeling as though the results of my xrays and MRIs were misinterpreted to make my injuries sound less extensive than they were. My experience with Dr. Fadale was the complete opposite. He listened to me as I explained my pain. He took one look at the xrays and MRIs and showed me where the damage was located and explained how it was causing the pain I was experiencing. His no-nonsense and straightforward approach was appreciated as he explained what he could do to help me and what I should expect as an outcome of the procedure. He was right on target. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to deal with a compassionate but straightforward professional!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John in N. Scituate, RI – Oct 17, 2019
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Dr Fadale is professional, personable and very kind. He makes you feel heard and understood. He performed my surgery and left me with no questions or concerns. I would see him again if orthopedic services were needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jessica Qualls – Oct 10, 2019
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Dr. Fadale saved the day for me. I tore my ACL and lateral meniscus and was referred by my primary care to a Dr. that had no sense of urgency. This Dr. pushed me off for over a month. As a result, my knee extension was compromised and I had to do months of PT before having surgery. I reached out to Dr. Fadale for a second opinion and couldn't be happier! I am 4 weeks out of surgery, feeling great and so thankful for Dr. Fadale!!!!
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Cara Millett – Sep 14, 2019
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Dr Fadale operated on my torn meniscus. I was pain free the entire recovery and couldn’t believe how quickly I returned to normal activities.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Sep 04, 2019
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Biography

Dr. Paul Fadale is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown Universiy and  Sports Medicine Fellowship Director.   Dr. Fadale is a board certified trained orthopaedic surgeon spe...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
A/O Intl Switz
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Awards

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Locations

University Orthopedics Inc

University Orthopedics, Inc1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914
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Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)