Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Fitzgibbons
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

19847 Century Blvd Ste 205 Germantown, MD 20874

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Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Germantown, MD and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Fitzgibbons accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Personal Choice PPO
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KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Open Access
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
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Humana
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Ganglion Cyst more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Trigger Finger
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Trigger Finger more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Elbow Injuries more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Fitzgibbons' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Ganglion Cyst more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Trigger Finger
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Trigger Finger more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Fitzgibbons' Reviews

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Dr. Fitzgibbons is very knowledgeable and very stay up to date with current medical research. I have a wrist pain and finger fracture and Dr. Fitzgibbons manage to solve my problem without surgery. Now I have moved out of DC area, when I contacted him for medical advice for other things, he still patiently explain to me and help me find a solution. He is the best doctor I have seen!
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Yi – Dec 06, 2019
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Dr. Fitzgibbons is very easy to talk to and takes as much time as is necessary to explain your situation thoroughly. He listens attentively and very patiently answers all my questions. He is a rare find today, as doctors tend to spend as little time with their patients as possible. Besides all I have stated above, he is also really nice. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Nancy Sheintal – Jul 30, 2019
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I had medical urgency on my hand. Dr. Fitzgibbons promptly assessed the issue, ordered imaging, and recommendend few imaging centers (I didn't know existed) far better than Wash.Radiol.Association. He promptly called me after reviewing imaging report, explained in detail issue and told me what to do about it. He called afterhours, eventhough he had surgeries all day. In 20 yrs, it's the first time a physician called me to follow up! Staff is a bit sloppy, but I would def. see him again.
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Nov 02, 2018
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Dr. Fitzgibbons is FANTASTIC!!! I had complicated elbow fracture. He performed my surgery and it was a success. After the surgery he referred me to excellent occupational therapist, Steph Clement. I am happy to report that three months after surgery I can do everything I want with my arm. Dr. Fitzgibbons is at the top of his game when it comes to surgical aspects and patient care. I highly recommend him.
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Svetlana in Gaithersburg – Oct 10, 2018
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He was very helpful the first visit. He finally told me, after 4 years of searching, that I didn't have carpal tunnel, which made me happy, because I knew it wasn't. HOWEVER, the second visit, he was very rude and he did not want to solve my problem after I drove 30 miles to MD from VA. He told me there was nothing he would do and time would fix it. NO, time will NOT fix this, as it has gotten worse and worse over 4 years! This is my dominant hand, I'm only 23, and I need to be able to use it.
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Terri in Fairfax, VA – Nov 14, 2016
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I had minimum delay in getting an appointment. He listens well and seems to ask all the right questions. He acts immediately on a course of action that he explains. The outcomes with estimated times are explained in a layman's terms. Future options are likewise outlined well. I can't think of any deficiency in him. The desk staff at the New Mexico office could use some customer service training, however.
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Clyde Taylor in Washington, DC – May 16, 2016
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Dr. Fitzgibbons is an amazing surgeon. I had surgery several weeks ago on my elbow. His care and compassion was remarkable. He takes his time to really listen to his patients and never rushes his appointments. He also explains everything in detail and answers all questions with a kind demeanor. Even Post-op he follows your progress to make sure that you are healing and takes the time to call you if you have any questions!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity. A native of Boston, MA and graduate of Harvard College. Dr. Fitzgibbons received his medical degree from Brown Medical School after completing the Dartmouth/...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
Harvard Medical School
2010
Brown Alpert Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Brown Alpert Medical School
Residency Hospital
2005
Brown Alpert Medical School
Internship Hospital
2002
Dartmouth College
Medical School
1999
Harvard University Extension School
1995
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Most Valuable Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, 2007

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Locations

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists - Germantown19847 Century Blvd Ste 205 Germantown, MD 20874
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Maryland Orthopedic Specialists - Bethesda6430 Rockledge Dr Ste 510 Bethesda, MD 20817
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)