Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in King of Prussia, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.Read his story

234 Mall Blvd Ste G30

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Contact Information

(800) 321-9999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Sharkey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharkey treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sharkey treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharkey treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sharkey treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharkey treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sharkey treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sharkey's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Sharkey is an internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of hip and knee replacement. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Chairman for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Riddle H...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
St Josephs Hospital Health Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
Syracuse University
Undergraduate School
1980

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • John J. Gartland Award, 2003
  • The Frank Stinchfield Award, 2004
  • Philadelphia Top Docs, 2002
  • Knee Society Insall Award, 2001

Media & Publications

  • The Role of Patient Restrictions in Reducing the Prevalence of Early Dislocation following Total Hip Arthroplasty., 2005
  • Evaluation of Hip Pain in the Young Adult, 2004
  • Particle Bioreactivity and Wear-Mediated Osteolysis, 2004
  • Treatment protocols for management of peri-prosthetic fractures of the femur, 2004

Dr. Sharkey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sharkey

4.6

Based on 83 reviews

5 Stars
86.74698795180723%
(72)
4 Stars
2.4096385542168677%
(2)
3 Stars
3.6144578313253013%
(3)
2 Stars
1.2048192771084338%
(1)
1 Star
6.024096385542169%
(5)

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I would highly recommend Dr Sharkey. Not only professional but very caring. Listens carefully and answers all questions thoroughly. I've never had major surgery before and was afraid of having my hip replaced but Dr Sharkey put me at ease about the process but did not pressure me into having the procedure.
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Dr. Sharkey is such an experienced surgeon. I had so much osteoarthritic pain in my hip, but after having it replaced by him, I am pain-free and back to my normal activities again in no time. He is the nicest, most patient man that explains everything, which I needed because I was a nervous wreck to consider such a major operation! I'm grateful that God has given Dr. Sharkey such gift and would (and do!) highly recommend him.
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Having both my hips replaced has totally changes my life and I am so grateful to Dr. Sharkey and his team of experts
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I found that Dr Sharkey was easy to talk to, and that he answered all my questions and concerns. His team is excellent, and the hospital stay and follow up care was superb. Steve Dirocco was an excellent contact and support resource. He and Dr Sharkey were a great team, and very practical and supportive. I have already recommended Dr. Sharkey.
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Dr. Sharkey did a great job of preparing me for exactly what would happen, and the surgery went very well. My recovery has been very smooth and rapid. I have felt that the post-op follow up has been somewhat impersonal. It feels that if I had problems and reported that through the electronic surveys, no one would respond. I have done well so I can not say this for sure.
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I have told everyone I know about Dr. Sharkey. He is an outstanding doctor and will recommend him to everyone. Thank you Dr. Sharkey for my excellent new hip.
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Dr. Sharkey & his staff were terrific. I delayed my procedure for a couple of years in fear of just going through the procedure but looking back now, I should have never waited. I was up and walking 4 hours after surgery on 6/5/17, was home the next afternoon and stopped using a walker 3 days later opting for a cane instead. By the 4th of July, I didn't need the use of the cane. I was very strict at adhering to the rehab laid out by Dr. Sharkey which I believe attributed to my recovery.
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Dr. Sharkey did a hip replacement on me December 5 2017. I am now in Spring Training walking 5 miles at a time. No pain! Actually I never did have any pain from the day of the surgery. Dr. Sharkey and his team are all very professional and most importantly they care. Was I happy with everything Yes! Dickie Noles
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Dr. Sharkey and his team are amazing the most professional group I have ever encountered. I had a total hip replacement four months ago and I no longer have the tremendous suffering I was experiencing before the surgery. Dr. Sharkey explained everything prior to the procedure and following the surgery he explained what I was to expect and how to speed up my recovery. After meeting with Dr. Sharkey for the first time prior to surgery I was ready to go! I highly recommend him, and already have
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Dr. Sharkey has given me a new lease on life with my new hip. I am forever grateful to him and his wonderful staff. Three weeks after surgery I was walking a mile. Ten months later, I am enjoying swimming laps 4 to 5 times a week, dancing, doing yoga and Tai Chi; bike riding and keeping up with my six grandchildren.. Hip pain is no longer in my vocabulary. This 68 year old grandmom looks forward to each and every new day thankful that Dr. Sharkey gave me my grove back! God Bless Dr. Sharkey.
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Very happy with the results of my knee surgery with Dr. Sharkey at Riddle.
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Dr. Sharkey worked nothing short of a miracle! His entire approach and support were commendable. His orthopedic expertise coupled with the very helpful staff made my total hip replacement an easy and (literally) pain free experience. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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I had a right hip replacement about 10 months ago. My wife and I liked Dr. Sharkey from the start. He was friendly and his explanation of the procedure was thorough and aimed accurately at the level of my existing knowledge. With the exception of any pain meds used during the actual procedure, I had need only for Tylenol post op. Pain levels during the immediate recovery period were almost non-existent compared to the hip pre op. When I need to have my left hip done I’ll go back to Dr.Sharkey.
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I'm so glad that I chose Dr. Sharkey to perform my total hip replacement surgery. I found him to be personable, competent and very knowledgeable. I trusted him immediately. I had my surgery done at the Limerick surgical center and was up and walking the very same day. Post-op instructions were clear and informative. All of my anxious calls were promptly returned by Nurse Kim who displayed patience and caring. Services provided by Dr. Sharkey's team was seamless. I highly recommend him.
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I am very satisfied with Dr. Sharkey, Physicians Care Hospital and my result. I was able to utilize Genesis’s Vitality For You in home therapy program. I deduct one star for pain management. At 2 weeks post op I still had a lot of pain. I called and spoke with nurse who stated “It’s 2 weeks, you shouldn’t have pain”. She did not ask about fever, wound problems, or schedule visit. Given it was the day before a holiday, I had to travel to Media to pick up refill of pain meds.
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Dr. Sharkey was referred to me by a friend who was a patient of his and had both knees replaced, about a year apart from each other. Both my knees were pretty bad with damage and arthritis and Dr. Sharkey recommended having both done at the same time. While not appropriate for everyone Dr. Sharkey's viewpoint is one surgery one recovery period and its done. At this point I'm well on my way to full recovery, glad I had both done at the same time and totally grateful to Dr. Sharkey and his team
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Excellent surgeon. Explained procedure in depth prior to surgery. Had complete confidence that surgery would be successful.
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Dr. Sharkey has done both a hip replacement and knee replacement for me and I am well pleased with the results. I have recommended him to several friends. He is very personable, informative, and an excellent surgeon! You know you are in good hands with Dr. Sharkey as your doctor!
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Dr. Sharkey and his team exhibited the utmost in professionalism. I always felt that his fund of knowledge is extraordinary. The pre-op preparation was right on track and recovery was wonderful. His team clearly pays close attention to patient outcome and this is reflected in all that they do
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I couldn’t be happier with my new hip. I’m a little over 5 months post op and have no pain anymore and I was just Florida and able to play 6 rounds of golf, which I could not do at all this time last year. I have already recommended Dr Sharkey’s to several people who have asked how my procedure went.
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Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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