Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD

Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bozeman, MT. He graduated from Brown University School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

536 S Cottonwood Rd Ste 100

Bozeman, MT 59718

Contact Information

(406) 586-8029

Insurance Accepted

  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. O'Brien's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Brien "Timothy O'Brien, MD moved to Bozeman in 2003 after completing a fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic in Vail, Colorado. During his fellowship, Dr. O'Brien learned advanced techniques in knee surgery including ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage restoration procedures, meniscal surgery and high tibial osteotomy under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Steadman, a pioneer and world renowned orthopaedic surgeon and Dr. William Sterett, head physician for US Women's Ski Team. He also studied and performed advanced shoulder techniques with Dr. Richard Hawkins, an internationally known shoulder surgeon and founder of the Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. During his fellowship, Dr. O'Brien worked with athletes from high school to professional sports, including providing medical services for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and US Ski Teams. Dr. O'Brien brought many of these techniques to Southwestern Montana. He and his partner, Mark Deibert, MD brought innovative ideas such as hamstring and cadaver ACL reconstruction to the area, offering less post-operative pain and easier rehabilitation for patients. He was the first in Bozeman to perform single and double row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder procedures for shoulder instability and to prevent dislocation and reverse total shoulder replacement for rotator cuff arthropathy, a condition with previously few good surgical treatments. He continues to keep up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in orthopaedic surgery through his professional affiliations and travel with national and international societies and organizations. Dr. O'Brien lives in Bozeman with his wife, Kristen, and four children, Jack, Maeve, Rose and Finn. Office Hours Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm "
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

91  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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7  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Bryn Mawr College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Brown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Brien to family and friends
10 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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Dr. O'Brien's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (7)

Wonderful result from total knee replacement. Excellent pre and post care. Back on skis in six months and put in 85 days!
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Tim O'Brien replaced my hip . I could not walk ten feet. In 4 days I as able to walk 1 1/2 miles with no pain and have continued doing so every day. I was skeptical about is use of the lateral versus anterior surgical approach, but due to previous experiences at Alpine I proceeded. The ball on my...more
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Dr O'Brien gave me great care. He took care of me when a number of other drs wouldn't. Thank you dr O'Brien.
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I've had 2 surgeries by Dr. O'Brien. Both went perfectly! He's considerate, kind, very qualified and put all my concerns to rest! I'd highly recommend him to anyone! Will go back if I ever need any orthopedic work again!!
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After almost 40 years of increasing pain and instability in my right knee from a youthful ski accident, O'Brien's knee replacement surgery has restored almost complete function -- and I'm pain-free! Can't say enough about his surgical skill, as well as the excellent therapy I received from Jason...more
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