Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD

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Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD
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

536 S Cottonwood Rd Ste 100

Bozeman, MT 59718

Contact Information

(406) 586-8029

Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD

Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
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Dr. O'Brien's Experience

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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 Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement

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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

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Brien to family and friends
3.7
based on 9 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. O'Brien's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in big sky, mt |
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 femur was disintegrating due to skiing. His approach allowed him to see the situation better. In 15 days I was released for normal activities. I could not be happier with his skill and my new hip
Anaconda, MT |
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.
in Bozeman, MT |
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!!
in Bozeman, MT |
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 Lunden at Excel PT. I highly recommend O'Brien and the rest of the team at Alpine. My only regret is not doing this surgery sooner!
in Visiting from Maryland |
July 2016 I returned to Dr. O'Brien to have him remove the plate and screws he put in 2 years ago to repair my broken clavical. Once again he was most patient with all my questions. He spent a good bit of time with me -listening!! The surgery was a breeze! True to his efficient, caring manner he reassured both myself and my husband. While I was in recovery he spoke with my husband explaining what he did and how the procedure went. Day after surgery his office called to check up on me.
After waiting over an hour past my appointment time I finally saw Dr. 0'Brien who came across as rude, condescending and dismissed most of my concerns and pain despite recent recommendation from my physical therapist to see an orthopedist. The office was unable to access X-rays from the injury/surgery done at a different orthopedic surgeon and it seemed like Dr. O'Brian and his PA had no interest in what I had to tell them about the injury.
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Bozeman, MT 59715
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