Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. O'Brien
Telehealth services available

Alpine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

536 S Cottonwood Rd Ste 100 Bozeman, MT 59718

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(406) 586-8029

Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Bozeman, MT. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Brien to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. O'Brien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Systemic Chondromalacia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Systemic Chondromalacia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

3.9

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
(6)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (10)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Long wait times (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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With Dr. O’Brien’s excellent care for the past 6 years, I have been able to continue my physical activity, to hike and cross country ski around Montana, mostly without pain in my knees. Moreover, Dr. O’Brien saved my shoulders when my tendons tore. He used, at my request, conservative treatment, all while thoroughly explaining the possible surgical options as well as potential consequences of the conservative treatment. I’m very happy with Dr. O’Brien and Jessie, and I highly recommend them!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LVM in Bozeman – Dec 10, 2018
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Wonderful result from total knee replacement. Excellent pre and post care. Back on skis in six months and put in 85 days!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mike in Big Sky MT – May 27, 2018
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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 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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Robeet Torter in big sky, mt – Jun 30, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Anaconda, MT – Jun 29, 2017
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jeri leigh piner in Bozeman, MT – Apr 28, 2017
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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 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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Yvonne Baskin in Bozeman, MT – Apr 12, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Barbara. K in Visiting from Maryland – Jul 08, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. O'Brien frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Systemic Chondromalacia, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See all procedures and conditions Dr. O'Brien treats.

Where is Dr. Timothy O'Brien, MD's office located?

Dr. O'Brien's office is located at 536 S Cottonwood Rd Ste 100, Bozeman, MT 59718. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Alpine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine536 S Cottonwood Rd Ste 100 Bozeman, MT 59718
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