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Dr. Bruce Knolmayer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Olney, MD

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I've only seen him once, but so far I would rate him "excellent." Very pleasant manner, listens attentively, treats the patient'spreferences with respect and interest. I liked him.
I've only seen him once, but so far I would rate him "excellent." Very pleasant manner, listens attentively, treats the patient's preferences with respect and interest. I liked him.
Hannette A. · April 30, 2019
Dr. Knolmayer was very upbeat and informative. He spoke to my son directly and made sure he was comfortable. He madeus feel very comfortable and was very willing and agreeable in taking a more relaxed approach to dealing with my sons issues (no surgery!). I had been to this practice before for my own cervical spine issues and was happy to take my kid here as well. Definitely recommend!
Dr. Knolmayer was very upbeat and informative. He spoke to my son directly and made sure he was comfortable. He made us feel very comfortable and was very willing and agreeablein taking a more relaxed approach to dealing with my sons issues (no surgery!). I had been to this practice before for my own cervical spine issues and was happy to take my kid here as well. Definitely recommend!
Grayson H. · April 22, 2019

About Dr. Bruce Knolmayer

Dr. Bruce Knolmayer is a diligent and friendly orthopedic surgeon caring for the Olney, MD community. Dr. Knolmayer attended Georgetown University, where he earned his degree in medicine. He completed both his residency training programs in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Knolmayer is a part of Montgomery Medical Center Orthopedics. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and affiliated with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, MD. Patients see Dr. Knolmayer for a variety of reasons, including orthopedic consultations, follow ups, and sports injuries. Dr. Knolmayer is uncompromising in his dedication to the well-being of his patients. He is committed to giving the best care and establishing long-lasting relationships with them. ** The only Medicaid plans we accept: Straight Medicaid, Unitedhealthcare Community Plan, and Healthchoice - Medstar family choice.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Residency in General Surgery
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1124020383

Dr. Bruce Knolmayer's office location

MedStar Orthopaedics at Montgomery Medical Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 325

Olney, MD 20832

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He is always great. Been seeing him for over a year. Best doctor I have had occasion to see. Listens and takes the time to discuss treatment.
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Doc is excellent. Wait time was long.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was interested in my condition, he listened well, and we agreed on a good path forward...
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Dr Knolmayer is wonderful. He is so thorough in the initial exam, asks questions and listens patiently while I explain my symptoms and how they are affecting my daily life. After xrays he explains them clearly so I can understand. Heoffers a treatment plan with several options making sure I am comfortable going forward. I can't think of anything he missed, I feel so confident that my knee is going to recover. I recommend him 100%!
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Dr. Knolmayer listens patiently and well, explained my medical situation clearly and offered conservative and surgical treatment options. We agreed to move forward with a conservative approach and re-evaluate in a few months. Based on my initial meeting, I am very pleased with Dr. Knolmeyer's professional knowledge and care.
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Dr. Knolmayer is the gold standard for doctors, regardless of specialty. A top notch surgeon and does a fantastic job communicating with his patient. Very easy to talk to.
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Dr. Knolmayer is the epitome of a great doctor. He truly cares about you on a personal level. Initial evaluation thru follow-up treatment are of equal importance to him. His treatment has relieved me from near-unbearable pain and has allowed me to resume normal activities. Highly recommended!
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Very satisfied
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He is a fantastic doctor. I was referred to him from multiple friends who have seen him in the past. He is friendly, willing to listen to you, and doesn’t immediately jump to conclusions about what is going on. My onlyissue is the office wait time before you see the doctor. Because he is willing to take his time to listen and talk to you the wait time can be a bit long. I don’t mind it too much since I feel he has my best interest at heart.
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The visit went very well. Dr Knolmayer is very knowledgeable and explained in a simple way my condition. He was also conservative in his diagnosis and solution, which I particularly liked. The wait time in the office was very reasonable, consideringthat it was the first working day after a long holiday. I definitely recommend this doctor.
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I arrived early and was taken right in. Love it
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Unfortunately it took over an hour to be seen, and then to be xrayed, but Dr. Knolmayer is always patient, never rushed and always on top of his game.
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Pleasent, fast and informative.
Less than 1 year ago
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Bruce Knolmayer has been my orthopedist for 20 years. He performed a sub-acromial decompression in 2005 and a knee orthoscopy in 2014. He recommends conservative treatment options, and listens to a patient's concerns.
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Very caring and attentive ortho doc! Strongly recommend !
Less than 1 year ago
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Very pleased with the attention I received from both the office staff and the medical professionals.
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He is always conscientious and conservative about the care he gives. Unfortunately, there was quite a delay in the practice that day due to some medical emergencies. Doctor Knolmayer and his staff were very apologetic. I have seen him over fivetimes in the past few years. This delay is not typical of the practice. I am very comfortable with him.
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Front desk staff was very helpful, friendly and professional.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Knolmayer's for over seven years for more than one injury. This was the first appointment on a new issue so I had to complete many forms. I did not have to wait long afterI completed all of the paperwork. Dr. Knolmayer is very thorough and has an excellent bedside manner.
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he is the best out there, he tells you the truth, and does not rush you to have a surgery.
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He is very easy to connect with. He delivered good news which was even better. He is outstanding and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Frankly, the less I see of him the better (that’s a joke). When I do see him, even though I’m a fellow medical professional (Family Practice medicine), he explains things in the same manner and detail as he would a layperson,which I appreciate greatly. He also listens to my suggestions, needs, and what I DO know about my issue, and I find his questioning, listening, problem-solving to be above par for other orthopedic professionals I’ve known in the past. I’ve also been seeing him as a patient for about 7 years, he’s operated on me twice, and I’ll miss him if and when he retires (or I do), so that’s saying something.
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This practice is VERY busy and I suggest be prepared to spend 1.5 hours at the office. Front desk staff is efficient and pleasant. Considering the number of patients they see everyday, they may benefit from a Lean Process to cutdown some of the redundancy. The physician spent as much time as I needed to explain the issue and offered all the treatment option in a very easy-to-understand way. Unlike other surgeons, he never pushed for any invasive procedure. On the contrary, he encouraged me to try the conservative treatment first. I would highly recommend Dr. Knolmayer!!
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Dr. Knolmayer is simply the best! He has treated me for a variety of issues for the past ten years. He is compassionate, thorough, and pragmatic. He typically discusses therapeutic options and is very collaborative in helping the patient make the treatment choice(s) that work best for them. John G.
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Aside from the longish wait, appointment with Dr. Knolmayer was as I’ve come to expect...very professional, very attentive to my complaints and working to find a solution. Would highly recommend Dr. K.
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Dr. Knolmeyer was professional, reassuring and very knowledgable. he gave me a clear diagnosis and a plan to deal with my situation. Most satisfactory.
More than 1 year ago
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I am known as a difficult patient, I suppose, because I ask questions and demand respect as a patient. That was never an issue with Dr. Knolmayer. I cannot say enough about him. Extremely caring, down-to-earth, personable, and outstandingly competent. The best. A perfect doctor.
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Dr. Knolmayer has given me hope. He listens well and he teaches in language I understand and that answers my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful, caring doctor
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Felt he listened to my issues. He provided several options in how to proceed and thoroughly explained each one. Never felt like he was in a rush to complete the appointment. Will be seeing him again in the future.
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Not my first appointment with Dr. Knolmayer. I've been seeing him for a handful of orthopedic issues for the better part of a decade yet and anticipate being his patient for at least that long (or until I move or heretires). As a physician myself, I appreciate that he regularly explains things to me with the same level of detail as he would a layperson; not condescending, but this "fastidiousness" is sure to avoid the likelihood of giving less, or inaccurate information to the next person. He's NOT "cut-happy." He has referred me to PT and other specialties for evaluation which is unusual in my experience with orthopedists in the past. I trust him with my life. And I have.
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Dr. Knolmayer takes time to fully explain his assessment of your condition and outlines a treatment plan. He uses language that is understandable and speaks clearly. I appreciate that he outlines the available treatments, providing his ownrecommendation for my consideration. I am always confident that I am in good hands with Dr. Knolmayer.
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Was in and out of the office in less than 45 minutes, which included x-rays, two visits from the doctor and a cortisone injection.
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Dr. Knolmayer was very cordial and understanding. There was less than two minutes wait in the waiting room, and the room before each person came in and started the next step. I felt very taken care of.
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Dr. Knolmayer is a true professional. He spends time with the patient, discusses his diagnosis and provides options for treatment. excellent interpersonal skills and his diagnosis has always been right on the mark.
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Seen him many times and he has always been spot on with his diagnosis and treatment plan. I would highly recomend him.
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Dr. Knolmayer is the specialist you want to be taken care off. I Ann highly impressed by his approach. Highly recommend him
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Dr. Knolmayer is definitely a people's doctor. He takes the time to listen and understand what the patient is saying. He also takes the time to explain What he has learned and how he wants the patient to proceed.
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He was great
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Always an outstanding experience: that rare combination of ego-less confidence, personality, and graciousness. Dr. Knolmayer has my everlasting respect and gratitude, and we always have a good laugh together.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly professional and knowledgeable doctor. Great experience.
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Dr Knolmayer is an excellent orthopedic doctor who listens and makes sound diagnoses. He also clearly explains why he is prescribing a certain treatment(s) and what possible outcomes to expect. His bedside manner is also top notch and I thinkhe is a consummate professional. He has done revision knee surgery on me and is treating me for a shoulder problem as well and I don't think I could find a better orthopedic surgeon.
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Caring concerned doctor who listened and took his time. Will recommend to anyone!!
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Fast, xray & consult, very nice dr, explained everything so I completely understood. Make an appt, you won't regret it.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Knolmayer lays it all out on the table for you . He explains what he sees is or maybe a problem . He gives the patient options and explains what they are! Dr.Knolmayer is kind , he is gentle, andrespectful. I trust him to help guide me to the best outcome medically I could hope for ....
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Excellent doctor and staff.
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Dr. Knolmayer is a great listener and is very empathetic. He never minimalizes your concerns and makes you feel that what you say counts. He also tries not to work with your needs and schedule to work out a treatment plan.
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He is always very ptofessional in his approach. He explains everything discusses his ideas and then offers you an opportunity to ask questions
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