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Dr. Craig Miller, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

*Dr. Miller specializes in: ELBOW, KNEE, SHOULDER SURGERY, SHOULDER JOINT REPLACEMENT, AND COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF SPORTS INJURIES. **PLEASE BE ADVISED: Due to our dedication to our patients and emergency situations, there could be a longer wait time at the office.** Dr. Miller completed advanced fellowship training in sports medicine at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California where he cared for all major sports teams. His areas of expertise include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee, and shoulder replacement surgery. In addition, Dr. Miller is specialty trained in reconstruction of the athlete’s shoulder and elbow including Tommy John Surgery. A graduate of Tufts University and George Washington Medical School, Dr. Miller completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute / New York University in New York. Since 2008, Dr. Miller has been an assistant team physician for the Washington Nationals. Dr. Miller is team physician for Wootton High School, Northwest High School and The Heights. Currently, he is the Section Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Shady Grove Hospital.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Alec Horwitz Award for Outstanding Proficiency in the Field of Surgery, 1996
  • On the School Field, Better Safe Than Sorry. Interview with Howard Schneider, Washington Post, September 4, 2007

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1891721742

Office locations

OrthoBethesda

10215 Fernwood Rd, #506

Bethesda, MD 20817

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Dr. Miller was fantastic.
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Very professional and he listens; answers my questions and never makes me feel rushed.
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Dr. Miller is the best!
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Excellent discussion of my issue and advise on present/ future treatment.
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Very impressed by all the staff. Dr Miller was caring, gentle and professional. I highly recommend him.
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Very friendly staff and Dr. Miller was very informative, clear and concise.
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The office staff was outstanding in demeanor and support as well.
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I was in and out in 30 minutes, which was great. I have seen Dr. Miller for a few different issues over the past 10 years and he is very good; avoids surgery where possible. He also explains what is goingon in plain English. He is not effusive and won't be chatting with you about your day but that's fine because he is focused on what is wrong and fixing it. (He is quite pleasant though.)
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Very professional and o the point. Great bed side manner. Answered all my questions and gave me a realistic path forward in dealing with my shoulder.
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He's very down to earth and engaging.
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Dr. Miller was friendly and knowledgeable, and ETHICAL. He explained my shoulder issues and detailed the reasons why surgery was not recommended at this time. Sent me to physical therapy instead. I'd highly recommend Dr. Miller, he seems to be an experienced physician that you can trust.
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Dr. Miller and crew were great! They took the time to listen and understand my issue and I feel like we came to a collaborative conclusion. Based on how they handled the consult I feel totally at ease going into thesurgery in a couple weeks and have a clear understanding of the recovery. The surgery scheduler was great, answered all my questions and let me know what to expect.
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Dr Miller was very thorough and informative! He also had my best interest at heart. He did not believe I needed to start with surgery, he gave me a cortisone shot and referred me to physical therapy first to see ifit would improve and avoid surgery. This was after a recommendation from another surgeon to have surgery and a review of a previous MRI. It would have been easy for him to just go with surgery but he did what was best for me. I highly revommend him!
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My husband hates going to the doctor, but was very impressed with Dr. Miller.
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Loved his honesty and deliberate recos.
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Dr. Miller is awesome! I followed him from another practice because he IS that good.
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Dr. Miller is an extremely skillful surgeon. He has operated on my son's left and right shoulders, one when my son was just 12 years old and the other at 17 years. Both times, he performed a delicate surgery perfectly. Infact, the second time, for convenience to my son's school schedule, we saw a very highly recommended surgeon who lived closer to us and he said, "I can perform this surgery [on an unusual and severe tear] but since your son is so young and wants to play his sport in college, I feel I need to tell you that the best surgeon to perform this particular procedure is Dr. Craig Miller." We are so thankful.
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Dr. Miller was very thorough, efficient, informative and assessed my shoulder issue very quickly; and he did not push a cortisone treatment. Off to physical therapy and back to Dr. Miller in six weeks. Very pleased.
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Dr. Miller doesn't hold your hand - he is quick and to the point. But he's not cold - he will answer all of your questions with kindness. He was very confident in both diagnoses for me - knee and elbow.Knee surgery was fast and easy. Support was ample. Two thumbs up! :)
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Clear discussion of options after thorough exam.
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Admin staff was so incredibly nice on the check in side and on the exit. Unbelievable.
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Great visit, great doctor!
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Dr. Miller was very professional and knowledgeable. He immediately diagnosed the problem and provided treatment as well. I highly recommend him!
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Great!!
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The office was well-organized and efficient and Dr. Miller was personable, knowledgeable and helpful.
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Excellent visit with highly knowledgeable orthopedist and efficient office procedures.
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He seems confident and competent. He's a little brusk. He asked his assistant to provide me with a description of the reverse shoulder surgery but no one explained what all the acronyms in the document meant.
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He is very good the office staff are efficient The wait was too long
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Very efficient and friendly.
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He is an excellent shoulder specialist. I felr very confidant in his treatment plan and i am grayeful yo have been referred to him. He has a very normal pleasant bedside manner and he isnt obsessed with doing surgery so geta very honest, conservative opinion amd approach. You wont be disappointed. Office is also very well organized and nice.
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Excellent doctor. No complaints.
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Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Great bedside manner - quite reassuring & comforting. The appointment was very fast. My only criticism would be that he spoke to fast for me to understand everything beyond the ultimate takeaway of what's next.
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Great doc. I'll be back.
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Extremely efficient office, xray staff. Well managed and professional. No waiting what so ever
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