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Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Hand Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Elbow Surgeon

Professional statement

***PLEASE NOTE WHEN SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT, YOU MAY RECEIVE A POP INDICATING YOU WILL BE SEEING OUR PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT- JESSICA O'KEEFE *** Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons is a compassionate and dedicated orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon based in Maryland. A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Fitzgibbons received his medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He continued at Brown completing an internship in general surgery, a residency in orthopedic surgery, and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Fitzgibbons then returned to Harvard for a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Fitzgibbons performs a wide variety of advanced procedures, including care for carpal tunnel and other nerve compression problems, tendonitis, sprains, arthritic conditions, trigger finger, tennis elbow, nerve injuries, torn cartilage and fractures. His consultations are consistently precise and thorough. Dr. Fitzgibbons makes sure patients fully understand, not only their diagnosis, but also the risks and benefits of various treatment options, so that together patient and physician arrive at the optimal treatment plan that best suits each patient’s individual needs.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Adventist Health

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Elbow Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Brown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma
  • Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1306063284

Office locations

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

19847 Century Blvd., Suite 205

Germantown, MD 20874

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

6430 Rockledge Drive, Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20817

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Excellent surgeon.
Less than 1 month ago
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Amazing practice. Excellent care!!
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I went his office with a trigger finger. He discussed all possible options for my treatment and gave me a corticosteroid shot in the office. This usually a painful shot but he made sure that my pain was minimal. Very professional doctor, highly recommended.
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Personnel very professional and the service was excellent!!!
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Very helpful, offered a number of options and explaining pros and cons.
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He is very friendly and can quickly diagnose and suggest treatments options. I would say overall his way is to the point and yet he would listen to you. It was worth driving for more than an hour each way. Staff was very friendly too.
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Dr. Fitgibbon's medical assistant took a very thorough history as if she were interviewing a relative. She dr,onstrated genuine interest even though this is probably very routine for her. She made sure all the information was ready for thedoctor. He had a basic idea of the issues and then explained the exam, disease process, and treatment plan thoroughly and answered questions with patience.
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Excellent doctor, nice style, very communicative and understanding of sports injuries.
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This physician-surgeon is miles better than the incompetent and unprofessional one referred to by the urgent care. It was a very pleasant and efficient visit!
Less than 1 year ago
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He is really nice and answer my questions clear
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Great ! A little wait longer than usual but great and was very explainable about my problem
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr.Fitzgibbons has a terrific bedside manner and gave sound treatment advice regarding my son’s injury. I would recommend his practice to anyone in need of orthopedic care.
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The visit went very well. I appreciate Dr Fizgibbons. He is very nice and cares about his patients.
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Very pleased. Easy, stress free. Doctor and staff very pleasant and efficient.
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I appreciated Dr. Fitzgibbons informative session, where I learned of my injury and recovery. Feeling non-rushed. Would highly recommend. Also note he was my 2nd opinion, and was WAY better than 1st doctor I saw.
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Dr. Fitzgibbons is awesome!!!
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Wonderful Doctor and staff.
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Great guy, highly knowledgeable doctor who took then time to fully explain his diagnosis, very friendly disposition. I highly recommend Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons.
More than 1 year ago
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MOST EXCELLENT!
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Dr. Fitzgibbons helped me a lot and explained exactly where my pain came from. Highly recommended
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He was wonderful with our 13-year-old daughter who broke her toe; made her feel really comfortable and explained everything in detail to her. Very friendly very professional, highly recommend.
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As always , the doctor explained everything in detail and a way that can be easily undertood.
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I really like Dr. Fitzgibbons and this practice. He explained my diagnosis and my options, and let me ask questions....
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I felt completely at ease with Dr. Fitzgibbons. He answered my questions and devised a reasonable course of treatment.
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He was the best
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I really appreciate how clearly he explained my diagnosis. Many doctors seem surprised or irritated when I ask a lot of questions -- not Dr. Fitzgibbons. He also told me what to expect going forward and what might happen. Why can'tall doctors be so straightforward? It was a great appointment.
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Dr. Fitzgibbons was excellent. He came into the room fairly quickly. He was open and receptive to my story and what had caused my injury/pain. He touched my leg, knee & foot during his diagnosis and did some initial stretches toensure there was no real injury and/or a need for an e-ray. He suggested a little physical therapy and slow down on re-entry to exercise.
More than 1 year ago
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Professional, knowledgeable, personal, helpful.
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Very courteous and professional.
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What a nice guy! Friendly, took the time to explain possible issues and treatments. If you are having arm, hand, shoulder, elbow issues go see him!
More than 1 year ago
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He is very professional, very informative and tuned to his patients. He answered all my questions, was polite and nice. Took the time and didn't rush to rnd the appointment as happens with some Drs.
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This was a repeat visit for us, for two separate issues with two different family members. We knew right away we wanted to go back to Dr. Fitzgibbons. He is knowledgeable and explains everything clearly and in detail. Gotta love goingto the doctor, getting expert treatment, and learning something at the same time!
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He's a very knowledgeable and personable physician.
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Dr. Fitzgibbons is very professional and diagnosed my problem right away. His recommended treatment was 100% successful.
More than 1 year ago
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Ended up getting a second consult. He was very nice but I know something is up with my back he barely took a look at x ray results. Only recommended PT and nothing else while I was dying in pain. Wentto see someone else. But office staff was awesome.
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Really liked him! I would highly recommend him. He was respectful, informative, and explained my condition in an understandable way. His office worked with my non insured status in a respectful helpful way.
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Very clear explanation for the diagnose and the treatment options. Very helpful.
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I believe Dr. Fitzgibbon is a highly knowledgeable, most skillful surgeon. He is an awesome professional, absolutely kind and caring. I would highly recommend him.
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If I had filled my paperwork before the visit, I am sure I would have not had to wait to be seen! :) Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons was very professional and took the time to explain the X-rays and my symptoms andgave me the appropriate treatment. The staff at the office was very helpful and professional.
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Dr. Fitzgibbons was very knowledgeable, and I felt confident in his approach. I appreciated his candor and honesty about my treatment options. Very personable, and his staff was also very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Fitzgibbons and staff were wonderful. He made sure to explain exactly what was wrong and what options I had for treatment. I will most likely come back to the office for physical therapy in a few weeks.
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He spent the time to answer questions and fill out the school excuse from PE class form.
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and very smart and nice. He explained everything well and answered all my questions. Highly recommended.
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He is warm and pleasant to talk with. The treatment plan is helping already.
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My visit went well. Dr Fitzgibbons seems very knowleageable. The staff was also great.
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Seemed competent and personable, good experience.
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Highly recommend! He was very caring and patient. Great doctor!
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He was really nice and knowledgeable. He discussed several options with me and made sure all my concerns were put to rest. He was kind and took his time. Couldn't recommend more.
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Thorough, great explanations, yet quick.
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Friendly office and excellent doc!
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