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Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Hand Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Elbow Surgeon

Germantown, MD

About Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons

***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

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Peter is very professional, knowledgeable and straightforward. He recognized the problem immediately (it was not whatI suspected) and was able to mitigate the symptoms with a minimum of fuss. I would definitely return for any related problems.
Peter is very professional, knowledgeable and straightforward. He recognized the problem immediately (it was not what I suspected) and was able to mitigate the symptoms with a minimumof fuss. I would definitely return for any related problems.
Paul G. · June 20, 2019
Zocdoc completely screwed up the appointment location, they kept insisting on the last day that I'm in Germantown when theappointment was in fact in Bethesda. Then there was the nasty surprise of paid parking, and then the doctor said a separate specialist sees ankle problems. None of this was made clear in advance.
Zocdoc completely screwed up the appointment location, they kept insisting on the last day that I'm in Germantown when the appointment was in fact in Bethesda. Then there was the nastysurprise of paid parking, and then the doctor said a separate specialist sees ankle problems. None of this was made clear in advance.
Henry R. · Less than 6 months ago

Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons's office locations

Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics/MOS

19847 Century Blvd., Suite 205

Germantown, MD 20874

Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics/MOS

6430 Rockledge Drive, Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20817

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Great

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Very professional and extremely informative.

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Peter is very professional, knowledgeable and straightforward. He recognized the problem immediately (it was not what I suspected) and was able to mitigate the symptoms with a minimum of fuss. I would definitely return for any related problems.

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Doctor explained everything well. Very nice doctor.

Less than 3 months ago
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Doctor was patient to hear all my concerns with a smile ??

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The visit was great. Great people, very professional and friendly.

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Zocdoc completely screwed up the appointment location, they kept insisting on the last day that I'm in Germantown when the appointment was in fact in Bethesda. Then there was the nasty surprise of paid parking, and then the doctor said a separate specialist sees ankle problems. None of this was made clear in advance.

Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent, as usual!

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very professional and thorough. love that he took the time to explain suspected diagnoses and what steps would occur for each option including possible outcomes. will be coming here again for sure.

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Dr. Fitzgibbons provided a thorough explanation of the type of injury as well as his recommendations for the distal radius fracture repair. He encouraged me to reach out to him at any time with any questions or concerns before the surgery date.

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Dr. Fitzgibbons listened to my concerns, made sure that I understood my condition, and provided clear details for what the next steps in managing my symptoms are. I am confident in the level of service that I will receive from him.

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He was excellent!

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He is very nice and knowledgeable. He sat down with me explained things and asked if I had questions. Super recommend!

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Receptionist in the Germantown office was very helpful and accomodating. She was able to find me an earlier apointment time.

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Great Dr. , took time to ask appropriate questions, listened, not arrogant, very professional.

Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent surgeon.

Less than 1 year 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 the doctor. 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!

More 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

More 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't all 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 to ensure 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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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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Very courteous and professional.

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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 going to 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. Went to see someone else. But office staff was awesome.

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