Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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14201 Park Center Dr., Suite #410, Laurel, MD, 20707
610 Professional Drive, Suite 270, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879
221 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD, 20745
831 University Boulevard East, Suite 37, Silver Spring, MD, 20903
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A Western Maryland native, Dr.Bhatnagar is a graduate of the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Johns Hopkins is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the country based on US News & World Report Rankings. He earned his Bachelors Degree at the University of Maryland College Park, where he graduated from school with honors.

Dr. Bhatnagar completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the George Washington University Medical Center, under the chairmanship of Robert J. Neviaser, M.D. While training under Dr. Neviaser, a former American Shoulder and Elbow Society President and world-renowned hand surgeon, Dr. Bhatnagar developed a keen interest in shoulder, elbow, and hand problems.

Following residency, Dr. Bhatnagar pursued specialty training as an Upper Extremity Fellow (Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand) at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. This is one of the most sought-after and difficult fellowships to obtain, due to the training received by world-famous upper extremity surgeons, including Dr. Mark Baratz, Dr. Dean Sotereanos, Dr. Christopher Schmidt, and Dr. Thomas Hughes. During his tenure at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Bhatnagar also had the opportunity to help participate in the care of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Through his career, Dr. Bhatnagar has enjoyed the opportunity to teach, engage in research, and publish. He has authored numerous articles and text book chapters. Additionally, he has spoken at both national and international conferences. In addition to special expertise in upper extremity pathology, Dr. Bhatnagar also practices general orthopedics, sports medicine, and joint replacement (total hips and total knees).

Dr. Bhatnagar's wife is a resident physician. He enjoys running, weight training, and spending time with his wife and family. He is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi and intermediate in Spanish.

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I really like this physician, and the ease of making an appointment, as well as his staff. He does whatever he can for you and explains everything - and answers all your questions in a way that you understand what the problem is and how it is going to be treated.

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This office is really caring and the doctor is excellent. He takes an exceptional amount of time, listens but does not push unnecessary treatment. I highly recommend. The office seems a little chaotic but things move pretty quickly and efficiently.

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He was very nice but some of the office staff could use some improvement. Office was extremely busy and felt that due to number of patients dr couldn't spend much more than 10 minutes with you.

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Did not see Dr. Bhatnagar!

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PERFECT SERVICE! Great first time visit

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It was very satisfying

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Usually I am seen right away but this particular day, I had to wait an hour for my appointment and the waiting room is packed. I didnt mind the wait so much but as in the past, there is an gentleman (manager?) who works behind the counter, who always seems cross, giving direction and talking to employees in an unpleasent manner. His tone reflects negativity on this office, which otherwise the staff is pleasent.

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I saw Dr. Thompson on my visit and was very impressed with him and the entire office staff. I would highly recommend this office to my family and friends.

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Always accommodating and pleasant

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A great doctor. Very professional

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Dr. Rishi is a great doctor. He takes time to explain the nature of your injury, symptoms, and all possible outcomes. He starts with conservative treatments and does not rush into invasive treatments ,which is hard to find in doctors these days. He is very polite and and professional. I recommend him highly to friends and family.

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He identified the problem and drained my inflamed elbow bursitis. I feel great again. Thanks alot

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Looks like I caught them on a bad day, the waiting room was so crowded, there weren't enough chairs for the patients. The doctor was rushed, due to schedule changes, overall just a frenetic environment.

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He is the best

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Beautiful waiting room. Staff was friendly and professional.

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Awesome

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I know the doctor was running behind, but he was very RUSHED when we were finally seen. I did not like that at all.

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I liked him I waited about 1 hour I will tell if he helped me when I return for my follow up in one month

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He is an amazing dr with very professional staff

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La verdad me atendieron muy bien la recepcionista muy amable y los chicos de adentro Latinos muy. Amables y el doctor no se diga y encima guapisimo

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Doc was great!

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I liked the fact they have you complete your medical info on a tablet. Very efficient. Also excellent staff assisting doctor.

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Dr. Bhatnagar is an excellent orthopedic. He took the time to explain the symptoms and nature of my injury. I think the process for checking in patients requires major improvements. I walked in and there was only one person designated to check patients in and she was caught up with another patient for an extensive time period. After waiting a long time, she informed me that she needed to confirm that my insurance is active, which made my wait time even longer. I had an appointment at 10 and was not seen until 2 hours later. A suggestion I would give is that since I made my appointment on zocdoc someone could verify insurance information before patients arrive and definitely more that one person should be assigned to check in patients.

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Unsatisfactory

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Office was very busy. Wait time was about an hour and a half, but once I was taken to the exam room things moved along more quickly. I like the fact that X-Rays can be taken right in the office. Dr. Bhatnagar was very professional and explained everything to me. The office was clean and the X-Ray Technician was very nice. This seems to be a good doctor which is probably why he has so many patients. I will see him again if necessary.

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Professional, attentive, explained and informed of procedure and future treatment.

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Doctor Rishi Bhatnagar is one of the best orthopedic ever! In all aspects of my last visit I was extremely pleased with the doctor. He is a very experienced and knowledgeable and he is the one who understands the issues immediately, comparing to other orthopedics. He is also a superb sergeant. In late May I had a surgery (broken kneecap) performed by doctor Bhatnagar. Four months later I was able to walk like before the injury. Now my knee is completely recovered. Thank you Rishi!

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I was already familiar with Dr. Bhatnagar since my husband has gone to him several times. Always happy with the treatment we receive.

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My first visit went very well .doc rishi is a excellent doc. the front desk was very helpful.

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Muy amable y atentos

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They were very friendly...and the doctor helped with the pain in my back thank you very much

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Good

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He did a great job at explaining the issues and action plan.

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He is wonderful and I was out of pain in no time. Great doctor.

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Dr. Bhatnagar and staff were very professional, courteous and organized. I highly recommend them.

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He was quick and to the point which I liked. Would recommend to my friends and family!

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Dr. Rishi treated my son last year and we were impressed with then. He is very approachable and pitt bull at getting things done. Fantastic office and services.

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Dr. Bhatnagar was very patient with me and answered all my questions. I would use him again and recommend him to others.

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Very pleasant experience, the techs and Dr. B were helpful and willing to explain everything. I would recommend him to others.

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I didn't particularly feel like my health concerns were taken seriously, and felt ushered out. I guess since the doc sees this everyday, it's routine for him, however that doesn't make my experience or visit any less important. Very disappointed.