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Dr. Samuel Sanders, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Germantown, MD

About Dr. Samuel Sanders

Dr. Samuel Sanders is a native of Potomac, Maryland. He graduated as valedictorian from The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, where he excelled on both nationally ranked soccer and tennis teams achieving all county honors. He continued his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior. Dr. Sanders returned to the Washington D.C. area for his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. Following his graduation from medical school, Dr. Sanders was accepted into an orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During his residency, Dr. Sanders had the opportunity to complete extra training in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care at the world renowned R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Sanders accepted a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, where he focused on the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery, cartilage repair, and complicated reconstructions of torn ligaments and tendons. The fellowship afforded Dr. Sanders the opportunity to work with, and provide orthopaedic care to, the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and the Buffalo State College Athletics. Dr. Sanders continues his orthopaedic care to athletes as the team doctor to several area high schools including his own alma mater, Bullis High School, in Potomac, MD, as well as the Holton Arms School, St Andrews Episcopal School and the McLean School. He has also been interviewed on NBC 4 News, ESPN 980 and Rock the Red Podcast, regarding sports related injuries.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Adventist Health

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

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
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427299205

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Dr. Sanders has been awesome diagnosing my knee issues and helping me with my recovery. Right away he and his teammade me feel comfortable and heard. It was clear during my follow-up that he cares about his patients and knows who you are when you walk into the room. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Dr. Sanders has been awesome diagnosing my knee issues and helping me with my recovery. Right away he and his team made me feel comfortable and heard. It was clear duringmy follow-up that he cares about his patients and knows who you are when you walk into the room. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Grace S. · August 13, 2019
Dr. Sanders seemed very knowledegable and quickly grasped the medical issue I had come for and what my goal was. Hada good manner with me and took time to listen. Wants an MRI done before suggesting any further treatment. Only complaint is that after giving my medical history on a tablet before being seen, a nurse came in and then asked all the same questions....
Dr. Sanders seemed very knowledegable and quickly grasped the medical issue I had come for and what my goal was. Had a good manner with me and took time to listen.Wants an MRI done before suggesting any further treatment. Only complaint is that after giving my medical history on a tablet before being seen, a nurse came in and then asked all the same questions....
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Dr. Samuel Sanders's office locations

The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group

Germantown

19532 Doctors Dr

Germantown, MD 20874

The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group

Silver Spring

1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group

Rockville

9420 Key West Ave, Suite 400

Rockville, MD 20850

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Dr. Sanders has been awesome diagnosing my knee issues and helping me with my recovery. Right away he and his team made me feel comfortable and heard. It was clear during my follow-up that he cares about his patients and knows who you are when you walk into the room. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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It was brey nice. Good to have a doctor that will talk and listen to you.

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Dr. Sanders seemed very knowledegable and quickly grasped the medical issue I had come for and what my goal was. Had a good manner with me and took time to listen. Wants an MRI done before suggesting any further treatment. Only complaint is that after giving my medical history on a tablet before being seen, a nurse came in and then asked all the same questions....

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Office staff very friendly. Dr. Sanders was kind and took his time to explain everything to me. He was great

Less than 3 months ago
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Friendly staff, clean facilities very informative

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Very thorough and caring demeanor!

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Nice

Less than 6 months ago
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Professional and helpful! Really listens to patients, and works to get you back to regular activity

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GWOG and the staff is outstanding! My family has been patients for years. Would NEVER go anywhere else.

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Really wonderful, highly recommend. The staff were all very friendly and Dr. Sanders was fantastic. He was efficient, answered all my questions and had a great bedside manner. Will be going to him for any other ortho related problems i have!

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Thorough exam and explanation of diagnosis and treatment options. Practice seemed well organized and efficient.

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Great doctor - lived up to all the reviews I read. Very knowledgeable but efficient.

Less than 1 year ago
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He was amazing, funny and attentive. He maintained eye contact (which is essential to me. Too many doctors are steering at computer screens and not the patient), explained everything eloquently and efficiently.

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Dr. Sanders was incredibly professional and immediately established trust with his knowledge. Highly recommend him!

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Amazing staff and expert advice from Dr. Sanders.

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This Doctor has patience and is very understanding which is a rare find and we need more doctors like him! Excellent service!

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The visit went well, I just think that the assistant should telll the doctor before entering the room why the patient is there and what is the problem.

Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit. Dr. Sanders listened very closely, asked a few of his own questions, then knew exactly which points to test during a quick exam. Very efficient, but still took the time to listen to all of my questions.

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Dr. Sanders was the quickest doctor I have ever had an appointment with. He treated my wrist issues with speed and accuracy and will be doing a follow up soon to make sure every thing is in order.

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Pleasant and professional

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Great Doc. He sat down and actually listened to me unlike the last doctor. Dr. Samuel spent time reviewing the MRI that I brought in and he found some issues the other Dr. missed. He had a solid plan in place for getting my situation treated. He is all around a great guy and was a great visit.

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When we arrived the office did not have any record of my appointment. I showed them the ZocDoc confirmation text and eventually, she was able to find the appointment but it had not made it to their schedule. As a result, we waited for 50 minutes before being seen as they had to fit us in. I also had to fill out all the paperwork that I had already filled out on ZocDoc. There seems to be a disconnect between ZocDoc and the front desk scheduling system. Dr. Sanders was WELL WORTH waiting for & I'm grateful he was able to fit us in despite the scheduling issue. Highly recommend Dr. Sanders.

Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor!

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I have seen 7+ knee specialist over the last 15 years, most of them professional sports doctors. Dr. Sanders is one of the top! He is empathetic and devotes his full attention to you.

Less than 1 year ago
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As usual -- excellent! Thank you dr Sanders.

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The practice and the doctor are ready to help with a direct and caring approach.

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He continues to be an excellent doctor

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Very excellent “bedside manner”

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Loved Meeting Dr. Sanders. He was really helpful and patient in explaining things!

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Awesome

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Dr. Sanders and his staff were all great. They took the time to listen and explained things well. It was an efficient visit to get my diagnosis. The only problem was the offices integration with Zocdoc. The office does not look at the check-in information filled out on Zocdoc and requires you to fill our everything again using their tablet on arrival. This is redundant, annoying, and a waste of patient time.

Less than 1 year ago
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In spite of the fact that the office was extremely busy, this practice runs a tight ship. They are extremely efficient, in all respects. From collecting history, to taking xrays, and briefing the physician prior to seeing the patient, everything always runs smoothly.

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Very good, very detailed in his explanations.

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I’ve been having neck and back issues so I went to see Dr. Sanders due to all the great reviews, and they’re spot on! He’s incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and has the best bed side manner ever. I highly recommend seeing him for any orthopedic needs you may have.

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The nurses and doctor were very nice, polite, and courteous. Dr. Samuel was very attentive and curious about my problem...and very punctual. I was pleasantly surprised how efficiently they run the practice, not wasting your time waiting around. It took less than an hour to do everything (new patient), including X-rays. I look forward to my follow up.

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It was very through and quick which was very appreciated

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Great bedside manner. Personable and charming. Additionally, he was extremely comprehensive with his exam.

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Great

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Great explained the condition, showed me the x-ray involved my toe. Honest about not his expertise and referred me.

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Dr Sanders is always very good and knows what he wants from a visit and how to treat the problem

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Great doctor

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Very personable and excellent evauation

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Had great news for me so that is always a plus. But he set realistic expectations for me in terms of getting back to being cleared for sports.

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He is the best. I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Sanders listens really well and connects each time with my teenage son. He has given us great advice and taken care of our health issues each time. I highly recommend him.

More than 1 year ago
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He is always straight to the point and helps me understand my diagnosis. His bedside manner is always pleasant.

More than 1 year ago
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He was very caring and professional. I'm confident I will recover the treatment I need for my shoulder from this office.

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Very impressed wish the Dr and staff.

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Excellent visit. The doc provided a very clear analysis of the results and gave us some new information as well. He was polite, and very kind.

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I think Dr. Sanders actually takes the time and listens to my issues and helps me solve them in the most compassionate way ever. I’ll forever be a patient with him if any further issues arise. Thanks !

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