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Dr. Steven Bleckner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Steven Bleckner earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He continued his training with Residencies in the Department of General Surgery and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. Dr. Bleckner was named Chief Resident of Orthopaedic Traumatology at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland Medical System, then went on to complete an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Bleckner has served as a Team Physician for the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Bayhawks and various University of Maryland Terrapin athletic teams. Dr. Bleckner was named as a Castle Connelly Washington/Baltimore Top Doctor, and a 2012 U.S. News & World report top Orthopaedic Surgeon. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Bleckner has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Fellowship. He is an author of several articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Holy Cross Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Howard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Maryland, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Maryland, Residency in General Surgery
  • University of Maryland, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Tufts University (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1275575987

Office locations

Orthopaedic Specialists of Metropolitan Washington

2101 Medical Park Drive, Suite 110

Silver Spring, MD 20902

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Awful visit , I felt like they’re seen me for free ,
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Dr. Bleckner zeroed in on my problem very astutely and was very willing to talk over different treatment options. I was pleased with this appointment. The other staff in this office are always friendly and helpful.
Less than 1 month ago
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I've been a patient of Dr Bleckner's for many years, most recently for a problem which could have resulted in cancelling a fantastic vacation. As always, he helped me with my problem and my trip is a "go". He is verypersonable, efficient, thoughtful...and remembers aspects of my condition from appointment to appointment. The techs who assist him have been wonderful....including the xray tech. I'm grateful that I can get an appointment quickly, as needed. Very satisfied with Dr Bleckner and his team.
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Excellent Doctor.
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Dr.Bleckner is thorough and has an excellent bedside manner! He was able to pin point my exact issues and provide a few solutions.
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I was so grateful to be seen today that I didn't mind the wait as they were very busy. All the staff were efficient and friendly. Dr Bleckner is a good listener and very efficient.
Less than 1 year ago
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Crowded and long wait times but I got my needs met.
Less than 1 year ago
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The time in the waiting room was less than 15 minutes. Dr. Bleckner was both friendly and professional. He also discussed several options for the treatment of my injury and left the choice up to me.
Less than 1 year ago
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I loved dr bleckner. He didn’t waste my time at all: he asked me great questions, had a hypothesis about the problem, gave me an X-ray and confirmed what diagnosis. Now I have a treatment plan for a problem I’ve hadfor years. He’s hilarious and light hearted too. So happy with him!
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Very professional and informative.
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Great! I feel comfortable and certain he is going to do what’s best to heal my knee
Less than 1 year ago
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I trust Dr Bleckner and appreciate his efficiency and "bedside manner". My xrays were taken and reviewed quickly by Dr Bleckner. He suggested several options for treating my condition but didn't pressure me to decide. We agreed I'd follow upin 10 days to see if my condition after trying one of the option, improves.
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My visits are always awesome when I see him.
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Pleasant demeanor and listens to your problem and suggests treatments best for you. Even though the office was in transition and busy he was kind enough to apologize for any inconvenience and worked through the changes.
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Great and very knowledgeable.
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Many complain about wait time but I did my paperwork thru zocdoc and was seen right away!
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Dr. Bleckner was kind and reassuring, as were all the staff members.
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The other reviews are spot on. The Dr was great, but there is a small wait. For me his knowledge and bed side manner are worth it though!
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Very good bedside manner. Listened to my concerns and offered reasonable testing and solutions.
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Took good care of addressing my elbow issues quick and also explained well how to treat at home .Highly recommend the office and Dr .
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Very quickly diagnosed my condition after x-ray and gave me immediate relief. His bedside manner is commendable and the staff are friendly.
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My experience was pleasing, I was comfortable and the attention towards my concerns were received and noted. I have a two week follow up and will report my findings.
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excellent doctor
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Nice. He was good.
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Dr. Bleckner was very pleasant, engaging and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend him.
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Excellent visit. Thorough care from a Dr. who understands sports injuries. Both my son (the injured person) and I liked how he explained the injury and how he proceeded with caution. Zocdoc comes through again.
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I think he is an awesome doctor.
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A real people person, great conversation. Knows his stuff.
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Very personable, knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend him to all my friends and family!
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Dr. Bleckner is warm and very humble. He works with you like you are family.
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Excellent bedside manner! Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Pleasant with a terrific bedside manner!!!
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Dr. Bleckner was thorough and explained his diagnosis and treatment clearly. The support staff was nice and efficient.
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He is excellent doctor. I was lucky because I met him
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This was my first visit to this office the doctor was thorough in his examination and explanation at my level of what the problem was and his intentions on treatment. I was seen in a timely manner The staff was professionalthe office was clean and it appeared that the office and professional equipment have been updated to current items. The doctor made me feel comfortable and his bedside manner was above the normal I would gladly go back to see him and would recommend him highly to others.
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I've been seeing Dr. Bleckner and his PT staff for 10 years or more. Never had an unpleasant visit. Dr. Bleckner also treats my mom and she LOVES him as well.
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Dr. Bleckner was very kind, thoughtful and attentive. He did a wonderful job of educating me and making me comfortable. I would highly recommend him without any reservations! The appointment was quick and thorough and they offer onsite physical therapy which is a huge plus
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Dr. Bleckner remembered me from many years ago when he treated a broken ankle. He treated my problem today in very professional way. I was most pleased with my appointment. Will definitely continue to us him as needed.
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Great. Highly professional, personable, relates really well to athletes.
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Busy Man but attentive to my needs and gave firm recommendations.
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Efficient, professional, and friendly
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Outstanding physician. I have a lot of confidence in his judgement.
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The wait was a little long, but Dr. Bleckner is fantastic - highly approachable and knowledgeable, with a great bedside manner. Will definitely be returning for future orthopedic needs.
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I really like his demeanor, his professionalism, and his knowledge of his profession. I keep going back.
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I was very pleased with my visit today, Dr. Bleckner took his time listening to my complaints or aliments. Suggested a path to follow to try and relieve the pain and swelling in the affected areas. Subscribed medicine to help reducethe swelling and pain, and suggested a follow up if the aliments persist.
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He was very rushed. Doesnt spend enough time talking to patients. I was out of his office in under 5 minutes. Was not very kind this visit
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Dr. Bleckner is great. He's personable and professional. Each time I went to see him he got me out of pain immediately - he's the man when it comes to cortisone shots!!!
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Dr. Bleckner was energetic, clear, and pleasant. He was very reassuring to my pre-teen daughter who needed to have a dislocated fracture treated. His manner with her and with me was wonderful. I highly recommend him!
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Overall, this was good first impression. I liked the no nonsense evaluation. Once in the patient room everything when quickly and efficiently. Not rushed.
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Dr. Bleckner and his assistant was excellent!
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