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Dr. Joseph O'Brien, MD

Dr. Joseph O'Brien, MD

Age 48 Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery M
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Dr. Joseph O'Brien, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Bethesda, MD. Dr. O'Brien completed a residency at University Of Maryland / Shock Trauma. He currently practices at OrthoBethesda and is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. He accepts multiple insurance plans, including Medicare. Dr. O'Brien is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.


  • Combined Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fellowship Hospital — 2007
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine, Fellowship Hospital — 2007
  • University Of Maryland / Shock Trauma, Residency Hospital — 2006
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, Internship Hospital — 2002
  • George Washington University School of Medicine - Washington, DC, Medical School — 2001
  • Vanderbilt University, Undergraduate School — 1996

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC
  • Medicare
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • Priority Partners
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. O'Brien frequently treats Back Pain, Spondylolisthesis, and Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement).  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital
  • Virginia Hospital Center


  1. OrthoBethesda

    1. 1
      10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 506, Bethesda, MD 20817 (865) 888-4327
  1. OrthoBethesda

    1. 2
      Virginia Hospital Center
      1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 180, Arlington, VA 22205 (703) 567-4706
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