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David J. Fehnel, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 5 (389 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Fehnel.
  • “Dr. Fehnel has the perfect combination of medical knowledge, delivery of information, and geniality. I only wish I had known about him sooner, as I would have wanted to see him for my prior orthopedic issues—a highly recommended doctor.”
    – Marilyn S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Dr. Fehnel is top-notch!”
    – Martha W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Dr. Fehnel is an excellent Doctor. He is very knowledgeable and is a great surgeon. I love how Dr. Fehnel takes his time to explain my condition, and he listens to what I have to say. He is always upbeat and reassuring. His genuine sincerity is what keeps me coming back. I am fortunate to have him as my doctor”
    – Lisa W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “My experience with the doctor was excellent. He and his assistant were professional informative and empathetic. The visit was quite successful. I’m glad to be able to give feedback. This office is a like a finely oiled machine!”
    – Nancy D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Dr. Fehnel is the best!”
    – Thomas S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “I have now had both shoulders repaired by Dr. Fehnel. Both were most positive experiences from first meetings to follow-ups. From his coordinator Karin to the PA staff I knew I was in good hands. And Dr. Fehnel’s easy-going style made my whole experience a lot less scary than it could have been. Kudos to all!”
    – David H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Excellent! Very happy with the whole experience. The surgery and post-op care as well as PT staff.”
    – Ron M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Outstanding.”
    – Kenneth B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “This facility from the from desk to the doctors and their staff are top rate.”
    – Rixhard C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “I had rotator cuff surgery last August and am recovering very well. The surgery went smoothly and I felt well prepared for the recovery process. Dr. Fehnel explained everything clearly and post-surgery, he went over what was done and what I should anticipate during therapy. I would certainly recommend Dr. Fehnel to anyone needing this particular surgery.”
    – Christine C.
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “During my work as a lifeguard at the Y, I had an unusual experience dealing with a twisted/jammed lane line. The line won the argument as I tugged, and my shoulder was quite damaged, beyond a simple rotator cuff repair. After a waiting period to let it settle down, Dr. Fehnel repaired everything and sent me on the road to recovery via therapy. After about 7 months of therapy and body conditioning, I was able to resume swimming at my prior level or better and will soon be ready to test for lifeguard certification.”
    – Ed G.
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “I have had two appointments with Dr. Fehnel and have found him to be informative, personable, and knowledgeable about my rotator cuff injury. His assistant was also knowledgeable and personable. I feel comfortable with the doctor's advice and do not feel pressured by him. Several years ago, I broke my wrist and was treated by Dr. Uroskie. He performed a wrist reduction, which has healed excellently. Dr. Uroskie, in my opinion, is an excellent orthopedic surgeon.”
    – Natalie D.
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Dr. Fehnel was and is very personable and caring. All my operations have recovered fully and have not suffered any problems. He answered all my AND my wife`s concerns. All the follow-ups were also handled very well. There is a good team at your facility. Dr. Fehnel is a great person and doctor. --Angelo B.”
    – Angelo
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “I had torn my rotator cuff on my right shoulder at the age of 25. I went from having a rocket from centerfield to home to having to give up softball completely and suffering great pain when lifting and exercising. I suffered with the pain for about 20 years. One day while mountain biking with my son I fell and landed on the shoulder severing the rotator cuff completely. The surgery took longer than normal. I even had to make an unexpected overnight stay at the hospital due to the extra anesthesia. Dr. Fehnel said that the old part of the tear was like stitching up and old baseball glove.” My recovery was supposed to take about six to eight months. After only five months upon completing my physical therapy, I was cleared to play golf that spring. It has been about five years and it has been awesome. Throwing baseballs and footballs with my sons, golfing, exercising, and lifting at work with little to no pain has made my life a lot more fun. I have told this story to many friends and told them how grateful I am for what Dr. Fehnel did for me. This summer my son Jack fractured his shoulder playing a scrimmage football game. I made sure my wife Lindsey brought him to Sports Medicine North. I was very happy when I learned that Dr. Fehnel would be his doctor as well. Jack was back on the field the last half of the season.”
    – A.J. Y.
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “I had Dr. Fehnel for my left shoulder surgery. Today, it feels great. Now I am having pain with my right shoulder. After my MRI, Dr. Fehnel told me that I was a candidate for a shoulder replacement. I was given a cortisone shot and it is working for now. I will be waiting until the pain is severe enough to have the shoulder replacement. I really have had a good experience with Dr Fehnel.”
    – Roland B.
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Very Positive all aspects of my care and treatment”
    – Edward B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Professional, caring. Not condescending when mentioned problems with pain management. Administrative staff went out of their way to fill out short term disability forms in a very short time period.”
    – Glenn M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “It has not mattered which doctor I have seen at Sports Medicine North. They have all been extremely kind, and more important, at the top of their game. I have been seeing them since the late 80's, and have never had anything but a outstanding outcome. If you have any orthopedic problems, this is the team you need to bring you back as far as is possible! The most important thing is that they are kind, compassionate, and extremely gifted surgeons. I would recommend them to anyone with an orthopedic issue. You can't do better than Sport's Medicine North!”
    – Beverly C.
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “After twisting my leg in a fall, Dr. Fehnel saw me the day after I called, ordered an X-ray and immediately assured me that there was nothing broken. He examined my leg, told me how to treat the swelling and suggested if it didn't continue to improve to come back and see him. He is a kind and compassionate doctor who listens patiently, never rushes me. I am 83 years old.”
    – Ann F.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.
  • “Visited with Dr. Fehnel briefly in Newburyport. He ordered an MRI which I received in Peabody and subsequently met with Dr. Fehnel for a results summary. The pain continued from the rotator cuff injury whereupon I followed his instructions to get a cortisone shot. It worked and the pain subsided. The whole experience was quick and hassle free . The entire process was quick and successful.”
    – Francis G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David J. Fehnel, M.D.

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