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Brian Edkin, MD

Medical Director Total Joint Program

4.7 out of 5 (192 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

About Brian Edkin

Dr. Edkin completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami (Florida) and obtained his medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

He completed his internship in the surgical specialties, followed by his residency in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Edkin is fellowship trained in joint replacement of the hip and knee, including complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery. He has a special interest in partial knee replacement.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

He joins Southcoast Health from Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics in Knoxville, Tenn., with more than 20 years of experience in non-operative and surgical treatment of adult hip and knee disorders.


Brian practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1151 Robeson Street Suite 101
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-2211

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (49)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr.Edkin is very attentive to the patient's needs and concerns. My mom feels comfortable with this doctor.

  • Took me right in. Was comfortable the entire time.

  • I am very comfortable with the excellent visit I had.

  • I was concerned when my X-rays showed I had 13 staples in my left hip. I have never had work done in that area. Being a "[Name]", I wonder if this X-ray belonged to someone else.

  • Dr. Edkin is always informative and explains everything. He takes his time with you and doesn't rush!

  • I basically just really like this dr (Edkin)The staff is very courteous also

  • Always professional, friendly, informed and answer & advise on any health questions.

  • They treated me perfectly. I liked the care. I have no complaints.

  • Dr. Edkin listened to my issue. He was direct and explained everything. He made a diagnosis and how to treat it.Easy to get to facility and easy parking.

  • It was a very pleasant experience. Dr. Edkin was very thorough and listened to my concerns. He also spent a lot of time answering my questions.

  • Highly recommended, Dr. Ekin is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. He answered all my questions thoroughly, I am grateful to Dr. Ekin in person visit, he is a wonderful doctor, 10+++++staff friendly, efficient and courteous. Great experience!

  • It was a excellent service with a doctor in the clinic. I like her so much and my recommended to.

  • Dr. Edkin is excellent. Talented, responsive, friendly and caring.

  • The staff and MD were courteous.

  • The doctor was very imformative, showed concern for my medical problem, explained the proceedures that we will follow if medical problem persist

  • The office staff was prompt, friendly and efficient. In a perfect world, the wait would have been less than an hour, but an hour is acceptable in my mind. It shows patents are getting excellent attention!

  • I am so happy with the staff and the care they give. I did not feel like just another number. Awesome staff.

  • Listened, concerned, explained everything in layman terms, asked questions, thoughtful, insightful, detailed, compassionate; couldn't ask for a better more informative Dr! We are greatly blessed!

  • The care I received was acceptable, I really don't have much to say other than I was treated with respect.

  • Staff excellent kind and attentive,DR explained my needs and when going forward options, choices that may be helpful

  • Thorough exam. Well explained X-rays.

  • Dr. Edkin was a breath of fresh air. He was honest and did not make me or my health problems feel dismissed in any way. This is a good physician.

  • Dr. Edkin was very courteous and kind and concerned about the problem of my knees and gave different options that were available

  • This was my first visit with Dr.Edkin. I found him to be explicit in describing my condition in layman's terms. We proceed with me obtaining a shot to my knee and the results were immediately successful. His staff was friendly and assuring. I definitely would recommend him.

  • Dr. Edkin is tremendous. I can't say enough good stuff about him. Better than Boston facilities.

  • Dr. Brian Edkin my orthopedic doctor is always very 100% helpful, thought full, and takes the time to listen. Never rushes me. He is patient and explains all of my concerns. I really appreciate his professionalism. Not many of todays Doctors do not take the time and effort. They are always in a big rush. I give him 10 Stars and 200% effort. Thank you, Sincerely, [Name] [Name] Dartmouth, Ma.

  • I found this office to be extremely courteous . They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and confident in my care. Very helpful .A+++

  • De. Edkin was very thorough in his explanation of my joints and what eventually needs to happen. He was to the point and held no punches.I respect that.

  • The doctor was wonderful and the staff was terrific. Would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who needed orthopedic care.

  • Experience: was made very comfortable during this visit

  • Everyone in the office treated me exceptionally well. This was my first appointment with Dr Edkins, but my first impression is that he is a caring, excellent physician.

  • Dr. Edkin was extremely helpful in helping me with what I wanted to have done originally. And I appreciate everything he did for me yesterday. Tell him Thank you very much.

  • Dr Edkin explained everything very clearly. He came up with a good plan going forward.

  • Things are done in a professional manner in a timely manner also

  • Dr. Edkin was wonderful and really helped me. However, the 45 minute wait in my car, in the parking lot, was way too long! Poor planning somewhere!

  • Everything went as scheduled. The staff and care provider were extremely helpful. They explained everything clearly and their recommendations were excellent

  • Everything was great from start to finish...front desk, MA, Radiology, Provider, and check out. Thank you!

  • Very positive experience, with good treatment plan.

  • Dr. Edkin is professional and extremely interested in my well being. He is patient and I never feel rushed. The staff are all very pleasant and professional. They put me at ease.

  • I was given a detailed explanation of my condition with no feelings of burdening the M.D.

  • Dr Edkin was very informative and helpful

  • Dr Edkins is thorough and takes the time to explain test results and options for treatment. I highly recommend him.

  • Excellent care and communication in all respects!

  • Dr. Brian Edkin was phenomenal when he showed up in my room to go up on my surgery. My appointment was at 11:30. I showed up 5 minutes before I had to wait call in and didn't get called in until after 12:45 sat in the room until almost 12:30 before I was seen no one came in said anything and then Dr. Edkin came in and we discussed my surgery again, which is awesome, but no communication before then and you know to have your appointment at 11:30 not get seen until 12:45. Probably not so good.

  • The technician who met me at the door to take my temperature was very kind and the receptionist was wonderful. Dr. Edkin explained my injury completely and in layman terms. Excellent visit.

  • Hello. Yes, this is about Dr. Brian Edkin. I saw him as a new patient today, and he was very compassionate, and understanding, and very helpful, and I am a new patient, and I did not understand what was going on with me, and he kind of figured it out, and I've been referred to another doctor, and he was very, very kind, and helpful.

  • He was very informative and met with me for a very long time answering all my questions. He was great. Exceeded my expectations for sure.

  • I was impressed with how well the visit went. Staff efficient and helpful. The doctor explained things very clear and discussed options.

  • During this COVID-19 fearful time, I expressed my concern about coming to the office. I was convinced my visit would be safe. My appointment was rescheduled with my permission, but there were too many people there. There were three doctors and many patients. I sat too long in the waiting room. I was afraid to sit down, and waited fifty minutes in an exam room to see the doctor. The nurse and doctor gave excellent care, but I felt unsafe from germs. I was not happy with this waiting period. I was forced to remove the mask I wore into the office for the attendant who was not six feet away to take my temperature. I felt the need to go home immediately put all my clothes in the washing machine and take a shower. Fear of the virus was overwhelming. I received excellent care from providers but the environment made me feel very unsafe.

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