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Brian Edkin, MD

Medical Director Total Joint Program

4.7 out of 5 (215 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, Tenn.

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

300 A Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1030 President Ave Suite 113
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

479 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.7613575 -71.22010539999997

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 (37)

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  • Dr. Edkin and his whole staff are very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend them.

  • Was happy they all was good with me Thank U

  • long wait in the waiting room

  • Dr Edkinprovided a clear understanding of the source of my discomfort and provided a new path to definitive treatmentI am looking forward a complete resolution to my pain

  • 2nd time there for different body parts! They’re awesome!

  • Very thorough exam

  • Dr.Edkin I feel gave me back my life. 2 hips replaced and I'm 97% to where I was 2 years ago. I could never thank him enough. First hip replaced (left) at 53 yrs okd March 2018 and second hip replaced (right) 54 January 2019. I had replaced and home same day. Never a problem and never in pain again.

  • Dr Edkin listens and explains. No rush.

  • This appointment had to be rescheduled due to an emergency surgery the Doctor had to schedule for this afternoon. This would of been the second time I was moved instead of rescheduling for a different day, they made the appointment for first thing in the morning. I was a little skeptical about the 15 minutes that each patient is given, whether new or returning. However he was very thorough and took his time and still made sure I was out in time for work.

  • Doctor was great and explained everything well

  • The doctor spent some time explaining his reasoning about my problem, and possible options for a solution. I felt very respected and trusted in the doctor's recommendations. The intake nurse was friendly and put me at ease.

  • Everyone I spoke with was very helpful and the doctor was very understanding and informative.

  • It's fine the way it is

  • It was nice that everyone introduced themselves to me and my husband, and I feel that Dr. Edkin did a fantastic job in reassuring myself and my husband, and answering all of our questions - so he did a great job. Thank you very much.

  • Dr. Edkin was very professional and accommodating. The staff, x-ray technicians, medical assistants, front desk staff were ALL very gracious.

  • All bases completely covered by all staffDoctor’s “ bed side” manner was awesome!

  • The staff was very courtesy, and the doctor knew exactly what I needed to know, and told me what I have to do. Very polite. Very happy. Thank you.

  • Every thing went well. I just wish the waiting time between PA and the Dr. actually was a little less time

  • Very professional. Comprehensive explanations. Answered all questions.

  • Everything ok

  • Nothing to be improved - my first knee injection went fine

  • People called me by name. The Dr is so comforting and knowledgeable. I love having X-rays done right there.

  • While I had to wait beyond my appointment time to see the doctor, he spent a lot of time with me and did not make me feel rushed so the wait was worth it.

  • This experience went very well. Every aspect of my visit was handled in a very professional and informative manner and all involved were very friendly and made the visit very comfortable. I would definitely recommend your office to others.

  • The Dr really listened and addressed all my concerns and issues, the staff was equally courteous and kind, from the X-ray technician to the office staff

  • my doctor was awesome but my appointment was at 8am. The front desk did not show up until 8:15 and I was not seen until 8:25. It seemed to me that my co-pay was more important then my visit to the doctor at thee front desk. Very disappointing.

  • Dr. Edkin is a personable, competent, capable and caring physician. I would recommend him unconditionally. His staff likewise displays these qualities. The office runs efficiently and has always been on schedule when I have been there.

  • Time with the doctor was well spent. But we waited an awful long time. I was in the office an hour and a half. Just a little longer than I expected. But he did, he was wonderful.

  • Dr Edkin took time explaining things to me, giving me options. When he was with me he was WITH me.

  • Hello, my name is [Name] I'm a 60 year old male here in New Bedford and I had to have a total hip replacement. And I'll tell you Dr. Edkin was on it. He provided everything that I had to know about the surgery pre-surgery after surgery kept up. And I'll tell you there's no way that I could find someone more comforting. I was in pain for a year and a half maybe two and it was extreme pain. I couldn't even lift my leg over the tub to shower and he finally got me in there and I'll tell you I am very proud to know that man. Very, very proud to know him. I'm doing well. It's been 3 months since the surgery and everything is A okay. I'm following through with all my*

  • Dr Edkin was very thorough in explaining what was happening to my knee spent a lot of time with me and it was very comforting to know that he listens to the patient ..

  • I am very happy with the experience

  • Physician,nurse and receptionist were courteous,caring and efficient.It is wonderful to with less and or no pain. Thank you!

  • All personnel were very professional

  • The doctor was very courteous and explained everything clearly to me , great experience !

  • It was my first time going to this Doctor and I was very pleased. Staff were also pleasant.

  • was very pleased with the Dr. and the staff and all of my questions were answered so that I could understand them.

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