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Christian Petrulio, MD

4.6 out of 5 (310 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Christian Petrulio

Dr. Petrulio came to Southcoast Health from Austin, TX where he was in private practice specializing in minimally invasive hand surgery. He is no stranger to New England, however, as he grew up in New Hampshire and graduated with honors from Harvard University.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Petrulio spent time with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa. He then worked with a group of epidemiologists in New York City to develop an HIV vaccine at New York University, where he later earned his Doctor of Medicine.

After completing his general surgery training at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was the Chiron immunotherapy surgical oncology research fellow, Dr. Petrulio completed his hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Kleinert-Kutz Institute of the University of Louisville in Kentucky where he was involved in one of the first hand transplants performed in the United States.

Dr. Petrulio is board certified in surgery.


Christian practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

300C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth , MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

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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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (57)

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.

  • The staff was all very kind and obviously cared about my well being to a great degree. It was one of the most straightforward visits that I have had

  • Staff was pleassnt., and Dr explained everything.

  • Thank you

  • Friendly staff & physician. Doctor listened carefully and explained the procedure with clarity.

  • Everything was expedited from entry to the office through the examination smoothly and politely follow ups made quickly and professionally especially during covid19 thanks for caring about my health

  • 1 hour wait to see the physician and another 15 minutes in the exam room. I had an early morning appointment and did not expect to wait that long.

  • great friendly staff

  • You were able to change my appointment to a provider that could see me earlier. The other provider which is my normal one is never available and takes months to get in to see her .

  • I was very satisfied with Dr. Petrulio and his staff.

  • Quick friendly efficient knowledgeable

  • The staff were exceptional. They made it extremely comfortable and convenient

  • Great visit and treatment

  • Check in, triage and diagnosis followed by orders were all excellent. Prescription was ready in just over one hour. Thank you.

  • Very pleased

  • Response to my request was prompt and personal. I was seen on time and future appointment was made that day. Very good service.

  • Dr was clear on what to expect and treatment

  • It was my first visit and it went great

  • They got me in quickly and dr Petrullio is a good doctor and explained what was wrong with my hand well

  • Dr petrullio is awesome. Worked with him at faunce corner surgery center. The best. Staff is equally professional and friendly. From the minute I walk in till I leave. I have referred his office to others!!

  • Quick appointment and on time. Dr made me feel like...What are you doing here...Fracture was almost unseen on x-ray. So he barely listened to me and gave me a wrist brace which I question will even help. Yes, not a major break but it is painful and I only need Advil for pain. So no big deal to him but to me it is.

  • I get treated with the upmost respect and urgency. My questions and concerns are taken care of.

  • Well organized office, cheerful and on time. Excellent.

  • Excellent experience . Doctor was great and really cared about my pain

  • Was pleased with everything

  • Positive initial visit!

  • Great visit! Quick and efficient staff; great doctor.

  • This will be my 3rd surgery with this doctor. I highly recommend him.

  • Knew what the problem was. He's going to fix it right away. Never have a problem. If there's something wrong. He sees me right away and he takes care of it. And you can ask for anything more than that hon. Thank you.

  • Getting the appointment was very quick! Once there, I was in and out under 30 minutes. Thank you!

  • Dr. Petrulio and his staff did an amazing job with the fingers on my left hand. I am very grateful for their professionalism, attention to detail and compassion.Many Thanks

  • Dr Petrulio is excellent!He is prompt, polite, a great listener and an outstanding physician! I am very impressed with the care I received & will certainly recommend Dr Petrulio to family and friends. Thank you Dr Petrulio & Southcoast Health!

  • Very professional, I was seen on one day, presurgical testing done and operated on the next day.

  • Good experience....will return when I need them

  • Dr.Petrulio was professional and answered all my questions.

  • Positive experience all around

  • They were great and I feel great now.

  • Excellent provider ! Ty

  • the Doctor was a profesional and make me feel comfortable and he way to work was very profesional thank you for everything att [Name] [Name]

  • They treated me very well and attended to me quickly.

  • Having seen another Dr. in the same building a few years ago, I am surprised that my history was not known before the appointment.

  • The appointment registrar was extremely cooperative and got me an appointment as quickly as possible. I only had to wait until after the weekend! She even accommodated me when I told her I was not comfortable driving in Fall River and gave me North Dartmouth instead (an excellent choice!). The North Dartmouth staff were very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Petrulio was awesome. He was efficient, spoke in language I could understand, and was very friendly. I appreciated his direct approach. I found him very professional, and he gave me excellent advice. I will definitely go to him again with any hand problems I might have.

  • The doctor and medical staff was amazing and I would recommend to anyone. The receptionists left a lot to be desired and were less than helpful or friendly.

  • Very professional and cooperative.

  • They told me there was three ways to take care of the problem and pick the less painful one first.

  • Provider very professional and knowledgeable.

  • Front staff was very courteous and the doctor was as well everyone treated me very well

  • The doctor seemed rushed.

  • Fast friendly and professional

  • The office staff was quite welcoming and helpful. The doctor was so thorough and kind.

  • Great experience. Staff nice, on schedule, doctor listened, gave me options and respected my decision

  • Christian. Yeah, Christian did very well. She provided me with all the information I wanted and then asked me what my goals were and all that. She was very good. Thank you.

  • Appointment went very well .Dr was very right to the point of explaining my injury an the impotance of getting into surgery to fix finger

  • Very nice courteous respectful and very professional.

  • The doctors office was outstanding. The call center hold line was excruciating with insulting,irrelevant, repetitive voiceovers and inefficient,duplicative call takers.

  • The wait to check in at the front desk was unbelievable. No one would even mention like si will be with you shortly they just disregarded your presence.

  • Got an appointment within days

  • I thought it was great from start to finish, everyone was professional and friendly. I was very comfortable.

  • Excellent Treatment On time and nothing bad to say

  • Dr.Petrulio was very patient with me, answered all of my questions and concerns. He made himself available for an early morning phone call and addressed my concerns. I am very pleased with the care I received from both Dr. Petrulio's office and staff as well as the ER staff at St. Luke's hospital.

  • i was very happy with the doctor except for a mix up with the prescription source

  • He patiently listened to all my concerns. Refreshing to see that in a doctor. Usually they want to rush you out the door. He was very patient.

  • Social distancing and plenty of hand sanitizer. Staff was very pleasant and helpful

  • Both Dr and [Name] were great. [Name] was kind too!

  • Upon entering 300 Faunce Corner building and in the physician office, everyone maintained safe COVID practices. All of the staff I came in contact with were great!! I had a level of confidence in the care I received.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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