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Christopher Chihlas, MD

4.7 out of 5 (225 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

About Christopher Chihlas

Dr. Chihlas graduated cum laude from Union College in N.Y. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency with specialty training in foot and ankle surgery and served as the Chief Resident at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.

Dr. Chihlas is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Medical Association and the Rhode Island Orthopedic Society.   He is an adjunct clinical assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine.

He is board certified in orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include orthopedic medicine and surgery and orthopedic fragility/osteoporosis with added expertise in foot and ankle conditions.

Dr. Chihlas is an active coach and volunteer for his son’s sports teams and bands. He enjoys traveling with his family, including two recent trips to Alaska and the Southwest.


Christopher practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

479 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.7613575 -71.22010539999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1076 North Main St
Providence, RI 02904

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.8503374 -71.4036901

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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Helpfulness of clerks and receptionists

Patient Comments (11)

  • Have always been apprecitave of of the care and profesionl handeling of my health care and would most assuridly recomend the providers at that facility whom I have come in to contact with.

  • Overall excellent experience. Well educated staff, and I felt like I got quality answers related to my injury.

  • The staff is courteous and professional. Dr. Chihlas is a wonderful doctor. Knowledgeable, professional and caring.

  • The majority of the staff are super friendly & seem to genuinely care. The x-ray tech is especially kind. Dr. Chilhis is very knowledgable & shows compassion. He explains things thoroughly & uses x-rays to provide a clear picture of what's going on.

  • The staff was friendly and the doctor seemed to really care. He let me voice my concerns and then answer my questions. It was a excellent visit!

  • It was my first experience using Southcoast Health Orthopedics. It was a great experience from start to finish

  • the wait was a long time waiting in the exam room until the Dr came in, but very knowledgable & glad I saw him

  • I felt the doctor was very straight foward and hinest about my daughters ankle. He put her on the right path, letting her know she has responsibility in her recovery with certain exercizes and if things didnt improve she us to come back for further eval. He knew what her problem was very quickly. Experienced Doctor.

  • I needed to be seen at the last minute and they made time to fit me in. And I thank them for that. Thank u

  • Positives: front desk - friendly, timely, worked with new to find an appointment that was timely and worked around my work scheduleDoctor - understanding and offered options to ease my mind for my current pain and confusing MRI.Negative- they will no longer be taking my insurance and now I have to start somewhere else

  • The doctor seemed like my presence was a bother to him. He told me he had a lot of patients to see. I got nothing out of the visit.

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