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Christopher Skeehan, MD

4.8 out of 5 (377 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Christopher Skeehan

Dr. Christopher Skeehan graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester. He then earned his Doctorate of Medicine from New York Medical College. Furthering his medical expertise, Dr. Skeehan completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth prior to his Naval service as a staff Orthopedic Surgeon. Most recently, Dr. Skeehan completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital and Insall Scott Kelly Institute. His clinical interests are in both primary and revision hip and knee reconstruction and hip and knee sports medicine.

Dr. Skeehan was inspired to become a physician by his parents, both of whom are physicians. He chose orthopedic surgery after his personal experience with orthopedic surgeons who provided care when he injured himself as a hammer thrower in college. Dr. Skeehan’s personal philosophy of care is centered around cherishing his patients, tracking their outcomes, and always striving to be better for them. He collaborates with his patients, listening to what their goals of care are, while offering different treatment options that will help them achieve their goals with as little intervention as possible.

When not at work, Dr. Skeehan enjoys hiking, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, and spending time with his family. Dr. Skeehan is a former member of the United States Navy.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Health Orthopedic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    1565 North Main Street Suite 506
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-2211

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  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

    672 Aquidneck Avenue
    Middletown, RI 02842

    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 (103)

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.

  • Clear, concise and very informed of my history and my case. Listened to my discussions and questions well without "putting me off". Very personable and professional. Staff was great personable and professional with taking history and preparing for exam. I did know the medical assistant personally and it was appreciated that she gave me theboption without thought to have another staff see to my appointment. It was not am issue for me at all but it was nice to be given that option. Very positive experience.

  • Courtesy was excellent and Dr listened attentively

  • I was /am happy with the physician. My complaint is mostly about the state of the parking lot and sidewalk that were not clear of snow and ice. I was upset seeing older adults with canes trying to navigate getting over snow, onto partially shoveled sidewalk. Especially since orthopedics is in this building.

  • got an appointment quickly and the doctor listened to my concerns and answered my questions.

  • Dr Skeehan always takes time to explain everything in detail and his office is very helpful and professional.

  • Everything was as expected

  • Explained what was going on with my case so I understood

  • Courteous, on time and effective & knowledgeable. Was impressed by all.

  • Caring and helpful staff. Knowledgeable and personable doctor who took the time to explain my options so I could make an informed decision. He explained each step of the treatment, twice (the second time as he was doing it), so I wasn't afraid at all.I am having another current issue which impacts my ability to communicate, and everyone went above and beyond to help, especially the checkout lady, who totally took care of something I had forgotten to ask the doctor for. I will recommend to ANYONE who needs knee care!

  • The office staff was very hospitable. They created a spirit that made you feel comfortable.

  • Thank you.

  • Everything went real nice you people are great

  • I felt comfortable regarding my upcoming procedure

  • Everyone is positive and great listeners. I feel confident about my health issue care.

  • Courteous, efficient, knowledgeable.

  • I had 3 interactions that day. The receptionist was warm and friendly, as was the medical assistant. The medical assistant reviewed the questions I answered in MyChart prior to the visit and got a detailed history from me. Dr. Skeehan shook my hand and looked me in the eye to start. He was personable and interested in me! He is a great listener. He had me get on the table and did a thorough exam. I have multiple issues and he did his best to sus out which problem may be the root of all others. He was calm, patient and smart. He's not in a hurry to cut. He may be stuck with me!

  • Dr Skeehan had very nice manners,Gave me good advice.

  • The dr and staff are friendly and attentive and extremely good at what they do.

  • On time, courteous, listened to me carefully, treated me appropriately.

  • Wished the Dr would have spent some time teaching me about my diagnosis.

  • Hi, my doctor was very thorough. The nurse was very thorough. They were kind. They were pleasant. They were professional. My doctor explained everything in layman's terms, and it was a good visit.

  • Very knowledgeable and to the point. There was nothing that could have been done by the doctor to improve the situation. He gave me the options I chose

  • Great service and wants to help me as fast as possible

  • The staff were great! The wait was an hour and fifteen min but Dr Skeehan was worth the wait. Was patient and showed models of what was wrong and patient with questions. Even though he ran late he did not rush the visit. Thanks for that Dr Skeehan

  • Hi, this is [Name] [Name] I recently had a visit with Dr. Skeehan. I have been to several of the orthopedics in your department previous since Dr. Skeehan and it's kind of taken over to the department and I can't speak highly enough about him. I feel like he's been an amazing fit for what you are trying to do and build a great team. He's a great doctor and he really makes you feel like he listens to you and takes the time with you. I'm just really glad he's part of the Southwest team and I'm glad you have him. Thank you.

  • Everything I go through when I have an appointment is always excellent. That's why I continue to have appointments and always will.

  • Always professional, friendly and informative.

  • Everything was great. Wait time in the office was minimal. The staff was friendly. I got the help and information I needed.

  • I am doing 99% better than before surgery. Dr. Skeehan is amazing and I am lucky to have him for my surgeon.

  • Always receiving me with a smile and respect

  • Really great experience all around. I recently changed from another provider and the service I received from SCH was incredible!

  • Very prompt service after arrival. Nurse was very helpful and friendly. Xray technician was also prompt, caring and did a great job. Dr. was extremely caring, friendly and knowledgeable.Actually the most organized office I've ever had an appt. at. No wait time but every question answered. Extremely satisfied!

  • Everything went well and with the problem that we're dealing with my left hip

  • Everything went efficiently and everyone was very polite.

  • Professional and listening

  • Extremely friendly staff, Dr well prepared and very knowledgeable about problem .Explained anatomy and possible reason for discomfort. Advised exercise therapy which is helping immensly after just a few days! 10* for sure

  • It's very frustrating because of the wait and then the night before my appointment the appointment was canceled, and I had to wait another month. That was very unacceptable.

  • All the members of the team were curtious and prompt. Dr. Was friendly and helpful with my problem. Overall good experience.

  • Practically no wait, and the doctor took the time to answer all my questions.

  • Everything went well. No complaints.

  • It was the first time I've been there. The doctor was great and the xray technician was very engaging, making me feel comfortable.

  • visit was good. Dr . was personable and answered my questions. I would hope to see him.

  • This doctor was exactly what this 81 year old lady with Alzheimer's needed. He told me....happily that I don't have to have a hip replacement. He told me exactly the kind of exercises to do, exactly, you know, how to do them, where to do them. And I'm telling you he's, as far as I'm concerned he walks on water. And furthermore, let me tell you my life has changed since I saw him because my hip is not bothering me, thanks to him. And I..I can't say enough for him. He was great. He had a sense of humor. He got a kick out of me. And what could I ask for? Nothing more. He was great and I've already recommended him to 60 people. Thank you.

  • Dr Skeehan, MD and his staff were all friendly, prompt and knowledgeable. I am looking forward to getting my surgery scheduled and Dr Skeehan answered all my questions. I like him very much, his bedside manner is impeccable.

  • Dr. Skeehan was extremely knowledgeable always paying attention to detail and mine wants and needs very professional.

  • It was.very good.

  • I have met only two doctors since switching to SouthCoast. Both have been extremely nice, personable, and have shown a real interest during my appointments. That goes a long way to making me feel good and relaxed while at their offices. I feel good about the switch from Lifespan.

  • Very good service!

  • I was able to get an appointment very quickly, and was very happy with the results of my visit

  • Dr. Skeelan was very confident and serious.

  • From the time I walked in to the time I left I was treated with respect & made me feel comfortable .

  • I got to the office, everyone was very pleasant. I... I got into my appointment in a timely manner. The doctor was great and I went away, very pleased and happy.

  • I found with this provided he was pleasant and knowledgeable. I felt automatically comfortable to be going forward with my care with this surgeon.

  • The receptionist was very friendly and polite and helpful. I was seen on time and was not rushed during my visit. Dr Skeehan answered all my questions and was very nice.

  • Everyone was pleasant and quickly responsive to expedite an appointment due to my condition. Very professional and caring.

  • Had to wait 45 minutes to see the doctor from scheduled appt time.

  • Easy access to the office. Professional staff. Dr. Skeehan was professional, knowledgable and talked about short and long term goals.

  • I have no complaints about my experience today. The only way you can improve today's is. It is to fix my knee without surgery. One can hope can't they? I was well satisfied with my visit today. with Dr. Skeehan and all in his office. Thank you.

  • I feel like he truly was concerned about my health problems and I left happy after receiving a treatment and I no longer had pain.

  • This provider is the best. I have had conversations with 3 other orthopedic consults on this matter. This provider is superior to all the others. I choose him over all others to do my surgery ,

  • It was my first time with Dr. Skeehan. He was an amazing doctor and veey understanding. Great experience here.

  • Dr Skeehan and his staff were very friendly, polite, and efficient. They took my father (the pt) earlier than our appointment and made it very easy for him. I thought the appt from start to finish was excellent.

  • From the receptionist. to [Name] the radiologist tech and then to Dr Skeehan I felt welcomed and confident in the care I received. Highly recommend

  • Dr. Skeehan appreciates that I am an active senior and gives me good instructions on how to do the best exercises to strengthen the muscles in me quads to better support my knees. He's aware that I am a water aerobics instructor and swimmer. I appreciate that he listens to me.

  • Used this facility once when it was an urgent care. Retains a modern, hygienic setting. Admissions staff was prompt and courteous.

  • I like the fact that he was honest. I really like the dr.

  • I was listened to and explained everything in a way I understood. I was also asked if I had any questions and each was addressed

  • The reception that I had was excellent. The doctor was within 10 minutes of my appointment time which was wonderful. Very, very pleasant man. Seems very knowledgeable and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Thank you.

  • Staff is super helpful and so nice. I love going to see them.

  • 1st time meeting Dr Skeehan. I was very impressed and will be having him as my hip replacement surgeon.

  • Every time I go I'm always extremely happy with my speed and care I receive!

  • Awesome staff # 1 and Dr Christopher Skeehan was very intelligent,, explained everything to me and I feel pretty good about the future w this dru00A0

  • Kind, caring, capable, and friendly describes Dr Skeehan.

  • Completely satisfied , Dr Skeehan listened and made me feel very comfortable

  • Dr Skeehan was the surgeon for my total knee replacement. My new knee is doing so very well! I have already scheduled my second knee.

  • From the beginning to the end of my appointment, I felt that I was in the best care!

  • Staff was extremely nice and accommodating.

  • The office was like a Nascar pit crew, they were awesome and super professional. Everybody had a specific duty that was done proficiently and with respect to me, always asking if I was okay.

  • I was seen 5 minutes before my scheduled appointment. [Name] was courteous and went over preliminary info before seeing the MD.Doctor explained the results of my tests and gave me the things that I needed to do to get better.I have no complaints. I think the system that you have at the office works

  • Doctor and staff were great. It is hard to get an appointment and schedule the surgery

  • Easy and quick check in and check out. The doctor was very cordial and knowledgeable I proceeded to tell him that my knee was very painful when doing squats in my Zumba class and he explained and showed me how to squat correctly to help the problem. I really do feel he went above and beyond.

  • Everyone was friendly . The visit was quick and convenient.

  • Great people and great service

  • Everything went well with everyone in this office

  • The office was apparently very, very busy, as there were about 10 folks spilling out of the waiting room into the corridor to see various orthopedic physicians. However, I was surprised to be taken in quickly, interviewed by intake staff, the doctor followed up promptly. We then reviewed my situation, discussed care options, and moved forward starting with meds with potential to pursue further procedures after determining results of medication after several weeks. All in all, a good, if somewhat rushed, experience likely due to the busy schedule of waiting room patients. I just had to be ready to provide queries on my diagnosis to explore and understand options available.

  • very friendly and helpful

  • What you can do to improve my experience with Southcoast is no Robo calling. I do not want to receive calls after 7 o'clock at night asking me how I feel about Southcoast because it won't be favorable. Remove me from your Robo call list

  • Came for annual checkup for a knee replacement and to check other knee. Dr Skeehan always takes time to explain everything including options in a very informative and patient friendly way. His entire office is very professional and makes the entire experience easier.

  • Waited 1 hour from the time I walked in the door which was 15 minutes early per instructions. X-rays were done at scheduled appointment time.

  • Dr. Skeehan was very professional, easy to talk to and clearly explained treatment options for my hip. He couldn't have done a better job.

  • Dr.Skeehan was attentive to my knee issue and explained everything very clearly. He was very patient and understanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an orthopedic doctor.

  • Never wait long

  • No improvement need everyone was very professional, delt with my issues on the spot

  • Support staff especially [Name] A, we're pleasant and professional The young lady in X-ray was pleasant and professional Dr Skeehan was very kind. He examined me and explained what he found and ordered an MRI. He also recommended that taking celebrex would be much gentler than the meloxicam I am currently taking. Dr Skeehan listened to me and seemed very knowledgeable and was very professional

  • Everything went well,but the time sucked,I had to wait so long.

  • I had a small problem with my dressing over my surgery and the office was able to see me within one hour. I was very pleased.

  • I was very impressed with Dr. Skeehan's knowledge of my problem and how he addressed how he was going to fix it. The whole experience was really great and I would definitely recommend him highly to anyone else.

  • Dr. Skeehan was knowledgeable, empathetic and responsive. He explained my Xray results in a manner that was meaningful to me and gave me a recommendation that was ralatable and in line with my goals. What an asset!

  • It was Acually my best doctor appointment ever fast at ever station and I really felt confidence from doctor and staff

  • everything was just fine

  • Overall everything went well however the Doctor recommended I go to the pain clinic and as of now I have not had a call from them to set up an appointment

  • Dr. Skeehan was very thorough in explaining me the benefits of one thing or another to go forward with the knee surgery, and offered assistance leading up to the surgery for care.

  • Very satisfied with my experience. The staff and Dr. Skeehan were wonderful. Dr. Skeehan was able to answer all of my questions.

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