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Christopher Skeehan, MD

4.8 out of 5 (356 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:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1151 Robeson Street Suite 101
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-2211

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Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

672 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842

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 (90)

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. Skeehan is very professional, very caring. Listened to my whatever my complaints were today he's just a wonderful physician. I love going to his office, his staff is very attentive and they do a very professional. I would definitely recommend him to other folks that need Orthopedic care. Okay, thank you.

  • The Doctor explained my tests clearly and provided me with my options for treatment.

  • The doctor was fantastic. The people there were very, very good at what they did. The only thing was I had a pretty long wait time. Other than that, it was no problems whatsoever. I was very impressed with the doctor and the nurse staff. They were fantastic. Thank you.

  • There was a mixup with my appointment and it had to be rescheduled after I had already arrived. The staff fixed this problem very professionally and quickly and couldn't have been anymore accommodating. The doctor and staff were awesome and I couldn't have been more happy with my experience. I'm happy I found Dr. Skeehan for my Orthopedic needs.

  • This was my first visit with Dr SKeehan. Both he and his staff were cordial and professional. I felt at ease conversing with them about my situation.I felt "heard" and my concerns were addressed clearly.

  • Nothing everything went well

  • Had a pleasant visit with Dr Skeehan. Saw my x-rays and he explained what he saw. Polite, easy to talk to and a positive attitude.

  • Dr. Skeehans Office is run with such efficiency while providing such great care, no wait whatsoever from the time you check in until discharge. He is someone who should set the standards for all Southcoast Health Physicians. I have not been to another office that runs so efficiently. He should be commended for his attention to his patients and how his standards of running his office is appreciated.

  • No complaints

  • My appointment with m.d. was cancelled out for a month

  • My visit with this provider was done in a timely manner. I appreciated that my issue was handled in a very low key manner nothing over the top with lots of tests, medications, or follow ups necessary

  • At this current I see nothing that needs improvement in regards to the care I have received from the provider and his staff.

  • Everything went perfectly well

  • This office makes you feel like you are the most important person in there while being examined.Can't say enough about how good my experience was.

  • I was referred to Dr. Skeehan for a specialist appointment and I a great experience, the staff was very nice and friendly and I felt very comfortable and respected. I mixed up the time for my appointment and I was still able to be seen and Dr. Skeehan was so welcoming and kind and really listened to me and I didn't feel rushed. I appreciate his thoroughness in my care and really making sure that I was okay. He was understanding and kind with his recommendations. Also, even though I was late I was still seen in a timely manner, which I really appreciated. I expected to have to wait longer, but I didn't. I had an overall wonderful experience and the staff was wonderful as well. Thank you for a great experience!

  • Totally satisfied with all.

  • Everyone made me comfortable and safe and all were very friendly and helpful

  • Dr Skeehan listened to my concerns, explained using my X-rays some good options. His recommendation for treatment seems very good

  • Don't need to improve anything

  • Everything was very good from the first person I saw to the last one. Love the respect you gave me, the treatment, the time they all took to make sure I understood everything and all the help I got. Thank you very much keep up the great job don't ever change…

  • Love the staff very respectful and professional

  • Demonstrated the treatment exercise to improve mobility and diminish pain

  • It was my first meeting with Dr. Skeehan and I really liked him.

  • Very professional and I was very comfortable. Since this was my first visit with this doctor I was impressed with hisWillingness to take the time to explainHis diagnosis of my problem and what he suggested be done. All in all I left verySatisfied and would not hesitate to callHim if needed and will tell all I highly Recommend him

  • Everything went on time. Everybody was very courteous

  • Kind considerate patient informative polite

  • All was well and I am happy with Dr Skeehan

  • My doctor seemed rushed. Would not recommend him

  • Dr. Skeehan was very professional, experienced and confident…made me feel at ease.

  • Dr.Sheehan listened very well. I could tell he was very professional. He gave me good advice.

  • Dr Skeehan was component, professional, and personable. He gave clear instructions and let me ask questions. (Not that I can figure out what to ask until long after I'm home from the appointment. ;-)

  • I am extremely happy with the service provided by Dr Skeehan. He is friendly, sincere and informative. I have also reconvened him to a good friend of mine who's having difficulty with her knee. Thank you for allowing me to participate in your feedback program

  • Everything is good. Excellent staff.

  • I was welcomed promptly and efficiently at each step of my visit. The wait times were short. The staff were focused and engaged to provide the best care possible.

  • The experience was great, the staff make me feel comfortable.

  • Dr Skeehan told me several ways in which I could improve my knee injury recovery.

  • More time!

  • Dr. Sheehan was friendly and professional.

  • All of the staff were friendly, professional, and caring

  • Excellent explanation of my knee problem and what can be done.

  • Dr. Skeehan listened to my concerns and addressed them. He is very personable and efficient. Also, I praise the office staff for their friendliness and efficiency.

  • Every thing was fine-taken in a timely manner, CNA and x-ray tech were kind and helpful-specialist listened and took care of problem in the office. He was very personable

  • Always professional and interested in my improvement

  • A surgeon that really considered whether surgery was my best option or necessary was nice to see.

  • Good staff, nice visit.

  • Excellent Doctor and Staff. The staff was efficient and kind. Doctor Skeehan was personable and answered all our questions completely and with patience. I am confident in Dr Skeehan's expert knowledge & skills as I prepare for my surgery.

  • First time in this facility, very pleasant experience from front desk to checkout. The doctor and staff were awesome.

  • Dr. Skeehanu00A0was fine. He was able to diagnose my problem and gave me some ideas on how to improve my flexibility


  • I wish this provider had office hours in the Dartmouth office because I live nearby and don't like driving to Fall River.

  • I didn't have to wait long to be seen. Once the doctor came in the room he answered all my questions. He took the time to explain anything I was unsure of. Good personality.

  • The staff very friendly and professiional.. the doctor extremely good, professional, and helpful. Could not ask for anything better!!

  • Was very pleased with the care I received both from Dr. Skeehan and the staff. Very professional group.

  • Great

  • First time it was quick and doctor explain pretty good .

  • I was treated with kindness!

  • I know time is valuable for everyone , not sure if it is right to be looking at your MRI report for the first time when you are there at your appointment. Maybe that's the norm ?

  • Very pleasant staff, patient and supportive physician

  • Answered all my questions.

  • Very friendly and very courteous. The staff are really great.

  • This was a new doctor for me, but he was all caught up on my case...more appts to come!

  • The doctor was pleasant and I did not feel rushed...he even wrote down my issue...Fatima at the front desk was lovely and so personable...she made my mri appointment so nicely and willingly...she just took the time to be nice...and the best part was I did not see a scale in the whole place...what a blessing...

  • the visit was great. all personnel involved were very professional and informative.

  • This was my first visit.

  • Everyone is very nice and on time.

  • Took the time to explain everything so I could understand.

  • Everyone was pleasant, respectful & knowledgeable. Looking forward to working with Dr. Skeehan & his orthopedic health team. There were two maybe three reasons I gave Dr Skeehan a rating of nine instead of a rating of ten. First - this was my first visit to Dr. Skeehan's office. even though he was very knowledgeable with a very pleasant and respectful way of interacting with me; it was still my first visit as I had stated earlier. Two - Due to COVID he now has a four month waiting time for him to perform surgery. During the waiting time I will be working with his NP to further lower my A1C. At this time there are only two reasons for my score being a nine.

  • I was a new patient and had an appointment within 1 week.Dr had my previous xrays and history readily available.The office was very clean and the staff was pleasant. The wait in the exam room was brief. He listened to my description about where it hurt and for how long its been going on, then examined me. I liked the Dr. because I believe he offered me a long term solution vs a bandaid fix until next time.Im following his instructions and hoping for the best outcome.

  • Dr. Skeehan was incredible efficient, which I appreciated.

  • Ladies who checked me in, and did blood pressure and those things, and X-Ray ladies extremely friendly. They all made you feel at ease and comfortable. Doctor very friendly and caring and knowledgeable. Didn't wait long at any point either. One of the best doctor appts. I've ever had. ( Except for the cortisone shot in the knee! Ouch! Lol!)

  • Everyone in the office was attentive to my needs and questions. I felt a great relief after visiting and felt very positive about my prognosis. I truly felt about individual concerns were addressed.

  • Took the time to get an MRI and X-rays. Went to a SPECIALIST. Would have loved to have the MRI, MRI report and X-rays explained to me. I had that expectation upon arriving at the specialist's office.

  • A little while ago. I received a letter from Dr. [Name] saying that he retired and he had been my knee doctor. So I called the number and I got an appointment with in a timely manner, in like within a week and today I went out there and I was totally impressed with Dr. Skeehan the staff was very accommodating. I can't say enough things about the staff. Everything was really good and I was really pleased and I plan to follow Dr. Skeehan again, when I'm needed for another.Cortisone injection, in my knee. Okay. Thank you. He was really good. And so is the staff. Thank you. Bye.

  • This was my first visit

  • The staff was very friendly .. the dr was very nice and what I asked him he was very specific about what I asked him about my knees

  • The office was very organized and prepared when we arrived. All my records had been reviewed and available to the doctor. Everything was very efficiently run and Dr Skeehan took the time necessary to explain options and procedures and outcomes.

  • Very informative and explained all options

  • This was my first meeting with this provider. He was very pleasant, he sat down and looked at me and engaged in conversation about my issue. He even addressed a secondary issue I was concerned about. He made me feel confident in my decision to see him after my previous provider retired.I applaud the office staff for their very pleasant interaction with me, they did a bang up job while keeping very upbeat attitudes. It was refreshing!

  • I was very pleased with the provider service and the whole office. They are very capable and very concerned in individuals, very respectful and I will definitely suggest to visit them and their office with friends or family or (INAUDIBLE).

  • You did everything well. Thanks a lot!

  • great experience with doctor and staff!!!

  • De. Skeehan was an excellent choice for me. He is clear in our discussions and sought to understand my concerns and questions. He is personable and helped me see how my hip issues fit into my total health. I felt that he worked with me to plan a path going forward.

  • Everything was wonderful

  • Informative. Listened to my concerns and needs !! Pleasant visit. Felt reassured about my future recovery ! Will stay with this doctor for all my orthopedic needs !!

  • The md actually cared about my issues and was very caring about my condition. Made me feel very comfortable

  • Dr Skeehan was an extremely active listener and responded with factual expertise and strong reasoning relative to my health history and concerns. I felt heard, informed and assured about my health symptoms and possible action plans I may need to consider. He conversed about my X-rays in a way that that could understand how they related to my symptoms. I will surely be seeking his advise and expertise in the months ahead. One can tell he cares a lot about his patients because he did not rush me out of the exam room nor did he dismiss any of my concerns. He was pleasant to talk, and actively engaged in conversation. Ten ??

  • They were very helpful in setting up my cortisone shot in a timely manner.

  • This was my first visit to Dr Skeehan and this facility. I was very impressed with everyone's kindness and help.Times are not easy for care givers, keep up your good work.My best

  • Everyone was polite and friendly. Dr.Skeehan explained everything perfectly and made me feel like I was in good hands!

  • Everything was great

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