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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:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

    1151 Robeson Street Suite 101
    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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (86)

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.

  • Everything went great. I wish the surgical calendar wasn't booked out so far.

  • Dr Skeehan is very nice, explains in detail, went over options. My knee is toast but he was willing to do cortisone again to try and hold off surgery due to my employer being short staffed. I did really well with last injection. He is very confident with recovery for cast. I'm very hopeful for successful replacement

  • All very nice and friendly. Omg the Dr was so funny and what a sweet heart nice nice Dr for my knee. Love him

  • Had difficulty understanding the instructions of the x-ray tech. She seemed rushed.

  • Doctor took his time, explaining everything to me and was very nice, also.That means a lot!

  • Dr. Skeehan is the ultimate experienced and professional surgeon and I appreciate having him as my physician.

  • Fantastic health care provider

  • The provider listened well, was very gentle with the procedure. Thank you.

  • Yes, I really felt respected and acknowledged by the doctor and his staff. There was no arrogance, which I really liked, I was just very pleased with the whole experience with this office. So I have complete confidence at this point with going forward.

  • Everyone was pleasant and helpful

  • Even though I arrived early, the X-ray technician took me right away, giving me confidence the Dr. would have my X-rays for my appointment. Dr. Skeehan clearly explained my knee issues and how to move forward. He treated me as an active adult rather than as a geriatric old lady.

  • ortho consult met my expectations, good pyysician

  • This doctor is a super doctor. So happy to have found him and staff. We had a nice conversation and the whole time in the office with xrays and prep and doctor was 35 minutes. GIVE THEM ALL AN A.

  • Be more timely even if that means spacing out appointments so you don't feel rushed as it's appreciated he seemed to take his time with me which is what we all want in doctors

  • The doctor and staff were very nice. They answered all my questions that I had Treated me very well in the rooms. Just a very good experience.

  • Doctor was very nice, listened to concerns & was thorough & helpful.

  • Dr. Skeehan is very thorough very professional and a joy to have as a doctor. Southcoast needs to hire more physicians like him.

  • My visit was extremely informative and pleasant . I have no complaints at all kept well informed and made to feel comforable

  • Provider was very direct almost to the point of being dismissive.

  • He was great. Very willing to help me. Great bedside manner.

  • Everything was very clear, the doctor explained everything very clearly. The people that we're at the desk, we're very polite, and very helpful. I was just very, very happy over the whole situation.

  • Everyone was kind and courteous. I did not feel rushed. Everything was explained beforehand.

  • First time meeting the provider he made me feel comfortable and explained thing well

  • Everything was great.

  • It was a happy place, made you feel at ease. Doctor and staff were outstanding. I left happy with the Doctors evaluation of my condition. Thank you very muchu00A0

  • The staff were courteous and knowledgeable

  • Everyone was very friendly and professional. Only the wait to see the doctor could have been shorter.

  • Very professional and addressed the problems I came to this office for.

  • Excellent appointment, answered all my questions & diagnosed my issues. I don't think anyone could be a perfect doctor but he was close!

  • The doctor was extremely knowledgeable, however it was almost an hour waiting for him because he's over booked, and I was told that he's over booked all the time.

  • Dr. Skeehan was very pleasant, listened to my concerns and addressed my needs

  • There's nothing to improve because it's always done well and if it was not,I would not be going there. Always fine.

  • No complaints, I was given the answers that where needed

  • Listened attentively to my concerns, thoroughly explained options and plan of action.Professional and courtesy staff.

  • Timely, friendly, professional service.

  • Caring and compassionate staff. Surgeon determine what the source of pain and knee buckling was from my knee and not the hip. He explained the x-ray results. Explained my options etc. Thank you!

  • No complaints

  • The communication was clear and to the point. All questions were answered. Future care options were provided.

  • Everyone there was very pleasant and had been there a long day that's what make it a nice atmosphere

  • Took time and answered questions.


  • This office is one of the best in Southcoast. Never a problem with appointments and Dr Skeehan is an excellent doctor and surgeon. Very good staff and whenever I call, don't feel rushed, take time to answer my questions. Highly recommend this orthopedic practice.

  • I felt comfortable and completely at ease I received a comprehensive review of my situation and could then make an educated decision

  • I was very pleased with my first visit to this practice. Dr. Skeehan was easy to talk to and professional. My visit from beginning to end was exceptional. Thank you.

  • All was great

  • Overall great visit my goal was met

  • Good care from Dr. Skeehan.

  • Everyone that I had contact with was very courteous and respectful of my needs.

  • The staff and Doctor were great . I've waited 7 years to hear a Doctor tell me what I already knew . So I am more than thankful ( Dr Skeehan )

  • 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!

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