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Seth O'Donnell, MD

4.6 out of 5 (201 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Seth O'Donnell

Dr. Seth O’Donnell graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and completed his internship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. O’Donnell then finished his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI. After this, he pursued advanced training and completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital followed by a fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then served as Clinical Instructor for Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School for two years.

Dr. O’Donnell has always been a natural problem solver and enjoys challenges. His personal philosophy of care is centered around collaboration, approaching the treatment of each patient as an individual, exhausting all non-operative measures when possible, and using surgery when indicated to maximize every patient’s opportunity to return to independence and desired activity. He enjoys being able to care for patients across all age and activity spectrums – each with very different functional goals and interests.

When not at work, Dr. O’Donnell enjoys freediving and spear fishing, baking, spending time with his family, and traveling. Dr. O’Donnell is a former Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

    300 A Faunce Corner Road
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2211

    Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001
  2. 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.

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Patient Comments (53)

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.

  • Amazing experience from surgery to office follow up visits and phone calls to the office. Surgery a complete success and it was an EHL severed in my right foot. Not an easy recovery! From the moment, you check in whether it's the receptionist, the medical assistants, [Name] or the physician Dr O'Donnell and his clinical staff, everyone is so kind, caring, friendly, helpful, funny and professional.. I am beyond grateful for the experience with this office and would recommend anyone to have surgery with Dr O'Donnell and his team. Everyone was outstanding!!!! A+ experience !!! Many many thanks!!!

  • Everyone was super nice and friendly and informative

  • They do everything the way is supposed to do it and explain the difference between the options that we have so we can decide what are we going to do with the problem

  • All of the staff that I spoke to were very kind and friendly. They made me feel comfortable.

  • The attention to patient needs was exemplary. All of the staff was friendly and did everything in their power to assist me in my recovery.

  • This was my first time with This doctor, he explained about the surgery that I am in need of. He was very thorough. I think I feel comfortable with mowing what to expect. I would definitely recommend this Dr.

  • The treatment was excellent from the time I arrived with the reception to the nurses and Dr. Odonnell and the explanations were excellent and they managed my left ankle pain.

  • Dr O 'Donnell is one of the best Orthopedic Surgeons I have seen. He is direct , honest, and thorough. He tries all modalities prior to surgery. The office staff are excellent. I am so thankfull that I have been able to receive treatment at this office.

  • Listen shows care and compassion

  • I love coming to this office because me and the staff know each other so well since I've been a patient for a long time

  • The entire staff - from the receptionist to all medical personnel - were courteous, professional and thorough. The facility was clean and "welcoming". The entire experience delivered superb medical care in a very supportive environment. Well done!

  • Everyone was caring and considerate of my needs.I felt that I was receiving the best care possible

  • A very good visit with DR O'DONNELL . Very easy to communicate with and quick to answer my questions.

  • Good support folk. Clean and accessible facility. Dr O'Donnell seems mostly apathetic and has limited interest in answering questions. Definitely not my first choice to treat my torn Achilles. But, I did let the process work and I ended up with Dr O'Donnell. I wont see him again.

  • We had an excellent experience today. This is the first time attending an appointment at this office. The appointment was for a post operation, and the doctor and entire staff were very attentive, knowledgeable, and explained everything in detail.

  • Staff is kind and courteous and surgery was successful.

  • Dr ODONNELL, listened to my concerns and explained and answered my questions more than other providers that i have seen for this problem.I was very pleased with visit.

  • I felt that Dr odonnel evaluated my problem very well and clearly explained the options. He cared about my current state and level of pain. Also, I thought he very thorough and summarized My visit in the "notes" section of MyChart. I really felt that I received an excellent level of care. Thank everyone involved .

  • Dr. O'Donnell did a great job of going over the X-Ray of my left foot and explaining the surgical options available and the recovery process and answering my questions and addressing my concerns.Very likable and knowledgeable physician.Staff was very pleasant and efficient.

  • Wait time for this appointment was a little longer than usual. Dr. O'Donnell is awesome! He always listens, took the time to explain my procedure in detail, and answered all my questions so I was able to make informed decisions.

  • My care options were explained well and I felt the doctor was not rushing.

  • Dr. O'Donnell listened to my concerns and explained my condition as he saw it.I did not feel hurried. He was patient and knowledgeable. .

  • Staff and Dr we're extremely pleasant and very helpful. Very pleased with my visit to this office.

  • It was the first time I met with the Doctor and I felt very comfortable. He was great at explaining everything. It was a very positive experience.

  • I didn't wait long to be seen and doctor was very clear in his diagnosis

  • After seeing multiple Drs for ankle problems over n over again and they kept saying it's a pulled muscle so I found Dr O'Donnell and he is by far the best Dr that I've had yet for my ankles he did an MRI right away he's definitely on the ball when it comes too his patients

  • Friendly informative listens and gives multiple options

  • From the day of surgery onwards everything was smooth as possible right down to my first post-op appt. Now the healing process continues.

  • you listened with interest and provided me with a quick response to my problem

  • Excellent quality servic

  • Was a bit of a wait for my appointment, but the staff kept me updated on when I'd be seen. Overall, I had a good experience.

  • There was no wait time which was excellent. Dr explained course of action for my son and made suggestions. Very pleased with him so far.

  • Excellent doctor with well run officeI was taken late likely because I was fit in the schedule

  • The front office staff was friendly. The orthopedic assistant [Name] was very knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone was great.

  • Dr. listened well and I felt heard and understood as a patient in pain and needing care. I am confident in the plan he developed to gather further information and make decisions from that point.

  • Entire staff was excellent

  • Everyone was very caring

  • Md needs to respond in timely manner to inquires! I have called with questions about treatment and have not had the common curtesy of a call back to inform me of what the next step will be!Poor communication and response on md part!

  • Dr. O'Donnell has worked to get me back on my feet and back to work. He has been awesome.

  • Compassion listening to what I had to say treated me with respect. Wonderful office. Thank You

  • Great staff and the Dr. Was really helpful.

  • From check in to check out. The front desk staff were kind, courteous, and prompt. The nurses that did the X-ray and vitals were fantastic. The doctor was very kind and knowledgeable and explained my condition to me so that I could understand my injury and how to proceed with my care. Thank you to the entire staff for making me feel welcome.

  • Excellent care andwonderful staff

  • The support staff were pleasant and courteous. The provider was in and out quickly, but he had clearly looked at my chart. Overall, I was pleased with the facility.

  • I arrived 2 hours before my appointment, and they did everything possible to see me as soon as possible. That is a lot for me. The doctor is a professional. The work he did is the best. I am satisfied. They could improve by having more doctors like Dr. O'donnell.

  • I had an 8 a.m. appointment first one of the day, I was called into the office at 8:20. My provider did not see me until 8:50 because he took the second appointment before mine. I waited almost an hour for an 8 a.m. appointment, that was uncalled for.

  • Staff were professional and attentive

  • He was completely upfront with me.He is very gentle and caring. I felt very comfortable with my Dr.My visit was easy and helpful.

  • I was taken into my appointment on time I had a great conversation with Dr O'Donnell we have a plan of action go back and see him in 4 months..

  • Doctor was an hour late to appointment, proceeded to rush me out with very basic and impersonal information and then scoffed at me for asking questions about how I can maintain my health during this injury. Would not return to see him if I didn't have to.

  • Excellent online experience, office, and reception organized, on time, and courteous. Dr. O'Donnell is very knowledgeable, competent, and easy to communicate with excellent patient-MD manners. A true asset to patients in RI.

  • I found the staff extremely knowledgeable,pleasant, and just making the experience much better for the patient. The doctor was consider it, and very well informed. I would recommend this Orthopedic specialist and his team to anyone and everyone.

  • DR O'DONNELL is a great listener, I appreciate his discussing options for my health care for now and in the future.

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