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Seth O'Donnell, MD

4.5 out of 5 (194 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 Univeristy 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 (30)

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.

  • The doctor was great

  • Everything was great

  • The visit was efficient and appreciated.

  • Dr O'Donnell and [Name] made me feel like family.

  • I felt very comfortable at my visit. The entire staff was kind and helpful. Dr O'Donnell was very caring and he took his time to answer all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr O'Donnell and the office to all of my friends and family.

  • Staff was courteous and professional at all times. They answered questions in a way that I could understand.

  • Good communication !!

  • Dr O'Donnell knew immediately the cause of my problem and what to do for it. The team that assisted me were very pleasant.

  • nothing at this time

  • Courtesy helpful made sure I was doing well

  • Dr ODonnell was good. The hour wait to see him was not. My care on this ongoing health problem I am trying to get addressed through South Coast is dragging on two months so far. I've seen several providers with long delays getting to see the next recommended doctor in between. I understand such delays are sort of the norm given the current world situation but it's not a good situation.

  • Very detailed oriented especially taking x-rays for my injury. Explained what he saw and provided a great plan to solve my issues.

  • I was very impressed with the care given by Dr. O'Donnell.

  • The doctor explain everything to me nice Doctor

  • Very welcoming, great listener, very knowledgeable, felt very comfortable talking to him

  • You are always great but at this visit Dr. O'Donnell seemed to be rushed. He went over everything. I didn't leave asking myself questions but he is usually not as rushed.

  • I had a great great experience On my surgery and the staff was super helpful

  • Reception to nurse and Dr O'Donnell was polite and professional. Great office.

  • No complaints

  • I think the people that make the app.need to be more organized.I think they were app.was 1.5 hrs wait.

  • The Dr. was running late due to surgery. The office called but to my surprise she didn't cancel she just asked me to come in a little later that day. I was happy about that. The Dr. Was still trying to play catch up in the office and that puts a lot of stress on everyone but the staff was still so friendly and happy. This was my first time in the office and I pleasantly happy. DR. O'Donnell really explained a lot to me and listened to what I was explaining. He makes you feel really comfortable.

  • Everything was good

  • Dr. O'Donnell is a great doctor and care for his patiences

  • The staff at south coast are the absolute best. Dr. Odonnel gave me options on my health.

  • Long wait time but I assume that is because the provider was a careful listener and took time to explain the diagnosis. I would rather suffer a long wait than an inadequate experience with a provider; for this reason I would highly recommend Dr O'Donnell and I hope he isn't encouraged to operate in a more timely manner at the expense of the patient.

  • Everyone was courteous and didn't rush. Took time to find out concerns.

  • Dr O'Donnell was very friendly, listened and was very caring as to my child's condition. Dr. O'Donnell has got to be one of the best physicians within Southcoast.

  • Very knowledgeable and explained options to correct misalignment of ankle clearly so was able to make future decisions as to treatment. Would recommend this practice without hesitation to address orthopedic issues.

  • The staff was pleasant, courteous, and professional. The doctor expertly explained my options and we formed a plan for treatment.

  • From the checkin staff to the medical assistant to the doctor everyone was so tentative and listened to everything Great office great staff

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