Michael A. Flaherty M.D.
Elbow, General Orthopaedics, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Trauma
1367 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Albany, NY 12206
92 East Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Flaherty.
“Dr. Flaherty is an excellent sports medicine physician. Does not sugar coat the problems a patient is having. Very informative and empathetic to clients needs.”
– Kimberly M.
“Dr. Flaherty answered all questions I had and some I didn't think to ask. He is very thorough and very laid back.”
– Daniel C.
“On a couple of occasions I had visited urgent care offices (one of them being the office of my pcp,) only to come out of these appointments completely dissatisfied. I should have contacted Dr. Flaherty in the beginning because he was able to diagnose my rotator-cuff and lower leg swelling with one appointment for each.”
– Joseph F.
“Simply great experience. Happy about the results achieved after my shoulder surgery. Confident the rest of rehab will only get better and stronger.”
– Paul A.
“I appreciate Dr. Flaherty guiding and working with me to help elevate pain and to avoid surgery. I never have to wait long for my appointment and he never rushes you. He has a very nice bedside manor. Is clear and direct when asked a question and a gentle hand during a procedure. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.”
– Barbara Z.
“Very informative and friendly, great bedside manner! Recommended a family member to him as well!!”
– Lauren M.
“Dr. Flaherty saw me in orthopedic urgent care where I went upon returning from Florida. I was having acute hip pain. Dr. Flaherty had X-rays taken and told me my bones and hip were fine and the problem was with my spine and he set me up with an appointment with Dr. Kunwar Khulsa. Dr. Khulsa diagnosed my problem and physical therapy was prescribed. I was very pleased with my provider. As a patient of the Bone and Joint Center I have been more than happy with my care and adding the Urgent Care Unit is definitely a plus.”
– Carol H.
“The Dr was very cordial and seemed to care about my injury.”
– Lori D.
“Dr. Flaherty has treated me very well with kindness, dignity and respect. Questions and concerns are/were addressed promptly and I felt very secure that I would be well taken care of during my surgery and feel the same now during my recovery. I couldn't be happier that I was referred to Dr. Flaherty.”
– Susan K.
“Very professional and understanding. I feel that I am getting the best care. I have to have surgery and I don't feel pressured into it, actually feel very comfortable with the decision my doctor and I made.”
– Lisa W.
“About 4 years ago, Dr. Flaherty performed Rotator Cuff repair on my right shoulder. I had basically torn just about everything apart in that shoulder in a wicked fall and rendered it and my right arm nearly motionless. Dr. Flaherty repaired that shoulder. It has been pain-free with great motion and unlimited use ever since. The shoulder feels very solid. Recently, Dr. Flaherty performed a repair on my other shoulder which had been previously done some 9 years ago by a different Dr. at another Orthopaedic group. That shoulder is now improving rapidly and with no pain or issues. Great job by Dr. Flaherty..!! My experience with The Bone and Joint Center has been very good. The entire Staff, the Doctors and the facilities themselves create a comforting, assuring atmosphere and the care itself is great. Last but not least... My thanks to Dr. Flaherty. He's an awesome Surgeon and a really good guy too..!!”
– Chris O.
“I am sorry to say that I am a repeat customer of the bone and joint center. I wish i never had to go there! Joking over....Everytime I have had to see the doctors i had a wonderful experience. From the check in to the check out and everything in between could not have been better. I have been seen by doctors Zannerous, Caldwell, Flaherty, and more. These are just the recent visits. I have had surgery at the surgery center a few times and always had a positive result...not always happy when the drugs wear off after the surgery...but always happy after. I would never go anywhere else for any orthopedic doctors...I recommend the center to everyone. Everyone is greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!!!! PS...I love the saratoga office, the staff, the doctors, everything!”
– Frank M.
“Very professional. I felt listened to about my knee pain for the first time in my life, and I left the appointment hopeful about my future being mobile and having my pain reduced.”
– Sam F.
“Excellent, would see him again for any ortho work I needed, very professional and excellent way of talking to a patient. Would highly recommend him to anyone.”
– Donna V.
“Thank you for all you have done.”
– Ashley E.
“I arrived without an appointment and got taken right in. Everyone was so accommodating. Very pleased with the overall experience. Thank you all.”
– Donald E.
“Professional from the first greeting. Staff is on point. Dr. Flaherty thorough inspection gave a complete explanation of injury. We will be healthy shortly.”
– Greg D.
“Dr. Flahrety was amazing! The staff was all friendly too, and I got into my appointment on time and out quickly. He is very thorough and helpful as well. I am scheduled to have surgery with him in May, and I am not nervous at all one bit. I know I’m in great hands. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Alexys C.
“Significantly streamlined process, short wait time, and Dr. Flaherty went through the root cause, corrective action, immediate next steps with me. I am looking forward to getting the Surgery completed. Thanks.”
– David D.
“Polite nice and fast.”
– Walter L.
– Carl T.
“The doctor and staff did a great job they want to help me.”
– Scott M.
“Dr. Flaherty was amazing with my son as he has been with me during our injuries. He is a calm doctor and listens to his patients. My son broke his thumb and had the state swim meet in 7 weeks. Dr. Flaherty told him he would do everything he could to have him ready. Great place, BETTER PEOPLE. Thank you!”
– David S.
“I appreciate the professionalism and concern of the doctor and staff.”
– Arthur G.
“Very caring attentive and to the point but with the patients needs first.”
– Caledonia G.
“Excellent experience overall.”
– Brooke G.
“Very helpful, friendly, and informative.”
– Dianne H.
“Great doctor and very personal.”
– Kevin B.
“Thorough exam and explanation of possibilities and next steps.”
– Peter T.
“Everyone in the office is so lovely and helpful!”
– Debbie F.
– Joseph C.
“Very friendly and provides all the information I needed. Always has the time to answer my questions and concerns.”
– Shane D.
“Short wait time. Staff pleasant and courteous. Dr. Flaherty made me feel comfortable, and he took the time to explain.”
– Lorene V.
“While my pain is low level, Dr. Flaherty took my case seriously and treated me with a boot so my tendon can heal while I continue to go about my busy life as a working Mom of two. Its only been a short time but I can feel the effect of having my foot stabilized, and it already feels so much better. The office staff was friendly, too. Thank you!”
– Kris R.
“Both Dr. Flaherty and his staff were extremely friendly, competent and professional. I felt comfortable asking questions about my treatment and did not feel at all rushed. Was greeted by friendly staff personnel and did not wait at all to begin my examination on time.”
– Mark J.
“Professional efficient and friendly.”
– Kathy G.
“I was very pleased with my experience at this office. Dr. Flaherty explained everything very well with respects to the outcomes of the surgery I was being set up for. The rest of the office staff were also very professional and pleasant.”
– Heather W.
“Dr. Flaherty has a fantastic bedside manner! Very helpful and informative! Would highly highly highly recommend him!”
– Janelle B.
“Excellent visit, diagnose right on, gave great recommendations and alternatives to help.”
– Patric B.
“Quick and efficient offered my 15-year-old with the fracture encouragement and optimism.”
– Lynne C.
“Dr. Flaherty listened to my history, did a brief exam, made a quick decision for x-ray, reviews films, and prescribed and administered treatment. All under two hours in an urgent care setting. Also went home with a simple PT/exercise regimen. Glad I went.”
– Drew H.
“Always polite, professional and willing to answer the multitude of questions I have!”
– Monica R.
“Excellent care, diagnosis, treatment, and surgery!”
– Bryan C.
“Very pleasant, to the point and professional”
– Ed M.
“I came into the office with some fears around some pain I was having. Dr. Flaherty was very professional and had knowledge of the sport I partake in, he listened to what I told him and had me set up very quickly for x-rays. Within minutes of my x-rays, he was back in the room with me to help me with a recovery plan. He didn't push me to any one option, he shared his expertise and suggestions and allowed me to make an informed decision.”
– Kayla H.
“He was very informative charming and professional.”
– Margaret B.
“Dr. Flaherty patiently listened to my concerns, addresses them, and provides a solution to the problem. I have always had regard for Dr. Flaherty's medical skills.”
– Kelly H.
“The doctor was very informative and explained things clearly. He also gave me my options and explained his recommendations.”
– Joanne J.
“My questions answered. My condition was clarified. And my possible choices for a successful outcome were explained clearly. I was shown me x-rays, and an explanation of my situation was clearly defined. I appreciate this attention which helped my understanding of my condition.”
– Alan T.
“Dr. Flaherty is the best! I always feel at ease, he takes the time to answer any questions or concerns and explains my diagnosis in detail that I can understand. The office staff is fantastic also! Always friendly and professional.”
– Catherine W.
“Very pleasant, took time with me and explained everything.”
– Yvonne C.
“The doctor was very good. He spent time with me to explain the situation and to answer all my questions.”
– Dominick D.
“The doctor was very good.”
– Dominick D.
“My latest visit to your surgery center was just as successful as the other 5 times I had to be there. I have always been treated with respect and dignity. The nurses, the receptionists, the doctors are absolutely the best! I recommend the center and your doctors to anyone who needs them. I think you have built a great place and for us who have to use it....I thank you!”
– Frank M.
“Dr. Flaherty is the man! The surgery went well I had no complications in my post surgery recovery and I am doing well during my rehab phase, I feel great and hopefully I will be ready for boot camp soon.”
– Paul A.
“Very timely and on schedule. Helped me feel comfortable with the procedure.”
– Alison A.
“Love the location- five minutes from home. Dr Flaherty is a good listener and I felt he cared about me. His staff was very professional and I would recommend this practice.”
– Susan F.
“My experiences with Dr. Flaherty were wonderful. I couldn't have asked for someone who made me feel more comfortable and safe through one of the hardest times in my athletic career. I would recommend Dr. Flaherty to anyone who's looking for compassionate care even months after surgery.”
– Erica Z.
“I was treated kindly by Dr. Flaherty's office from my first appointment to my last. It's an enjoyable office with kind employees. Everything was explained to me thoroughly about my knee surgery by Dr. Flaherty. I appreciated the efficiency of the surgery team and have since told friends and family about my wonderful experience. Thank you Dr. Flaherty and team!”
– Bridgett N.
“Dr. Flaherty is a very caring physician. He answers all questions and explains to the fullest. I highly recommend him!”
– Pamela D.
“We had a great experience. He thoroughly explained the injury to my son and had a good plan on how to move forward.”
– Sean T.
“Great experience. Quick and friendly.”
– Erin B.
“Very informative, doctor listened and shared options. I was very impressed with the total experience, everyone was great. Thank you.”
– Robert L.