David J. Fehnel M.D.
Shoulder & Knee Specialist
1 Orthopedics Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
30 Tozer Road
Beverly, MA 01915
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Fehnel.
“Dr. Fehnel was open and honest about my injury and possible treatments. He did not temper his assessments of different treatment options and possible outcomes. His treatment was more successful than I had expected, as he was able to correct some tendon issues that had been playing me for some time. Six months after surgery I was shocked how to live without discomfort.”
– Jay B.
“Dr. Fehnel and his entire team did a good job during the whole surgery and recovery process. They were very professional.”
– Kent P.
“Dr. Fehnel has provided the highest level of care to me as a patient. I was unfortunate to have broken my shoulder over the Fourth of July weekend, when many were on vacation. To my benefit, Dr. Fehnel was available to accept my inquiry to establish me as a patient. My injury provided challenges and surprises. Yet Dr. Fehnel was able to accurately and confidently communicate crucial information to help me understand my choices and the pathway we would choose together.”
– Jay B.
“I had rotator cuff and bicep survey. In advance of the surgery Dr. Fehnel explained the surgical process and what the recovery would involve. He was straight forward and answered all my questions. In all my appointments he took the time to talk with me.... I never felt that I was rushed. At this point I am making excellent progress in physical therapy. Thank you Dr. Fehnel for your great work!”
– Charles B.
“I love sports medicine. The dr is very knowledgeable and listens.”
– Kim G.
“Sore shoulder due to two consecutive falls. Attention was sure and professional and effective. PT was necessary and effective. All parties concerned were helpful. Recovery approx. 95 % discomfort-free.”
– Anthony F.
“Dr. Fehnel is the consummate professional. He’s a top-notch surgeon and an overall great guy. His bedside manners compare to none. He truly cares about his patients and their well being/quality of life. I’ve had multiple orthopedic surgeries on my shoulders and knees, and I would not want anybody else operating on me. I really can’t say enough about him or his work. I’m Blessed to have him as my primary Orthopedic doctor.”
– Joe H.
“Too bad for me who needs a rotator cuff tear surgery, but thank God for Dr. Fenhel who has walked me through each step and is confident of the outcome. I can now say I am prepared, sure and looking forward to this surgery as I know I am in good hands.”
– Everett M.
“Dr. Fehnel explained what to expect from the operation, my possible limitations. In general. Dr. Fehnel and his team made this experience surprisingly pleasant. Hell, I may go so far as to say his visits are most enjoyable. He is very down to earth. Most importantly my wife approves.”
– Howard L.
“I recently had shoulder surgery. The doctor that did my surgery did not do everything he was supposed to causing me to have discomfort still. I went to Dr. Fehnel, and he made me feel comfortable. He knew I was nervous about the possibility of having to get surgery all over again on the same shoulder. The way he explained everything and broke it down left me no room for questions. If I decide to get this second surgery, I feel 100% comfortable with Dr. Fehnel performing the procedure.”
– Dennis M.
“Wait time ok for an initial appointment. Reasonable wait time for x-rays ( under 5 minutes), excellent doctor/patient skills, spend advice and easy scheduling for treatment.”
– Robert M.
“Dr. Fehnel is always friendly, professional, sympathetic and understanding. He takes the time to listen to you, offer suggestions for your care and comfort and doesn’t rush you out of his office.”
– Amy R.
“He was great. He was thoughtful and answered my questions.”
– Peg C.
“I went to Dr. Fehnel for shoulder surgery. My shoulder had three tears and was frozen. Dr. Fehnel reconstructed it, and I am on my to a normal life once again. I want to take this time to thank him for returning me to my activities and growth.”
– Norma D.
– Jack D.
“Very happy with my experience there!”
– Rosemary D.
“Very informative. Took time to explain the situation and corrective action needed to address shoulder problem.”
– Howard H.
– Diane J.
“I had shoulder replacement by Dr. Fehnel he knows what he is doing did a great job on my shoulder. I can finally move again after almost two years feeling a 100 percent better then I did when I went to see him. I have full motion still thank you again. Thanks.”
– Joe C.
“Very open and upfront with discussions on what’s wrong and needed to correct it.”
– Jeanine C.
“Fast recovery with minimal pain after shoulder replacement. He is the best!”
– Kenneth B.
“Dr. Fehnel replaced both my shoulders over a six-month period. He was great. Always attentive; always allowed time to answer my questions. He was mainly present during the procedures themselves (or - what I remember, pre-procedure), and I got a real sense of his skill and competence with shoulder replacement, through his confidence and the respect he elicited from the other professionals involved.”
– Jocelyn T.
“Dr. Fehnel replaced my shoulder quickly after enduring so much pain from another doctor that messed up a rotator cuff surgery. He came highly recommended from three RNs that had worked with him. The best doctor, the best!!!”
– Joanie L.
“Everything was good.”
– Linda G.
“Dr. Fehnel is very friendly and upbeat.”
– Kenneth R.
“The entire experience was figuratively "painless".”
– Mark W.
“Dr. Fehnel was very clear and helpful in explaining my shoulder situation and the options available to me. We are following up in two months.”
– Corinne B.
“Great experience. Was able to run the marathon with proper guidance and care.”
– Jason S.