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Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Sports Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.7 / 5 (Based on 156 Ratings) Learn More

"It's very rewarding to help patients who are limited in their physical abilities improve their activity level and quality of life."

Office Information

About Me

Count on Patrick O’Brien, MD, for expert orthopedic care and advanced orthopedic services, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and labrum surgery
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction (ACL) and meniscus surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Hip scopes and hip labral repairs

Dr. O’Brien has extensive training in orthopedic surgery, including minimally invasive procedures, and sports medicine. When possible, he offers patients conservative, non-operative treatment first before considering surgery.

“My hope is that patients will feel like I did everything I could to help them,” he says. “It’s important to listen to their concerns and involve them in their care.”

Active Lifestyle

Dr. O’Brien is excited to serve his hometown community of Sioux Falls. As parents of two young children, he and his wife stay active by enjoying outdoor activities in the Sioux Falls parks and bike trails.

“Staying active is a great way to maintain your joint health. Prevention is easier than treatment. That’s why I recommend daily exercise, such as walking. Older adults can also improve their bone health by taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.”



Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, Medical School


University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, General Surgery


University of Toledo Health Sciences Center, Toledo, OH, Orthopedic Surgery


Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Jackson, MS, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • Arthroscopy Association of North American
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


December 13, 2020
The Avera Teams are amazing. No matter where I am seen, they are always respectful to my needs as a patient.
December 11, 2020
Pleasant experience
December 10, 2020
Such a great Doctor and Nursing staff. Absolutely the best.
December 08, 2020
Staff, Dr always smiling. Making me feel like they were listening and actually trying to make a person feel better with treatment/ therapy and answering the questions of why I was feeling the discomfort.
December 05, 2020
everything about this visit and previous visits has been very positive and helpful. thank you
November 25, 2020
I always have a great experience at this doctor's office. Very professional.
November 24, 2020
Thank you for caring
November 20, 2020
very prompt with appointments
November 14, 2020
The building was clean and all the people there were friendly and courtious
November 12, 2020
I've been to Avera Specialty Clinic twice, and both times have been positive experiences.
November 07, 2020
Everyone did a great job and I was blessed with good results
November 04, 2020
Not really given any answer or diagnosis. Scheduled follow up after at home PT. Hardly given an explanation of what it could be. No speculation or insight. Could probably Google and find more information. Seemed to give the impression I did not have an issue while I do have pain and discomfort.
November 03, 2020
I have had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien and his whole team. They listen and care and I am very thankful for the treatment I have had with this Avera Clinic and all of the staff.
October 21, 2020
From the receptionist to the RN, PA's and dr., I am treated with respect and they always listen to my needs.
October 21, 2020
The person in charge of X-ray verified for me the reason one was needed prior to performing the X-ray. I questioned the procedure since I just had an MRI. She took the time to ask the doctor first which was greatly appreciated.
October 20, 2020
I was in pain and they were able to see me right away
October 11, 2020
Excellent care.
October 07, 2020
Dr was great. Everybody was great and helpful
October 02, 2020
I went to my appointment 15 minutes early and I literally did not have an opportunity to sit, as the nurse called for me and took me back right away. I was happy to get right in. The staff was all very courteous, prompt and I had zero wait time. Dr. O'Brien has such a kind, compassionate manner.
October 02, 2020
This appointment was for a work comp claim. I felt as an employee/patient that I was very rushed through the appointment.
September 25, 2020
Dr O'Brien is the first provider who listened to my concerns & offered a treatment plan
September 24, 2020
Actually, I'd rate him a 12. He was very very good. Excellent doctor.
September 12, 2020
The clinic was very nice & clean all the personal we had to deal with were very nice, and efficiently about getting us checked in, brought back to our room and the nurse was very polite got her duties done in a timely manner. Our wait time was not long at all Dr O'BRIEN did a great job explaining everything to us about what needed to be done then quickly got us set up with the schedule person and she was a great lady , she did a excellent job getting done with her responsibilities and we were on our way ?? Very pleased with the whole day
September 04, 2020
I had a wonderful experience w/ Dr. O'Brien and his staff. I would most definitely refer to them again! Thank you.
September 03, 2020
Very nice doctor and nurses
August 28, 2020
I am always impressed with everyone I meet at Avera - from those at the front door to the staff and doctors. So glad we chose Avera!
August 28, 2020
First time at the aol campus, by far the best experience i have had anywhere so far, looking forward to surgery
August 02, 2020
Everyone was very helpful, considerate and listened to my needs.
July 24, 2020
Great job...much appreciated
July 19, 2020
I was very happy with the care provided by Dr O' Brien and his staff.
July 15, 2020
I am amazed by the consistant level Of care given by everyone on your staff
July 02, 2020
Great visit
June 12, 2020
So very professional in every way. Identified who they were. All in all it was a great experience.
May 06, 2020
I had a very nice visit
May 02, 2020
Nothing, always impressed with my service
March 27, 2020
Staying with Avera Ortho. Great experience!
March 25, 2020
My care was excellent. All staff fantastic.
March 14, 2020
Everyone was very kind and helpful
March 12, 2020
Excellent service!
March 04, 2020
40 minutes waiting in the room for the doctor to show up. Busy is one thing, but not cool guys.
March 04, 2020
My nurse was remarkable and should be recognized for this!
March 02, 2020
Was a waste of my time & money. Purposefully picked out a sports medicine doctor, and maybe there was nothing that could help. But he had no explanation of why I was having pain and little desire to figure it out.
March 01, 2020
It was quite a long wait to see the doctor, and i had to leave with teh same pain i came with.
February 26, 2020
I think Avera is amazing!!
February 23, 2020
Dr. O'Brien is a very knowledgeable doctor an concerns for his patient an tried to get his patience back healthly.I give him a A+ for trying to help me get threw my situation.
February 22, 2020
Excellent care and excellent surgeon
February 19, 2020
Good experience
January 30, 2020
Had to wait for long time and fast visit left with out knowing anymore than I did before I went
January 29, 2020
I have never, jn all my years, been serviced by such competent, capable ,professional and knowlegable people! Love this whole staff and Averas whole operation

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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