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Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Sports Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.7 / 5 (Based on 121 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


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
January 01, 2020
Excellent provider. I trust him with my care.
December 18, 2019
Very nice experience
December 06, 2019
I am very satisfied with the service and treatment I received.
December 03, 2019
They did a great job following up on everything!
October 16, 2019
Very comfortable w/ Dr. O'Brien and the Ortho staff. While I am never happy to go to Dr. I am glad that is with Avera Ortho.
October 04, 2019
I really love Dr. O'Brien and his staff, and I feel like they care about my longterm happiness with my orthopedic concerns. He always gives options and guidance and then lets you choose your path
September 19, 2019
Dr O'Brien did not appear to be in a rush listened to me and is helping me with my shoulder after surfy done by different dr that was very rude and would not help me.
September 13, 2019
very professional, caring & friendly, they made you feel relaxed.
September 11, 2019
Staff were very knowledgeable about my symptoms and treatment of those symptoms. I was very pleased with the outcome of my appointment.
September 06, 2019
They have always done what's in my best interest.
September 06, 2019
I was very impressed with the total care given by Dr O'Brien & nurse. Excellent concern, explainations, and time spent with me. Thank you so much!
August 28, 2019
Best possible outcome, thank you
August 21, 2019
Helpful nurses and successful surgery. All around a good experience
August 18, 2019
Sometimes I don't understand diagnosis. Not sure if I have something or not? Maybe the Dr doesn't know? Everyone is very nice!!
August 13, 2019
I waited in the room for an hour after my appointment was to begin to see the doctor. I had to cancel other appointments that were scheduled after due to the long wait.
August 06, 2019
Marvelous doctor and staff.
August 02, 2019
Excellent care
July 31, 2019
Everyone was very kind and professional. The exam seemed to be very thorough.

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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