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Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Sports Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.7 / 5 (Based on 133 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


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.
July 12, 2019
The clerk that checked me in wasnt very good....I had to tell him that I needed to pay my co pay..also I wanted him to assist me in getting the system to text my # and not my husbands # for appointment reminder...he had no clue and I gave up!!
June 29, 2019
Great people, Dr O'Brien and team
June 12, 2019
I never saw the doctor, when I made the appointment it was to see the doctor and all I saw was his PA, very disappointed
June 10, 2019
Amazing doctor
June 06, 2019
I just love Dr. Obrien, his PA, and his team!! They are fantastic!!
June 04, 2019
Highly recommend Dr.O'Brien and his amazing staff!
May 25, 2019
It was easy to get an appointment set up anf i was very satisfied with my care at your clinic
May 24, 2019
I wish all of Avera's physicians were as kind
May 19, 2019
Great folks to work with!
May 17, 2019
Excellent customer service
May 14, 2019
Haven't seen the Dr that did my surgery since it happened. They changed my last appointment time, and i thought I was going to see my Dr. Instead I saw a pa, nothing against her, probably just misunderstood?
May 02, 2019
I love Avera, everyone there I have encountered is so kind and understanding. It makes a huge difference when you are hurting or don't feel well to have someone who treats you with empathy and respect.
April 26, 2019
I was taken quickly and didn't have to wait.
April 26, 2019
All staff and providers were very respectful, knowledgeable and personable. I had a very good experience.
April 24, 2019
Short wait time
April 24, 2019
After exhausting every "we'll try" methods, I feel like my pain is FINALLY going to be addressed.
April 23, 2019
MY experience has been very timely.
April 12, 2019
I would recommend Dr O'Brien to anyone with orthopedic issues.
March 29, 2019
Dr. O'Brien is a very caring and knows what he is doing. I would definitely say he is one of the BEST and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him! From the surgery to the follow up care it was amazing and my problem is now fixed!
March 22, 2019
Everyone in the office is always friendly helpful
March 22, 2019
Dr. O'Brien and his staff are great. The receptionists at check in, and check out, seem to act like I am bothering them.
March 22, 2019
Great staff ! Felt very comfortable with my surgery and aftercare at the hospital and in the care of Dr O'Brien .
March 20, 2019
I didn't know that I was going to see the PA, only, and not the doctor, at all, when the appointment was made. I would have rather of seen the Doctor since my problem was ongoing and I was unaware of the doctor not being there at all in the room but I do understand.
March 19, 2019
I called the clinic for 3 days straight and was on hold for longer than 10 minutes each time and never did speak to a person. I only got an appt by sending a message to the RN. Please fix this issue! Very frustrating!
March 13, 2019
It was important to me that the doctor and staff listened to what I had to say and did not rush me.
March 01, 2019
Very nice experience. Would recommend to anyone.

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