Treatment & Services
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- Back and Neck Pain Treatment
- Concussion Evaluation and Testing
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Exercise Prescription
- Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
- Fitness And Nutrition As Part Of The Orthopaedic Treatment Plan
- Fracture Care
- General Neurology
- Interventional Pain Management
- Interventional Spine Procedures
- Joint Injections
- Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Peripheral Joint Injections
- Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation Services
- Rotator Cuff Pathology
- Spinal Injections
- Spine Rehabilitation
- Sports Medicine
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aging Spine
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Back Pain
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Cancer Pain
- Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Chronic Back Pain
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Facet Arthropathy
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Foot & Toe Pain
- Gait Dysfunction
- Heel Spurs
- Herniated Disc
- Hip Pain
- Ischial Tuberosity
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Leg Pain
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Impairments
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Neck Pain
- Neurologic Conditions
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Pediatric Knee Pain
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Scheurmann's Kyphosis
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Fractures
- Spine Wellness
- Stenosis - Spinal
- Thoracic Nerve Palsy
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Mid Atlantic Pain Institute
Intervention Spine Technique & Pain Management
Newark, DE USA
Residency - Temple University Hospital
Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - U.S. Air Force Medical Center-Keesler AFB
Keesler AFB, MS USA
Medical School - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ USA
Undergraduate - Montclair State College
Upper Montclair, NJ USA
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine
Adult and adolescent scoliosis, deformities, degenerative, disc herniation, nonsurgical orthopedics, osteoporosis and spine fractures, spinal stenosis, sports medicine and sports injuries, trauma, treatment of complex spine pathologies
Research & Publications
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276 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018
Dr O'Connell is a very nice and relaxed physician. Very reassuring.
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
Doctor did not tell me result of finding I later read diagnosisDid not make the connection for me as I was advised to see him not just an Orthopedic Doctor
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
We were so happy we were able to see the doctor quickly.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018
this was the second appointment I had with Dr. O'Connell. the initial appointment was to ascertain the type of treatment I would receive based on records sent to his departments' attention. The second was to receive treatment as previously discussed. Dr. O'Connell, his medical and registration staff were very professional and courteous.
Reviewed on May 23, 2018
the doctor was very cut and dry and really didn't budge on how he wanted to treat me. he also put something on my chart and never mentioned it to me personally, but I read it after.
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
The Dr was as cold as a fish. No compassion or sensibility to my condition. It as obvious that he wanted to finish the consult ASAP, to the point that he stood up open the door and basically waited for us to leave. The worst consult I ever had in my life. I will certainly NOT recommend him.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018
I have been with Cleveland Clinic for about 20 years. the drs and staff her excellent. the best comprehensive health care of my life. dr. o'connell has been great.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018
Dr. O'Connell was completely rude and disrespectful to me as a first time patient. He was condescending, arrogant and I would never go back to him or recommend him. I left in tears.
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
Dr. O'Connell is cold and curt. He doesn't seem to care about a patient's pain or feelings. He rushes through the visits as quickly as he can without making eye contact and doesn't adequately answer questions. He gives a snappy, rude answer if he is asked a question he doesn't like. He doesn't read the chart before the visit and is not prepared. I went to him because my regular doctor was out on maternity leave. I would not willingly go back to him or recommend him because of his poor attitude toward patients.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018
the doctor seem like he was in a Rush and wanted to get rid of me as soon as possible i was telling him that i read about my back condition after gastric surgery and he didn't seem to care to listen and went to tell me that was not his area of expertise
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018
Knew exactly what to do for follow up tests with instructions presented.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018
Excellent first class service received from *Dr. John O'Connell.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017
As commented previously, provider seemed only concerned in getting through the visit as quickly as possible with little to no concern about what I was telling him.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2017
very good awesome
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