Dr. Don Brien


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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 17 reviews. Dr. Don Brien has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5209318
24/02/14 2 1 2 2 I had my son in to see him on the day of the woman's gold medal game for the Olympics. They were 2 hours behind, and then after the game was over, he rushed through the patients. He took my sons cast off, and said that everything looked fine. He then cleared my son to play sports. This was a Thursday. On Saturday, after my son had played 3 games, I arrived home to find a message from him telling me that he looked at all the x-rays again, and saw that he missed one and that there was a broken bone in my sons hand, and that I had to bring him in on Monday morning to get another x-ray and cast. First he clears him to play and then he tells me he didn't look at all the x-rays, not very professional in my opinion.  Respond
RID: 5168953
07/02/14 4 1 3 2 Waited 5 to 6 hours to see Dr. Then he seemed confused and had a different diagnosis each time I visited. Thank God my leg healed up and I don't have to see this guy again!  Respond
RID: 2719417
26/07/13 5 5 5 5 great doctor, great surgeon, nice person, my surgery went very well  Respond
18/04/12 SYSTEM: 1 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1856331
06/04/12 5 5 5 5 He explained the best option for me and he delivered . I received a THR from Dr Brien and this is the best I have felt in 20 years and I am only 6 weeks post op . I had Leg Perthes as a kid and developed an Avascular Necrosis later on . I was taking way too many pain killers and anti inflamatory's , now I take "NOTHING" . The pain is gone and it is thanks to Dr Brien .  Respond
RID: 1720155
22/02/12 5 4 5 5 One of the most compassionate doctors I have dealt with in Sydney...always made time to speak to the family.always truthful and honest..his kindness gave our family some comfort through the bad days.he did all he could possibly do for my dad...forever greatful  Respond
RID: 1671838
29/12/11 5 5 5 5 I can't say enough about this man, he is wonderful, I just wish I had of seen him 6 weeks earlier prior to my injury. He is so attentive, compassionate and very caring and so well rounded. Can't say enough about him.  Respond
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1242292
02/09/10 5 5 5 5 Wonderful doctor! Such a professional and yet, down to earth person. And like the previous person stated, "wish that I could rate him much higher then 5"  Respond
RID: 1184121
07/06/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Brien is fantastic on all counts. I had my knee replaced a year ago, and the difference in quality of life is HUGE! Before during and after the process he was professional yet down to earth. I was even impressed in one of our chit chats about his passion for the health care industry and his politics and understanding of how great universal health care is. I live in Halifax, but went home to have it done by him. Best ever, can't say enough about his abilities, bedside manner and follow up!! Disappointed 5 is as high as we can rate him.  Respond
RID: 1058763
16/12/09 5 5 5 5 This Doctor Is excellent...tells you what is going on, and what is going to happen...he has empathy for his patients...I would recommend this Doctor to anyone who has orithopedic problems...  Respond
RID: 885781
12/05/09 5 5 5 5 100% satisfied with Dr. Brien. He is a very professional, down to earth, caring individual. What can I say, he is the best.  Respond
RID: 699232
09/10/08 5 5 5 5 Great Doctor, I took a senior citizen who had fallen on the ice and had a badly broken leg. She was terrified. Dr Brien put her completely at ease, explained everything and made sure she understood exactly what was going to happen. The surgery went without a hitch. I would highly recomend this doctor.  Respond
RID: 382884
09/08/07 5 3 5 5 excellent doctor. he was great with my 9 year old daughter when she broke her collar bone. he has an excellent bedside manner.  Respond
RID: 300589
27/04/07 5 5 5 I just had me knee scoped by him yesterday.. He was great to talk to before and after... great doctor, for Sydney  Respond
RID: 202556
15/03/07 5 5 5 When i had my surgery from dr. brien he was very helpful, and told me before had what he was going to do, and how much pain there would be, he was right on the money with all comments i really enjoyed dr. brien, and if something will ever happen to me again like this, i sure would go back to him for his services  Respond
RID: 164161
01/03/07 4 5 5 Very easy to talk to and ask questions regarding your condition. Straightforward and honest. Knows how to talk to people in an undertstanding way 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 150121
20/02/07 4 5 5 I took a relative -a difficult one- to his clinic several times.The wait is long but Dr. Brien was fabulous -very understanding of the situation. He did an excellent job setting the bone - it worked out well and I highly recommend him - his techs in the cast room are wonderful too -they all make a great team.  Respond
RID: 143210
15/02/07 5 5 5 Dr. Brien will take the time to explain things to you. He has excellant bedside manners and I wouldn't want any other Dr. to look after me.  Respond