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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
General Orthopaedics
Elbow Surgery
Hand,Wrist,and/or Upper Extremity Surgery
Hand Surgery
Wrist Surgery
Finger(s) Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
228 Patient
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Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers
127 Oneida Valley Rd.
Suite 302
Butler, PA 16001
Scheduling Phone:
(866) 874-7483

6998 Crider Rd.
Suite 110
Mars, PA 16046
Office Phone:
(866) 874-7483


Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Washington School of Medicine/Academic Affairs,
Seattle, WA

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September 12, 2018

Excellent. All aspects

September 12, 2018

Experience was fine.

September 11, 2018

Doctor could have spoken a little slower and louder.

August 29, 2018

My visit was set up thru the VA Provider Agreement. Dr Pfaeffle and his staff were wonderful to deal with. I felt he gave me his total attention and made sure I understood what my medical problems were and how we are going to remedy them.

August 29, 2018

Very high tech office. I thought things went well for a first visit. I was so impressed that they were able to fit me with a thumb splint right in the office. I have never had one that fit properly because sizes are so limited in the stores. I am hoping that this simple availability of proper sizes may help me get along longer without surgery or prescription meds to help me along. That meant a great deal to me. Such a simple thing but might make all the difference to my hand and how long I can put off taking meds or even surgery.

August 24, 2018

This was an emergency visit. i was very pleased with the attitude and care given, since I was a new patient.

August 22, 2018

great experience. Doc was very personal and attentive! This was my first visit.

August 10, 2018

wait time was over an hour after our appointment.

August 10, 2018


August 08, 2018

very good care