Dr. Schmidtberg – Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Hand and Wrist

Brian Schmidtberg smiling in suite and tie
Brian Schmidtberg, MD

Dr. Schmidtberg learned early on how the impact of a good physician can really change a life. After his older sister was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, his first exposure to medicine was watching how her treatment plan successfully impacted her recovery. From that moment, he realized his career path was going to be in medicine. As an avid outdoor adventurer with a strong math and science background, Dr. Schmidtberg chose Orthopedics as his focus. During his residency, he was fortunate to have great mentors who encouraged his talent and interest in pursuing a hand and wrist specialty. “ I really gravitated to hand and wrist; that part of the anatomy is really interesting, and the outcomes are typically good. It feels great to help people in that way.” Says Dr. Schmidtberg.

“I really want to get to know my patient, aside for what they are seeing me for…I want to relate to them as a person first.”  Treating hand and wrist injuries and fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, lacerations, and many other conditions Dr. Schmidtberg strives to provide the most advanced, most caring, and most proactive patient experience possible.

New and innovative ways to treat hand and wrist with procedures and technology continue to change healthcare education. Dr. Schmidtberg prides himself on maintaining or developing knowledge, skills, and relationships to ensure a competent hand and wrist practice.

A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopedic Residency in Hartford and is excited to be one of the newest additions to Orthopedic Surgical Partners.

   I knew some of the surgeons in this group and we just clicked from the start; they are like a family…and I can’t wait to be a part of this family!  
– Dr. Schmidtberg

Doctor Schmidtberg hiking carrying baby on back

Specializing in Hand & Wrist

Hand and Wrist Conditions
Hand and Wrist conditions

What Should You Expect From An Evaluation?

Medical History

The first step in the evaluation is a thorough medical history. You’ll first be asked some basic questions about your medical history and lifestyle.

Physical Examination

A complete physical examination includes inspection and assessment of your range of motion.  Your doctor will look for physical abnormalities, swelling, deformity, or muscle weakness, and check for tender areas.


Specific tests may be ordered to help identify the cause of your pain and any other problems.

  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Electrical studies. Your doctor may order a test, such as an EMG (electromyogram), to evaluate nerve function
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Treatment Options

After your evaluation and imaging tests, your doctor will talk with you about your diagnosis and explain what treatments are available. Together, you’ll decide on a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, activity level, goals, and preferences. Non-surgical treatment is always the first goal. Dr.Schmidtberg  will review all your options and move forward as partners in your treatment plan.

Doctor Schmidtberg by lake with wife and mountains in the background

Dr. Schmidtberg and wife Lauren at Lake Louise,
a hamlet in Banff National Park.

Doctor Schmidtberg on boat with his dog

Family boat adventure with the doodle.

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Call for an appointment:

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Manchester office

(860) 432-4640

Accepting New Patients Starting September 12, 2022!