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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Peter Townsend is Excellent. Dr. Townsend has been reviewed by 18 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.3
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Peter Townsend, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Townsend graduated from University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia. He has 5 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2012, 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Wilmington, DE
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Townsend has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • Christiana Care Health Services 
  • St Francis Hospital 


  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. Peter Fedele Townsend MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 27 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, and Surgery of the Hand.
Where does Dr. Peter F. Townsend practice?
Dr. Peter Townsend has 1 office location.
Dr. Peter Townsend practices Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, and Surgery of the Hand near Wilmington, DE.
See Wilmington Orthopedic Surgeons and Wilmington Surgeons.