Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland
Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

Contact Us

Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland's three orthopedic practice locations are in Columbia, Catonsville, and Eldersburg, serving the Montgomery County and Washington, DC areas. For compassionate and caring orthopedic care, please contact us using KLARA or call (410) 644-1880.

To use KLARA, start by entering your phone number in the Klara pop-up in the bottom right corner of this page.  If you do not see a pop up, look for a blue button in the bottom right corner that says “Message Us.”

KLARA is our communication platform that allows you to communicate with us more efficiently and effectively: say good-bye to phone tag! You can use Klara on your smartphone, tablet or computer, and it is free for all patients. There is a free app (iOS only) available for download, but it is not required. With Klara, your information is secure and private, and it is 100% compliant with HIPAA-standards.

You can message us for scheduling appointments, refill prescriptions, surgical scheduling questions, medical record requests or billing.

Please note: Klara is not a replacement for in-person medical consultations or appointments. Use of Klara should replace cases where phone or email would be used. You can message us anytime, but please understand that Klara messages will be read and handled during business hours only. Messages sent after 3 PM on weekdays and anytime on weekends or holidays will be handled the next business day. Klara does provide “read receipts” so you can see when your message was read by staff.

Locations & Phone

Catonsville Office
New Location! Replacing the Baltimore Location
910 Frederick Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
(410) 644-1880

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Columbia Office
10710 Charter Drive, Suite 300
Columbia, Maryland 21044
(410) 644-1880

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Eldersburg Office located at Liberty Exchange
5961 Exchange Drive
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784
(410) 644-1880

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Office Hours

All of our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call medical emergency services at 911. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, and they will contact us.

After Hours Urgent Needs

If you have an urgent need outside of our regular office hours, please call (410) 644-1880. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day. 

Insurance / Payment / Billing

Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare, and Workers' Comp. Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office at (410) 644-1880 to find out if we accept your insurance plan.

If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, you will need to pay at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

If you have a question related to your bill or insurance, please contact our billing specialists at (410) 644-1880.


If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit. 

Hospital Affiliations

Surgeons at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland have hospital or surgery center affiliations with:

Prescription Requests

Prescriptions and refills for established patients of Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland are routinely issued during our regular office hours (see above). You can make your request by calling our office at (410) 644-1880. No refills are issued during the evenings, weekends, or holidays, as the doctors do not have access to your medical records during those times. It is helpful to anticipate your refill needs to avoid an interruption in your medication therapy.

About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.