Erik R. Ensrud M.D.

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.3 out of 5 (238 Ratings, 60 Comments)


  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Electromyography
  • Non-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • M.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota 1994
  • Internship:

    • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center
  • Residency:

    • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Children’s Hospital of Boston/Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/West Roxbury VA Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - Harvard Longwood Neurology residency
  • Fellowship:

    • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Neurology, Boston, MA - Neuromuscular Medicine/EMG fellowship
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001, 2011
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology, 2015
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neuromuscular Medicine, 2008
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2013

Patient Ratings

4.3 out of 5 (238 Ratings, 60 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jan 21, 2019

    Dr. was excellent, communicated what he was going to do and kept me informed of what was happening.

  • Jan 08, 2019

    Dr Ensrud is great, pleasant, and to the point and informative

  • Jan 06, 2019

    I think the meeting initially went well with him. He did enlighten me on some problems that we are going to address with this shoulder issue I have. Nerves is a little bit of a question mark, I'm starting to find out, in my life. So we are going to address the situation. I go back and see him soon. And we're going to do some nerve testing to see the extent of the damage, and we're going to see if we can't get me back to, you know, a normal life for me. Right now my life is a little un-normal. So I hope all goes well and God bless, and he did seem to be very knowledgeable, and I hope all works out. Thank you.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    He was very nice explained everything. He made it an enjoyable experience.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Very professional and really listened to my arm problem. So happy he understood what I?ve been saying for the past 2 years.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Excellent doctor, very thorough, very patient, and gave me many options to think about as to what I wanted to do to help deal with my pain level.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    I enjoyed meeting Dr. Ensrud. He was extremely thorough in his examination of my problem with my hip joint. I would recommend him without any reservation. He answered every question that we had, he provided examples of what I could do to improve my situation, and he also made a suggestion about a follow up visit that was completely ... my choice to make, and so it was a pleasure meeting him, and I felt that he was a very professional provider. Thank you.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Dr. Ensrud is kind and professional. He has my trust for great health care.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    competent, considerate and thorough

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Dr. Ensrund seemed to listen to well to my complaints.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr. Enslund is a very caring doctor.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr. Ensrud is great. I have the greatest confidence in him. The problem is I saw him an hour after my appointed time. Also the staff was unable to make a follow up appointment for me. I had to call in the next day.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    So friendly and explained everything

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Excellent. Dr. Ensrud listened carefully, empathized with my situation, was knowledgeable and helpful and spent an appropriate amount of time with questions and the plan of care.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Professional and competent and mannerly -in every way accomplished.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Our regular provider was not available and the Dr. who provided the procedure seemed to be learning how to do the procedure. It took longer than it usually does and was more complicated. (Using the ultra sound to guide the injection rather than just giving the injection. Then the battery apparently had to be recharged and the machine restarted, etc.) A second MD was supervising. There was a fairly long wait in the exam room waiting for the 2 doctors. It wasn't a big problem to us, I understand that new procedures need to be practiced/learned.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    I felt like you did a very good job and explained what was going on during his test and it was very interesting. Thank you.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    Not very personal. Barked orders for me to do and complained if I did not get my arm in the right position. Did not explain what he was doing step by step. I could not do anything right for him. When I asked he finally said..."I have a cold and I have to leave for New York later today. And people just wait till the end of the year to come in, because they have reached their deductables".!!! I was not the one who scheduled me in, I did not make him sick. He needs to learn bedside manners.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    He sat and his keyboard and didn't look where I was pointing or was engaged until I told him I drove a muscle car. He was just going thru the routine it felt and was uh huh, ok, umhum. It was very frustrating. I have never been treated this way by a Dr. But once I started to talk about my car he snapped out of his autopilot type mode and then was super curious about my car. My hip not so much as it was fine.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Great provider! Answered my questions. Explained how the test would work.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Wonderful experience

  • Nov 21, 2018

    He evaluated my problem very carefully, and arrived at a possible solution where many physicians before him had given up and changed the subject.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    He was good, he didn't rush, he listened, he had really good bed side manners.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    I was made to feel at ease. The Doctor provided dialog. He recognized my limitations and made a concerted effort to accommodate me.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Dr. Ensrud was pleasant, efficient, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable. His discussion was understandable and patient-oriented.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    I thought the doctor was well briefed before he met me and it was an initial meeting and that is not always the case with doctors, so I was impressed by that. He was articulate. I didn't have to go through a lengthy description of the situation because he prepped himself prior to the meeting. So, we got more done than would normally take place in an initial meeting. He was very personable, clearly very knowledgeable and which is not always the case, respectful and a good listener, which is difficult to do. Given this day and age, doctors have to type, think, listen and extrapolate simultaneously, a difficult ask for anyone.

  • Nov 02, 2018


  • Nov 01, 2018

    Very detailed and he explained the procedures very well. I also appreciated the two foreign doctors that were visiting. I was glad to could come in and watch what he was doing.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Provider seemed knowledgeable and was thorough in evaluation.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Took his time speaking with me. Answered all of my questions.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Dr Ensrud does an excellent job of patient interaction...great listening and answering questions skills...

  • Oct 22, 2018

    Provider was fine, too many other people in the room during treatment.

  • Oct 11, 2018

    I wish that he would have been more innovative under the circumstances.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Detailed. Courteous . Pleasant.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    He spent time with me and actually made sure all of my concerns were addressed. I was apart of the decision planning process.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Great! Dr.Ensrud is thorough, explains results well and cares. I am so pleased to have him as one of my doctors.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Absolutely wonderful!!&. Great knowledge and I feel safe!!!

  • Sep 14, 2018

    He did an excellent job of making sure that he knew all about my situation and them proceeded.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    He was personable and appeared to be well versed in my condition. Offered a very reasonable course of action

  • Aug 30, 2018

    Dr. Ensrud was patient, thorough and very helpful.

  • Aug 29, 2018

    Very personable, easy to talk to, listened to my concerns.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Erik Ensrud was doing a consultation for Dr. Carlson and he did exactly what Dr. Carlson asked him to do. He was very, very nice and pleasant and I was comfortable with a not too comfortable test.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Hi. I had an experience with Dr. Eric Enrude and he was wonderful. I would very, very much so recommend him to any person I know, whether it be friends or family. I would recommend him to other providers for key specialists in diagnosing patients. He was very knowledgeable and very concerned about my condition. It was a great experience so thank you.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Pleasant, knowledgeable, thoughtful, thorough,caring

  • Aug 15, 2018

    He was kind and explained everything he was doing during my test.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Friendly, professional, extremely competent.Responded respectfully to my questions.

  • Aug 11, 2018

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  • Aug 10, 2018

    The doctor was extremely knowledgeable, extremely professional. He let me know at all times what was going on. And I feel like he did a very very professional job and I'm looking forward to his response and answer. And I feel that it will be exactly what's wrong with me. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 05, 2018

    I found Dr. Ensrud to be very professional, very thorough, the procedure he did on both of my hips and giving my injections has helped the pain in my hips tremendously. And not only did he do it, but he wants me to see him again in 6 weeks to make sure the procedure worked. I've had it done once before and that was not the case and it didn't work. So, I'm very, very happy with him. I think he is doing a great job.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Kind, thorough and communicated excellent everything he was doing

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