About Dr. David W Bacastow MD

Dr. David W Bacastow, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Athens, GA, with another office in Athens, GA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Bacastow has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David W Bacastow is Great. Dr. David W Bacastow has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David W Bacastow is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. David W Bacastow has 2 locations

get directions ATHENS BONE AND JOINT ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC
1010 Prince Ave Ste 115
Athens, GA 30606
get directions DAVID WESLEY BACASTOW MD
2142 W Broad St Bldg 100
Athens, GA 30606

Specialties

Dr. David W Bacastow has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David W Bacastow has the following 19 expertise

  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Pain (Arthralgia)
  • Bone Fracture
  • Sports Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Surgery
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Herniated Disc
  • Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
  • Hip Surgery
  • Laminectomy

Board Certifications

Dr. David W Bacastow is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Dr. Bacastow did an arthroplasty on my knee. My knee was just bad before the surgery and quickly turned to worse. If you have any post-op problems...good luck...because you'll definitely need it! Oh, and also expect to wait in his office for over a hour in the exam room before he decides to show his face! No respect for the time of others.

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One Star

Condescending attitude. Did not like for me to ask questions. Did not thoroughly explain my diagnosis. I went elsewhere and got a better explanation. It was worth the additional money to find someone who would take the time to answer my questions and treat me like a human being.

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Carefully considered approach

I am a professional pianist and taught piano at the university level for 40 years. During the last 6 or 7 years, I've been seen by Dr. Bacastow for a frozen right shoulder and a partial (c. 25%) tear in the left rotator cuff. The physical therapy approach recommended to me worked very well in both cases. The frozen shoulder has remained symptom free for several years. After several years of treating the rotator cuff with physical therapy, Dr. Bacastow operated on my rotator cuff in May 2015. I was in a sling for 4 days. Range of motion in the shoulder improved very quickly. My prognosis is good IF I keep doing the required physical therapy exercises. My piano playing was never negatively affected with the physical therapy or the surgery. I have great confidence in Dr. Bacastow's ability.

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Thoughtful, detail oriented doctor

Dr. Bacastow replaced my knees after several years of exhausting all other possibilities. He always spends time patiently answering my questions. His bedside manner is excellent. He is particular and detail oriented; something a patient should want in a joint replacement surgeon

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5 surgeries later...cant recommend highly enough

I had Dr Bacastow for my torn labrum (shoulder), 3 elbow (each side needed repair), and quad tendon rupture. Cant say enough about his professionalism, knowledge and expertise. He diagnosed my torn quad tendon in 10 seconds simply by palpating it! My primary physician said he is the best in Athens and many doctor's use him. Cant recommend highly enough--plus Turk (his primary nurse) is amazing!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • University Of South Alabama Health System

    Residency

  • Dr. David W Bacastow Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
    • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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