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About Dr. Edward H Bestard
Dr. Edward H Bestard, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Clemente, CA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Bestard is affiliated with Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bestard has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Edward H Bestard has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
Dr. Edward H Bestard has the following 17 expertise
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Bone Fracture
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Surgery
- Hip Surgery
- Joint Replacement
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Edward H Bestard has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Edward H Bestard is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Not only did he not spend anytime explaining what he saw, but he also spent no time at all getting to know what happened or where my pain was. I felt ...
I pulled my abductor muscle in my left leg and scheduled an appointment with this doctor on a Tuesday, but the first available appointment was the following day. I arrived at the office filled out paperwork and then waited around 10 minutes in the lobby. I was then sent back to the examining room and continued to wait another 10-15 minutes. Once I saw the Doctor I explained how I had injured myself and my injury history. He then just groped my leg until I said ow. He then told me I had pulled my abductor muscle. He didn't offer any information at all on what to do concerning the injury until I prodded him for further information. Even then I had to ask repeatably for more information and he still failed to provide me with what felt like sufficient advice. Extremely unhelpful. After asking if I should consider going to physical therapy he failed to suggest or not suggest it. I asked for a suggestion on a local physical therapist and he gave me prescription papers for every local physical therapist and said it really didn't matter where I went. This was perhaps the most unhelpful Doctor I've ever met. Wouldn't be surprised if he would not help someone in an emergency situation.
This man is nothing more than a "hired gun" for workers comp Chubb insurance. Bestard used his hands to manually pushed down my head and then pushed my head to the left and right to do a so called test for movement. I screamed out in pain and he only mumbled sorry and wrote in his notes that I no longer need a lumbar diskectomy. He saw me for only 40 mins and did random tests where he manhandled me. Without even looking at any mri cds he goes against all 3 ofmy Real surgeons advice who say I do.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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.
Dr. Bestard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
Graduated in 1982
Lac Usc Medical Center
Dr. Edward H Bestard accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsEdward Horacio Bestard Md, 653 Camino De Los Mares Ste 102, San Clemente, CA
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