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Thank you for choosing Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine by visiting our doctor profiles.

Average Patient Rating

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Average Rating: 5 (2,257 reviews)

Reviews

“I had a grade 3 proximal hamstring avulsion. The first surgeon I saw (not Slocum) advised no surgery. Too tough and long recovery. Dr. Dowdle noted that I have no health issues, am slim, and asked if I wanted to spend the rest of my life in a diminished state. I said, "let's do it." Yes, it hurt, and yes, it took 6-7 months for me to return to normal. But now I am back and not diminished. Glad to have met Dr. Dowdle and his staff.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: S. Blake Dowdle, MD
“I really enjoy receiving care at Slocum, the staff are friendly and smart, and everything always flows very nicely. On this date, I arrived on time, was checked in promptly, and proceeded to my waiting area. I waited about 5 or so minutes and was called back. Dr. Bear's assistant was very welcoming, smiled a lot, and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Bear arrived promptly, took the time to chat a bit, remembering a visit from an earlier date; he was very upbeat, let me speak of my injury, and then rendered excellent care. I think I will need to follow up with him again, but that will be good, I'm sure. Congratulations on bringing Dr. Bear to your practice, I was a patient at Oregon Medical Group, and he was absolutely a superstar there. I was in pretty bad shape, and he took great care of me; the three problems that he performed surgery on healed and have not been a problem nor have I suffered any residual pain or limitations on account of them. I couldn't have asked for better care, so when I heard he transferred here to Slocum, I requested him for care. He really is a very competent doctor and a very nice person. Thank you for the great care Slocum, Dr. Bear, and staff.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Dr. Bear is a compassionate surgeon and individual, who listens to your concerns and difficulties, performs any necessary testing and/or physical therapy to determine what is going on with your hands/shoulders/arms, then evaluates and discusses the options you may have to deal with your condition. His first option is NOT necessarily surgery, even though he is a surgeon. I appreciate him offering/suggesting other options to help with a condition rather than jumping in and recommending surgery as the only option. Slocum treats their patients like human beings and not a number, and Dr. Bear and his team rock.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Dr. Bear is efficient, kind, & supportive.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Dr. Bear has really been a 'Blessing,' so to speak, regarding his support of my severe arthritis & carpal tunnel issues. I followed him over from OMG & always found him professional yet kind and pleasant. He also encourages me to think about what plan I want to have for the future because I may need another surgery. Thank you for this opportunity to share my experience.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Very satisfied with Dr. Bear.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Great experience with Dr. Bear.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Dr. Bear appeared very concerned about my problem. He seemed very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“I was satisfied with my experience with Dr. Bear at Slocum.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD
“Dr. Bear is a rockstar. You can't tell I have had surgery. I have no side effects: no numbness, no lumps, no scar. I am going to have him do my other arm.”
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD

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