Patient Reviews

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.

  • “Really pleased with Dr. Dowdle, I will definitely go back if I need to.”

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    Treating Doctor: S. Blake Dowdle, MD

  • “Dr. Bear was very professional and very kind open. He made me feel really relaxed.”

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    Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD

  • “I am happy with Dr. Dowdle. Very thorough and respectful. I will hold my remarks about my upcoming procedure this Friday until then.”

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    Treating Doctor: S. Blake Dowdle, MD

  • “Dr. Bear’s exam was thorough and thoughtful. This provided me a relatively high confidence level in his recommended course of treatment, along with an understanding of further measures that may be needed if the initial treatment did not resolve my finger pain and movement issues.”

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    Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD

  • “Dr. Dowdle is very kind and personable. He makes you feel very comfortable, and I was very nervous at my first appointment.”

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    Treating Doctor: S. Blake Dowdle, MD

  • “The staff was friendly. Dr. Bear was super nice, and I was made to feel confident in his ability to proceed with surgery. He also has a sense of humor!”

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    Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD

  • “Dr. Bear is an excellent surgeon. Listens to his patients. Explores all options for treatment & explains the choices that will enable the patient &/or patient’s family to make the right choices.”

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    Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD

  • “David Bear is a rockstar. We are so fortunate to have somebody of his training and qualifications working in this community. I have had him do carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists. It was virtually painless, and I have no scars. I can’t express how grateful I am for the relief - no more numbness.”

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    Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD

  • “I did not have to wait. The staff at the front desk, the x-ray tech, and the medical support staff were warm, interactive, and took my questions seriously. Dr. Dowdle was attentive and answered my question fully.”

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    Treating Doctor: S. Blake Dowdle, MD

  • “Dr. Bear is very thorough and a nice guy.”

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    Treating Doctor: David Bear, MD