Russell R. Bear, D.O., F.A.A.O.S.

Russell R. Bear, D.O., F.A.A.O.S.

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Patient Ratings and Comments

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 28, 2021

    Dr Bear was excellent! Very informative, gentle & answered my questions.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 26, 2021

    Explained in detail my problem and help ideas to help with my hip issues.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 19, 2021

    He listened.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 11, 2020

    Lots of explanation of possible reasons for injury followed by visual at home things to do to assist with recovery of injured area

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 1, 2020

    The whole experience was great! Dr Bear listens to you and explains everything at a level that the average person can understand. From the time we walked in until we left everyone was great and helpful.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 1, 2020

    Dr Russell bear is awesome. The staff is always pleasant

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 25, 2020

    He listened to me, explained what the problem was and described what options I had as well as described the procedure as he was performing it. He answered all my questions before he allowed me to leave.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 17, 2020

    Dr. Bear was excellent in explaining his treatment plan for me.

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 21, 2020

    Very professional

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 16, 2020

    He was patient and listened to all of my concerns. He had a wonderful bedside manner and temperament. He was very thorough and explained all of the details pertaining to my diagnosis

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 9, 2020

    Professional, and direct attitude toward treatment.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 24, 2020

    Outstanding and extremely knowledgeable doc!!

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 10, 2020

    Everything went smooth. Dr Bear seems like a great Dr.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 20, 2020

    I thank the pt doctor and the receptionist for the kindness for being very concern for my care Also for the great timely appointment My pt Dr was so patient he explained my problem and stressed what will be my care and i felt very good about how he addressed my needs for my care thank you all very much.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 21, 2020

    I throughly enjoyed my experience at Chesapeake and highly recommend this practice! Dr. Bear was friendly and informative and the office staff was very welcoming and professional.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 28, 2019

    I am SO delighted with everyone there. I’m totally blessed to have Dr Bear looking after my problems, so professional and accurate diagnosis.

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 1, 2019

    Friendly staff, short wait, clean office, shoulder was better in days! Bonus...Golden Girls was on in the waiting room!

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 20, 2019

    I watch everything. When I'm learning a new exercise I close my eyes in order to focus on my own healing. I noticed that patients are seldom left without someone to assist them. After each patient leaves at the end of their session the beds/tables are wiped down and the pillow cases are changed. I'm seasoned so everyone looked young to me and yet they were knowledgeable and willing to learn more. They would bring water to elders and truly cared about people. The room is large. Everyone worked as a team. Awesome experience.

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 31, 2019

    Everyone there is very friendly and professional. From the moment you walk into the door, everyone is very friendly and helpful. They make you feel very comfortable, if they see that you're a little nervous. I've been a patient of Dr Bear's for quite some time and I have referred him too many people, that are in need of knee surgery! Thank you for making my visits Pleasant!

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 22, 2019

    The entire office is the best! Everyone is very friendly.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 6, 2019

    I appreciated the fact that I was able to get a same day appointment with Dr. Bear. The office staff from checkin to check out are always very friendly and fun to talk with. I feel that Dr. Bear always takes time to listen and be helpful with treatment suggestions. I trust him completely to make the best decision for my health.

  • Verified Patient
    May 23, 2019

    This being my first visit to your facility, I found your location and office areas to be a very convenient and pleasant experience. All office personnel that I interreacted with were very professional and cheerful. Dr. Bear was very patient and professional as he took the time to explain to me the nature and treatment for my injury (a situation you don't often get to experience in a doctor's office these days). The patient portal concept is a great feature! Sure beats sitting there in the office filling out consent and medical history forms on your first visit.

  • Verified Patient
    May 2, 2019

    Always efficient and fast. Very knowledgable. Dr. Bear is the best!

  • Verified Patient
    May 2, 2019

    My appt was quick. Provider explained everything and answered my questions to my satisfactory. I highly recommend Chesapeake Orthopedics.

  • Verified Patient
    May 2, 2019

    I always like the friendly people that work at the front desk. They know where to send me and I only wait a few minutes to be called to see the Doctor. Every office should be taking notice of the fine operation your team has here. I was happy with my visit. Many of my family members come here to be treated.

  • Verified Patient
    May 2, 2019

    Dr Bear takes my active lifestyle into account and finds the best treatment that’s realistic for me and helps me understand the issues surrounding my injury. Awesome person!

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 30, 2019

    In 2017 I had a broken fibula and I was attended by Dr. Bear, with excellent results. Now in 2019 I went back to see him to care for my knee after a car accident, again, he was great and the quality of care is on point. He's the best orthopedic surgeon I've ever met

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 30, 2019

    I’ve seen Dr. O’Donovan, Dr. Bear and Dr. Vandeer. All three have been great. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my orthopedic needs. I would recommend Chesapeake Orthopedic to anyone and everyone

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 25, 2019

    Everyone there is a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable I have been coming in for years would not go anywhere else

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 27, 2019

    I loved the new chairs, soft colors, and the decor. It was very relaxing. Dr. Bear has a unique ability to HEAR his patient, not just go through the motions of “listening.” He’s comprehensive in his explanation of what is occurring, AND the options to consider. He encourages his patient to participate in his/her treatment plan. Finally, he doesn’t waste any of our time. The appointments move quickly. I have already referred two friends to Dr. Bear 🐻 for new knees!

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 26, 2019

    Always a great experience from the time you enter till the time you leave the staff is helpful, kind and professional. Never any long waits and i leave with everything i need. Dr Bear is a very kind patient dr. Very thorough and takes the time to explain everything, i feel very comfortable and full informed about the procedures he has performed on my knee. I am very pleased i was blessed to be referred to him i went from terrible pain in both knees using a walker, then a cane, now i can amble around without the cane sometimes. i am getting a knee replacement i'm sure i will be walking and getting some of my activity back. Its been two years and i have made great progress from the beginning to now. I'm so greatful im losing weight because of my increased mobility all because of his great care and treatment.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 26, 2019

    My experience with this organization has been outstanding. Dr Russell Bear came highly recommended from my daughter who had an outstanding recovery from her surgery. The entire staff has performed at a highly professional level from the time I got into the facility and left. The pre-registration from the online portal was absolutely wonderful it allowed me to take my time and complete all the information in detail.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 1, 2019

    Excellent doctor and staff. Short wait time. Doctor and staff very professional and personable. Doctor took care of my problem and explained treatment. Will definitely use again. Dr. Bear and his staff were very accommodating and listened to me.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 24, 2019

    All the staff was helpful and courteous Dr. Bear explained step by step and he went along made me feel very comfortable.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 23, 2019

    Great experience with Dr. Bear. Personable and laid back. Confident in his ability.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 3, 2018

    Always timely courteous and informative.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 29, 2018

    I was recommended by a friend to see Dr. Bear and he was wonderful. He explained everything in detail took his time and made me feel very comfortable. He has a good sense of humor as well. I would have no problem recommending anyone to see Dr. Bear in your Hanover location. I can't believe how fast I was in and out. I even had x-rays and was out of the office in a remarkable time. Usually, my doctor visit wait time is very long. My visit at your location was a pleasant surprise. Thank You!

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 29, 2018

    I was done with the doctor 1 minute before my scheduled appointment time. Excellent!

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 23, 2018

    Love Dr Bear and the pt staff.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 21, 2018

    Very professional and helpful

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 7, 2018

    I am very pleased. I never wait long and the front desk staff and helpful and friendly

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 31, 2018

    Excellent service, Excellent communications, Excellent Staff, Provide referral to the practice -YES

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 24, 2018

    Again, I really appreciated the staff squeezing me in without me waiting very long. As well as, Dr. Bear is the best!

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 24, 2018

    It was very nice visits. Dr. Bear is the best!

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 19, 2018

    I enjoy the services that I have received. The facility is always neat and the staff is always kind and courtesy

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 26, 2018

    Dr. Bear was very attentive and knowledgeable. When I called and left a voice message with his office, he returned my call immediately.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 1, 2018

    Everything awesome

  • Verified Patient
    May 31, 2018

    Dr. Bear is best in class

  • Verified Patient
    May 9, 2018

    Dr.Bear is great. Thank you

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 18, 2018

    Dr. Bear took the time to evaluate my problem, explain what could be done and treated it as well. He has a wonderful manner and I really appreciated his generosity of time.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 1, 2018

    The check-in process worked great. With each of the courteous, efficient office personnel all I had to do was drop a smile and it was immediately returned to me. Five minute wait for the Doctor (60 min at my "first opinion"). Doctor patiently explained things well. Answered all my questions. Sent me home feeling better than when I arrived (shot to the shoulder, the first opinion doc didn't even suggest). I actually look forward to my future visits (well, maybe not so much to surgery, if needed).

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 20, 2017

    I have had 3 shoulder operations with Chesapeake and could not have been treated any better any where else. This is a top notch operation. I recommend this practice to everybody I come in contact with.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 22, 2017

    Have been coming to this practice starting with Dr Jaworski and will continue as long as I get the care quality of care I receive here. Thank you

  • Verified Patient
    May 25, 2017

    Great service

  • Verified Patient
    May 23, 2017

    This place is great thank you

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 6, 2017

    Very good Dr and the best in ortho

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 2, 2017

    Thank you Dr. Bear for your kindness and good humor during my visit at Chesapeake. I had nightmare about my knee surgery, but I am so grateful that my experience was so positive, thanks to your excellent work. Also, worth mentioning, the staff was kind, professional, and courteous -- I did not have to wait long to be checking in and seen by by the doctor. I send my heartfelt thanks to you and the staff who assisted you. Sincerely, Jeannette

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 5, 2016

    Dr. Bear is a great Doctor, he is a people person like me and makes u feel at ease, and explains everything so clearly.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 23, 2016

    I fell on a wet pavement at 3:45 on a Friday afternoon . I called the practice they actually stayed late to take care of my ankle . Everyone was amazing .

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 14, 2015

    I am so thankful for Dr Bear & staff Sign in is easy, always greeted with smiles, feels clean and you get a sense of at home feeling. Dr Bear makes you feel at ease & he is kind & gentle. Always listens & never rushes you. I was 8 min late. Suffering from severe head cold. Was not criticized for being late just greeted with a smile & said we will be with you shortly. Dr Bear & staff truly makes you feel they truly care. Thank you so much for everything. The sad part about this msg is when I am better I will truly miss you all. Look for pop in visits.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 17, 2015

    Dr Bear is great, very informative and patient, always answers all my questions