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Qualifications and Experience
Benjamin B. Bedford MD is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of all sports-related injuries as well as arthroscopic and open treatment of knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow injuries. He also performs joint replacement for arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr Bedford has presented research and instructional lectures at numerous orthopedic conferences. Additionally, he has authored research articles in topics related to orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently performs clinical research at the Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma and maintains a special interest in the treatment of throwing athletes, including ligament injuries and cartilage defects. A native of Bedford, New York, Dr Bedford attended Fox Lane High School. He graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in biology and was a four-year member of the varsity baseball team. He continued his education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, graduating in 2004. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he was chief resident from 2008- 2009. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Bedford completed a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama under the direction of James R. Andrews MD. There he received specialty training in advanced techniques in arthroscopic surgery. During this time he also participated in the care of athletes from the Alabama Ballet, Auburn University, Birmingham Barons (AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), Tuskegee University, University of Alabama and the Washington Redskins.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Bedford is wonderful! He was thorough, inquisitive, and reassuring. He got me on a treatment plan right away to help me get back on my feet.
He was a very knowledgeable and friendly doctor. Super helpful and caring; the visit was quick but still thorough. Highly recommend.
I had a great experience. Dr. Bedford was very nice, professional, and clearly an expert in his field. I definitely recommend him.
Great experience. We got right to work and explained what was going on.
He was knowledgable and professional
Awesome staff and it all was handled quickly!
Dr. Bedford patiently explained to me everything that I was looking for. He took time to answer all my questions and clear my concerns. I would go back again, if needed.
Very informative and helpful visit
“I don’t prescribe pain medication” is something a doctor with zero compassion would say to a patient in agony
Professional listened to me. Followed through
The doctor is wonderful, very thorough and kind. The office emailed me a request to check in ahead of time and fill out the forms online. I spent 20 min at home filling them out electronically. When I arrived at the office the front desk said “oh that doesn’t work, you’ll have to fill them out again on paper.”
Dr. Bedford and his staff are all great. I feel like I received the attention I deserved in a very timely manner.
He is very focused.
I was seen by two different students before seeing the doctor for a very short time. I was okay with the visit at the time mostly due to his good bedside manner, but realized later I should have tried to ask more questions and spent more time seen by the doctor. I was told to start physical therapy and if things didn't drastically improve in a month, I should get an MRI. I didn't even think to ask what the MRI would be for. Went through the physical therapy and my hip pain actually got worse by the end of the month so I stopped. I'm out lots of out of pocket money now and hesitating to see another specialist about this.
One of the best doctors I've seen. Smart, friendly and takes his time with patients!
dr was all i would expect from a true and caring professional h jones
Very pleasead with my experience at Dr Bedford's office. I will be visiting again for routine controls and consultations.
Dr. Bedford was very professional and thoroughly explained my ankle problem. The staff was very friendly and proficient. I was called in immediately for my appointment. I highly recommend this office.
Unless this is a repeat visit, you will need about 20 minutes to fill out the documentation required. The staff is excellent..Once the paper work was done...I WAS IN!!! Excellent bedside manner.
Dr. Bedford was personable, quite knowledgeable, answered my questions and diagnosed my issue [w/wrist] promptly. Meeting all those criteria - Top Notch Doc & medical care
Dr. Bedford is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, thorough, professional, personable, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend him.
First time visiting and so far I'm pleased.
Overall great experience, the entire staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Bedford was great, he listened to my concerns and seemed knowledgeable. Would recommend!
I've been seeing Dr. Bedford for a few years now and he's an exemplary orthopedist. He's knowledgeable, unfailingly pleasant, and takes time and care to examine you and explain things in plain English.
Benjamin Bedford and all of his staff were extremely thorough in their explanations to me, and also in their instructions on how I should take care of my injury
Professional friendly (attractive) staff :) Dr. Bedford seemed knowledgeable and took his time to explain everything in detail showing me my X rays as,well. I actually understood what he was saying too!
Best doctor visit in a while. Super fast, super friendly.
Great bedside manner, answered all my questions. Went through my xrays with me in the office. Very impressed overall.
Great thorough visit---answers all questions, short wait, and staff is great too.
Nice professional doctor but the wait time was excessive. Location of office does not provide adequate parking and with only 90 minute metered parking. Long wait time to see the doctor does not help with the stressed that the meter will run out and you'd get ticketed.
Great! Visit with Dr. Bedford his assistant and office staff were very professional. Dr Bedford recommended me to another specialist in his practice who can further assist me with my sustained injuries.
Never again. I really don't understand how this doctor has such a high satisfying eval. Has to be his employees doing the evals.
I saw Dr. Bedford after being involved in a car accident. He made me feel extremely comfortable and safe. You can tell that he's a good person with a kind heart just by a few minutes of interacting with him. Both he and the person shadowing him were awesome and helpful. I definitely recommend paying Dr. Bedford a visit if you are in need of an orthopedist!
Overall it was good id definitely recommend.
Very professional, right to the point.
Dr Bedford is a great doctor. I felt I was in good hands. And as being a Dr myself, I would highly recommend. All my concerns were attentend to.
Follow up to broken ankle. 9:30 appointment - name called, X-Rays taken, ankle checked by doctor, PT prescription given - out by 9:43. Doctor time did not seem rushed though. Good experience, nice doctor.
As someone who has extreme anxiety when it comes to seeing doctors-he immediately made me comfortable. Was very personable and professional.
everything was perfect!
Dr Bedford was very thorough and explained my options . He is very approachable and made me feel confidant. His PA was equally good and the front office were helpful, quick and had a positive attitude??
Professional, friendly and clear. Highly recommend him.
Very informative. Explain the diagnosis in detail and provide good recommendations and suggestions.
I am very impressed, with the Doctor himself, his associate, and the supporting staff. Very professional
Dr. Bedford is very knowledgeable. I was wrongly diagnosed to have a fracture, dr.bedford provided me with a correct and accurate diagnoses. Excellent team!!
Found Dr. Bedford on ZocDoc at 10pm the night before my appointment, in the midst of excruciating back pain, and so glad I did. I'd hardly turned in my paperwork when a technician came out to take x-rays. After that, I probably waited less than 3 minutes before a nurse practitioner came in to talk about my symptoms. She was kind and thorough and said the doctor would be in shortly to look things over and make sure he agreed with her assessment. After that, I thought he was only going to drop by for a second, but Dr. Bedford ended up spending about 10 minutes more going over my diagnosis and providing more information. In fact, seeing both the doctor and nurse practitioner was nice because I had an opportunity to think about further questions I had between the two. Administrative staff were efficient and answered all my questions. I like their web presence as well.
Really personable, easy to talk to, patient, knowledgable.
Was in and out very quickly. First thought I'd need to get X-Rays elsewhere but everything was done right away. Highly recommended.!!
I can't say enough great words about Dr. Bedford. After a horrible fall and experience with other drs, he is the best! He is friendly, efficient, positive and i highly recommend him!
Friendly and efficient staff got me through everything quickly starting even before my appointment time. Dr. Bedford seemed thorough in looking at my knee and comparing it to my other knee to check for differences. The MRI is convenient and also in my network. He called me the same night to let me know the results of the MRI and was thorough in helping me understand what we had thought before, and what we found. Great experience altogether.
Dr. Bedford was courteous and upbeat, listened to my questions and answered them in detail and concisely, weighing the pros and cons. I did not feel rushed as I usually do. He's definitely one of the best doctors I have seen.
Dr Bedford was very thorough and explained everything in great detail as well as listening and answering any questions I had regarding my injury and upcoming surgery.
Dr. Bedford is a fantastic doctor, very knowledgeable and caring. He makes suggestions based on what is best for the patient and is supported by a great PA, Meredith. Highly recommend him!
Dr Bedford and Meredith are so helpful! I have been seeing them over the last 6 months for my knee injury. They always spend plenty of time with me and answer every question I have. They always take the time to help me understand what it is going on and what is the best course of action. I feel like the really care about my well being and aren't trying to rush me into anything. I also love that the office has and on site x-ray and MRI so you never have to go too far if you need something.
Very quick in and out, assistants very professional. Ben very clearly and logically went through his diagnosis and prescribed next steps. Left feeling like I have an explanation for pain and plan to help. Would recommend.
I could barely walk with such severe pain in left foot. and had gone to City MD over the weekend and a podiatrist on Monday. No diagnosis, a bit of relief with prednisone given by City MD. Podiatrist soft casted foot...wrong, it exacerbated pain. I found Dr Bedford who fortunately had an appointment the next day. Pleasant, efficient office staff, and nice office made good first impression. Dr. Bedford terrific. He listened, quickly assessed my problem, and gave a detailed explanation of causes, treatment and course. I left with a walker foot boot and a way to to use it, referrals to PT, med RX and other suggestions to help ease pain and help me walk, and a follow-up plan.What a relief. Thank you Dr. Bedford you are a gem in today's medical world.
Dr. Bedford has a great bedside manner and was very informative and positive.
Fantastic doctor! Highly recommend him!
The Doctor and his PA served as great listeners and than explained their next steps in great detail. They were professional and understood my issue. Did not make the appointment feel rushed, I would highly recommend.
Dr. Bedford is the guy you want if you break anything. I broke my right wrist in several pieces last year and I needed someone who I could trust to get me back to 100% and feel confident I was getting the best care. Dr. Bedford not only did a fantastic job operating on my wrist, but also made sure to let me know everything that was going on in the process and always allowed time for me to ask any questions I had. I also never had to wait more than 3-5 minutes waiting in his office and his staff was very helpful.
Overall a great experience! I went in to have a cyst removed and really appreciated how Dr. Bedford and his PA Meredith explained in detail what it was, how the procedure would work, and what to expect afterwards. The process was quick and they showed me the ultrasound as they worked which was informative. Kind & polite staff with a short wait time. I would definitely recommend.
Very professional doctor, assistant and support staff!! I wish every doctor's office used their work model! I would highly recommend this doctor! Friendly, knowledgeable & efficient. (appt 10/1) Liz A.
Everything was great. He's a true professional.
If you don't have Dr. Bedford and Meredith on your surgical team, you're doing it wrong. These two bring the facts and will present a comprehensive medical plan tailored to the patient. They'll explain everything and repeat as often as you need it. Easy to reach, easy to schedule and very encouraging. I appreciate when a doctor is straight with me and helps me manage my expectations, treatment and recovery plan. It doesn't get better than these two.
Great bedside manner, took the time to explain everything to me and made sure that all of my concerns were taken care of. He even took the time to look at a second injury that I mentioned as I was leaving so that I wouldn't have to make another appointment. I've been to many doctors in this field and Dr. Bedford is honestly one of the best I've seen. I would recommend him to anyone.
Terrible office staff, Dr Bedford heard my lengthy account of my ailment with patience and attention . However, he was straight and to the point with a solution.
Great office staff was amazing quick friendly and very knowledgable. I Would def go back
Dr. Bedford was very nice and professional. Got straight to the problem and explained what was causing the pain.
I would recommend Dr. Benjamin Bedford he was kind and knowledgeable. My mother felt very comfortable with him. She is looking forward to future visits with Dr. Bedford with the treatment of her arthritic knees.
Direct, to the point, and well organized office.
I am so happy that I went to see Dr. Bedford!!! Some of the reviews made me nervous, but the office was GREAT!!! I got in with little to no wait! Every person who I came across was so kind and so nice! Such a wonderful experience!!!
I had a great experience with Dr. Bedford and his PA, Meredith. Both were extremely professional and friendly. I appreciated that my experience was efficient & that the wait time was short, but that it also never felt rushed. In general, I prefer it when doctors explain things to me and lay out their thought process, and the two of them did exactly that. Dr. Bedford did a great job of assuaging my concerns over the severity of the situation and provided realistic advice. He gave me a good time table of what to expect / next steps. The office itself is also very comfortable and clean. Great doctor, PA and practice!
Professional, thorough, clear.
Dr. Bedford had excellent bedside manner and was very knowledgable about my injury. He and his PA provided thorough, direct answers to my questions. The front desk staff at the office (74th street) was very professional and helpful as well. Hopefully I will have no reason to visit an orthopedist's office again, but if I do, I will return!
He wad great
I've only had one visit with Dr. Bedford, so far, but it's clear he's completely competent in orthopedic medicine. It appears that he's up-to-date with the training of his medical specialization, and he can see things in X-rays which I can barely notice (impressive!). He's quite friendly, and he listens. I'm going through more tests, now, and I'm expecting good things, in the continuance of my treatment with him.