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Dr. Benjamin Bedford, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Rochester, Doctor of Medicine
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Sports Medicine Institute, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1124260799

Office locations

NY Orthopedics

Scarsdale Orthopedics

2 Overhill Road, Suite 310

Scarsdale, NY 10583

NY Orthopedics

NY Orthopedics - 2nd Floor

159 E 74th St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

NY Orthopedics

Westbury

1600 Stewart Ave, Suite 100

Westbury, NY 11590

NY Orthopedics

Lenox Hill Greenwich Village

200 West 13th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

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great and caring
Less than 1 month ago
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All the staff were welcoming and personable and knowledgable. This is the second time I’ve visited them, and I was impressed again. Very short wait time too.
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Dr Bedford is professional and respectful.
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Thoroughly visited by the doctor's assistant first, and the doctor afterward. They both asked questions directly to the kid (not only to us parents), and waited patiently for her answers, making her feel comfortable. Clear diagnosis and instructions on care.
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Very professional and we had a comprehensive dialogue about the issue. And, he reviewed my prior doctor's MRI and xrays, etc. Gave me some non-surgical interventions, in addition to a referral to a surgeon if the condition worsened. Was veryhappy with his approach and his recommendations. However, the wait time was pretty major. Had a 10am appointment. Arrived on time. Sat in waiting room. Was called into an exam room at 10:45am. Sat there waiting. Saw a physicians assistant at 11:00am. Finally saw the doctor at about 11:15am.
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This was my first time meeting with Dr. Bedford, and I highly recommend him. He was direct, professional, courteous, and had a distinctly positive energy about him. In less than five minutes, he provided me with a diagnosis for me issue,as well as an action plan, and then I was on my way. No complaints.
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If I could give six stars I would. The most professional, courteous and helpful atmosphere (and I’ve been to many). Knowledgeable and full of genuine bedside manner. Addressed all questions, prescribed a reasonable plan of next steps to start and confidence behind a smooth recovery. I highly recommend.
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He was great-- fully explained everything, clear, knew what he was talking about.
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He was wonderful. Bedside manner was very reassuring and informed. Glad I found him.
Less than 3 months ago
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Front desk was extremely friendly. The PA and doctor were both also very nice and seemed informed about my diagnosis. Looking forward to receiving proper treatment for my injury.
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Dr. Bedford and his team were fantastic! They were able to schedule and coordinate an appointment and MRI for me while I was in New York for Thanksgiving. After thorough exams by Dr. Bedford and his PA, I met with Dr.Bedford's entire team. Dr. Bedford explained his preliminary diagnosis and suggested that I get an MRI to determine the extent of my injury. Dr. Bedford also called me with the results of my MRI and the recommended treatment very quickly. Dr. Bedford was very pleasant, knowledgable, and reassuring throughout every one of our interactions. I felt comfortable asking him questions, and he did a great job explaining things to me without overwhelming me with information. Additionally, Dr. Bedford and NY Orthopedics were very responsive and prompt throughout this entire process. I didn't have to wait at all to be seen even though the office seemed fairly busy on the day of my appointment. Dr. Bedford also wasted no time in letting me know what his final diagnosis was, and how to best treat my injury. Not having to wait to find out what was wrong or how to best proceed going forward made this process more pleasant than any other medical experience I have had so far. In short, I can't recommend Dr. Bedford and his team enough! If I ever have another knee issue, I wouldn't see anyone but him.
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Very friendly doctor and medical staff! The appointment was very thorough and I felt well cared for. Take note that even though you fill out the zocdoc forms and online forms, they still make you fill out new forms in theoffice. To minimize the time, you can print out forms from their website (specific to each doctor) and fill them out before the appointment. Also great that they have access to Lenox Hill Radiology so I didn’t even need to call the hospital to have my records sent over!
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The whole staff was helpful and welcoming. I was apprehensive at first because I had never used an online system to book a doctor but I’m glad I did. The reception team and support staff were friendly and helpful. Dr.Bedford never tried to push surgery or meds. It was a great overall experience and I will recommend the doctor and his staff to anyone that needs help.
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Dr. Bedford was very thorough and addressed all my concerns. I'm happy with the treatment plan that he proposed. I was seen immediately and everyone in the office was super nice.
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The front desk is a little behind the times, but Dr Bedford was simply amazing.
Less than 6 months ago
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Enjoyed my consultation with Dr. Bedford. He was extremely nice and after a thorough examination which alleviated my fear of having surgery, he gave me excellent recommendations to help me get rid of my issues. I will say that the clinicin which I saw him was extremely crowded..but the staff is on it and professional.
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The staff is amazing. Gisselle at the front desk is wonderful, helpful, and worked hard to get me an appointment I needed. Dr. Bedford was kind, knowledgeable, and professional.
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Office was very professional. I was seen on time and the Dr. got right to the point. I would highly recommend.
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Dr. Bedford was friendly and explained my injury to me and how it would change over the course of time. He gave me good directions to follow. Most of the appt was his PA, who did a great job explaining tome everything that is happening and doing a good amount of my exam.
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Dr. Bedford was very friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. Explained everything in detail without me having to ask. Would recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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Such a pleasant experience. So comforting and assuring that you’ll be back to good or if not better in no time - best orthopedist I’ve had , ever. Amazing work Dr. Bedford!
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Dr. Bedford was very professional and took the time to explain everything in great detail. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Bedford took the time to really listen to what was going on, and was thorough with his questions, his examination, and his explanation of what he thinks is going on, what treatment he recommends, and why. I was very happy with this visit.
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Good god that I scheduled an appointment with Dr.Bedford! Not only did he tell me I actually don’t have a fractured toe (which was the first doctor’s diagnosis), he also kindly explained everything in an easy language. Highly highly recommend!
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Dr.Bedford and his staff were very thorough and kind.
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Dr. Bedford was AMAZING!!!!! Extremely professional and knowledgeable
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Dr. Bedford had great bedside manner; he was compassionate and took his time. I would defiitely recommend Dr. Bedford and this practice for your ortho needs.
Less than 1 year ago
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Even though there was what seemed to be a million people there, I got checked in quickly and by the time I finished my paperwork I was called for X-rays. As soon as I was done with those I saw bothDr Bedford’s PA and Dr Bedford himself who both examined me and my X-rays. Dr. Bedford thoroughly explained my issues more than I was expecting and made sure I understood how to treat and what I could expect. Would definitely recommend and I will be going back when needed!
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Dr. Bedford and his MA are amazing! After two months of seeing multiple doctors, I finally feel like I found a doctor that is focused on figuring out my the cause of my symptoms. The communication was clear and detailed aroundwhat could be the problems in my neck and shoulder, which are causing numbness (which has been a scary experience). Highly recommend!
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Dr. Bedford was so great - he took the time to explain what the problem was with my knee and was so kind. Would definitely recommend!
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The office employees and the doctor were fast and attentive. Thank you.
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Very thorough upon examination and kind. Knowledgeable and really listens to you.
Less than 1 year ago
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Super thorough and helpful!! I was really impressed by the level of attention that the staff gave me. I cannot recommend Dr. Bedford enough!
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An absolutely amazing doctor who took the time to listen to all of my concerns and explained everything in great detail. You would be a fool if you saw anyone else instead of him.
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Dr. B is terrific. Timely, compassionate - very smart and helpful, and always looking out for the best interests of his patients.
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Very professional staff and Doctor's are amazing beside manner!
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Super!!!!!
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Really good. Despite being very busy, he took the time to give me a detailed, technical description of my medical condition. It gave me a great deal of confidence in his ability to treat my injury.
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I had such a great experience with Dr. Bedford. He was very thorough and took the time to answer every single one of my questions. He made me feel very comfortable and prepared for my surgery. Highly highly recommend!
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I think he's fantastic he's very nice and a very good doctor
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Dr. Bedford was very thorough and answered all of my questions. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and were able to get my MRI scheduled immediately. Dr. Bedford called me the same day to give me the prognosis which was also fantastic.
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Dr. Bedford has great bedside manners, is thorough and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back to him for my ortho needs.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bedford was thorough and made me feel more comfortable about an upcoming surgery. Highly recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Nice office, nice staff, hardly any wait. Dr Bedford was thorough, explained things clearly, and answered my questions.
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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.
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I had a great experience. Dr. Bedford was very nice, professional, and clearly an expert in his field. I definitely recommend him.
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He was a very knowledgeable and friendly doctor. Super helpful and caring; the visit was quick but still thorough. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Great experience. We got right to work and explained what was going on.
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He was knowledgable and professional
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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 askmore 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.
More than 1 year ago
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