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Qualifications and Experience
In 1984, Dr. Sachar was accepted into the rigorous six year medical education program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Albany Medical College. He graduated Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and obtained his medical degree from the Albany Medical College in 1990 where he was awarded the Harold C. Wiggers Award for the student most likely to become an outstanding physician. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Brown University School of Medicine in 1996 where he won the Haffenreffer Fellowship Award for outstanding basic research. He went on to obtain Hand fellowship training at the prestigious Indiana Hand Center. Dr. Sachar has been with Hand Surgery Associates since 1997. Dr. Sachar has maintained a lifelong passion for learning and teaching. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery since 1999, has been a reviewer for the journal Current Orthopedic Practice since 2009 and has been an examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2010. He served on the State of Colorado Cumulative Trauma Task Force Committee in 2009. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society and the Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society. Dr. Sachar has had numerous publications in peer review journals and continues to lecture both locally and nationally. Please see his C.V. above for more information. Dr. Sachar enjoys all aspects of Hand and Elbow surgery but has special interests in elbow arthritis, elbow ligament reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy, compressive nerve syndromes, distal radius fractures, work related injuries, sports related injuries, and hand arthritis.
Verified Patient Reviews
I liked the doctor and the staff, but zocdoc never sent my appointment to them so they had to squeeze me in. I definitely do no recommend using zocdoc. Call the office directly.
Very pleasent and professional.
He is warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. And he didn't rush me through the appointment.
Both the nurse and physician explained my condition and offered treatment options. I chose to begin with the least invasive procedure. Will hope for relief and progress to more aggressive approach if necessary. The collaborative decision regarding treatment was welcome.
The front office was very confusing and they seemed to not be able to handle a patient checking out and me. The receptionist appeared to either be new or just plain rude. I was ushered in to a small office and went over my injuries with a nurse who seemed disinterested at best. I was constantly referred to by office staff as "her" and "she" rather than my name or "the patient". The doctor came in for less than five minutes and only asked where my x-rays were and why was I there if the ER saw no definite fractures...I brought the report but neither nurse nor doctor looked at it. The doctor left the room and saw other patients for a while then came in and said he looked at my x-rays (the ER sent them over) and proceeded to tell me nothing was wrong and offered to give me a brace "or something" if I wanted. When I explained that the ER staff felt that there were fractures but that it would take a few days to become visible in an x-ray and perhaps more should be taken. That was dismissed completely as was the pain and bruising and swelling. No attempt was made to discuss pain relief or how to relieve the swelling. It was frighteningly obvious that the office is run like an assembly line. The doctor then told me he wanted to see me back in two weeks to see if there was any improvement, or, if I didn't want to come back, that was fine too. I was then dismissed without any paperwork or documentation of any kind that I was seen. To call my visit less than satisfactory would be a gross understatement.
Everyone was very friendly and professional.
Dr. Sachar is great! He provides a quick but thorough diagnosis, and then answers your questions quickly and gives you options.
He is very bright, personable and takes his time to figure out what's wrong.