Dr. Brian Bast, DO

Neuromusculoskeletal MedicineMaleAge 47

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Dr. Brian Bast, DO is a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist in Darien, CT. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, winner of the Neurosciences Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brian Bast, DO

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics

36 OLD KINGS HWY S Darien, CT 06820 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(203) 845-2200

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Neurosciences Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bast's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(203) 845-2200

Dr. Bast accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Bast's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bast

4.1

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Went in with severe lower back pain. Dr. Bast was patient, took the time to explain everything, did a thorough examination, gave me a variety of options. He has a great demeanor. I would highly recommend him. The front office staff, Mary and the medical assistant Barbara were also very nice and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aashna – Jul 01, 2021
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Dr. Bast has been an enormous aid identifying a problem in my back which is the source of muscle spasms and bursitis that goes down the left leg. The underlying problem is stenosis and arthritis which I will live with for the rest of my life, but each time I have an episode of back and leg problems he has treated me successfully. In fact, his approach is always conservative and has told me that I wouldn't be a candidate for surgery. It gives me great confidence in an orthopedist when he is NOT in a rush to solve back problems with surgery. I would highly recommend him and vehemently disagree with the earlier review that suggests he is aloof. I have always found him to be kind, caring, and even pleasantly engaging about shared interests. I understand that when you are in pain and easy solutions aren't forthcoming that blaming the healthcare provider is an easy rationalization, but that's just not fair. They aren't gods. He demonstrates genuine caring in his tone and procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ron Landis – Aug 03, 2020
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During a annual physical my doctor discovered a curvature of my spine, immediately sent me for x rays, then sent me to an orthopedist-Dr. Bast. The visit was a waste of time and money. This doctor is condescending and was unable to even advise care for this back issue. He said it would be best to wait for "something to happen" and then address it. His parting comment was, "Sorry I can't help you!" Very poor choice of doctor!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disappointed Patient in Norwalk, CT – Aug 04, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Bast's for nearly 3 years. He is the most compassionate doctor you will ever see. He has a warm bedside manner, is extremely knowledgable, and consistently returns calls the same day. He referred me to an incredible surgeon at Yale when I needed one, and then resumed care for my back post surgery. Note: I am not a fan of the medical profession in general, so giving a 5 star rating is a rarity, but in this instance, it is very deserved.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ashley in Norwalk – May 16, 2018
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Kind, compassionate and very caring about patients pain control. Always helped me and would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tamara Bates in Norwalk CT 06851 – Feb 27, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian A. Bast is a board-certified physiatrist with sub-specialty training in sports medicine and interventional spine care. He received his board...Read more

Specialties

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2007
Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
St Barnabas Health Care System Union Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
Franklin and Marshall College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Brian Bast, DO offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Brian Bast, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Brian Bast, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Bast frequently treats Low Back Pain, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bast treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Bast, DO's office located?

Dr. Bast's office is located at 36 OLD KINGS HWY S, Darien, CT 06820. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics - Darien36 OLD KINGS HWY S Darien, CT 06820
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics - Westport323 Riverside Ave Westport, CT 06880
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bast is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport, CT

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk, CT

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2022)