Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD

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Age 63
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Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD
Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orem, UT. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Bacon is affiliated with Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Timpanogos Regional Hospital.

700 W 800 N Ste 100

Orem, UT 84057

Contact Information
Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD

Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 91% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 91% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bacon "Inspired by my grandfather who was a doctor, I always had an interest in the medical field. I subspecialize in the spine, including adult and pediatric deformity (scoliosis), degenerative conditions, trauma and orthopedic trauma (complex fracture care). I have a special interest in spinal deformities and spend a significant amount of time every year working with the world's most renowned spinal deformity surgeons to gain the most up-to-date skills.

During my orthopedic surgery residency at University of Southern California, USC was an extremely busy level 1 trauma center. I gained my passion for orthopedic trauma at that time, and it continues to this day. I am the orthopedic surgery trauma liaison for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, a level 2 trauma center. It has become my goal to make trauma care in Utah Valley the best it can be."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Mo Columbia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bacon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bacon to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Bacon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Orem, UT |
2 months after first scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bacon I have the same pain in my back. After the 2 MRI's, 3 appointments, and cortisone shot, nothing is better. During the 3 appointments, he showed up twice. I spoke to him for just a few minutes. I was sent to the imaging department to get the cortisone shot. The person giving the shot injected me where he was instructed. It wasn't very close to where the issue is.
in Helper, UT |
I waited two hours and fourty five minutes to see the Dr. and after describing my symptoms (weakness, numbness and pain) he stood me up, lightly shook my shoulders and declaired a diagnosis of degenratie disk disease. He refused a MRI stating "that would imply that there was something to look for". He left the room after 3 minutes, had his nurse prep me and later returned to give me an injetion and orders for PT. A MRI by another Dr. indicates multiple "severe" problems that require surgery.
in American Fork, UT |
Dr. Bacon provided me with excellent care.
in Provo, UT |
Doctor Bacon And his PA. are the worst Doctors. If you have any postop problems they don't even take x-rays. Look at the insiton area to see what's going on. Instead they want to send you to a different doctor and have them numb the area so that you can't feel anything and want you out of their offices as fast as possible. So that way they can make some more money off more patients and Maybe even get to bouchée the Surgery so they can screw someone else's back.
I scheduled a epidural steroid shot my apt was at 11:00 am I arrived at 10:45 am I was not called back until 12:50 pm by 1:50 pm I was told I could get the scheduled shot but it could not happen in the office like I had done previously that I had to go to outpatient surgical center where I was told that I was A DR BACON ADD ON that this was NOT SCHEDULED. I had to wait for Dr Bacon to see 3 more patient in order for him to do all 4 shot @ once by 3:30 I was out. Last shot different Doc 2 hrs TL
in Wallsburg, UT |
Dr Bacon is always so kind and understanding. He listens to my concerns but I completely trust him with his decisions on what would be best for me and my health. He is the best Doctor I have ever had! Shawna is amazing as well. Always asks how I am doing and is so gentle when taking x-rays and putting on casts. She is defiantly a huge asset to the team. Drea... She knows the patients by name. She is always so nice and assists the patient with every need. She is so wonderful!!!!
in Provo, UT |
It was great!
Salt Lake City, UT |
I fractured my spine during an accident and Dr. Bacon was the orthopedist on call. When I was discharged from the ER and needed to schedule my follow-up appointment with Dr. Bacon, his staff was exceptionally helpful. With a very busy practice a wait time was expected for my follow-ups. This would be a main reason for the 4 stars. Great care, but there is a wait and face-time with the physician isn't much. Still felt he was a great physician, but not much time was spent with patient/provider.
in Orem, UT |
My ankle injury was very serious and severe. It was referred to as catastrophic by the hospital personnel. Dr. Bacon was the Ortho surgeon on call that day. I have never dealt with him or his staff previously! As I am recovering, I have come to realize one important fact about Dr. Bacon, he did an AMAZING job on repairing my ankle. He performed a miracle. His skills and knowledge are extraordinary! I am healing very well and quickly... I am grateful!!!
Payson, UT |
It took a while for Dr. Bacon to arrive, but when he did, he was warm, pleasant, and direct. He really took the time to listen to me explain my injuries and concerns. I'd read some bad reviews before I went, but I decided to give him a try, and I'm glad I did. I think the reason he is late is because he really takes time to listen to his patients. The office staff were very polite and helpful. On my second visit, the P.A. J. Montgomery was very good also. He explained my MRI results very well.
in Park City, UT |
Dr Bacon put me back together after a bad auto accident. Most people thought I would be in a wheel chair the rest of my life. Most people thought I would never be able to return to work in the same capacity that I had before the accident. Well, those folks were wrong! Without Dr Bacon's skills in the ER, I am pretty sure I would still be in wheel chair and medically retired from work.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
in Lehi, UT |
Dr. Bacon was completely focused on my needs, and listened carefully to my description of my problem. After we discussed the possible options I could choose, he left and talked with my spine doctor, presumably to get a more complete understanding of my prognosis. He came back and he explained his suggestion for my treatment plan (fuse one additional joint rather than two) and we discussed this until I fully understood his reasoning. It was clear to me that he had my best interests at heart.
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Dr. Bacon accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Bacon has admitting privileges

Timpanogos Regional Hospital
750 W 800 N
Orem, UT 84057
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Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT 84604
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