Dr. David Bullis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Bullis
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Bullis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

1151 Robeson St Fall River, MA 02720

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(508) 646-9525

Dr. David Bullis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fall River, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bullis has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Dartmouth College medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Charlton Memorial Hospital and Saint Anne's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bullis to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bullis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Network Health
Tricare
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Tufts Health Plans
Tufts PPO
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Knee Sprain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Broken Arm more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Hand Fracture more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Elbow Injuries more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Elbow Bursitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bullis treats Elbow Bursitis more than 31% of their peers

Dr. Bullis treats this condition more than 31% of their peers

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Dr. Bullis' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Bullis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bullis

3.8

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
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(25)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
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1 Star
29.72972972972973%
(11)
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  • Staff friendliness (27)
  • Office environment (26)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (26)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (10)
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My experience with his office was horrible. Never once met Dr. Bullis in person, only his stupid PA, who insisted that I go to physical therapy for months, even though it wasnt helping, he refused to send me for an MRI. When I contacted the office to find out if I was going to acutally see the Dr. Bullis, I was told that I didnt have an appoinment, even though I used the appointment card for the telephone number. I then basically fired them for being totally incompetent and called another orthopedic. Now I have to have surgery at the end of the month to repair my shoulder so I will no longer be in pain. Bullis could not even be bothered to see me himself. I had scheduled appointments and was forced to sit there and wait while the said Stupid PA decided to come to the office, they only time they attempted to contact me was when they wanted to get their bill paid, even though it is from a car accident. Complete incompetence, unprofessionalism!!!! I should sue them for malpractice!
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  • 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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Donna Silva in Swansea , MA – Jun 04, 2019
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He performed a partial knee replacement and was excellent. The scar is very thin! Not like I've seen on others that looks like a Frankenstein scar! He is very friendly and courteous and explains everything very well! I will definitely be returning to him to have my other knee surgery!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bruce Haskell in Freetown, MA – Jun 02, 2018
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I would and have already recommended Dr. Bullis to my family and friends. Several other patients I've talked to tell me they come to him because they hear he's the best! I agree. He is very thorough, honest and straight to the point no mincing words here. I as a patient appreciate that. He has performed a total knee replacement on my mom as well as knee surgery on my sister. Has treated me for my De Quervain's syndrome and my son for his several sports injuries including UCL tear. Thanks!
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
  • Long wait times
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Mar 21, 2018
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Had a pectoralis tear injured, after examination i was told it was a complete tear and promptly scheduled a surgery to fix the problem.I am extremely happy with the results. I would definitely recommend dr Bullis.. I had visited another doctor who recommended me to doctor Bullis as one of the few specialists in the south coast that can perform a pectoralis major tear surgery..
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Admir Dasilva in New Bedford – Jun 25, 2017
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I never go to doctors unless something is really bothering me. I Explained in detail about my pain and he completely disregarded what I had said. I informed Doctor Bullis that for the past week I had been icing elevating and taking 800 mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day, however my foot had become more swollen and the pain had increased. X rays came back negative and he said elevate ice and ibuprofen (same thing I've done for a week and it has just worsened) see me in a month no MRI Find someoneelse
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Fairhaven, MA – May 16, 2017
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Went to him from a second opinion on a hip replacement. He was rude and condescending, rolled is eyes and sighed when I spoke on how bad my pain was. I'm 50 pounds over weight, he suggested I have gastric bypass surgery before a hip replacement. When I said d rather not have the bypass I'd rather try to lose the weight before the surgery myself he asked sarcasticly "ok, so when should we schedule the surgery, 1 month?" I would not recommend this establishment to anyone
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New Bedford, MA – Jan 03, 2017
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Dr Bullis performed a total hip replacement. I was walking in assisted in about 2 weeks and back to work in 5 weeks. I had no complications related to the surgery and am very pleased with the results.
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Darren D Cardoza in S. Dartmouth, Ma – Dec 14, 2016
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Went to the office for hand pain, numbness and tingling of fingers. Was told I had no insurance when checked in. Told secretary to call to verify that I did and was told 'we can't call for every one that walks in the door'. Paid $100 for the visit. Was told the brace that was holding thumb straight was 'useless' and all I had was tennis elbow. Move forward 2 months and I still haven't received my money back. Surgery being done in Boston next week. This place is a joke!!!!
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Auzenda in new bedford, MA – Sep 28, 2016
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I had a total knee replacement May 10th. I had suffered for over 30 years with knee pain and discomfort. I could not be happier with the results. Within three weeks there was minimal pain and now two months later, my knee and leg strength have almost completely recovered. I could not be more pleased with the doctor, his demeanor, his staff and most importantly the results. He was more than happy to address any questions and concerns.
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Harry R. in Swansea, MA – Jul 15, 2016
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My husband who is 84 years old was so very happy with Dr. Bullis. The Dr. was so caring, understanding and professional in his care. I would recommend Dr. Bullis to anyone who is in need orthopedic care.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in patient-centered care. I am committed to partnering with you to deliver safe and compassionate care in a comfortable environment. I believe in listening to you and understanding your concerns, respecting your unique needs and delivering ...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Maine Med Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Orthopedic Specialty Hospital Ut
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Albert Einstein Med Center Pa
Residency Hospital
1988
Dartmouth College
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Bullis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Bullis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine1151 Robeson St Fall River, MA 02720
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Charlton Memorial Hospital

Fall River, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Saint Anne's Hospital

Fall River, MA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)