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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Gary McCarthy, MD 510 Cherry St Ste 205 Bluefield, WV 24701 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

As a surgeon I believe that every patient is equally important and deserving of the best care I can provide. I also believe that surgery is not necessarily the best solution for every problem and that all alternatives should be investigated and discussed with the patient. The patients need to have things explained in a way that they can understand so they can make an informed decision. Bedside manner is every bit as important as high quality care and you will not find yourself waiting for hours in the offie to be seen.

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Biography

Dr. Gary McCarthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bluefield, WV. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. McCarthy is affiliated with Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. McCarthy's Reviews

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based on 19 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. McCarthy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Bluefield WV |
Met with him on May 3 2017 .... wonderful beside mannor had no problem talking with me helping me understand the fracture I have may or may not heal without long term effects told me to give it another another 6 weeks and I like that I'm not big on pain meds and I don't like being cut on unless it's necessary but if ever I brake a leg someone better call this handsome my kinda of guy !!! Heather Hill
in Blue field, wv |
I will never recommend him. He did not do an examination his response was the xrays say it isn't broken lets put a cast on it.
in bluefield ,wv 24701 |
Was new patient, got cattle hearded thru his office.Actually walked out on me when i was trying to ask questions,and shut door on me. Will not return to a doctor who does not seem to have any care or respect for a patient..
in Bland, VA |
Dr. McCarthy tries his best to help you and doesn't give up. Besides manner is wonderful and that counts for a lot when you are suffering constantly with pain. He actually listens to you when you say new problems have arisen instead of just brushing you off.
I don't see Dr McCarthy until the 11th for my first round of facet injections. But Cathy has been taking care of me getting everything set up. And she is doing suparts injections in my knee. The receptionist is a Dall baby and Cathy will bend over backwords to help you. I highly recomend bluefield orthopedics!!!!!
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Dr. McCarthy's Care Philosophy

As a surgeon I believe that every patient is equally important and deserving of the best care I can provide. I also believe that surgery is not necessarily the best solution for every problem and that all alternatives should be investigated and discussed with the patient. The patients need to have things explained in a way that they can understand so they can make an informed decision. Bedside manner is every bit as important as high quality care and you will not find yourself waiting for hours in the offie to be seen.

Dr. McCarthy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. McCarthy has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: Location: Bluefield, WV. Patient claimed dislocation of knee months after surgery. Patient did not follow through on PT. Patient registered high alcohol blood level at time of dislocation at a party. Insurance company insisted on settlement.
    • State: Virginia
    • Settlement 
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: Patient complained of post surgical dislocation. Claim was filed 7 years after the surgery and 5 years outside of statute of limitations. No evidence of dislocation near time of surgery. Insurance company settled over my objection.
    • State: Virginia
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    St Louis University Med Schoo

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Highland Alameda County Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    San Francisco Group Orthopedic Program

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Berkley
  • Other Education
    On-Going Courses In The Latest Techniques and Treatments

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's 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, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement