Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO

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Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o
(52)

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Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in rheumatology.

Rheumatology Services Medical Group

8329 Brimhall Rd Ste 801

Bakersfield, CA 93312
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bacon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bacon treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bacon treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Malaise and Fatigue
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bacon treats Malaise and Fatigue more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bacon treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bacon treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bacon treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip

Dr. Bacon's conditions and procedures:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

I work in partnership with patients, offering high-quality, individualized care with compassion.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2011
Plaza Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Plaza Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2006
John Peter Smith Hospital
Internship Hospital
2005
UNIV OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER TEXAS COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Medical School
2001
Austin College
Undergraduate School
2011
2009
2006
2005
2001

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Fellow of Rheumatology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2010-2011

Dr. Bacon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bacon

3.4

Based on 52 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(26)
4 Stars
11.538461538461538%
(6)
3 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(1)
2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(2)
1 Star
32.69230769230769%
(17)

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He put me on meds when I saw him 1st time that has made me legally blind in one eye. He was supposed to tell me to have my eyes check before starting meds and every 3 myths, he told my friend who use to see him. Last time I saw him I'm blind in my eye because of meds and you didn't warn me. As he left the room he said hopefully you won't lose the other!!! No l'm sorry or anything. Also hadn't done blood on me in a while. Thank you.
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Dr. Bacon breezed into my exam room dressed for a Saturday afternoon trip to Home Depot. His discussion of my health concerns and my osteoporosis were equally casual. He recommended a brand name injectable osteoporosis medication and told me to schedule the injection with his assistant. Out he went. The assistant told me about side effects, which he never mentioned and she couldn't answer my resultant questitons. I sought heathcate elsewhere.
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He made a change in my medication which has been very valuable.
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Knowledgeable and compassionate. I’m far better off than before I started seeing Dr Bacon.
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I had the worst experience of my life with this doctor. He doesn't listen, and is very dismissive, just like the other reviews say. I spent the worst Christmas holiday of my life because I told him that the medication he prescribe for me was not good and I couldn't take it. He insisted and I had a very bad reaction over the Christmas holiday and of course his office was completely nonresponsive. Also, kept looking at my test results and says that I am being undertreated, but doesn't fix it.
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Was originally a patient of his associate but had to see him a handful of times. Would not recommend that you ever see this man! Spent minimal time addressing issues and results,dismissed my diagnosis given to me by his associate and other physicians! Completely unprofessional just grins at you with his creepy dismissing demeanor . It is sad that this town doesn't have more insurance backed options people are stuck here with no choice for better care ! One star is really too generous.
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He is a great doctor. He was quick in getting me back on a treatment plan after I moved from Southern California. I am doing so good now. It's easy to get in to see him and his staff is very nice and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Worst doctor I have ever seen or heard about in my entire medical career. I am shocked that he would ever be interested in patient care seeings he spends maybe 4 minutes with you per visit. I've tried to explain my symptoms, my lab results and physical findings with him and have been repeatedly brushed away. Told it's fine or that's okay. I have since acquired my medical records from his office and have found several discrepancies. I am convinced Dr Bacon should no longer practice.
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I was referred to Dr.Bacon by my PMD. I called to make a new patient appointment three times. All three times I left a message for Diane (the new patient coordinator) and never once got a call back to schedule an appointment. Horrible customer service. Dr.Bacon may be a terrific doctor however, if I'm having this much trouble just getting in touch with someone to make an appointment I can't imagine how hard it would be if I really needed to get in touch with this provider.
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Waiting for over an hour to see the doc is a big problem for me. I find it very disrespectful, not to mention inconvenient.
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