Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO

RheumatologyMaleAge 41

Dr. Bacon
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rheumatology Services Medical Group

77 Casa St Ste 101 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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(661) 695-8385

Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO is a Rheumatology Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bacon has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UNIV OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER TEXAS COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bacon to book an appointment.


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(661) 695-8385

Dr. Bacon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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 Plus HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Multiple Categories (5/15/2019)View details
1 board action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (10/18/2019)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bacon

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bacon treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bacon treats other conditions, please contact the office at (661) 695-8385.

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Bacon typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Gout
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

Dr. Bacon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bacon

3.4

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(27)
4 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(6)
3 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(2)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(18)
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What went well
  • Office environment (41)
  • Staff friendliness (37)
  • Appointment scheduling (36)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (18)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (17)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (16)
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just now I trust Dr. Bacon with my life. I know he is knowledgeable about my disease and has given me excellent care over the past 7 years. Sometimes you have to get him to slow down and have him hear you say you need to talk, then he slows his pace. Sometimes he is quick, as all doctors are but if you say you need time he gives it. I never plan on changing rheumatologists unless I have no other choice. The infusion room staff is amazing as well as the rest of the office staff. I love my doctor and my nurses there
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J. Vasquez – Jul 22, 2020
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My daughter just saw him, and I wasn’t there but what he said to her was very unprofessional and rude. He should differently take more time with his patients and think about his comments and the effects they have. Also waiting a month for results of any kind is just plan lazy ness from this office/dr. Not so happy mother.
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Jan 24, 2020
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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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Val. Rose in Bakersfield, CA – Apr 13, 2019
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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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Bakersfield – Feb 23, 2019
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He made a change in my medication which has been very valuable.
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Feb 19, 2019
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Knowledgeable and compassionate. I’m far better off than before I started seeing Dr Bacon.
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
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Lisa C in San Luis Obispo, CA – Aug 29, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Laurie Jones in San Luis Obispo, CA – Aug 23, 2018
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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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Crystal hope in Bakersfield,ca – Aug 06, 2017
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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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Cheryl Gama in Selma, CA – Mar 21, 2017
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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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IGNORED PATIENT in Bakersfield, CA – Jun 14, 2016
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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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Bakersfield, CA – Apr 23, 2016
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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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S in Tehachapi, CA – Feb 24, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • 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

Awards

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

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Bacon frequently treats Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Bacon specializes.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, DO's office located?

Dr. Bacon's office is located at 77 Casa St Ste 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rheumatology Services Medical Group

Rheumatology Services Medical Group77 Casa St Ste 101 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Rheumatology Services Medical Group77 Casa St Ste 101 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average