Dr. Oscar Taunton Jr, MD

Dr. Oscar Taunton Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Oscar Taunton Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bedford, TX and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hip surgery, and more.Read his story

2425 Highway 121

Bedford, TX 76021

Contact Information

(817) 540-4477

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Steroid Injection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Taunton Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taunton Jr "Dr. O. David Taunton, Jr. is a joint replacement specialist who has practiced almost exclusively hip and knee replacement for the past twenty years. Originally from Alabama, Dr. Taunton graduated from Auburn University with honors. From there he went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine for both medical school and orthopedic residency training.During his residency, he performed research on hip and knee implants, and developed a strong interest in joint replacement surgery. He subsequently obtained additional joint replacement training through his fellowship at the prestigious Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Taunton has been a member of the Alabama Orthopaedic Society, and is currently a member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In addition, he is a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Taunton sub-specializes in revision joint replacement as well as primary joint replacement of the hip and knee."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taunton Jr "At Texas Orthopedic Specialists, P.L.L.C., our pledge is to treat our patients with dignity, respect, courtesy and compassion. With two state-of-the-art locations in Bedford and Keller/Alliance, our surgeons are dedicated to providing each patient with compassionate and individualized orthopedic care. We look forward to helping you with all of your orthopedic needs!"

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

13  Conditions Treated

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture

16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taunton Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taunton Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taunton Jr to family and friends
33 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Taunton Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had both my knees replaced by Dr. Taunton. This physician and his staff are top notch medical professionals. It is so much easier to endure the difficulties associated with these procedures when you are surrounded by a compassionate and caring team. The staff at Bear Creek Surgery Center, Dr....more
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4 years ago I had both knees replaced by Dr. Taunton. Today I can run up and down stairs, ride my bike and go for extended walks (I am 75 years old). A very skilled, professional Doctor. Takes time to listen and explain the surgery and recovery, step-by-step. Would recommend him (and have) to...more
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If I could leave a minus star review I would. Horrible Dr.! He has the bedside manner of a door knob. He does not care about his patients and will actually leave you worse than you were before you came to him.
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Three years ago I had knee replacements on both legs. I had Dr. Taunton recommended to me and it was a good choice. I was very pleased with my care, they treated me like a queen from start to finish! I could not have had a better experience for this surgery. I am very thankful to be able to stand...more
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