Dr. Robert Galpin, MD
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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

We will improve lives through compassionate care for those with musculoskeletal conditions; innovative research to discover, develop and deliver treatment; and collaborative education of the community and the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow.

We will treat everyone with integrity, kindness, respect and confidentiality.

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Dr. Robert Galpin, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Amherst, NY. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Galpin is affiliated with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital.

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Dr. Galpin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Lancaster, NY |
Beyond arrogant. The first appointment we waited 4 hours and never saw Dr. Galpin, just a resident, even though we specifically requested to consult with him. (My son had a broken arm; a determination if surgery was needed to pin the bone.) The second visit we finally met him; zombies from the walking dead have more manners. My son raised his hand to ask Dr. Galpin a question and he would not acknowledge him! Pompous and ill mannered bedside manner.
in Buffalo, NY |
My daughter has seen Dr. Galpin a few times over the last year for an ankle injury. We both find him to be extremely rude & speak to you in a condescending way. It appears that he has very little time/patience for you. As you speak to him, he slowly inches toward the door. Should the need arise for my daughter to see an orthopedic doc again, I will definitely be looking for another that is more concerned with her rather than trying to run from the exam room.
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Galpin is the Best Surgeon. My boys have both seen him. I TRUST his judgement completely. He is through, highly component, and very well respected among the other orthopedic surgeons around the country. Dr. Galpin is "THE" orthopedic surgeon who evaluates, diagnoses, stabilizes and manage patients with traumatic injuries. He manages the difficult cases at Children's Hospital. He also specializes in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity as in the case of my sons.
in Buffalo, NY |
Took my 7 year old here as recommended by her physical therapist. We sat in the waiting room over 2 hours before being taken in to be seen. Office staffed seemed pleasant.
Olean, NY |
He is hands down the nastiest doctor I have ever met. He is down right rude to both my son and I. We will not answer any questions and acts as if you are inconveniencing him.
Buffalo, NY |
While Dr. Galpin knew what he was doing, he was easily one of the most impolite doctors I've ever gone to. The day I got my cast removed, after 2 previous visits he had no idea who I was and why I was there. Not only was he rude to me but to his staff as well. Im not really sure why he's working with kids as it seems comforting is not his strong suit. Dr. Galpin was my inspiration to do my rehab exercises and try as hard as I could at physical therapy just so I wouldn't have to revisit him.
in Niagara Falls, NY |
I was send to UB orthopedics and saw Dr. Galpin for my daughter who had a elbow injury. We had x-rays taken at one of there other locations but they could not get access to them ????? The Dr was very rude and acted like he could not be bothered with us , I would not recommend him at all .. Extremely rude .
Buffalo, NY |
He was recommended to me by the pediatrician, and we got an immediate appointment with him. However, I would not recommend him at all. He was rude, would not listen to what my 16 year old daughter was saying, and told me to sit down when I was trying to view the X-ray as he was explaining the results. We will not even go back to him for the follow up appointment. I will go to back to Northtown Orthopedics, Dr Peter Gambacorta,who is excellent, very professional and listens to his patients.
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      Dr. Galpin's Care Philosophy

      UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

      We will improve lives through compassionate care for those with musculoskeletal conditions; innovative research to discover, develop and deliver treatment; and collaborative education of the community and the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow.

      We will treat everyone with integrity, kindness, respect and confidentiality.

      Every member of our organization shares this commitment.

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

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

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      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • 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
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hernia
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Dysplasia
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • 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
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Scoliosis
      • Sever's Disease
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Still's Disease
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Torticollis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Vertebral Column Tumors
      • Wrist Fracture

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Western Ontario School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1977

      • Internship Hospital
        Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital

        Completed in 1978

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Western Ontatio-Orthopaedic Surgery

        Completed in 1982

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Harbor View Medical Center-Ao Traumatology

        Completed in 1984

        Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Crippled Children-Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

        Completed in 1987

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Western Ontario

        Graduated in 1973

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics

      Procedures Performed

      • Achilles Tenotomy
      • Arm Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • 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
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • 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
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Finger Release