David J. Gibbons, M.D. Kadlec Employed Provider

Orthopedic Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Gibbons has been practicing in the Tri-Cities since 2009. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His orthopaedic interests include shoulder and knee reconstruction, and sports medicine. Outside of orthopaedics, Dr. Gibbons enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. They enjoy travelling, exploring different areas of the country, and enjoying the local cuisines. Dr. Gibbons also enjoys being outdoors, whether it is doing yard work, hiking, running, or biking.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Dartmouth Medical School
Medical School
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Residency
Orthopaedic Institute Of Wisconsin
Fellowship
Sports Medicine And Shoulder And Knee Reconstruction
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Preoperative Digital Planning
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (174 Ratings, 56 Comments)


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02/07/2020
This was a follow-up appt. after shoulder surgery in *DATE*. It's always a good experience with *NAME* PA that is encouraging, helpful, and challenging to continue physical therapy (and medical massage) to restore and regain strength and full range of motion. He was also reassuring to me in reminding me that this is a long process--up to a year. I just need to be patient and diligent to achieve that goal. I have the highest regard for both *NAME* and his PA *NAME*:-)
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01/27/2020
The provider was great. [...]
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01/26/2020
Great
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01/22/2020
Very professional, [...]
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01/22/2020
Awesome doctor and staff.
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01/19/2020
Everyone from Dr.,PA,Nurses and office staff are helpful,caring and effecient.
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01/14/2020
My appointment was with David Gibbons, although I actually saw his associate Tim Nickolaus for the appointment. He seemed very knowledgeable and took the time to explain my X-rays and prognosis.
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12/27/2019
Dr. Gibbons is an amazing doctor he takes good care of his patient me being one of them. [...]
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12/12/2019
my fears regarding my scheduled surgery was put to rest. A pain treatment program was discussed regarding my concerns with adverse reactions to some pain meds
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12/04/2019
Dr Gibbons is one of the finest dr ever!
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12/03/2019
Dr. Gibbons and his PA [...] are wonderful!!
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11/29/2019
Had a 2nd shoulder replacement. Done with both shoulders, and would definitely do it again.
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11/26/2019
I am very satisfied with his care, staff and suggestions
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11/05/2019
Dr. Gibbons was courteous and attentive, he also was pleased to see the results of his surgery and how well it turned out for me. And so was I!
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10/22/2019
Dr. Gibbons is wonderful. He made me feel understood. He listened intently and I felt he heard what I was trying to say. He explained what has happened to my shoulder and why I need it repaired and how the surgery will go as well as my recovery time. I can say without a doubt he has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever had. I am actually really excited to have shoulder surgery now. I have been to 2 other doctors and did not feel comfortable enough with them to have them do this surgery. I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends. 100%.
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10/15/2019
I have always been treated with courtesy, and care. Everyone is attentive and helpful.
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10/15/2019
great guy, very helpful staff members.
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10/15/2019
They went above & beyond. Couldn't ask for any better.
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10/13/2019
The process of getting my records transferred and getting an appointment was very unsatisfactory. I had to follow up and intervene several times when the referral staff dropped the ball.
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10/09/2019
Everyone was kind, efficient and on time. Everyone was great. My experience was awesome.
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10/08/2019
I like the PA, but I am disappointed Dr. Gibbons has NEVER stopped in or participated in a follow surgery visit. I see him sitting at his computer but has never checked in to see how I was doing or answer questions. I like and respect [...] but would think Dr. Gibbons would be more involved especially because I had to have the surgery repeated.
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10/08/2019
Dr. Gibbons and his associate, Timothy Nickolaus, PA-C are excellent providers. It is difficult to get appointments within my desired time frame. However, I know this is due to the high workload of these providers and I also know this reflects their demand as the top providers in their field.
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10/04/2019
This provider is as good as it gets
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10/01/2019
I have always had outstanding support from Dr. Gibbens and his staff.
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09/24/2019
As with all care I have received, care, knowledge, and service has been top notch.
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09/17/2019
my right shoulder operation was a success and recovery is going as expected.
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09/15/2019
I cannot think of any way to make it better.
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08/25/2019
I am always in good hands.
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07/24/2019
everyone was very professional and Dr. Gibbons fit me in the next day for surgery.
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07/17/2019
all in all a good experience that addressed my issues
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07/17/2019
Excellent experience.
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07/10/2019
Didn't actually get to see Dr. Gibbons
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07/02/2019
DR Gibbons was very thoughtful and explained all his concerns as well as mine about my condition.
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06/25/2019
Provider and staff very respectful, friendly and listened to my concerns.
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06/25/2019
Dr. Gibbons and Staff have taken care of four rotary cuff injuries and has always given me the best care and information to fully recovery. His assistant [...] always make time to ask about sports while making decisions based on information I provide and his assessment. I hope I never have a injury again but if I do Dr. Gibbons office is where I will go!
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06/24/2019
Dr. Gibbons gave excellent and quality care.
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06/23/2019
appreciated the assessment given to me and all the options I had to achieve pain relief. Felt comfortable with provider and the thoroughness of information I was given.
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06/23/2019
Dr. Gibbons was a great dr. [...]
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06/18/2019
Very professional. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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06/18/2019
Have always experienced excellent care from Dr. Gibbons and his staff.
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06/14/2019
Doctor Gibbions is a very good surgeon. He always listens to me. He explains things so I can understand them. I have recommended him to several of my friends that are having shoulder pain.
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06/11/2019
Dr Gibbons went far and above the routine exam and checked out other problems as well and recommended that I see Dr , can't remember his name , I have seen him before ( Happy days)pain Dr and secured an appointment with him soon
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06/11/2019
They are always awesome to work with.
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06/10/2019
I was very satisfied with Dr. Gibbons, his nurse, and the office staff.
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06/09/2019
Dr. Gibbons and his staff are the best!
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06/08/2019
Dr Gibbons was a referral from my primary physician. I had read the reviews on him but he exceeded my expectations, us knowledgeable and professional yet is extremely pleasant to talk to. He's not in a rush to push surgery and suggested other alternatives that were non invasive to remedy the problem. I highly recommend him to others.
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06/02/2019
I like the PA, but would be nice if the Dr. made an appearance.
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05/20/2019
excellent
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05/15/2019
Dr. Gibbons is the best orthopedic surgeon I've have ever worked with. He worked with L&I to get my case reopened to be able to continue to help me recover from an in the job injury. I cannot thank Dr. Gibbons enough for everything he has done.
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05/06/2019
Absolutely great. Thank you.
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05/05/2019
all good
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04/30/2019
Made a plan for the future with a follow up appointment!
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04/29/2019
I was familiar with Dr Gibbons because he had done surgery on both shoulders for my wife with excellent out comes. That is the basis for my choice to see Dr Gibbons for examination of my shoulder. Dr Gibbons ordered an X ray of my left shoulder after our first exam and followed up with a detailed discussion of the results of the X rays. He walked me through the X-rays and showed me where the problems are. His conclusion was that my left shoulder is bone on bone and suggested that an appropriate treatment could be a complete shoulder replacement. I requested that we first try medication and physical therapy and medication before we make a decision on the replacement option. He agreed and suggested celebrex which he gave me a prescription for. However, the Part D provider refused to provide that drug and suggested we try one of three alternatives, which we have done. Dr Gibbons then prescribed Diclofenac topical gel. He checked with my cardiologist to ensure it would not cause any heart problems. I am now using the Diclofenac with good results. I am also scheduled to start physical therapy with the Kadlec Healthplex. My objective is to see if the combination of the drug and therapy is enough to keep me going and if not I hope to get the muscles in the shoulder as healthy as I can in preparation for the replacement, if necessary.
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04/24/2019
very happy with Dr Gibbons & his staff
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04/17/2019
He suggested I wait awhile to see if my shoulder would improve on its own, but when I said I wanted an MRI asap, he didn't disagree or try to convince me differently.
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04/16/2019
very pleased with the care received
 
Affiliated Facilities
Kadlec Regional Medical Center