David M Epstein M.D.
Ankle, Foot, Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Epstein.
“Dr. Epstein was on time and very professional.”
– Patricia H.
“Dr. Epstein was very professional and kind, he explained everything well, and I felt good about the general appointment.”
– Jayne J.
“Dr. Epstein is always upbeat (even when I wasn't); he explained everything well and is easy to talk with.”
– Katherine K.
“Everything that the staff and Dr. Epstein did was exceptional. They were all very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. There were no negative personalities, and they all tried to make everything as easy and comfortable as possible. In the midst of the coronavirus, I felt very safe with how everything was handled. Very professional and much appreciated. Thank you.”
– Matthew W.
“I saw Dr. Epstein for a lifelong patella tracking issue that I had with my left knee. It had gotten severely worse in the last 10 years to the point where I could no longer walk without my knee dislocating, and it was greatly effecting my quality of life at 36 years old. I had seen numerous doctors for this issue, who explained that the surgery to fix this would be severely difficult, and made me fearful of having it done. Dr. Epstein was very personable and explained the procedure he would do in a matter that made me feel hopeful that it would have a successful outcome. Once he performed the surgery, he noticed that my knee was much worse than he originally anticipated, and ended up performing 3 different procedures on my knee. I ended up having a reconstruction, repair of the degenerated kneecap, and an allograft knee procedure, which consisted of having donor tissue to replace my destroyed ligament. I had minimal partial weight bearing restrictions for 8 weeks, during which I was surprised at how minimal the pain was. My pain at the worse would be described as bad leg cramps, and I was off pain meds after about 10 days and taking over the counter Aleve to manage pain. Dr. Epstein is a fantastic doctor who shows great compassion for the quality of life of his patients. He shows great patience when answering any questions whether in the office, or calling back to personally answer any questions I've had, which is very rare for a doctor. I am almost 3 months post operative, and can't believe the difference the surgery made. I am now walking painfree, with a completely stable kneecap. I almost feel like I was given a new leg. I would recommend Dr. Epstein to anyone that is tired of living with pain, and want their life back. I can't thank him enough for what he did for me.”
– Regina D.
“During the entire experience of having a partially torn meniscus, Dr. Epstein and the staff have been very helpful and kept me informed at every step. My surgical procedure went flawlessly, and the surgical facility was excellent. My overall opinion would be to recommend Dr. Epstein to any of my family or friends.”
– Keith S.
“Dr. Epstein was both enthusiastic and professional in his care concerning my Biceps tendon rupture. His knowledge and desire to put me at ease, in explaining my options and the attention he suggested, made me feel I wasn't just a patient but a person with concerns which he addressed and answered with expertise and patience. The surgery and followup care Dr. Epstein provided was first class and got me back to work as soon as possible. His bedside manner and genuine desire to keep me fully informed by answering all my questions with patience was a breath of fresh air in this hurry-up world of getting in and get out medical care. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Epstein to friends and family. I would not want to forget the nurses and staff who worked tirelessly and professionally during this current pandemic. They did a great job, and I wholeheartedly thank them.”
– David S.
“The practice was very well run and efficient for scheduling, and my results were fantastic. The surgery went exceptionally well and didn't have much post-operative pain at all. I was able to start rehab and proceed nicely to gain full movement and strength in my arm. I'm not throwing baseballs again to my son and ready to do yard work pain-free. Thanks to Dr. Epstein for a fantastic job!”
– Thomas T.
“Dr. Epstein is excellent, very knowledgable.”
– Austin T.
“My doctor was very clear about my injury and what to expect for recovery. The surgery went beautifully, and I'm currently on the mend. I would highly recommend them.”
– Nicholas T.
“Dr. Epstein was great and always made me feel great and kept me very informed about my surgery and recovery!”
– Lilli W.
“It was a very positive experience, and the doctor was not only professional but also compassionate, which extremely important to me. As a senior citizen with hearing impairment and mobility problems, I was very grateful.”
– Rosalind F.
– Bernard D.
“Dr Epstein made the experience very effortless and pleasant. As usual he was very thorough in his explanation of my injury and also had an insightful plan on how we would work though making headway remotely in the next few weeks. He was kind enough to call in a prescription personally while on the video conference and didn’t rush me off the phone until I was comfortable with “the plan”. Outstanding Dr. and more importantly wonderful person!”
– Steve R.
“Dr. Epstein is a caring doctor. I have had to visit him since my first injury in January and again in the summer. My next appointment is in 2 weeks. Hopefully, I can get this boot off my foot after six weeks of wearing it. We shall see my experience so far has been excellent.”
– Antoinette B.
“Dr. Epstein is very thorough, friendly, and caring. The surgery went very well, and am recovering well — overall an excellent experience.”
– John U.
“Dr. Epstein, with previous experience with my wife’s trauma and through visits with him for this that and the other thing he is consistent in his diagnosis and his personality, equals his skills.”
– Ira S.
“I am very grateful to Dr. Epstein for diagnosing and treating my shoulder problem. I had surgery, and I am continuing with physical therapy. I am thrilled to have the use of my arm again!”
– Wilma B.
“Knowledgeable, friendly, and spent ample time with me. Excellent "bedside manner." Highly recommended.”
– Mark F.
“Dr. Epstein was fear explained everything to me before the surgery, and I felt relieved that I found him right away. On the day of my ankle surgery, everyone was beautiful, the nurses, his PA, and the anesthesiologist. I highly recommend Tri-County Orthopedics.”
– Kerri P.
“Dr. Epstein listened and discussed in detail my injury and my options. He was great; I would highly recommend him as he got recommended to me.”
– Linda C.
“Very professional and caring.”
– Frank S.
“He took his time double checking to make sure Hailey was healed entirely and answered all questions. He was accommodating with ideas to help in the future from keeping her avoiding getting hurt again.”
– Hailey A.
“Dr. Epstein is thorough and pleasant. I was there for a simple gel shot injection, but I never felt rushed. He took the time and interest to review my history and current status and exchange pleasantries.”
– Barbara M.
“Great Doctor, intensely focused on the patient highly recommends Dr. Epstein.”
– Jon B.
“Everything went perfectly. PT is amazed at the progress thus far out of surgery.”
– Michael C.
“My daughter Samantha had shoulder surgery with Dr. Epstein, and I must say the whole experience was terrific. He put my daughter at ease before the procedure and after it was done Dr. Epstein explained everything to me and went over the surgery. I highly recommend him to everyone.”
– Samantha B.
“Dr. Epstein was very thorough at every appointment. He is a fantastic surgeon and ensured that I understood everything before, during and after surgery.”
– Stefanie M.
“Very thorough and explains everything. I never was confused with what was going on.”
– James J.
“I have been going to Dr. Epstein for five yrs I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He has an excellent bedside manner he explains everything to you and makes you feel relaxed. Best Doctor ever!”
– Sherri B.
“Thank you, Dr. Epstein. You provided me with all the information I needed to help correct my foot problem. It was very nice to meet you. Thank you.”
– Marjorie S.
“Good experience. Attentive to my needs.”
– Sueanne V.
“My experience was excellent. Dr. Epstein was very thorough, the office was professional and the service was quick. I would highly recommend the office based on my experience.”
– Richard G.
“Everyone I spoke with was very pleasant and professional. Dr. Epstein gives a very positive vibe and very in touch with his patient. I would recommend Dr. Epstein to anyone needing surgery like I had along with the Tri-County Orthopedics staff.”
– Ron F.
“Dr. Epstein was very helpful and answered any questions I had. This was my first time going to an orthopedic and he made it very easy.”
– Elizabeth B.
“Dr. Epstein is a high quality professional.”
– Jim B.
“I tore my meniscus in my right knee approximately two years ago. After several office visits and PT with little progress, I felt the need for a 2nd opinion. So happy that I did! My 2nd orthopedic doctor was Dr. Epstein at Tri-County Orthopedics. From my initial appointment, I was delighted. The office is modern, clean and they appear to be very efficient. I hate to make an appointment and have to spend a lot of wait time in any doctor’s office but every time I’ve visited Dr. Epstein, I’m called very shortly after my arrival. Dr. Epstein is very professional. He’s very soft spoken which is calming, and he takes the time to answer all questions. Fast forward, and I’ve had a meniscus repair surgery for each of my knees with excellent results. I always appreciate the call from the nurse the day after the surgery, and while I hope I never have to have another procedure, there’s no doubt that Dr. Epstein will be the orthopedic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Epstein and the Tri-County Orthopedics.”
– Katoya W.
“Professional and efficient.”
– Jill P.
“Dr. Epstein is always very professional and personable. I am pleased with the care he has provided me over the last six weeks. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Brian W.
“Dr. Epstein was extremely helpful and I feel that I’m in great hands with him.”
– Jose P.
“Dr. Epstein is an excellent surgeon who handled my questions (as well as my parents) with charisma and knowledge. I felt very comfortable being operated on by him, he even worked with my busy college schedule to squeeze my operation in over break, which was very appreciated. After six months, my ankle is feeling great and I am able to return to my sport fully, without any limitations. I would highly recommend him!”
– Katie P.
“Very easy to get an appointment when I explained my situation. Only a few minutes wait time, staff was very courteous. Dr. Epstein took time to listen to my concerns and explained my treatment thoroughly.”
– Robert M.
“Dr. Epstein was awesome. He is a very caring friendly and thorough doctor. I had a broken ankle and a lot of pain in my leg. He was concerned about a blood clot so he arranged for me to see Dr. Oliver immediately. He was right, there was a blood clot. Thank God he took the extra step and was concerned enough to send me to the vein doctor, because of his concern he treated the broken ankle with a boot rather than a hard cast. The bone is now healed and I’m doing therapy and hopefully, in another few weeks, the blood clots will be gone. I’m so grateful for Dr. Epstein. He will always be my orthopedic doctor.”
– Susan D.
“Dr. Epstein was very knowledgable and took time to understand our concerns. Dr. Epstein was wonderful and took a very well planned approach to the issues my son had and worked to have all our issues addressed. Dr. Epstein had my son back on the court in less than six weeks - was best decision!”
– Loori P.
“Dr. Epstein was able to do an exam and identified a potential meniscus tear on my right knee. Once this was confirmed via MRI, surgery was scheduled. The day of surgery went very smoothly. Dr. Epstein and his staff are very professional and made me feel extremely comfortable during and after the surgery. My procedure was done in the morning and I was standing in the afternoon. I did not experience any pain after surgery and did not fill my pain medicine prescription. By Day 3, I started rehab on the exercise bike. I was back to full function by week 4. Thank you Dr. Epstein for getting me back to full function!! I couldn’t be happier.”
– Luke B.
“Dr. Epstein and his staff at the Sparta, New Jersey office are always professional, friendly and compassionate. During my last visit, there was construction which made it difficult to find a way to the entrance. I called the office from my vehicle and someone came out immediately in the freezing cold, not only to guide me to the entrance but also came to me and assisted me into the building. The appointment times are convenient and there is never a wait time upon arrival. Dr. Epstein is absolutely wonderful with his knowledge and explains everything in a way you can understand. His excellent demeanor and bedside manner is a true testament that reflects how he cares about each patient as an individual each and every visit. After two successful ankle surgeries I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. I would recommend this practice to family and friends. They are absolutely the best. Top Notch, Number 1 Practice!”
– Carol Z.
“Dr. Epstein was great and really explained everything thoroughly regarding my knee procedure. Dr. Epstein and the other doctors I’ve seen at Tri County are caring professionals and experts in their field.”
– Robin S.
“Doctor Epstein is an excellent doctor.”
– William L.
“Dr. Epstein is excellent and the staff was very nice.”
– John P.
“I just got knee surgery from Dr. Epstein and he did a great job. I’m already feeling better less than 2 weeks later and went back to work after 1.5 weeks. Thank you!”
– Sean L.
“I was referred to Dr Epstein after being diagnosed with an osteochondral lesion in my ankle after dealing with chronic pain. Being an endurance athlete, I was concerned about the implications of my condition and how it would affect my future as an athlete. Dr. Epstein went over my MRI results with me in depth and explained the issue thoroughly, he then went through all of the treatment options and made sure that I understood all sides of the issues involved with each. I never felt pressured into having surgery, He did everything he could to make sure I was as well informed as I could be. I elected to have Dr. Epstein perform microfracture drilling and a DeNovo graft surgery to treat my condition. The recovery went exactly as it was described to me that it would go. I followed a 15 week physical therapy prescription that brought my ankle back to feeling much better than it felt pre-surgery. I am now 5 months out from surgery and am running and cycling consistently to work my mileage back up to begin endurance racing again. Not only did I get a physical treatment and solution for my ankle, but I now have a much better understanding of what is physically happening inside my ankle so I can be more receptive of signals from my body. I was very apprehensive about going through this process initially, as I had never had any major injuries or surgeries previously, but I feel very confident that I made all the right choices and would not have done so without the expertise and guidance of Dr Epstein.”
– Aaron C.
“After suffering from shoulder pain from the past year and a half, I wasn't happy with my Orthopedic at the time and decided to get a second opinion from another doctor to hear how I should continue to treat my injury. When I first called Tri-County, I tried to make an appointment with my mother's old surgeon, but found out that he had just retired. The receptionist suggested I meet with Dr. Epstein and reassured me on how much I will love him once I met him. Boy was she right! When I first met Dr. Epstein, he took his time and addressed all of my concerns I had had. He suggested surgery and made sure to explain the procedure thoroughly and explain the process I would be going though during recovery time. Right away I felt very confident in switching over doctors and having Dr. Epstein operate on my shoulder. I am so happy with my decision and would highly recommend Dr. Epstein to anyone in need.”
– Alison D.
“Dr. Epstein is hands down the best! After going 6 years with a torn ACL due to misdiagnoses from various doctors, I went and saw Dr. Epstein after re-injuring my knee. Even before the MRI, he prepared me advising that it felt like both a torn ACL and a torn meniscus. The MRI results confirmed he was correct on both counts. I was unsurprisingly, pretty freaked out by the news and Dr. Epstein was such a calming presence as he walked me and my husband through my options. I ended up having both repaired and at a couple months post-op, I'm on the road to recovery. Dr. Epstein's bedside manner is unbeatable - he was frequently in touch before and after surgery and came and talked to me for the awkward waiting period before surgery while everything was being prepared. My husband and I called him with questions throughout the recovery and he always responded quickly and with so much empathy. He's the best and made a tough situation infinitely better. I'd recommend him to anyone!”
– Britsy N.