David M. Epstein, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 5 (161 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Epstein.
  • “Dr. Epstein was professional, friendly, positive and an excellent surgeon. My recovery is ahead of schedule.”
    – Shawn B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I had rotator cuff surgery on March 1st. I was back to running April 22nd and competing in triathlons in June. With the quality care I received from Dr. Epstein, his team and my physical therapist, there’s no way I could’ve gotten back to training as quickly as I did. They are the best!”
    – Diane S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “They will do everything to help feel better with smile and confidence! Doctor Epstein took care my son 2 ACL surgeries, my ACL AND NOW MY ARM dislocated fractured nerves damages! He is passion of’s work and super caring about his patients and employers. Everyone I spoke about doctor Epstein they respect the work he does, in addition, the physical therapy professionals. They trust the patient has good potential to get back in doctor Epstein hands! I am so grateful to have him as me and my family doctor! My son loves him! what makes him remarkable is when he looks in our eyes with a nice smile and says “ you will be fine! I promise!"”
    – Denise B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein was very understanding about my concerns and pain. I was very pleased with my treatment.”
    – Anne M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Tri-County go above and beyond to listen and understand their patient's problems and truly take the time to properly diagnose the patient's illness. From the moment you walk in you are greeted professionally and seen in a timely manner. Dr. Epstein is a true professional and a very competent surgeon. I highly recommend him as well as all the Doctors at Tri-County.”
    – Jeff G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “World class Dr. and facility!”
    – John G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “They fit me into their schedule when they were very busy. Everyone was very kind and professional. Dr. Epstein and his PA were great!”
    – Rocco M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “My entire experience, from my initial consultation, surgery and post-surgery treatment were exceptional. I have the utmost respect, admiration, and gratitude for Dr. Epstein, his staff and those of Tri-County Orthopedics. They made an otherwise traumatic and devastating experience bearable.”
    – Emily H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Quick and comfortable experience with no issues.”
    – Nick A.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein performed a rotator cuff repair on my left shoulder, two months later and I have a full range of motion and strength returning much faster than expected! This was an overall great experience, as far as surgery goes. I will recommend Dr. Epstein and Tri-County Orthopedics to anyone needing a great orthopedic surgeon.”
    – Sean F.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “The procedure was excellent almost no scarring.”
    – Jose M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein practices standard of care medicine and is also very thoughtful in the manner in which he interacts with patients. Gabrielle, an assistant to Dr. Epstein, aids with insurance certification of injectable medication and she always also goes above and beyond to ensure all is in place and is done promptly for the patients she interacts within the practice.”
    – Maureen K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “It was a very satisfying experience. Dr. Epstein explained what was the problem in my left shoulder in a very clear and concise manor. He then explained how I should treat the problem to maintain mobility in my left shoulder.”
    – Charles G.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I was pleased at how quickly I could be seen after my injury and how soon we could set up the surgery. The staff was very nice, especially helping me prepare for surgery and during follow up.”
    – Catherine R.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein treated me for my meniscus injury. Within a week I was able to walk without any major pain. Now three weeks later I am back too 100%. It was a great experience. I would definitely recommend Tri-County Orthopedics to anyone!”
    – Jan W.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I came to have my ankle checked out. I have been having problems with it for at least two years. After talking with Dr. Epstein, I feel real good and I am looking forward for his further treatment of my condition.”
    – John B.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Wonderful. Nice staff at desk. LOVED Dr. Epstein. I am looking forward to going to my follow up appointment!”
    – Tara M.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “ALL GOOD! -- John B.”
    – John
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “My experience with Dr. Epstein began when I tore my rotator cuff in my left shoulder. Initially, the hospital diagnosed the injury to my collar bone but I was referred to Dr. Epstein, and he identified the injury as the rotator cuff. At this point, he prescibed a conservative route with physical therapy. This didn't help so I got an MRI and this visually indicated how severe the tear was. Dr. Epstein went over the procedure to repair the tear in complete detail and recomended that I have the surgery. In order to acheive the best results, Dr. Epstein laid out a detailed program for PT to adhere to and reviewed my progress every step of the way, including office visits. I've reached the point where I consider myself back to where I was before my injury. Like Dr. Epstein told me: You still have a lot of life ahead of you, and it only makes sense that you would want to be able to live your life to the fullest that you possibly can.' I am truly glad that I follwed his advice and would gladly refer this orthopedic practice to anyone who has a need to make themselves whole again. Thank you, Dr. Epstein. --Robert F.”
    – Robert
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein treated my 16-year-old daughter. She had a recurring problem with her ankle, which other orthopedist doctors had given up on. Dr. Epstein was the only physician who thought to take 'stress' x-rays, which is the bending her ankle where it was painful to take the image. Eureka! He found out the root of the problem and after reconstructive ligament surgery and several weeks of physio, she is a happy an active kid once more. I can't thank Dr. Epstein enough. He not only is extremely pleasant, but also always made the time for my daughter, never making us feel like another number in his waiting room. Finally, kudos to Tri-County Orthopedics. We never waited more than 5 minutes to be seen, compared to other places where the wait was always an hour plus. Thank you to all concerned.”
    – Charlotte D.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “So far fantastic.  Dr. Epstein has been great at explaining in detail everything that we need to know, as well as addressing my daughter, whom is the one having ACL surgery.  He has also made it like he has all the time in the world for us, which has made us extremely comfortable.  As a parent, it's great that he and everyone at Tri-County Orthopaedic have had so much patience.”
    – Joanna M.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “After sustaining an Achilles tendon rupture playing tennis, and unfortunately waiting several months to seek treatment (my fault), I consulted with Dr. Epstein. He advised me I needed an Achilles reconstruction because an Achilles tear repair usually can only be performed within a short period after the injury.  After a thorough explanation of the injury and the proposed surgery, Dr. Epstein performed the complicated reconstruction surgery in a same-day procedure.  Although I required crutches and months of physical therapy after the surgery, I have had excellent results and have resumed normal activity without a problem. Both my wife (a physical therapist) and I found Dr. Epstein to be skilled, thorough, and professional.  More than that, however, he always sat down with us during the office visits and explained everything, answering all questions in a friendly and understandable manner. Finally, the Tri-County Orthopedics facility and staff are first rate.”
    – Andrew W.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Waited for a bit with writing a reference, wanted to see how my surgery affected my heel and my running before, and I am back to running with no issues. Cannot say that I thought that the pain would go away and I was nervous getting my heel operated on, but Dr. Epstein did a great job. I am hoping to get a few wins this spring track and field season. Thank you, wouldn't have happened without you!”
    – Felix A.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Epstein for taking exceptional care of me through follow-up during the course of my treatment. I had an ACL injury and underwent ACL reconstruction by Dr. Epstein. He was always available to answer any questions I had. He even made it possible for me to go see him the day before I had surgery. Thanks for all your help. I would definitely recommend Dr. Epstein with any other ortho issues.”
    – Arpit P.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein was very professional and thorough in explaining the diagnosis from my injury. He gave me many options, and helped me determine the best course of action for my recovery.”
    – Lisa P.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I had surgery on my shoulder on March 20, 2014, with other little problems. My surgery went well. Follow-up and my doctor were excellent. I would highly recommend Tri-County Orthopedics.”
    – William M.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “On December 29, 2012, I slipped and fell on black ice, shattering my right knee into 3 pieces. Dr. David Epstein repaired it surgically. Thanks to his knowledge and expertise, my knee has healed well and both knees are fully functioning. Woo Hoo! There is also minimal scaring.  ;-)  His expert care and kindness led to an amazing recovery! Dr. Epstein is an outstanding orthopedist, and I recommend him without reservation!! Thank you, Dr. Epstein!!”
    – Frankie S.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I went to Tri-County Orthopedics for a second opinion, and eventually, surgery for ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair. In addition to the excellent surgical job and a steady rehabilitation tract, Dr. Epstein treated me with respect and dignity, connecting on a personal and friendly level, while keeping a professional and helpful attitude as my doctor. I was fully cleared to return back to football and other sports 9 months later. I am very grateful for Dr. Epstein, and the entire Tri-County Orthopedics team, who's expert skill, friendly smiles, and welcoming attitude made my journey through a traumatizing injury, a memorable one for countless good reasons.”
    – Patrick P.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I live in Hunterdon County and have an orthopedist close by. Tri-County Orthopedics was recommended to me, and I am eternally grateful. Dr. Epstein explained my daughter's injury as to why and how it happened. Prior to surgery, he showed her what he was going to do. This put her at ease, and she knew she was in capable hands. As a parent, you want the best for your child. At Tri-County Orthopedics, I found that team. Thank you so much for everything.”
    – Mindy P.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I met Dr. Epstein two years ago when I was experiencing pain in my right foot. After recovering from a partially torn right achilles, I still had lagging pain in my foot an lower ankle. As an athlete, I wanted desperately to get back on the field. Dr. Epstein reviewed my history and diagnosed me with accessory navicular syndrome and post-tibial tendinosis. In the initial visit, he spent a lot of time examining me, asking questions about my active lifestyle,  and really getting to the source of the problem. Dr. Epstein began treating me through an aggressive rehab approach while trying to avoid an operative approach so I could continue playing. After several months of rehab and two cortisone shots, I ultimately needed surgery to remove the accessory navicular bone and to repair the tendon. When it was time for surgery, Dr. Epstein patiently explained what was going to happen before, during, and after surgery, which allowed me to feel comfortable going into surgery and the rehab process. As a teenager nervous for surgery, he made the experience so easy and comforted me throughout the entire process. His bedside manner and his ability to listen to your concerns and your desired outcomes makes him an exceptional doctor. Now nine months after surgery, I am feeling better than I was prior to surgery, and am currently living an active lifestyle and training for a half marathon. This would not have been possible without the care of Dr. Epstein. Plus, my scar looks great too!”
    – Taylor L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “What a godsend to our family. Our daughter had been experiencing right leg pain for about two years.  Erin would complain about this pain each time she had her physical examination but was always diagnosed as shin splints.   The pain would increase while she was participating in basketball and track and field.  She developed a raised area over her right shin which caused more concern.  X-rays revealed nothing.  They were always read as normal.  Initial requests for a MRI were deemed unnecessary and denied.  Our school made available to any family the use of a Sports Medicine Physician for Pope John sport physicals.  We decided to give this a try.  As usual, during her physical Erin voiced her concern about this constant right leg pain and the visible lump over her right shin.  The difference this year, Dr. Padavan (Sports Medicine) listened.  He went through a thorough sports history, when and where the pain occurs, all of her activities, and review of her footwear.  I, as the parent, was tired of having my child complain of pain when my husband and I know she is not a complainer.  Dr. Padavan asked to review the previous x-rays and his staff worked on obtaining authorization for a MRI.  He was able to get the authorization for a MRI (Hallelujah).  When the MRI was completed we were called in to his office to review the results.  At that time, another x-ray was obtained directly in his office.   As soon as Dr. Padavan put the MRI and the x-ray from his office on the screen, I could see the tibia fracture immediately!  It was that clear.  This was the source of her right leg pain all this time.  We were referred immediately to Dr. Epstein to discuss all options. From the first meeting, our family loved Dr. Epstein.  We had to wait in the waiting room for what seemed a long time, but once we were with Dr. Epstein, it was worth the wait.  What I liked the most, Erin was included in all discussions (since she had to be the one to make the final decision about surgery).  I appreciated all the options and detail that he provided in regards to surgery and the option of no surgical intervention.  He has a very calm approach.  Erin instantly trusted him.  She decided to proceed with surgery. The whole process was so smooth.  From the scheduling, to check in, to the anesthesia consultation, to Dr. Epstein reviewing with us, at the bedside, the upcoming procedure, to recovery, and  discharge. At each follow-up visit, Dr. Epstein reviewed the x-ray of the day and what to expect.  Our family felt that we were given his full attention each time we went in for a follow-up visit.  Erin was finally discharged from follow-up in March.  She was able to return to sports (the first up was track and field).  She has been pain-free!  She feels liberated.  She is looking forward to her sports filled senior year in High School. Thank you Dr. Epstein.  You are the best.  I will recommend you to everyone.”
    – Benay J.
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Epstein for repairing my ruptured bicep. Dr. Epstein and his staff were fantastic throughout all stages of my bicep repair (pre-op, surgery and post-op).  Being an avid golfer and realizing it would take 3 months for my bicep to fully heal and that I probably wouldn't be able to play golf until the summertime, it was a very tough pill to swallow. I'm elated to say that my arm strength and flexibility was good enough for me to be playing golf 6 weeks after my surgery! Thanks again Dr. Epstein!”
    – Shane V.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Better than I could have known. Five weeks post surgery and I am back in my kayak and pain free. Feeling fine!”
    – Paula B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “From start to finish, I could not ask for a better result. Dr. Epstein's bedside manner was wonderful and the results of my rotator cuff surgery far exceeded my expectations. I am a 48 year old Certified Public Accountant. I am still very active and enjoy many different sports with friends and family. I am also a wrestling coach for our town's youth program. I had injured my right shoulder a few times over the last couple of years playing basketball. Each time my shoulder would heal somewhat, but it was always slightly worse than before. In January of this year, I had a full thickness tear of the rotator cuff during a wrestling practice. Dr. Epstein recommended surgery after reviewing the MRI. On February 19th, 2015, he anchored the torn muscles/tendons to the bone, removed a bone spur, and removed some arthritis. Many people I knew who had the surgery told me it would be a very difficult recovery, including Dr. Epstein, but Dr. Epstein told me that the rehab is a very important part of the recovery. I followed the instructions he gave me. I wore the sling and constantly iced the shoulder day and night. When he gave me the go ahead to start rehab, I worked hard in physical therapy and at home. I always pushed myself, but always under the direction of the physical therapist. It is now less than 5 months since my operation and I have been playing golf, shooting baskets, and having baseball catches with my 11 year old son. I even played tennis a few times last week. Thank you, Dr. Epstein and Tri County Orthopedics!”
    – Ken K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein was wonderful to work with! He has a great bedside manner, and I felt very comfortable not only with his understanding of what was going on with my knee, but also his expertise in surgically treating my torn meniscus. He is always easy to talk to, and I feel like he really cared about me as both a patient and a person. – Laura Q. ”
    – Laura
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “As a high school soccer player, I experienced pain in my left knee that not only continued for a year, but got worse. During the middle of my junior year, I met Dr. Epstein after a referral from another orthopedic doctor. As he observed my MRI's and other data he diagnosed a rip in the cartilage somewhere under my patella or OCD. Even with such an odd injury for someone of my age, 17,  he remained confident that he could repair it. He also made the smart decision to repair it himself instead of hoping it would heal on its own and potentially affect another soccer season of my career. On the day of the surgery, he was thoroughly confident and kind as well as his entire staff. After the surgery, he stated it went well and there were no complications for him to express. He did a great job explaining recovery time and the methods of rehabilitation that would ensue. His interest and passion with his work but also my full recovery was clear and definitely aided in my rehabilitation. Dr. Epstein was a great doctor and surgeon before, during and after my surgery. He and his staff exemplify professionalism and compassion at all times and I would recommend them to all high school athletes as they followed me through the entire journey.”
    – Lorenzo R.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I had seriously sprained my right ankle as a teen (I am now 47). Since that time, it was always my weaker ankle and would on occasion roll or go over on me while just doing ordinary tasks like walking. In October 2014, I fell and seriously re-injured my right ankle. My regular ortho told me it was not broken but that it would probably need to be surgically fixed. He then sent me to his friend, Dr. David Epstein, who specializes in ankles. I was sent for X-rays and an MRI. Dr. Epstein told me of the many problems he found in my ankle; no bones broken but many stretched and torn ligaments (some torn off the bone), broken cartilage, and others that I can't even remember the name. Dr. Epstein discussed all of my options with me and we decided on the surgical repair. My surgery was scheduled for January; I wanted to wait until after the holidays. He explained in detail what he was going to be doing during the surgery; I like knowing all the details. Afterward, I had to keep my foot elevated as much as possible and could not put any weight on it for six weeks. All of my post-op visits went well. The office staffs at both the Cedar Knolls office and the Sparta office were very kind and efficient. At a certain point in my recovery Dr. Epstein prescribed physical therapy and I started PT a few times a week near my home. My surgery was on January 29th and by the end of June I was able to walk/run/jump without pain. I was done with PT and the doc said he didn't need to see me again unless I had any more problems. I still have to keep up with a few PT exercises on my own but I am back to walking and hiking without worrying about my ankle going out on me. Dr. Epstein and the staff of Tri-County Orthopedics helped me get through this difficult time in my life. I recommend them to anyone searching for an orthopedic doctor.”
    – Michele R.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I went to see Doctor Epstein after I had seen another doctor five years prior to my visit, who told me that I needed knee replacement. When I went to Doctor Epstein, he sent me for an MRI and X-ray and determined that I only need an ACL. He informed me that in waiting the five years my ACL was gone and I needed a new one. He did the surgery (replaced the ACL) monitored my recovery and know I'm back to doing the things I could not do prior to my surgery. I'm very grateful to Doctor Epstein for his treatment and most of all for caring for his patients. He is a wonderful doctor who makes his patients feel like family and I recommend him and his staff very highly. By the way, the office visits were pleasant, the staff is outstanding, thank you. – Angel J.   ”
    – Angel
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I was so pleased when meeting and being under the care of Dr. Epstein. He was cordial, inviting, and took the time to explain my medical concerns. Throughout the initial examination to after the surgery, David was available and professional. Thank you, Tri-County Orthopedics and Dr. Epstein. I would recommend this practice and Dr. Epstein to anyone needing orthopedic attention.”
    – Mark M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “Dr. Epstein is a fantastic doctor and surgeon. He always spent the time to explain everything about my condition, never left me with any questions, and I never left the office feeling like just another patient or he didn't care. When it came time for my surgery, I never felt worried or anxious because of how much I trusted him. He always prioritized what I needed to do to get better and gave me the best treatment plan. I am months ahead of anticipated recovery to the point people don't believe I had surgery until I show them the scar, which looks amazing and is hardly noticeable. Because of Dr. Epstein, my life is back to normal and I can walk without pain. I can't thank him enough.”
    – Katherine C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I was really hoping stem cells would fix my shoulder, but Dr. Epstein made a simple and elegant case for surgery while not being dismissive of my concerns. He was frank and kind and answered all of my questions all of the time. While I certainly did not want surgery, I am now very happy that I had it. I can get my arm around my guitar again, my range of motion is excellent and I have symmetry between my arms, something I thought would never happen again! I hope to God I never need another orthopedic surgery, but I know where to go if I do!”
    – Lynne L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “In January 2016, I broke my second metatarsal in my left foot.  It was a displaced fracture.  After an x-ray at an urgent care, I was recommended to see a specialist immediately and randomly chose someone in my area.  This doctor looked at my x-ray (not at my actual foot) and had me scheduled for surgery for the following week to get a plate, screws. etc.  I would have been in a hard cast for 8 weeks, then a boot and then physical therapy.  After taking a day to discuss with family and friends, I decided to get a second opinion and I was recommended to see Dr. Epstein by a good friend, who is also a physical therapist.  Turns out, my father had meniscus surgery done by Dr. Epstein a few months prior and also had a great experience with him.  Dr. Epstein took time to look at my x-ray and also examine my foot.  He took measurements of how many degrees the bone was off and after a thorough explanation, his recommendation was to wear a boot and let it heal on its own.  I was shocked by the huge difference in opinions but I had a very good impression of Dr. Epstein and greatly appreciated his explanation and decided to go the route he suggested.  I went in for x-rays every 4 weeks and he let me know how my progress was going.  After 12 weeks, I was out of the boot and had an orthotic made for my sneaker, which I wore for two weeks.  After 16 weeks, he felt that I was just about 100% healed and I am back to resuming complete normal activity.  I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Epstein and while I don't wish for any more broken bones or other injuries, I told him I would definitely go back to him for myself or any of my family members.”
    – Jessica S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.
  • “I have been a patient of Dr. Epstein's for approximately 10 months. I ultimately had to have rotator cuff and bicep surgery this past September. I had suffered with shoulder pain for almost a year. Dr. Epstein was able to get my life back. Most of the pain I experienced was at night, which made sleeping near impossible. I had heard horror stores about the recovery of this type of surgery. Other than the first few days after my surgery, I can honestly say that the pain wasn't nearly as bad as people were portraying it to be. If I had to do it again, I would, and I would definitely have Dr. Epstein perform the surgery. The entire staff was so caring and professional from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Tri-County Orthopedics/Dr. Epstein for shoulder or knee surgery.”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: David M. Epstein, M.D.