and confirmed that her tibia is NOT fractured. Instead she has a sprained knee. Whew!! If he had suggested surgery, I would
have gotten a second opinion...(after laughing hysterically in the car)
I'll never take anyone in my family to McElhannon again. I was so happy when our HMO allowed us to go th Athens Orthopedic.
Wow such responses to McElhannon! I went to McElhannon (didn't get the many warning emails until this AM) and I guess
I was lucky. He took x-rays again, saying that the x-rays taken earlier didn't show anything but the foot, and after asking me
4 times how old I was…. Told me that I had a severe sprain and two torn ligaments that will heal with time. Asked me if I
needed meds, told me if I didn't take him up on it now, it would not be offered again…. I asked about PT and he said he didn't
recommend it ever, that it was only for the brain - but if I wanted it, he would do the order. He was old, funny, when he asked
me my age the last time I told him that the next time he asked I would tell him 10 years younger. He said "touché" and told me
that I should get a notebook and write every day in it "ankle injuries take a long time to heal" - so when I come back in 6 weeks,
and I complain it still is swollen and hurts, he'll "refer me to page 12." Do you think I should get a second opinion? However,
while I was there for two hours I heard him push surgery to at least two people in other rooms.
I am just getting to my email. Dr. Fayette McElhannon of Hawthorne Orthopedics is horrible. Do not go to him. He did open knee surgery
on me and was really obnoxious and downright mean. I was in twice as much pain after the surgery than before. At the time
Dr. Bacastow was in the group, and I asked to be switched over to him. He is great and I finally ended up needing a knee
replacement thanks to Dr. McElhannon. Dr. Bacastow was thorough and had a great bedside manner. So I am going to repeat this
again.... do NOT go to Fayette McElhannon and please warn the woman who took her daughter there. He is just the worst doctor
I have ever been to!!!
I would steer clear of Fayette McElhannon. He is the most horrible Dr.! His bedside manner is course, he's haughty with no
natural empathy, and is an overall non-helpful Dr. I don't know how he is still practicing!! Dr. Mixon Robinson is really
good, but Dr. Hancock (in the same practice) is fantastic with knees and shoulders (which is all the experience I have with
him)!! Dr. Robinson is humble enough to know when to seek a second opinion, which says a lot. I had an exceptional wrist
problem that he could not figure out, so he sent me to a specialist in Macon who even struggled some, but finally found the
Dr. McElhannon is both a personal and professional jerk...run away run away. Bacastow is the best!!
I agree. I don't think McElhannon is your man. Dr.Mahoney is good.
I believe it was Dr. McElhannon who fixed my son's broken arm many years ago. He didn't give him anything for the pain,
just put a needle in his arm to do something with the bone marrow, and then wrapped it up. Poor baby almost passed out from
the pain. I was a bit surprised. He didn't say much either. Just came in, did his thing, and left. It bothered me a lot.
Yeap, I agree with the others. No to McElhannon. I had one appt and after that one visit I never went bad to HIM.
I would think more than twice about McElhannon.
I would think twice about going to see Dr. McElhannon. I went to see him about problems I was having with a previously shattered
(New Year's 2000) ankle which had been repaired w/plates and screws. He scheduled me right away to fuse it, which would render
my ankle forever immobile. I went to , who said that I could use a brace and could have it repaired later.
Dr. Johnson for me!
This may be a little late, but I highly recommend Dr. Hubrich. I've also been to Dr. McElhannon and was less happy with him.
Athens Orthopedics is great. I've been seeing doctors there for several years. I know they take the PPO and Indemnity,
but don't think they take the HMO. I'm not sure who in their practice does the feet and ankles, but Robinson & Mahoney are knee
doctors. Everyone on staff is very friendly, but also very professional. Good luck.
Dr. John Doris in the 1010 Chase St. complex. He is the best and kindest person. Does great surgery.
I like Dr. Bacastow. He's done three surgeries on my right hand and is going to do carpel tunnel on my left hand in July.
I have no complaints with him at all.
Dr Bacastow is no longer with Hawthorne Orthopedics. YEAH!!!!
Dr. Bacastow is now in with Dr. Dorris at Athens Bone & Joint. Plus, as has been said already, the PA Yancey is great. My mother,
mother-in-law, and husband all go to Dr. Dorris and have had great results.
Well, I am going to jump in and say that I, too, had a horrible experience and results with Dr. McEllhannon. I love
My son had Dr. Dorris at Athens Bone and Joint do surgery on him when he was 5 to fix a broken femur bone and he has been
Dr. Bacastow, who did my knee replacement; however, now that Athens Orthopedics takes the Blue Cross HMO, I may switch over to t
heir practice. I took my children (during various mishaps) to Athens Orthopedics before I switched to the HMO. I did not realize
at the time that Hawthorne Orthopedics were the only ortho surgeons in Athens who participated with the HMO.
back several times for braking the same finger. I also had surgery on my shoulder a few years ago and he did it as well. I
LOVE him and his PA, Yancey. His staff are great too!