Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Surgeons

Worn out from dealing with "big box" medicine? A visit to the practice of Dr. John Dorris, Dr. David W. Bacastow, and Dr. David S. Ryan, orthopedic surgeons in Athens, Ga, shows that hands-on, personable healthcare providers still exist. Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Clinic offers subspecialty orthopedic care in a smaller environment with an attentive, efficient staff. The practice separates itself from other practices by establishing close relationships with patients and their families.

Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Clinic offers orthopedic surgery (relieving joint pain - shoulder pain, elbow pain, knee pain, hip pain, foot pain), sports medicine (ACL tear, Mensicus tears, Labral tears) and total joint replacement including hand (carpal tunnel) and foot surgery (bunions and plantar fascitis) and fracture care as well. Dr. Dorris, Dr. Bacastow and Dr. Ryan each have an individual orthopedic interest in the treatment of shoulder and knee problems. Dr. Dorris, in addition, has specialty training in Sports Medicine.

Locally, Dr. Dorris served for seven years as a team doctor for The University of Georgia. In addition to working with a wide spectrum of student athletes, he traveled with the football team for three years.

A key interest for Dr. Dorris is in the area of joint replacement. "We're working on developing a longer lasting and better performing knee prosthesis," he says of his partnership with DJO Global, Inc., based out of Vista, California.

Dr. Bacastow has a special interest in the design of instumentation for Shoulder Arthroscopy.  He is also and active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Clinic is located a block away from Athens Regional Medical Center on Prince Avenue.  Our orthopedic surgeons operate at Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Surgery Center of Athens, and Elbert Memorial Medical Center.  We have clinics in Athens, Commerce, Royston and Elberton, and see patients weekly at these locations.  Please contact our Athens Orthopedic office to schedule your appointment 706.583.9000.


Orthopedic Surgeons Athens Bone and Joint, Dr. John Dorris, Dr. David Bacastow, and Dr. David Ryan with Yancey Shuman, PA-C, Natalie Moseley, PA-C, Darrell Stumler, PT and Jenny Wisham, PT.