Daniel T. Phelan M.D.

Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Trauma
4.955555
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (45 patient reviews and ratings)
1367 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Albany, NY 12206
Appointment Line: (518) 489-2666
6 Medical Park Drive, Suite 201
Malta, NY 12020
Appointment Line: (518) 489-2666

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Phelan.

“I went to the Bone and Join Center for a second opinion. Checked into the Bone and Joint Center in the Malta, NY location. I was thoroughly surprised that I saw a doctor on first visit. Dr. Phelan gave me a thorough consultation on my condition. Dr. Phelan was glad I had brought the photo images of surgery before and after my initial surgery. He thoroughly explained the photos. Dr. Phelan gave some medical advice and I took it under advisement. His advice did alleviate the condition. The follow up visit went well too. He addressed the situation and left it up to me to contact their office should I have more problems. Overall, very caring, great listening and expert care. I would highly recommend the Bone and Joint Center to anyone on a first visit or needing a second opinion.”
– Michael S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan was very thorough. I had x-rays and a cortisone shot plus the exam. He explained everything to me. I felt confident with his opinion.”
– Wendy R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My concerns were addresses immediately by Dr. Phelen, he provided me with a plan of action as to what he felt would correct the problem with my knee.”
– Cheri S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr Phelan was amazing! I was so impressed by his bedside manner. It was obviously a very busy day when I was in the office. He was extremely attentive to me as a patient, and very efficient in the time that he spent in the room with me. He treated me as a person, and took my daily activities into account when formulating a treatment plan. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed working with him!”
– Stacy G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Sustained an injury to my shoulder - ER recommended I see an orthopedic doctor - went to Dr. Phelan for that - during the follow-up visit I mentioned a hip issue - Dr. Phelan had me x-rayed on the spot, and explained the results immediately, giving me options for treatment. Am currently undergoing physical therapy - he said if it didn't work I should come back. So far there is improvement, but not yet 100%. I truly appreciate Dr. Phelan's immediate response to this second issue, and follow up within minutes. If I ever need an orthopedic surgeon again, I will surely come back to Dr. Phelan. Thank you!”
– Helen R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Good and fast.”
– James L.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“Great bedside manner. I would recommend this Doctor to friends and family. Dr. Phelan was extremely thorough in his exam and showed sincere interest in what my son was explaining to him regarding his injury. He took his time talking to us and didn't make us feel rushed.”
– Jacob M.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“Read my records, considered my history, did good physical exam and x-rays, discussed current condition and remedies. We evaluated the pros/cons and came up with a care plan acceptable to both of us, then set up a follow-up visit.”
– Patricia P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent care as always. Dr. Phelan is respectful of my time but listens to me and thoroughly explains the treatment options.”
– Candace M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I thought the overall visit was quick and to the point. They took a few X-rays and then administered a cortisone shot and told me if any concerns to call Dr. Phelan. The whole time in & our May has been 45 minutes. Thank you.”
– Eric A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan is fantastic with my daughter Mikayla. Her meniscus injury and surgery and recovery. She isn't the typical teenager. He was very patient and attentive to her anxiety. Which helped her recovery thoroughly. We just came in because my daughter reinjured her same knee. Again Dr. Phelan reassured my daughter to make her feel better. Healing is so important mentally and physically.”
– Audrey T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great Dr., respectful and professional.”
– Thomas P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan was professional and informative. He took his time explaining my injury and treatment plan as well as how long it may take to recover. I will recommend him to my friends and family.”
– Joanne C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Quality experience! Dr. Phelan is quick and attentive, a great listener and explains your condition in detail (shows you your X-ray while illustrating pathology and recommended treatment). The office is immaculate. Staff friendly. Would recommend Dr. Phelan to friends and family. Thank You for the excellent care.”
– Elaine H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I’ve had knee problems for many years. When I moved away for school and my knee started acting up again, I made sure to make an appointment with Dr. Phelan when I was home for break. I trust his judgment and diagnosis more than anything because he really is the best orthopedic surgeon I’ve had. He’s up to date on current practices and procedures, and he explains everything in a clear manner. Even though it had been over 5 years since I last saw him, he still remembered me which shows he truly cares about his patients and how they’re doing. He’s the best!”
– Brittany G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have seen Dr. Phelan for a broken shoulder and now for an injured knee. He is professional and personable each and every time I have seen him. Absolutely top notch!”
– Christopher D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“He was fantastic with my 8-year-old. Kept her calm and comfortable with her broken arm.”
– Jodi P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“It seems I've been to The Bone and Joint Center an awful lot these past two months. I was not looking forward to today's appointment as I was prepared to receive news that would not fit well with my schedule (visiting kids in Colorado). Dr. Phelan came into the exam room, first time I had ever met with him and asked a lot of questions; was not in a hurry or if he was, did not appear so. Wanted to know how everything started with my knee, did a thorough exam and listened to and answered all of my questions. He did give me good news, no arthroscopy and explained what to do to help with my knee. Overall, I was happy with the outcome; very very satisfied with my encounter with Dr. Phelan and would not hesitate to see him again if or when my knee issues return. I have never had a bad experience with The Bone and Joint Center. Although I hope I do not have to return anytime soon, if I have any bone or joint issues, this is where I will go.”
– Kathleen V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very thorough and personable. Overall a good experience.”
– Michael S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan is knowledgeable, took his time and quickly set up follow up visit.”
– Gary M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent from beginning to end.”
– Jerry M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very comfortable experience. Felt that my problem would be treated with the upmost care. Fully explained my treatment options. Good to know that I would be able to continue hiking.”
– Barbars B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan was very thourough and answered all the questions I had.”
– David W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan is highly professional and provided me with exceptional care. He listened to me and made every effort to make sure I was comfortable.”
– Rita S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan is very thorough, listens to you and is very patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
– Nancy L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan is very professional, personable and courteous. He explains everything and is very willing to help!”
– Ken H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan was professional and very informative. He answered all my questions.”
– Doug W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“We went to Urgent care and saw both the PA and Dr. Phelan. We were so impressed with the care my daughter received. Thank you”
– Sarah N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan is a wonderful surgeon. He is very skilled at his job and also a great person. He truly cares and listens to his patients taking plenty of time with each one.”
– Katelyn R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan was good. He cleared up that my hand that we thought was broken was in fact not broken, just damage to the ligaments. Dr. Phelan explained surgery was not needed and requested a follow up visit to see how it is healing.”
– Christopher M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I received Cortisone shots in both my knees. As always Dr. Phelan talked to me, asked questions, provided excellent advise, and care.”
– Greta E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr Phelan performed surgery on my shoulder recently, along with other medical needs due to injuries. He is knowledgeable, personable and takes the time to explain and answer all questions. I have been seeing him for years for a number of sports related injuries. He is an excellent doctor!!!!!”
– Deborah O.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Dr. Phelan was professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic. He was also very interested in my welfare.”
– Peter H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was in a bad auto accident in April. I was in ICU at AMC. I saw several of your doctors but the line above would only let me list one. I also saw Dr. Bagchi and I saw another one but can not remember his name. Previous to this I had both knees replaced by Dr. Hospodar. I have nothing but praise for all these doctors and your medical group. I have been treated with respect by your doctor's and your staff. Casey really does a wonderful job. When there was a problem I was seen immediately. When I had to cancel surgery on the knee because I developed an infection in my thumb 2 days before surgery. I called and left a message. I did not hear back and was beginning to wonder what was going on. Casey called me back and had rescheduled everything for me. That was why I did not hear right away because she was arranging everything. I would recommend your group to any one. You certainly get a 5+ rating from me. I would not be walking if it wasn't for Dr. Phelan and Dr. Bagchi and Dr. Hospodar. I cannot thank them enough! Keep up the good work! You folks are wonderful.”
– Gladys C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phalen has been amazing from day one. I was not expecting my journey to be as long and intense as it has been, and he made it uncomplicated with his encouragement and support!! I am grateful for his expertise and care!!”
– Elizabeth B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“This was my first joint replacement and I was very hesitant to have it done. I was afraid but Dr. Phelan answered all my questions and calmed all my fears.”
– Elisa M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“When I had my first appointment, I was concerned that I would just get the brush off. I didn't have any major signs of injury, so why take it any farther. But Dr. Phelan was amazing. Came in and got right to business, asked what I did for a living and what I did for exercise, and after seeing the video of how I hurt my knee, he jumped right into action. Everyone in the office was amazing and super helpful during my procedure. I felt completely at ease with Dr. Phelan and his staff. Everyone I came into contact with was knowledgeable and willing to help in any way they could. I will highly recommend the bone and joint center, and Dr. Phelan to anyone down the road I may meet that could use his services.”
– Samantha J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Phelan was kind and highly professional. He listened as well as throughly explained his findings and treatment plan for my 9 year old daughter. He is a true asset to the Bone and Joint Center and I would recommend him to any potential patient.”
– Christine B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have been seeing Dr. Phalen for years with all my aches and pains and he has a done a number of surgeries on various areas. He takes care I making sure all venues are explored and tried before surgery and when you do need surgery he explains what will be done. He takes the time you need if you have any questions. Very pleased with the surgery on my shoulder and followup.”
– Debbie R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very friendly and informative. Professional. Would go there again.”
– Kim M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“It was a really great experience. The Dr was very nice and thorough.”
– Nina L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Kaplan has excellent knowledge and clearly explaind my son's injury to both of us and set up a clear concise plan for his recovery.”
– Brian B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Always friendly, funny and very gentle. Never once have I felt intimidated by Dr. Phelan, the time he spends with his patients doesn't feel hurried. I tell anyone and everyone I know that he is the man to see. You couldn't ask for a more conscientious, knowledgeable doctor.”
– Susan G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Always professional, took the time to explain procedures and plan of care.”
– Stacey S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars