Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Summa Akron City Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center in Akron

Medical School

  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Patient Ratings

I saw Dr. Bear in 1999 after a knee injury.  He cleaned it up to buy me some time. I saw him again to replace my right knee in 2011 and my left knee in 2012.  He's SOOO good and nice, as well.  I have recommended him many, many times.

Dr. Bear has a good bedside manner and was very thorough in explaining my condition.

A lot of doctors don't seem to care enough to ask questions and listen to you. Dr. Bear was the most compassionate man I've met next to my husband!

I really like Dr. Bear and trust him. I will always go to him for treating my joints. He always cares and takes time with me.

Dr. Bear needs to be cloned!  He's probably the best doctor I've ever seen - very nice, intelligent, professional.  Staff is great too.

Dr. Bear was recommended to me by a friend. Everything she said about my him was true. I'm grateful I visited him on that day. He was very patient, kind and understanding. I definitely would recommend him to a friend.

Dr Bear is a very caring person and explains things thoroughly. He has done a knee repair and a knee replacement on me and both went very well. The staff are all friendly and are clearly knowledgeable about their jobs.

This was my first visit to Dr Bear for evaluation and treatment of knee pain. Very nice, thorough, articulate, and caring. Will return if needed.

Dr Bear was fantastic. Very thorough. I'm very glad he also does hips, since he did both of my knees.

Dr. Bear is a great Dr. would recommend him to everyone. He is the best.

Very thorough details about upcoming surgery. Dr. Bear took a good amount of time with his description of pre-op and post-op details and the surgery itself. He put myself and my husband at ease.


  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery (Hip & Knee)
  • Knee Arthroscopy



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