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David Adelberg, MD

4.7 out of 5 (248 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About David Adelberg

Dr. Adelberg has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon since 1989.  He earned his medical degree at Yale University and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedics at the George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Adelberg is board certified in orthopedic surgery. 

David speaks Portuguese and Spanish


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

300 A Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (73)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr. Adelberg made me more comfortable about the issue with my knee and told me that he's there if I need him

  • Very pleasant. Explained thoroughly y problem. Used charts to show the differences inknee cartilage. Showed me my name x-rays going overthedetails. Took a picture with my camera phone so I could show and explained n to my family. Exceptionally satisfied with my visit Dr. Very knowledgeable.

  • Dr. Adelberg is a great doctor. I had a knee replacement 6 months ago withu00A0u00A0[Name] and he retired so I followed up with Dr. Adelberg because he was the doctor I started seeing first for my knee. So I came back to see him. He is very attentive and caring. He listens to me and asks me if I have any questions.

  • I was taken care of promptly

  • There is nothing I could add to it everything was professional and full of courtesy and I've been with Dr Adelberg for almost 30 years I think he's a fabulous doctor keep them he's a keeper

  • The doctor is excellent. Nothing to improve.

  • every thing went well

  • everyone was nice thank you

  • Quick and consice

  • Everything and everyone was wonderful. We were in and out in no time but we asked all of our questions.

  • dr. adelberg is great, he cares.

  • Always a pleasure to visit Dr Atelberg...takes time to go over things with you.

  • Took me without an appointment based on post op surgery concern. Top notch consideration and care.

  • Prompt, caring, reassuring.

  • Dr Atelburg was fantastic. I am very happy to be able to get in to see him. I look forward to our next appt.

  • This was my first visit. I was very pleased with the staff and the doctor.

  • Dr Adelburg is always kind and caring. He explains things so I can understand and I appreciate that the most.

  • Everyone is so pleasant there. They are all friendly and make a patient feel comfortable.


  • I was particularly impressed by Dr. Adelberg and staff, Dr. Adelberg immediately had a grasp of the issue that I was there to address. I, he dealt with it in a manner that explained exactly what my problem was. And provided me with the treatment that I thought was seemed to be more than appropriate and explained everything perfectly. And I would not hesitate to ever recommend him again, as a an orthopedist. He's absolutely delightful and credit to your organization.

  • Always pleased with excellent care

  • Everything was great. Got appointment moved up. Got injection on day of visit which helped immensely

  • In and out of the office quickly.

  • very good experience !

  • Dr. Adelberg was amazing. He was professional. He was compassionate, he knew what I wanted. I wanted to be able to walk again, and he told me that he would help me do that. I would recommend anyone who wants to see an orthopedic doctor to see him because he is really, really special. Thank you.

  • Gave me a shot in my knee. Now I am able to get around a little better but not completely. I hope to be able to repair my knee in the near future.

  • Excellent

  • booked an appointment immediately

  • From beginning of my appointment until the end I was treated with respect from the doctor as well as the nurses, they was very concerned about my issues and explained everything to me so I understand

  • I felt rushed when in the room with the doctor. I expected to get another shot for my pain. I was asked it would be up to me weather I wanted to have surgery or deal with the minor pain that I have. I chose to deal with the minor pain. The doctor told me to continue to exercise. And that was that. In and out in about 7 mins. Also when I looked at his notes on my chart. He mentioned the pain in my left shoulder. And all along it is my right shoulder. It felt like a waste of time and money. I felt like he had more important things on his mind. That is just my honest opnion.

  • Entire visit was a completely positive experience. I will highly recommend this practice

  • Every contact was right to the point .loved the Doctors approach.informative and thoughtful and helpful.

  • I wish every doctor at Southcoast Health was like Dr. Adelberg. And, I wish every greeter/receptionist was like [Name]. Dr. Adelberg is engaging, funny, knowledgeable, proactive and patient-focused. And, he treats the whole body instead of just focusing on a specific part like many orthopedics do. Thank you. One suggestion is to maybe slow down a bit. He is so incredibly knowledgeable that it seems he's ten steps ahead of the patient. Patients have questions and need a moment to absorb what he's saying. [Name] was very pleasant, professional and patient-focused. It may seem like a small item and something everyone "should" do but when I was waiting in line and she had to leave her desk to escort someone somewhere in the office she acknowledged that I was in line and that she would be right back instead of just walking by me. Of course, I completely understand that she had to escort someone. She didn't just ignore the patient though - like so many people do. She made great eye contact and was friendly and efficient. Thank you.Also, [Name] in x-ray was pleasant, professional, efficient, patient-focused and skilled in taking images of areas that hurt to not further distress patients. Thank you.Kristen, the medical assistant, was also friendly, pleasant, professional and efficient. I did not see her wearing a name tag (one of my pet peeves of sorts) but she did introduce herself, which I like and appreciate. Thank you.My one suggestion for the office is that [Name] didn't seem to have the same friendliness and patient-focus that the others did. She seemed like she didn't want to be there and that patients were a bother to her.Dr. Adelberg, [Name], [Name] and [Name] are exemplary. I wish they could be my care providers in every office I go to. Thank you.

  • I was treated with courtesy. The problem was explained to me very well with the possible treatment outcomes. I was in sever pain with my diagnosis previously. The Dr provided treatment that instantly relieved my pain. I was so happy with the visit and I'm grateful the reception staff did everything they could to get me into to see a physician.

  • The doctor was knowledgeable and kind. He listened

  • Arrogant lacking empathy, continued with appointment knowing he was the wrong provider will contact my insurance to report his ruthless greed

  • Very thorough and had a great plan for my health needs .

  • Dr Adelberg is the absolute BEST!!!! Ill be so sad when he retires.

  • It is hard to get a timely appointment

  • Dr Adelberg is great, he made me feel comfortable and he listened. I wish more of the Dr's at Southcoast were like Dr. Adelberg

  • Wonderful service

  • Wonderful compassionate NP very attentive to your needs and care

  • Dr adleberg and his staff are very friendly and professional.

  • Everyone in the office was very thorough and very helpful in making me feel very much at ease. And everyone from the x-ray, technician to the doctor who is spectacular, and the secretary just made me feel as good as you could. So I love the office and I would go back there at any time.

  • Dr. Adelberg is a wonderful doctor and cares about both of us. He's excellent manners, up to date on everything, and he's a really a great physician. I suggest that you start calling him a doctor and not a provider because he's not a puppet for the medical industrial complex. He's an actual doctor and should be treated with respect, especially by people who are conducting this survey you are likely from the medical insurance industry trying to minimize their profit... minimize their cost for the shareholders. So kindly call him what he is, which is a doctor and us as what we are, patients, and not consumers. But thank you very much and please give him our best.

  • Treated respectfully and in a timely manner. Dr. Adelberg listened and engaged in conversation about my concerns.

  • Dr Addleberg was Excellent

  • checking in and out took a long time. And mynext appt was supposed to be in a month but actually booked more like 6 weeks out. But the place was clean and I didn't have to wait very long to be seen and my Dr was very nice and spoke in clear terms. I had a good experience and will go back as needed and would recommeme Dr Adelberg to friends

  • Everything was explained well. But I had to wait 2 months for my first appointment with this provider

  • Everything was easy and I saw my doctor right away.

  • Very rude and condescending, office always seems beyond overwhelmed. Hoping to go elsewhere for treatment in the future. Not the first time this provider has been disrespectful.

  • The Doctor was very friendly,made me feel at ease and provided solutions to my problem.

  • My appointment was with a different dr and when being put in a room I was switched to Dr Attleburg against my wishes. He was rude, did not let me speak and rushed me out of the room. I completely shut down and asked a few times if I could speak and ask some questions. He was very dismissive of my concerns, pain and issue. I was there to co tinge care as I could not have surgery the year prior due to pregnancy. This was a horrible experience and all I could do when I got to my car was cry.

  • My appointment went very well!

  • Great experience.

  • It was the okay.

  • Everything

  • Lovely doctor and staff!!!

  • An opening for immediate appointment was made known to me and I was able to take it. Dr Adelberg thoroughly examined me, provided immediate medical care, and gave me encouraging information.

  • dr. adelberg is great, he knows his specialty and cares, most important.he is not a 'provider, as a puppet in the medical/industrial /insurance-complex, he is a doctor, and should be called as such. he helps people and that is why he is a doctor, not to maximize profits for an industry ceo as a 'provider.'

  • When someone's in pain and all they need is a cortisone shot which takes less than 5 minutes they shouldn't be made to wait 2 months to see the doctor!!!

  • The staff were cordial and helpful. The doctor knew my condition well and was very helpful in explaining what I needed to do to experience improvement.

  • Very satisfied with Doctor and his staff

  • Very pleased with the Dr.and care provided.

  • excellant service. The doctor was caring and very informative.

  • Very professional and knowledgeable staff

  • Everything great except the frequency of office visits. After my MRI was viewed (3 torn rotator cuff tendons), I think my next visit could've been with the surgeon and then schedule surgery. Not a real bother, but just seemed like the 2nd ortho visit was redundant to 1st. Otherwise, again, great system and team in Dartmouth :]

  • I was completely satisfied and well served while I was there. Thank you.

  • The provider is well informed and did provide me with my options moving forward, however his bedside manner was not the greatest. He was abrupt and often talked over me.

  • They were very warm and professional. There was no wait. The Dr. addressed both my needs in one appointment. He was very thorough.

  • Great experience, Doctor is super!

  • More information about alternative treatments.

  • Dr. Adelberg and staff, completely incredibly professional to details. Everything I need have been four years. He's my primary go to orthopedic surgeon Dr. [Name] top notch needs an asset. The South Coast Hospital. Don't lose them.

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