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David Bica, DO, CAQ

david bica, orthopedic surgeon rhode islandDavid Bica, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP, CIME

Department of Orthopedics, Division of Spine
Board Certified Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
Board Certified Independent Medical Examiner
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Assistant Clinical Professor at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Department of Family Medicine

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-886-5907
Fax: 401-270-0453

David Bica, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP, CIME

Department of Orthopedics, Division of Spine
Board Certified Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
Board Certified Independent Medical Examiner
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Assistant Clinical Professor at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Department of Family Medicine

Biography:

Dr. Bica joins University Orthopedics as an attending at Newport Hospital after practicing 3 years with East Greenwich Spine and Sport. Dr. Bica will serve as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery along with his current position as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Bica is board certified in Family Medicine with a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Bica was born and raised in Rhode Island, graduated from Providence College, and then earned his osteopathic medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bica completed his residency and fellowship at East Carolina University and stayed on faculty as Assistant Residency Director teaching residents and medical students. Dr. Bica has been practicing in Rhode Island at East Greenwich Spine and Sport since 2014.

Dr. Bica serves as the President and Education Committee Chairman of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bica also serves as the Secretary of the Rhode Island Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bica's other interests include sports medicine research, osteopathic manipulative medicine in treatment of neck and lower back pain, fluoroscopic spinal injections, and diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Offices:

East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail, Suite 100
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

Undergraduate Degree:

Providence College

Medical Degree:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine

Publications

  • Bica D, Sprouse RA, Armen J. Diagnosis and Management of Common Foot Fractures. Am Fam Physician, 2016;93(3):183-191.
  • Bica D, Armen J, Kulas A, et al. Reliability and Precision of Stress Ultrasonography of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament. J Ultrasound Med, March 2015;34:371-376.
  • Sprouse RA, Armen J, Bica D, et al. Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Reliability and Precision of Static Balance Assessment Using Biodex Balance Systems. Clin J Sport Med, March 2015;25(2):192-193.
  • Bica D, Kulas A, Womack Z, Youngs K, Armen J. Relationship between Glenohumeral Internal Rotation and Medial Elbow Strain Evaluated by Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2012;22(2):187.
  • Bica D, Armen J, Niceler B. Computerized Neuropsychological Testing in the Management of Sport-Related Concussion. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, January/February 2012;4(1): 7-10.

Patient Reviews


Dr. Bica Comments Would Recommend
He was rude and said what do you want do you want me fired or a back mark on my name? He was pushing my neck down by pushing my head down and this is uncalled for in that he did not have to do that. Many doctors do not do that. The pushing down on my head causes me to have symptoms like a whiplash I can't move my neck and I have spasms and a lot of pain. He was needing my spine. He didn't have to do that.text me back. 0%
If all doctors were like Dr Bica the medical professional would be greatly improved. 100%
Great doctor‐ takes time with patient. The best diagnostician! 100%
Dr. Bica had me do an X‐ray before our visit then he knew exactly what was going on. This was so helpful as I did not need to go to X‐ray then make a follow up visit to find out the issue. Also Dr. Bica gave me an exam as well to rule out other issues and we made a plan to proceed. I am 100% better in 2 days, but will continue our plan and see him at a follow up. Visit could not have been better I can sleep and walk with no issue. 100%
Enjoy my appointments with him 100%
Dr Bica is an asset to your practice 100%
Excellent bedside mannerFelt very comfortable with him 90%
Excellent visit with dr Bica 100%
Overall, I would say it was a bad experience. Honestly, when I left I was almost in tears, feeling as though I wasn't heard or cared about. I felt as though Dr. Bica showed little to no empathy for me as a patient or maybe he didn't believe me. He told me to go back to work with modifications. I explained I'm a teacher and I really can't modify my day. He responded by quoting a study that found people that go back to work recover faster. I have been back to work for 4 days and my back started spasming again. In addition, he was talking quickly about medication and clinical doses and milligrams and things I didn't understand. I had no idea what I should or shouldn't take as far as medication when I left. I asked the nurse or assistant who came in to check me about the medication and she said she didn't know because the doctor didn't record it and she left. He basically told me to power through the pain but not to put myself back to bedrest. Empathy, sympathy and bedside manner seem to be lacking. 0%
The best in his field 100%
He is good will see him again fairly new pt still not that comfortable yet 60%
Dr Bica is excellent at what he does. I am always comfortable, well informed, and better, after a visit with him. 100%
He is very compassionate and a great Dr. 100%
Easy to talk with, responds to patient portal messages same day!Just an all around pleasant personality AND good at what he does. 100%

No comments

90%
I wasn’t totally clear on the med usage 100%
Already recommended Dr Bica to the other dancers at Festival Ballet Providence. I feel he has an excellent capacity to work with professional athletes. 100%
He was wonderful as well as his X‐ray tech and assistants, however the front office staff has lots of opportunities to improve the woman doing intake is slow got very backed up as a result, and still seems very new to the job the young man sitting behind her did nothing for the 45 mins I was in waiting area but scroll threw his cell phone was extremely frustrating 100%
Great doctor! Trust him completely. 100%
Very professional and courteous 100%

I have a leg inbalance and was misdiagnosed by previous doctors and their treatment appeared to be guess work. Dr Bica has been
really helping me with this issue and the issues that have stemmed from it. I only wish I found him years ago

100%

I wasn’t prepared to ask appropriate questions at my appointment due to my level of pain. The follow up contact I have had with Dr. Bica’s assistant has been invaluable. Lauren has been exceptional in getting my questions answered.

100%

It was a pleasure to see Dr. Bica again. He is very kind, compassionate and helpful. I wish he could be my primary care physician because I felt very comfortable with him.

100%
Dr Bica was professional Pleasant 70%
He didn’t want to come in to see me until I had to ask for him to come in. All he did once he came in is poked my back, said to go to a chiropractor, and come back in 6 weeks. Didn’t give me any information I didn’t already know and disregarded me as a paient. 0%
A real professional makes his job look easy! 100%
Dr. Bica is an excellent doctor. He does take the time to talk to you and to see what’s going on and explains everything to you. I would highly recommend him! 100%
His bedside manner could improve. 50%
I hurt my back, It took me a week and a half to get the appointment per the scheduling office. When I arrived I was unaware that it was a walk in. Not his fault‐ On the phone they told me he could do an injection. Not his fault. Dr. Bica looked at my x‐ray said "oh there is a narrowing of your L4 L5, do 6 weeks of PT and then I can do an MRI. I have never had pain like this in my life. No note to get out of work, I can't walk but I'm fine!! My side of right leg is numb as well as my right foot. He would not get an approval from my insurance company until I completed 6 weeks of PT. I went to PT after 3 sessions she also agreed that it was making my back worse. The spasm are uncontrollable, I can barely move and or walk. I then made an appointment with RIH spine clinic and within an hour I was approved for an MRI. Did Dr. Bica listen to me, no not at all. I am a Registered Nurse for 25 years and you are supposed to listen to your patients. I am very scared that something seriously is wrong with me and the Dr. made it worse by just sending me to PT. Also I asked for all notes and x‐ray to be sent to RIH and they sent 1 page of a note and no x‐ray. Not his fault 0%
I wish I had seen him sooner. 100%
Great experience 100%
Explained everything in English! Answered questions so I could understand! Very courteous, kind and understandable! 100%
Very happy with service provided. 100%
He was great no complaints 100%
Thank you too to his amazing, highly professional , PA, Karen . She was extremely attentive and a fantastic listener. 90%
By the next morning, I was 95% pain free...it's gotten better the rest of the day?!!I finally got a doctor that used an ultrasound to determine where the cortezone goes in and I got to watch 100%
The experience was not personnel. He did not give me any information about my condition, he just perscribed physical therapy and said I’ll see you in three months. I have been in tremendous pain and was looking for more details about my conditions. 0%
Overall‐ all excellent. 100%

News

Leading Sports Medicine Physician, David P. Bica, DO, CAQSM is to be Recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor in Rhode Island

David P. Bica, DO, CAQSM, Sports Medicine Physician with University Orthopedics Inc., and affiliated with Brown University, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Rhode Island. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.

Dr. David P. Bica is a highly respected and experienced physician, having been in practice for many years. His career in medicine began when he graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Bica completed his residency with Vidant Medical Center/Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where he was an assistant residency director.

Dr. Bica is board certified in Family Medicine, with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. With a passion for his work, he is noted for his expertise in family and sports medicine. Dr. Bica is also regarded as a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine in the treatment of neck and lower back pain, fluoroscopy spinal injections, and diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr. Bica has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and he also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His meticulous approach to patient care, coupled with his dedication to his work, and contributions in his field makes Dr. David P. Bica, DO, CAQSM a very worthy winner of a 2018 Top Doctor Award.

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