After at least 10 years of suffering with serious hammertoes, I got to the point where I was unable to wear a shoe. All non-surgical interventions no longer worked and I decided it was time to have surgery. I found Dr. Bean during an Internet search and immediately made an appointment. When he walked into the room, he struck me as kind and caring, as well as an expert in his field. He spent as much time with me as I needed during our first encounter and answered all of my questions. He saw me again a week before surgery just to make sure all of my questions were answered.