McFarland Clinic

Betsey Bean, DO

Accepting New Patients


Primary Clinic

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office

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Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

  • All hand and wrist surgery
  • Elbow nerve decompression, tendonitis, arthroscopy, fractures
  • Shoulder arthroplasty

From Dr. Bean

Hand anatomy and biomechanics are complex and intricate. The function and appearance of our hands greatly affects our quality of life. I will spend time getting to know you and understand your concerns and objectives. I work hard to provide you with the best possible care to alleviate pain and improve function. My goal is to help you return to your work and desired recreational activities as soon as possible. It is my privilege to care for the hard-working people of Central Iowa.

I am a Midwesterner at heart. After spending time training on the West and East Coasts, I am excited to be joining McFarland Clinic, caring for Iowans. Beyond orthopaedics, my family and I are eager to grow roots in the Ames community. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, watching college athletics, gardening and playing with our two dogs.

About Dr. Bean

Dr. Bean is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeon. She is board certified in orthopaedic surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bean completed her subspecialty certification in surgery of the hand through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. The subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic surgery of the hand is for board-certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training and practice characterized by volume and diversity of cases in hand surgery.

Dr. Bean attended medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine on an Army scholarship. She then completed her orthopaedic surgery residency from Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Following residency, she served four years on active duty service in the United States Army at Fort Riley, Kansas. During her active duty service, she deployed with a Forward Surgical Team to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  She then went on to complete hand and upper extremity fellowship training at Wellspan Health in York, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bean specializes in traumatic and degenerative conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. She is trained in the management of acute traumatic injuries of the hand and wrist including fractures, flexor and extensor tendon injuries, nerve injuries, and ligament ruptures as well as degenerative conditions resulting in chronic instability and arthritis. Additionally, she specializes in traumatic and degenerative injuries of the elbow including fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, and arthritis. Dr. Bean is well-trained in compression neuropathies including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and other peripheral nerve compression syndromes.  She has a special interest in glenohumeral joint arthritis, performing anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 2021

Education & Professional Certification


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand


Huntington University, Huntington, IN

  • Bachelor of Science

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Professional Societies

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society


Why Does My Hand Hurt? Common Causes of Pain in the Aging Hand

Dr. Betsey Bean discusses common causes of pain in your hands, fingers, and wrists, and how hand and wrist pain be treated. Topics include osteoarthritis, nerve entrapment syndromes, tendinopathies, and more.

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