Dr. Douglas E. Padgett

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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Website: hss.edu External Link
Hospital: Hospital For Special Surgery
Med. School:New York Medical College
Grad. Year: 1982

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 21/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 6 reviews. Dr. Douglas E. Padgett has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
08/07/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 4.1 
RID: 5587509
29/06/14 4 4 4 4 Doug Padgett replace my right hip. My first visit started off on the wrong foot but got better. I mentioned something about total hips replacement and partial. I told him I did a lot of research and given the tool I could probably do the job my self. Did he ever jump down my throat. He said I wrote that article etc. I was ready to get up and walk out. For what ever reason he changed his attitude in seconds and after that we got along fine. I guess there can be nothing more aggravating after spending years in school and practice to have someone who has read a few articles to run off at the mouth. He did a great job on my hip. Some times the public doesn't understand that these guys don't always engage in small talk. My last visit, 3 weeks ago for may pre knee replacement lasted about 5 minutes. The Dr. must have something else on his mind. I mean they are human just like the rest of us. 
Insurance: Medicare
21/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Douglas" to "Douglas E." 
RID: 2700735
04/07/13 2 4 2 2 he operated on me, double knee replacement. He was not friendly nor helpful in follow up visits when I was having pain. 
Insurance: Medicare
15/08/12 SYSTEM: City changed from "NEW YORK" to "UNIONDALE" 
RID: 1547461
27/09/11 5 4 5 5 My mom has had both knees replaced by Dr. Padgett and has had recent surgery to repair a torn quad tendon. He is by far one of the best doctors for this type of surgery, and he respects the intelligence of his patients and their caregivers. I am grateful for his expertise and his talent as a surgeon.  Respond
RID: 1362553
14/02/11 5 5 5 5 I had my hip done 2 years ago and going to have my other hip done in April. You could not find a better, more compassionate Dr. no matter where you look. Where other ortho Drs. spent a few minutes to consul, Dr. Padgett spent about a hour and asked me questions about everything pertaining to my lifestyle. Aftercare beyond what I have ever expereinced before. Again if you need a hip or knee, this is the Dr. to have do it 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 848208
31/03/09 2 4 4 5 Excellent surgeon and usually pleasant. Near the end of an office exam, he left the room for a phone call and did not return, so I couldn't ask my questions- one of which was when would he have the results of my MRI. The office staff said the results would be ready in a few days and that I SHOULD CALL. I called twice after waiting 2 weeks. When the doctor called with the results, he jumped down my throat for calling his office and was not very nice. He needs to better direct his office staff and they need to relay proper information. I have no problem following directions. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 783718
06/02/09 5 5 5 5 I am a short statured person, I needed bilateral hip replacements.Due to my height and bone structure I required specially designed hips. Dr. Padgett and his team were able to accomplish this.  Respond