Ratings for Dr. Donald E. Baxter
I was referred to Dr. Baxter to get 2nd opinion on why the balls of my feet were killing me. First doc I went to was a podiatrist. Anyhow, so glad I went to see Dr. Baxter. He had a completely different diagnosis than the podiatrist. I loved Baxter's approach...very conservative and not so eager to suggest surgery as a first option. He was awesome, answered all of my questions, and came up with a course of action for my diagnosis of capsulitis of 2nd toe (he taped my 2nd/3rd toes with tape and wrote a Rx for orthotics with metatarsal pad). Zippidy-doo, done. That's a far cry from the podiatrist wanting to cut into both feet with his diagnosis of hammertoes. Baloney! I'd highly recommend Dr. Baxter...he's the go-to-guy if you have foot problems. Nice office/staff, very prompt, great location, easy parking. Athletic Orthopedics & Knee Center (AOK), 9180 Old Katy Rd, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77055. Phone 713-984-1400. They even have their own surgical center on 1st floor! Go!
Dr. Baxter has kept me walking for the last 30 years. After a car wreck and the nerve damage caused while in a hospital on the east coast. He told me what would happen and what could be done, and every thing he said would happen, happened just as he said it would. I would recomend him to anyone.
Saw Dr, he said lots of things he could do for my broken foot. Ordered CT scan and appt to discuss results before surgery. Appt. turned out to be scheduled on Dr. day off, Monday. No apology for my taking off work on the wrong date, staff denied responsibility?? I had no choice but to reschedule. Next appt, a man came in after I had been waiting 1/2 hour or more and stated that he did not have an appointment but met the dr at the health club over the weekend and dr told him to come on in without an appointment. They took him right in and left me still waiting. When I complained about the circumstances, they acted like I was out of line for bringing it up. When Dr Baxter came in, his whole demeanor had changed toward me. He said, "Your CT scan was normal so I can't do anything for you" and left the room. No pleasantries, maybe 2 minutes. He seems to cater to wealthy male patients from his health club. I felt like a naughty child being dismissed for insubordination.
My experience with this doctor was terrible. His primary nurse goes much too far in trying to "protect" the doctor from having to deal directly with his patients. Requests for help that happen to come during the weekend are considered "inappropriate" due to their inconvenient timing. Dr. Baxter may be knowledgeable in his field, but truly good medical care requires more. A kind and understanding support staff is crucial.
Dr. Donald E. Baxter's Credentials
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- Medical College Of Georgia (Grad. 1969)
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