Ratings for Dr. Donald S. Stewart
If you have a simple problem then I'm sure Dr. Stewart will be great for you. However, if you have a complicated problem he will lead you on and act like he might do surgery while he has you try non-operative solutions. But in the end if the non-operative solutions (of which you'll find some are not covered by insurance and can be VERY expensive) don't work for you he may go with his 'gut' feeling and choose not to operate (even though he will have convinced you that he's prepared to up to that point) and refer you to other doctors. My advice is that if you aren't interested in his non-operative options and you feel that surgery is the best route for you, then don't let him lead you on for a long time trying to jump through his hoops thinking he'll operate because you may just be wasting your time. To be clear, my wife's situation is complicated and I can totally understand why doctors don't want to touch her. If he had said upfront that he might choose not to operate then I would have respected that, but he gave his word that he wouldn't "monkey around" leading us on and then not operate if no suitable alternative solutions panned out... and he broke his word.
Waited a long time. Doctor was late, X-ray was late. Waited over 1 hour. The doctor was very curt and gave little useful information. He sells ankle braces in his office. When asked if it was covered by insurance they said they didn't know. When asked what it would cost if insurance didn't cover they didn't know. Got a bill for $179 for an elastic ankle brace from Germany that costs $30 or less at the drugstore. My experience was very disappointing. I would not go back to see him or go to their clinic based on their billing for non covered items. Selling overpriced stuff to patients doesn't seem right. The doctor seem bothered and rushed and I didn't get all my questions asked.
Dr. Stewart had to rebuild my Achilles tendon. He did an excellent job! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs foot surgery! (Please note that he recently made a huge staff change and that has greatly affected his office atmosphere!) The office's in-house physical therapy is also very good. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with Dr. Stewart's care. He was highly recommended by two other doctors and they did not steer me wrong.
This is a horrible doctor's office. I am sad that I used their "service." Now I must return to work with an injured foot and I can't get anyone in the office to help me at all. I have never experienced this kind of situation in having to take time off work so all I was requesting was guidance and help of which I received none. I did receive horrible attitudes and accusations. I hope that this office learns to take better care of their patients because the level of care I received was VERY sub par.
Dr. Stewart seemed very nice when I first met with him but I quickly learned that he did not want bothered with my questions or concerns. His office staff were rude and very unaccommodating to a simple physician's note. His office nurse is the WORST! She does not return phone calls!!! I went to this doctor to get help for chronic pain and all I got was a bill!!
Dr. Stewart was friendly and helpful before surgery. After the surgery he was extremely rude and said he didn't have time to answer questions. I recommend using somebody else. His nurse and people in office are great it is sad that he is a terrible Dr. STAY AWAY!
Dr. Donald S. Stewart's Credentials
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- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School At Dallas (Grad. 2002)
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