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Neurology | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Edwards is a board-certified fellowship trained spine surgeon with more than 20 years of experience specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Biography

Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Decatur, GA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Dekalb Medical, Atlanta Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Center - Lawrenceville and Northside Hospital.

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Dr. Edwards' Reviews

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based on 39 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Edwards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Atlanta, GA |
Was surprised to see he was still practicing. He operated on my back years ago and I was left with a high level of pain. He wanted to send me to a pain specialist! Really.... I came to him because of pain. Finally sent me to physical therapy in the boondocks. Apparently didn't want anyone nearby to know what he was doing to his patients. There are many fine doctors. Don't go to him. He should be doing insurance physicals. I feel like I dodged a bullet. I just glad I'm not paralyzed.
Duluth, GA |
After getting an MRI to check the condition of my back after an assault he told me "instead of being concerned about your back you better be thinking about that mass in your stomach; it's from all them fatty foods you have been eating ". He never once told me about the condition of my back and refused to give me paperwork because I was on WORKMANS COMP, totally treated me like my pains were of no importance. The nurses as well as the office staff were phenomenal.
in Blairsville ga |
I want to truly Thank u Dr Edwards for leaving me in severe pain for numerous days! I felt like you were treating me like a drug addict because I have severe allergies to medications! I also feel like when I saw u that u work for workmen's comp. not the patients! Not once did u ask me how I felt! All u did was talk to the workmen's comp rep. I tried numerous times to tell u my MRI was 3 mths old and I was in more pain since it was taken but u just ignored me! I would not recommend you anyone!
in Powder Springs |
Dr Edwards is horrible. I would not waste my time at all. Look elsewhere.
in Lawrenceville, GA |
My husband is a patient of Dr. Edwards - initially, he appeared very caring and thoughtful. However, after my husbands ACDF surgery - an outpatient surgery - he was advised that he would need to stay overnight. The next day, hours passed as we waited for Dr. Edwards to show up. We were later advised that Dr. Edwards never planned to visit my husband and thought he had submitted his discharge papers the day before. He admitted to the nursing staff that he had no idea we were still admitted.
in Smyrna, GA |
I had 2 horrible experiences with other docs who didn't even take an x-ray. I've been in constant pain for 2 years. Saw Dr. Edwards and was immediately shocked at how nice he was. He actually listened to what I had to say. Read my MRI and identified the bulging disc the was pressing on nerves. I am now getting proper care. Wish I had seen him 2 years ago. They were 1 nurse short and still the office staff was very nice and pleasant. I watched them work in someone who had come at the wrong day.
in Lawrenceville, GA |
I saw Him with severe back injury and he sent me for cat scan then I could not get an appointment for 5 days. I tried to have hIm tell me if I was in danger because I had a work trip and was met with rudeness excuses and plain irruption behavior from a medical office.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr Edwards did an excellent job on my herniated disc. After 15 years I have never had any issues or additional surgery.
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Dr. Edwards' Care Philosophy

Dr. Edwards is a board-certified fellowship trained spine surgeon with more than 20 years of experience specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Edwards' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Morehouse Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Med Center La New Orleans Tulane
    Tulane University School Of Med

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection