Dr. David Folkers, MD

Dr. David Folkers, MD

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53 y/o
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Dr. David Folkers, MD is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in general surgery.

David Folkers, MD

4007 James Casey St Ste B130

Austin, TX 78745
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
more than 85% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Folkers "To provide expert care in compassionate, friendly, and professional manner."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Ind
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Calif San Francisco East Bay
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Folkers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Folkers does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Folkers and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Folkers is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Folkers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Folkers to family and friends
3.7
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Folkers' Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I could not have been treated better, nor faster! Exceptional care from everyone in the office! He got me in right away, listened to me carefully, answered all my questions, and was able to treat my condition right in his office, instead of sending me to a hospital. I am extremely pleased with the...more
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I wouldn't recommend a dead raccoon that was hit on the highway to this so called joke! He was arrogant, offensive, abrasive, verbally abuse. He has one skill... ONLY 1. RUNNING his MOUTH. Refused to listen to any of the issues I'm having. Did not care to hear where I'm having gastric pain. The...more
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