Dr. Donald Atkins, MD

Dr. Donald Atkins, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Donald Atkins, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1139 E Sonterra Blvd

San Antonio, TX 78258

Contact Information

(210) 477-1956

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Atkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkins performs Spinal Cord Stimulation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Atkins performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Neurostimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkins performs Neurostimulation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Atkins performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulators
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkins treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Atkins treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Atkins' conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Back Pain
Baclofen Pump Therapy
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphoplasty
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Microdiscectomy
Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to successfully diagnose and treat spinal conditions without surgery whenever possible. When surgery becomes necessary, I will utilize the least invasive procedure that is likely to resolve your problem.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1999
    University Of Tn College Of Med
    Residency Hospital
    1999
  • 1999
    Semmes Murphey Clinic
    Residency Hospital
    1999
  • 1994
    DD Eisenhower Army Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital
    1994
  • 1993
    Georgetown University
    Medical School
    1993
  • 1989
    University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School
    1989

Awards

Dr. Atkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Atkins

4.0

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
69.6969696969697%
(23)
4 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(1)
3 Stars
6.0606060606060606%
(2)
2 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(1)
1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(6)

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Dr.Atkins is an awesome surgeon. My husband is pain free after suffering for many years. Thank you doctor for changing his life.
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This was called the Screaming Surgery, that's because while I was having a Spinal Stimulator installed I was not given enough sedation. As I later found out and not from Adkin's, was that I kept waking up. Most of the time screaming and pleading for them to stop. I felt them put the wires in my...Read More
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I really appreciate the way that Dr Atkins was frank and up front with his opinions. Even though he might not have agreed with my life style he didn't chastise me or demean any aspect of my life either. I found this very refreshing. I would be proud to recommend Dr Atkins to all my friends
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. Stay away waste of time. Too old for neurosurgery.
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Generic diagnosis, provided no information I could use. He looked bored and I certainly was too.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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