Dr. Donald Atkins, MD

Dr. Donald Atkins, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
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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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Atkins "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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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 Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Donald Atkins, MD
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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Houston, TX – Oct 17, 2017
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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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George in New Braunfels, TX – Jul 11, 2016
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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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Arthur moore in Dilley,TX – Jul 03, 2016
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. Stay away waste of time. Too old for neurosurgery.
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Mimijoe1 in San Antonio, TX – Jun 25, 2016
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Generic diagnosis, provided no information I could use. He looked bored and I certainly was too.
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San Antonio, TX – May 18, 2016
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