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Dr. Donald Atkins, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Atkins

Dr. Donald Atkins, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(210) 477-1956

Dr. Atkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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

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
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • 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
Semmes Murphey Clinic
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of Tn College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1994
Dd Eisenhower Army Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1993
Georgetown University
Medical School
1989
University Of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
1999
1999
1994
1993
1989

Awards

Dr. Atkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Atkins

3.9

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
67.6470588235294%
(23)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
20.58823529411765%
(7)

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Can't get anyone to call me back to make an appointment. Called every day and left message and no one returns the call.
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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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