Dr. Donald Baxter, MD

Dr. Donald Baxter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Donald Baxter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

7401 Main St

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Sprain
high
more than 89% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
more than 88% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Tendon Surgery

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

  • Mercer University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Hermann Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Of Texas Hospitals (Orthopedic Surgery Residency)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Human Award for Clinical research American Foot and Ankle Society, 1991
  • Silver Anniversary Award National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1990
  • Video Award AAOS-Anaheim, 1991
  • President, Board of Directors Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation, 1989
  • Santa Monica Team Physician 1996 Sumer Olympics, 1996
  • Silver Anniversary All-American Team National Collegiate Basketball Coaches Association, 1990
Media & Publications

Dr. Baxter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baxter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baxter to family and friends
3.6
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Baxter's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Baxter is professional and caring and his staff are great. But dr Baxter performed a surgery on my tarsal tunnels. He stated that he fully released all the nerve branches, but he did not. I have seen multiple nerve specialists and received ultrasound showing these areas were not touched. I...more
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Each time I have seen Dr. Baxter, he diagnosed the problem correctly and took care of it. Very patient and a good listener.
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Dr. Baxter performed surgery on my ankle that was badly damaged in a car accident and deteriorated over an 18 year period. I literally couldn't walk on it for more than a few 100 yards a day without experiencing severe pain. I was taking large amounts of OTC and prescription meds regularly to...more
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Dr Baxter did my bunion surgery in 2012 and it changed my life. I now have zero pain. He is honest, upfront, kind, and the office staff is great. I highly recommend him.
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