Dr. Donald Baxter, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Donald Baxter, MD
Dr. Donald Baxter, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Dr. Baxter is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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    Houston, TX |
    Each time I have seen Dr. Baxter, he diagnosed the problem correctly and took care of it. Very patient and a good listener.
    in Conroe, TX |
    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 control pain and maintain employment. It has been 1.5 years after the surgery and outside of slight soreness at the end of a day with extensive standing and walking, I am pain free.
    in Houston,TX |
    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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    Dr. Baxter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    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
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Injuries
    • Foot Sprain
    • Foot and Ankle Disorders
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • 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
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Metatarsal Fracture
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteoarthritis of Toe
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stress Fracture of Foot
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome


    • Medical School
      Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1970

    • Internship Hospital
      Hermann Hospital

      Completed in 1970

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Texas Hospitals (Orthopedic Surgery Residency)

      Completed in 1974

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Foot And Ankle Surgery

      Completed in 1974

    • Undergraduate School
      Mercer University / School of Medicine

      Graduated in 1965

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Fracture Repair
    • Ankle Fusion
    • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    • Ankle Surgery
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Foot Surgery
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Neuroplasty
    • Osteotomy
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Tendon Surgery