Dr. William Alec Tisdall, MD

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Dr. William Alec Tisdall, MD
Dr. Tisdall established our practice in 2007 after completing his Residency ?in Anesthesiology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2006. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed subspecialty Fellowship training in Pain Management at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. ?Dr. Tisdall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is Board Certified in Pain Medicine. Dr. Tisdall and his family have lived in San Antonio since 2007. His wife Catherine (Katie) Tisdall, MD is a dermatologist. When away from their practices, the Tisdalls enjoy family activities with their two children.

1919 Rogers Rd Ste 104

San Antonio, TX 78251

Contact Information

(210) 541-0700

Dr. William Alec Tisdall, MD

Dr. William Alec Tisdall, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Tisdall strives to provide comprehensive, personal patient care. He provides patients options for both interventional pain management and medical pain management treatment techniques. He strives to provide each patient with an individualized plan of care, and considers each patient's special needs. Dr. Tisdall understands that every patient has unique goals. Dr. Tisdall works closely with each patient to maximize quality of life and activity level while minimizing the negative impact of chronic pain.
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Dr. Tisdall's Experience

Dr. Tisdall's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis


  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Washington School Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Washington University Sch of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient's Choice Award, Pain Management, Texas, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Tisdall has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tisdall's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tisdall to family and friends
based on 110 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Tisdall's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
dallas, tx |
Doctor Blount (pronounced Blunt) really knows what he's doing. Staff are nice too.
in San Antonio, Tx |
Great guy! Really down to earth, super professional, and doesn't intimidate you with medical jargon.
San Antonio, TX |
Saw Dr. Tisdall and have a decrease in my pain by about 70%. So grateful for his office.
San Antonio, TX |
This is a caring, professional office that works to do their best.
in Dallas, TX |
Love the folks there. Very cool about letting you know about problems. When it gets hectic, they're in a buzz, but they seem to be able to handle it.
Alison Polston is helpful in finding the right medications that would work best. and also the nurse Vivian was also very helpful . also Melissa at the front desk was also very helpful all these 3 young ladys are awsome!
in San Antonio, TX |
Ms. Polston is super easy to get along with and tells you exact things needed to figure out what you can do in a good manner.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr Tisdall took care of all of my back pain. He was super nice and his staff was really helpful.
in San Antonio, Tx |
Dr. Doll, and the other folks, make the trip much easier by being really easy to talk too. Almost makes everything not feel like a doctor's visit! I will most definitely recommend to my friends.
in San Antonio, Tx |
Doctor (?) Kurt Lee is very professional, and very much uses his and your time wisely so you can go off and do other things. Going to the Doctor's is never an enviable action, but Dr. Lee makes it bearable, fast, and gives you very accurate understandings on what's wrong.
in Helotes, Tx |
Michael Reed is almost like hyper attentive to what's wrong, and gives nice feedback on what can be done before the need for things that could be super expensive.
in Dallas, TX |
I was very impressed with the level of care the Medical assisting people helped me at every point during my visit. Checking is was very easy and simple die to the front desk calling me ahead of time to make sure everything was okay with my appointment.
Texas |
In the 2+ years I have been going to Dr. Tisdall's office, I have seen him a total of ONCE! Since then, and during that first appointment, it has always been his P.A.
in Yorktown, TX |
Had my first visit with Dr. Tisdall & Mr. K. Lee PA this month but I learned more from these gentlemen, in 20-30 minutes, than in the previous 2.5 years with different pain management MD! The courteous, friendly staff was a refreshing experience, as well. Everyone treated me as a human being which I've not experienced in a long time.
in Devine, TX |
He LISTENED to my problems and gave me excellent care. Mike, the PA can be a little bit arrogant, but Dr. Tisdale really cares about the patients. I have used him for epidural steroid injections three times and have gotten more relief each time.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Tisdall listens to your goals for pain management and works with you to achieve those goals. I was NOT interested in taking medications as they make me sick. He found the root of my chronic low back pain and recommended Radio Frequency Ablation. This treatment has given me my life back!! He and his staff are very compassionate and when you are in pain, that is VITAL in a pain management setting.
in New Braunfels, TX |
Today was my first visit at Dr tisdalls office. From the first minute i came in door, i was greeted friendly, treated very well. From then on in it only got better, from the med assit zach talking my info, to the PA, I believe his name was Mr lee, to Dr Tisdall, i was treated well. This was all done on a very personal basis, not like just a name, and hurried out. Thanks to all.
in San Antonio, TX |
Doctor was informative and very through. I was very pleased with my first visit.
in San Antonio, TX |
I am new patient. Fearful of procedure that might be recommended. Staff and doctor explained in detail the procedure that eliminated my fear.. I'll be back on line after my procedure.
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Dr. Tisdall accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellPoint

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