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About Dr. David H Hildreth MD
Dr. David H Hildreth, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richmond, TX. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hildreth is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. David H Hildreth has the following 2 specialties
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. David H Hildreth has the following 9 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Wrist Injury
- Joint Surgery (Joint Prosthesis Implantation Arthroplasty)
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Spinal stenosis causing fingers to be numb
Self-verified patient of Dr. David H Hildreth - Posted on October 14th, 2015
I hat to say it, but being a chronic spine patient for over 20 years has taught me a great deal about who are good doctors and bad ones. I would much rather have a doctor who may not be the friend I never had IF HE FIXES THE PROBLEM. Itâs the oneâs who are your best buddy that usually are throwing âdartsâ and hoping something works. I have had over 5 surgeryâs and when it came to fixing my problem, I didnât give a hoot how many said âhe is sooo niceâ, I cared about âdid you fix my problemâ. Itâs even worse when itâs the patient who has decided exactly what is wrong with themselves and want nothing more than for some doctor to agree with them rather than giving them the truth, regardless of whether they like it or not. Which would you rather have, a friend that makes things worse, or a straight talking gonna tell you like it is person who will be honest about their ability to fix the problem or not. With my health and age, I will take the later every time because I care more about my health than making buddy buddy with my physician.
This Doctor knows his stuff!
Self-verified patient of Dr. David H Hildreth - Posted on April 5th, 2015
I went on here before my appointment and read these reviews, the last 2 people that wrote "less than perfect reviews" must have been unsatisfied with their own condition or had a bad day, because he fixed my hand. The wait time in the office was normal, 10- mins-ish, if I remember. The staff was pleasant, it's not like a had a full out conversation with them. I waited in the room for about 5 minutes before he came in introduced himself and we discussed my injury. He explained to me in detail because I had no ideal what I had done to my hand and how he planned on going about to fix it. I was scheduled for surgery and the surgery experience went great (if you can really say having surgery is great). His bedside manners were sincere and caring. Dr. Hildreth must know what he was doing because I now have use of my hand. I'd recommend him to anyone.
I was glad he never did surgery on my hand!
Self-verified patient of Dr. David H Hildreth - Posted on March 2nd, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. David H Hildreth - Posted on October 24th, 2014
Lead Office Assistant
Self-verified patient of Dr. David H Hildreth - Posted on April 26th, 2013
I went to see this doctor for care regarding both wrist, forearms and elbows. He would not allow me to speak, when I tried to talk to him he would talk over me. As a matter of fact he wanted to argue with me. At that point I realized I was in the wrong place with the wrong so called physician. He had the worst bed side manner I have ever seen in a doctor. This person was terrible, he treated me like I was less than a human being. He exemplified no concern whatsoever. As a matter of fact when I was checking out he gave me this horrible look as he was grinding his teeth. It was a very cynical visit to say the least. I would not recommend him to anyone !
Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2018, 2011, 2013, 2012, 2010)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Hildreth is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
Dr. David H Hildreth Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana Houston HMOx
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. David H Hildreth
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hildreth moved to the clinic after establishing a solid orthopedic program at The Methodist Hospital System. His work has contributed to advances in the treatment of small bone and joint conditions. He has mentored many of the medical community's brightest hand and upper extremity surgeons and continues to earn much respect within the Orthopaedic community as an associate professor at the Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell University. Dr. Hildreth was the Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Hand Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine for many years - and continues to serve as an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor. Prior to Baylor, he practiced at the Institute for Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders at Hopestar Orthopedic Group in Houston. He became one of the first physicians in Houston to offer a new FDA-approved high-energy shockwave treatment for chronic tennis elbow when he opened the doors of the Tennis Elbow Institute in 2003 - an accomplishment that earned him a place among H Texas Magazine's Top Docs the same year. Recently featured in Newsweek and listed annually among Texas' Super Doctors, Dr. Hildreth is today an associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell University. He also practices at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Kirby Surgical Center and the Methodist Health Center in Sugar Land. He is a consulting physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children and Texas Children's Hospital. He received his Medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, where he was awarded the Merck Scholastic Achievement Award. While performing his orthopedic residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, he became chief resident. He was a Christine Kleinert Fellow in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky and an Amelia Brown Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Microsurgery Unit - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Hildreth has Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand. He is a published author and continues to present to his peers at scientific and medical conferences.
Locations & DirectionsPARTNERS IN PRACTICE, 1517 Thompson Rd, Richmond, TX
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