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. Hildreth has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David H Hildreth is Great. Dr. David H Hildreth has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David H Hildreth is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.


1517 Thompson Rd
Richmond, TX 77469


Dr. David H Hildreth has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    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
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


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Spinal stenosis causing fingers to be numb

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. It’s the one’s who are your best buddy that usually are throwing “darts” and hoping something works. I have had over 5 surgery’s and when it came to fixing my problem, I didn’t give a hoot how many said “he is sooo nice”, I cared about ‘did you fix my problem”. It’s even worse when it’s 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.

Full Review Rating Breakdown

This Doctor knows his stuff!

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.

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10 minutes
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I was glad he never did surgery on my hand!

Dr. Hildreth's ego far exceeds him skill level.

Wait time
15 minutes
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One Star

Dr. Hildreth is probably a good doctor for everyday low skilled items for your hand health. If you need someone of extremely honed skills for intricate surgery - go to someone else.

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20 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Accurate Diagnosis
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Lead Office Assistant

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 !

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5 minutes
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hildreth is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    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
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • 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
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • 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.

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