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About Dr. David R Schmidt
Dr. David R Schmidt, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with St Lukes Baptist Hospital. Dr. Schmidt has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. David R Schmidt has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. David R Schmidt has the following 15 expertise
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Joint Replacement
- Bone Fracture
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Knee Surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
Dr. David R Schmidt is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. David Schmidt is one of the most professional and compassionate doctors I have ever been around. His bedside manner, and level of detail goes beyond what I was accustomed to receiving as a patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Schmidt to anyone seeking an orthopedic surgeon!
I tore my ACL, MCL, lateral meniscus a few years back playing football. I was referred to Dr Schmidt. He was a very nice and professional Dr. I felt the initial surgery went well. I healed up pretty quickly and felt strong, but I eventually had to go back bc I felt like my knee was loose and not extending all the way, as if it was being blocked. This caused a sort of dull pain and my muscle seemed to get sapped of their stamina far to quickly. After meeting with Dr. Schmidt, I definitely felt that I was blown off. I was told to buy glucosamine and chondroitin which would help the joint... I got tired of the lack of improvement and went back a few months later. He then ordered an MRI which revealed a cyclops lesion, which is a build up of scar tissue within the knee. This required a second surgery to remove. Again, I healed fast and felt good but my initial MCL injury seemed to never heal right and still felt loose. I expressed my concerns at each follow up but was always given the same response of, "that's how it will be, its still strong". As of today, yes my knee is strong and I have no problem running or jumping but my knee gives about 1/2-1" inside. The most unsettling feeling ever, and leads to buckling. If I lay on my side and try to raise my leg, there is a delay from the time my thigh is off the ground and my lower leg. I saw someone else make basically the same statement earlier, if you don't play for the Spurs or some equally competitive team, you will not have his full attention. I can't imagine Tim Duncan having to put up with a loose knee just bc that's how it will be... sorry for the length, that's years of my frustrations.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
Dr. Schmidt is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1980
Dr. David R Schmidt accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - Innovative Health
- Imagine Health Innovative Health
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSports Medicine Associates Of San Antonio, 21 Spurs Ln Ste 300, San Antonio, TX
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