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About Dr. Dexter G Turnquest

Dr. Dexter G Turnquest, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Turnquest has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

42 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Dexter G Turnquest is Great. Dr. Dexter G Turnquest has been rated by 42 patients. From those 42 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Dexter G Turnquest is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Evergreen Spine And Neurosurgery Center

17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 101
Houston, TX 77090
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Specialties

Dr. Dexter G Turnquest has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Tubal Ligation (Permanent Sterilization in Women)
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Biopsy
  • Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Abdominal Pain

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Reviews

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One Star

I have been a patient twice and am happy with my services. However, after a recent issue with a referral, I have found that the office manager Tanya and Raven are not as knowledgeable and or courteous! They have made an experience very upsetting for a referral patient at which I had to get involved regarding copays, deductables, and insurance rules for her policy. Instead of admitting that they were wrong, they are people that become argumentative, defensive, unapologetic and rude regarding misinformation. Patient or customer service should be a priority and it wasnt the case in this scenario. I provided feedback as to where improvements could be made for a positive experience as well has remaining professional so that at the end of the conversation one can feel that their care and experience was the priority. Instead, choosing to become defensive and argumentative leaves me with a negative experience regarding patient referrals. People are reduced to those who can pay/ have the bariatric rider in their plan or those that are cash patients and it was just an over all negative experience. Knowledge of your insurance plan and insurance rules is the first thing a patient should do before contacting them. Attending the seminar regarding surgeries and services is the next thing that should be done so that you can know and feel comfortable regarding the visit. If you have or feel that something is off question it. You cannot be harmed in any way for making sure that based on your insurance that you are asking all approriate service questions and insurance questions.

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Wonderful, compassionate Doctor!

Dr. Turnquest USA rare find! Compassionate with a wonderful bedside manner! Performed my husbands surgery with ease and left me feeling that he was in safe hands!

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Five Stars

Dr. Turnquest has a great bedside manner. He comes in smiling and leaves smiling. He took the time to talk with me about the sleeve procedure and didn't rush the visit like other doctors usually do. Staff seems very nice and are helpful.

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Excellent physician!

Great surgeon who makes you feel like you can trust him with your life! He's great and I give him and his staff an A++.

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Five Stars

Dr. Turnquist know what he doing very timely and has excellent bedside manners I highly recommend him.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2016)

    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.

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of South Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • University Of Texas Health Science Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Dexter G Turnquest accepts the following insurance providers.

  • 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 Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • 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
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Evergreen Spine And Neurosurgery Center, 17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 101, Houston, TX
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