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About Dr. John M Downs
Dr. John M Downs, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dallas, TX. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Colon & Rectal Surgery. Dr. Downs is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving. Dr. Downs has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. John M Downs has the following 1 specialty
- Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dr. John M Downs has the following 10 expertise
- Rectal Bleeding
- Bowel Resection
- Abdominal Pain
- Colon Cancer
- Rectal Pain
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I was brought in through the ER with debilitating stomach pains. After several tests were done the diagnosis was that my colon had perforated. It was about 5:00am and they called in Dr. Downs. He removed a malignant tumor the size of a baseball that had perforated through my colon. Now my whole body is sepsis. Due to Dr. Downs and his expertise and wisdom he literally saved my life. His surgical skills and knowledge far surpass other doctors in this field. He is very well respected from everyone at the hospital. He performed my surgery in a way where I would be able to go back to living life normal instead of having my entire colon removed therefore being stuck with a colostomy bag for the rest of my life. When he is with you whether it be an office visit or hospital visit he gives you his full attention. Doesn't just run in and out like some doctors just to say they saw you. In his office he sits right in front of you and answers all questions no matter how long it takes. His nurse is in the background taken notes on the computer. It's so perfect because he truly cares about making you feel comfortable and answering all of your questions. He's laid back and has a soft spoken voice. Dr. Downs is truly a God Send. I was within minutes of losing my life and I owe it to him and God that I am still here.
Dr. Downs provided the answers I needed. He seriously gave me my life back. He and his staff were wonderful from diagnosis to recovery. I was treated at Presby during the EBOLA crisis last year. I can't express the wonderful care I received from everyone involved. A year later, and I am going strong!
My appointment was at 11 a.m., they escorted me to a room over an hour later. I asked the lady if it was typical for him to run so late and her answer was "yes" I said well I'll just arrive an hour later than when I am scheduled so He'll be on time and her answer was, "You will still have to wait" ... what?!!! She could have been nicer about his delay rather than taking a snippy attitude!
The day of my appointment the doctor arrived at the office at the same time I did. By the time the first patient was called from the waiting area it was so full there were no place for anyone else to sit. I waited well over an hour and then spent a total of 5 minutes with him as he explained the procedure. The day of my colonoscopy he arrived 20 minutes. He not only keep me waiting but also the nurses and the anesthesiologist. I understand things happen but there was no explanation or apology. Would not recommend him to anyone!
Patients' Choice Award (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.
Dr. Downs is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
35 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
Dr. John M Downs accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
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
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
Scott and White
- Scott and White PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsTexas Colon And Rectal Surgeons, 8315 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 220, Dallas, TX
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