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About Dr. Ralph J Curtis Jr
Dr. Ralph J Curtis Jr, 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. Curtis is affiliated with St Lukes Baptist Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Dr. Curtis has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Ralph J Curtis Jr 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. Ralph J Curtis Jr has the following 17 expertise
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Joint Replacement
- Hip Surgery
- Bone Fracture
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Knee Surgery
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Herniated Disc
- Sports Medicine
Dr. Ralph J Curtis Jr has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Ralph J Curtis Jr is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Curtis repaired my right shoulder after I had a full tear of 2 tendons and a partial tear of a third tendon during a skiing accident last year. I did not think I would every use my shoulder normally again. It has been a long process to recovery with lots of hard work, but after ten months post op, I am at about 95%. Bench pressing my body weight again, play tennis, etc. This man is good at what he does and I am very thankful to him for his attention to detail. Most importantly - you must follow his instructions and rehab plan very closely for a full recovery....
He said my shoulder is so messed up that I need a shoulder replacement. i had the other shoulder operated on 3 years ago & have long known exactly what my injuries are. He said he wouldn't operate on this one to fix it, only replace it. Then he said to wait a couple years & when I couldn't take the pain anymore get the replacement done. PT & cortisone shots was his diagnosis. He was rushing me the entire time & before he ran out of the room I asked for pain medication, which he actually denied. MRI & Xray proved my pain is real & he said no. I'm 55 years old & not some drug addict trying to score off him. My entire life I've never seen a doctor anywhere near as bad as this guy. I wish I could get my insurance to stop payment due to his negligent care & arrogant, bad attitude. Start to finish he was in the room with me maybe 15 minutes. Never going back there!!
Only problem I have is that he doesn't spend a lot of time with you. Coming from a small town environment where Dr.'s come in and sit, visit and explain things, I was a little bothered. After seeing as many San Antonio Dr.'s as I have seen I came to realize this is the way it is now. Not unhappy just wish they would spend more time with you.
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.
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™.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.
Dr. Curtis 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
University Hospital South Texas Medical Center
Dr. Ralph J Curtis Jr 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
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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