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About Dr. Richard T Steffen
Dr. Richard T Steffen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Steffen is affiliated with St Lukes Baptist Hospital. Dr. Steffen has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard T Steffen has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- 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.
Dr. Richard T Steffen has the following 15 expertise
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Replacement
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Surgery
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Bone Fracture
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Sports Medicine
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Surgery
Dr. Richard T Steffen has 2 board certified 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
Dr. Richard T Steffen 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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let's just say he's awesome
I think it's rather obnoxious that someone feels they need to write 3 negative reviews as if someone can't read the first. Having received my knee 2 years ago I can attest with the fact I have had the exact opposite experiences. I am able to jog, play golf and even play tennis when my wife is up to it. What makes a good surgeon in my opinion is one with a incredibly low to 0% infection rate and one who contributes their expertise to local schools nearby as well as "The Spurs". He is a very busy surgeon and think you need to take that into account your far from the only patient he is helping and probably has to prioritize his schedule to help those in need most first. If I was a surgeon from the looks of it I probably wouldn't want to work with you so maybe it's best to look in the mirror before pointing fingers at a great surgeon.
I'm sure Dr. Steffen is a fine Dr. although so far all he has done is look at XRays and ordered a fresher MRI. After my last post here you are not going to believe what happened last night! Picking up from my last review (see below) where his office cancelled all three of my appointments the day or or the day before I was to see Dr. Steffen (many times waiting months). My last re-scheduled appointment last week Dr. Steffen ordered an MRI with STRIC down at the START building here in San Antonio. I drove into rush hour traffic, found the building on time and they asked me to strip, put me in a little holding room with some blue shorts on (that we all use). Nothing abnormal about that except an hour later, I'm still waiting in the cubicle feeling a little naked and wondering what is going on. I have great 100% insurance with Blue Cross, I call them and they say, no problems on the insurance side, you've met all your deductibles, we cover the MRI etc. Then she asks to talk to the office person doing the MRI. I take the phone to her and they talk about it. Turns out Dr. Steffens Office did not AUTHORIZE there own request for an MRI! Someone at his office is severely dropping the ball and it is reflecting badly on Dr. Steffen. He needs to look at his staff and fix the problem. I have no idea if the cancelling my appointments are his staff or if Dr. Steffen has a fishing addiction, but something is not right with this office. It's not fair to those of us who spend thousands of dollars hoping for the health care we are paying for. I've call the office, all I got was a WOW and sorry and did you re-schedule. I did, wish me luck again tonight.
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015, 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.
Dr. Steffen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
27 Years Experience
University Of Miami Leonard M Miller School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Dr. Richard T Steffen 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
- First Health 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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