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About Dr. Sidney Atkinson

Dr. Sidney Atkinson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Child Neurology, Neurology and Pediatrics. Dr. Atkinson is affiliated with University Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa and University Health System. Dr. Atkinson has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sidney Atkinson is Excellent. Dr. Sidney Atkinson has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sidney Atkinson is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University of Texas Health Science Center

7703 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-7000

Specialties

Dr. Sidney Atkinson has the following 3 specialties

  • Child Neurology

    Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
    Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

Board Certifications

Dr. Sidney Atkinson 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.

Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Atkinson is a highly knowledgeable physician that explains complex issues without making you feel stupid

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Dr. Atkinson is a warm friendly doctor and he is very patient. Wonderful staff and very knowledgable.

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Five Stars

After seeing another neurologist who wrote my child off as epileptic, Dr. Atkinson saw the issue at the first visit. The best thing that ever happened was finding him. He is smart and funny and actually listened to us.

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The best there is!

Dr. Atkinson treated my child for 4 years for a severe form of epilepsy. I've never worked with any Dr. before or since, that made me feel so empowered as a parent. He is quick to listen and takes parent involvement very seriously. His experience and personal investment in his patients literally changed our lives. It is my most fervent prayer that the Dr's he teaches cultivate the same work ethic.

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Atkinson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Christus Santa Rosa
  • University Health System
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
  • University Hea Lth Systems
  • Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX
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