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J. Stephen Appleton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery
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Dr. Stephen Appleton specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders of the hip and knee. He performs primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement surgery as well as partial joint replacement and is actively involved in research in the field. Dr. Appleton received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Appleton completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. He received further training at Duke University where he completed a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee and was inducted into the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society. In addition to his association with the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, Dr. Appleton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Appleton moved to Dallas at an early age and is a graduate of St. Mark's School of Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA while instructing and competing in skydiving.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Uptown
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Ut Health Science Center At San Antonio (2006)
  • Education: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2006)
  • Internship: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Vermont (2007)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Vermont (2011)
  • Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction, Duke University Medical Center (2012)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews(197)
Overall: 4.7*
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Oct 12, 2020
attentive, responsive, and caring
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Oct 8, 2020
Dr. Appleton continues to be the MOST AMAZING physician I have ever seen! He absolutely does everything right....friendly, professional, knowledgeable, communicative. And he did an excellent job on my hip replacement. I highly recommend him!
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Oct 8, 2020
like him a lot and will definitely recommend him
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Oct 6, 2020
Dr. is excellent. His assistants are hard to reach, indifferent and not concerned.
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Oct 2, 2020
Absolutely a great experience!
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Oct 2, 2020
He was very knowledgeable about my condition and answered all my questions. also was very thorough. Really appreciated that!
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Oct 2, 2020
Very Good
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Oct 1, 2020
He took great care and provided me with plenty of time to explain and discuss my issue. he gave me great options and explanations of what can be done to help my problem. He also thoroughly explained the cause of my problem and gave an excellent explanation of my prognosis.
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Oct 1, 2020
Always good to talk to Dr Appleton
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Oct 1, 2020
Always considerate.
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Sep 29, 2020
Dr. Appleton was attentive and thoughtful scary was gentle with the procedure.
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Sep 29, 2020
short adequate visit, received injections
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Sep 25, 2020
very professional Also friendly and courteous
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Sep 24, 2020
This was my first visit with this provider, but he was very professional and showed interest in my concerns
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Sep 24, 2020
Grateful for the opportunity to get an appointment so quickly for another evaluation of my knees. Appreciate that Dr. Appleton is on the cutting edge of orthopedic care, making me more comfortable. He was concerned about my feelings, giving me an option for treatment and nor pushing surgery until absolutely necessary.
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Sep 24, 2020
Extremely happy with Dr. Appleton's skill and bedside manner.
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Sep 24, 2020
Excellent care and communication
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Sep 24, 2020
Excellent doctor and staff!
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Sep 24, 2020
Very pleasant experience.
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Sep 23, 2020
Excellent service!
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Sep 19, 2020
very pleased with the doctor and my visit
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Sep 18, 2020
good
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Sep 18, 2020
Dr Appelton is a very kind heart person'
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Sep 18, 2020
Dr Appleton is a great Orthopedic dr
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Sep 18, 2020
great
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Sep 17, 2020
Good experience
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Sep 17, 2020
great personal service and attention to my issues and did very good referring me to another doctor
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Sep 17, 2020
Great Experience best care I ever had
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Sep 17, 2020
great doc!
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Sep 16, 2020
it was a great experience, very little wait time friendly office and a wonderful doctor
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Sep 15, 2020
Did not rush to surgery. We are exploring other options first
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Sep 11, 2020
Dr. Appleton is one of the best. Professional, efficient, polite, effective and thorough. Highly recommended.
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Sep 10, 2020
Already have recommended Dr. Appleton
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Sep 8, 2020
provider was quick, but explained everything
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Sep 4, 2020
better than expected
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Sep 4, 2020
My experiences with Dr. Stephen Appleton and his office have always been excellent! I am so pleased to have him as my physician.
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Sep 3, 2020
in good hands
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Aug 28, 2020
Dr. Appleton is very knowledgeable, caring and friendly. He takes time to explain everything and answer any questions. I am VERY pleased with his care.
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Aug 26, 2020
The doctor was a great communicator, new his details, showed much compassion and offered excellent solutions to my problems.
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Aug 21, 2020
Dr Appleton is very friendly and easy to talk to. Very important to me is that he does not make me feel like he is in a rush to get to another patient.
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Aug 21, 2020
Very consultative.....explained my situation in detail....Nice person
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Aug 5, 2020
very pleased
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Aug 5, 2020
Dr Appleton is an excellent surgeon. I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery, and his care.
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Aug 2, 2020
Every thing was good
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Jul 30, 2020
very good
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Jul 29, 2020
I was very satisfied, and pleased
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Jul 27, 2020
I've been a patient of Dr. Appleton's for a number years and several procedures. he not only treats me with care & concern, but listens to and responds well to my caregiver's questions & concerns. I really appreciate that.
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Jul 27, 2020
All went well.
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Jul 27, 2020
very concerned about pain level
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Jul 27, 2020
Appleton was terrific. very friendly, professional and attentive. In fact, the entire staff with him I had contact were perfect.
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Jul 27, 2020
very helpful and cared about my concerns
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Jul 22, 2020
Best in town
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Jul 6, 2020
Very concerned
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Jul 1, 2020
fantastic Manor fantastic knowledge he was ready to share.
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Jun 19, 2020
excellent
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Jun 14, 2020
very professional
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Jun 11, 2020
Very informative, easy to talk to. Did not waste my time on non-value adding effort.
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May 22, 2020
He was very professional
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May 15, 2020
Doctor Appleton is a wonderful orthopedic doctor. He thoroughly explains everything about my me pain and treatment. I trust him completely
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May 15, 2020
very good
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May 14, 2020
Efficient,competent and freindly
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May 7, 2020
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May 6, 2020
very good
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