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J. Albert Diaz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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About J. Albert Diaz, MD

Dr. Diaz is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries. His area of primary interest is in arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder.

He strives to provide compassionate, individualized care to all his patients and favors conservative, non-operative treatment whenever possible.

Dr. Diaz has been recognized as a Top Doc 2022 and 2023 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.


LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Children (ages 3-11)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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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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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Education: Dartmouth College (1988)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Tulane University School of Medicine (1992)
  • Internship: Transitional, Louisiana State Univ. at New Orleans School of Med (1993)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine (1994)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery (1997)
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery), Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute (1998)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, J. Albert Diaz, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (118) for J. Albert Diaz, MD

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Jan 10, 2023
All around great doctor! Friendly, new exactly what I was talking about and treated the problem. Highly recommend!
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Jan 6, 2023
Communicated in a language I could understand. He seemed to care about me.
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Jan 6, 2023
He was factual and knowledgeable and explained everything and answered all our questions.
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Jan 6, 2023
Dr. Diaz explains everything as necessary and responsive to my needing more pain relief.
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Jan 4, 2023
They are real good on there job and they are fast
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Dec 27, 2022
He is very personable & takes him time to ensure you are at ease. I had both knees injected & he was very patient & helped me relax for the procedure.
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Dec 23, 2022
Takes care of the person being tested. Explains how the process works. Very professional
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Dec 17, 2022
Explained thoroughly, informed me of possible options. His office was kind, respectful and very patient with me.
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Dec 16, 2022
Dr Diaz was able to translate his vast knowledge of orthopedics into terms I could understand and trust, he provided options for care and opinions not mandates. When I spoke he listened intently rather than waiting to speak again. I did not feel hurried or that he was overbooked, tho i'm sure the clinic was busy. Great bedside manner and a great specialist.
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Dec 16, 2022
Visit was very brief.
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Dec 14, 2022
He listened and he helped.
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Dec 10, 2022
Received great care from Dr Diaz he listens to what is concerning you.
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Dec 9, 2022
I saw Dr. Diaz for a second opinion for a problem that is outside his specialty, but he was very informative, helpful, and considerate.
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Dec 8, 2022
Thorough and professionalFriendly
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Dec 3, 2022
Always tries to work with you even when he has full agenda.
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Dec 3, 2022
Very friendly ppls and interpreting very good
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Nov 23, 2022
Hes the absolute best I'm glad Hes my doctor he genuinely cares for patients
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr Diaz is very friendly, and takes time to explain all of my options before treatment.
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Nov 10, 2022
Very personable and professional. Excellent communication skills. Good listener who I established trust with immediately...which is very important in the patient provider relationship.
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Nov 4, 2022
He seemed a bit rushed.
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Oct 20, 2022
Dr Diaz kept me informed of my options every step of the way from the very first visit through surgery and post op exam.
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Oct 16, 2022
Timely, professional, good listener, excellent staff
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Oct 11, 2022
Dr. Diaz listened to me and was very thorough in his exam. He laughed at my quirky, self-deprecating sense of humor which made me feel more comfortable in spite of pain.
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Oct 10, 2022
He listened!
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Oct 8, 2022
GREAT BED SIDE MANNER AND PROFESSIONAL!
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Oct 5, 2022
Great listener, very professional
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Sep 29, 2022
Clear explanation
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Sep 28, 2022
Explained situation well, what to expect why/why not, etc
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Sep 27, 2022
Great provider
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Sep 18, 2022
Dr. Diaz was encouraging and helpful. I appreciate his expertise.
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Sep 17, 2022
I appreciate him getting to the point. No beating around the bush or small talk. My time is just as important as his and I really liked that.
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Sep 13, 2022
Prompt, thorough
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Sep 12, 2022
Was there and got an injection on the knee. Injections make me very nervous. He said it wouldn't hurt and it didn't! He was very calming and efficient.
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Sep 10, 2022
The doctor is one of the best doctors I saw in my 25 years of staying in States. The way the doctor spoke with me about my case of knee pain, itself is a good medicine and removed half of my pain and doubts on my knee pain. His talking with patience and confidence what he is going to do with my case. His behavior itself removed 98% of my pain . I came out of the clinic with out pain with confidence.Now I am doing 100% good and doing my routine daily two times of exercise as I was doing befomy pain started.
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Sep 10, 2022
Showed consern and got to the real problem on getting things resolve
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Sep 9, 2022
Excellent doctor and very caring and concerned for his patients.
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Sep 8, 2022
Friendly
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Sep 7, 2022
He was easy to talk to and a good listener. He explained things well.
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Sep 3, 2022
I like Dr. Diaz a lot. My only complaint is I had a lot of pain after the procedure and was told it would be 1 to 2 weeks before I could see a doctor.
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Sep 1, 2022
Surgery went well and his visit post surgery was professional and positive.
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Aug 31, 2022
Professional.
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Aug 31, 2022
Dr. Diaz Was on time. He was friendly, attentive to my concerns, and took the time to explain things as I needed.
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Aug 31, 2022
Honest. Quick and methodical. Clear with instructions and directions.
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Aug 12, 2022
He found my problem that two other doctors didn't identify.
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