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Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD

Shoulder Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About
Dr. Krishnan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX.) followed by an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX). Dr. Krishnan then completed fellowships in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic and Sports Medicine Foundation (Vail, CO), Shoulder Surgery at the University of Nice (Nice, France), and was selected as an Exchange Traveling Fellow by the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Dr. Krishnan is currently the Medical Director of the Shoulder Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Krishnan is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society. He continues to publish scientific papers, technique articles, book chapters and award-winning surgical technique videos. He also lectures and operates worldwide on shoulder problems ranging from total and reverse total shoulder replacement and shoulder fracture management to rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. Dr. Krishnan is the author of a textbook dedicated to the care of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes, The Shoulder and The Overhead Athlete. He currently directs an online physician education and training program dedicated to the management of shoulder disorders, and has created a registry to document and follow outcomes for patients undergoing surgical management of the shoulder.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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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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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 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 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
  • Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery/Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Clinic (2001)
  • Education: Baylor College Of Medicine (1995)
  • Fellowship: Steadman Hawkins Clinic (2001)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center (2000)
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
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.

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As of Nov 13, 2019, Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.License or Royalty
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.Consulting

License or Royalty: Right to receive payment for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the company

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Reviews(267)
Overall: 4.7*
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Feb 27, 2020
very informative explains problems and what is needed plus what to expect
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Feb 16, 2020
best care provider/ physician and staff.
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Feb 15, 2020
Dr K has now repaired both of my shoulders! I have complete confidence in his surgical abilities! His expertise is combined with concern & compassion during his office visits. His office staff are all extremely efficient, polite, friendly, helpful. They compile an extensive amount of patient background prior to visits so that dr-patient time is spent optimally. Post-op appts so far have been punctual and brief. He appreciates lists of questions and makes certain he provides answers to all. I like his physical demonstrations of what exercises & range of movement he suggests for at-home practice. I appreciate his adamant practice of assigning only the best-trained/most experienced PTs. That has made a world of difference this time around.
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Feb 15, 2020
Dr Krishnan is the very best! He has operated on both my shoulders with great results! Each time he was caring and professional and treated with the utmost respect! I came from California for both surgeries! I would both return and have recommended him several times!
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Feb 11, 2020
Positive and hopeful.
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Feb 10, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is the best shoulder doctor around. He also has the nicest nursing and administrative staff of any doctor's office I have ever visited in the DFW area.
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Feb 9, 2020
excellent
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Feb 7, 2020
I went to three surgeons. For the shoulder and on the third. He told me that. Dr. Krishnan is the only one can do your operation.
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Feb 7, 2020
Dr.Krishnan has performed 4 different shoulder surgery's he's awesome that's I still go to him.
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Feb 7, 2020
Everyone in this office was very helpful and kind.
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Feb 7, 2020
Excellent, Great Positive Positive Personality
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Feb 5, 2020
I was very pleased. all the staff was very attentive. I really like Dr. Krishnan. very great visit.
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Feb 5, 2020
I felt I could not have found a better provider anywhere.
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Feb 2, 2020
Excellent!!!
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Feb 1, 2020
Dr. Krishnan, has been my orthopedic provider of choice for many years. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and kind.
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Feb 1, 2020
it can't get any better than Dr. Krishnon's team and the care they provide.
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Feb 1, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his whole office team is very professional, efficient, friendly. the whole team follows up and make sure all questions and concerns are answered. Unfortunately my treatment plan did include surgery. I was originally misdiagnosed by another non BSW Physician. I was so fortunate to see Dr. Krishnan. I have received immediately pain relief from the surgical procedure performed. I would recommend Dr. Krishnan to family and friends experiencing shoulder issues. Many thanks to Dr. Krishnan and his team.
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Jan 31, 2020
very impressed with the provider and his staff.
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Jan 11, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is very nice, professional, and courteous. I believe him to be a great doctor and I would not have an issue recommending him family or a friend. My only issue with Dr. Krishnan, is that he spent so little time talking with me pre or post surgery discussing the procedure/process. I do not feel that I was fully prepared for the procedure or what to expect post the procedure.
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Jan 10, 2020
The Dr did an excellent job could not be happier with the results of my surgery.But, trying to get another appointment in a timely manner Impossible. Very disappointing.
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Jan 8, 2020
it was a good experience.
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Jan 8, 2020
good service
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Jan 8, 2020
awesome doctor and staff
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Jan 8, 2020
Super nice and informed Dr and all of the staff. all dr's office should take lessons from this office. Thank y'all
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Jan 6, 2020
Excellent
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Jan 4, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is great, and his surgical skills are awesome!! He previously fixed my R shoulder and now is "fixing" my L. I couldn't be more pleased!!
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Jan 3, 2020
if he wasn't in and out so fast would be more reassuring
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Jan 1, 2020
Excellent staff- doctor, office, surgical team, radiology, etc all were friendly, personable, helpful, and professional.
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Jan 1, 2020
this was follow up to surgery and they scheduled for me. all staff are very friendly. Dr. Butch KRISHNAN is very personable, thorough with explanation before during and after all examinations, procedures and after care. I have already recommended Dr. Krishnan to people!!!!
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Dec 31, 2019
excellent clinic and staff
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Dec 6, 2019
Dr. KRISHNAN & his entire staff in my pre-operation, surgery, and post-operation care have been superb!!
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Dec 5, 2019
He is the best and I trust him completely.
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Dec 4, 2019
I had my right shoulder replaced by Dr. Krishnan 10 years ago and when my left shoulder needed help, I didn't want anyone else doing it. He and his staff are wonderful.
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Dec 4, 2019
great job by a great TEAM. They function as a team.
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Dec 4, 2019
All great!
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Dec 4, 2019
great service by all
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Dec 4, 2019
attentive, caring, informed, thorough, and kind. not to mention brilliant.
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Dec 2, 2019
Awesome doctor an staff!!
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Nov 22, 2019
excellent doctor and great person.
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Nov 22, 2019
New patient, as treatment progresses care provider maybe a 10.
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Nov 19, 2019
Staff was friendly, helpful doctor explained everything we needed to know.
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Nov 17, 2019
My doctor his team and everyone involved with my surgery and care afterwards were excellent.Baylor from top to bottom is the best health provider in North Texas in my opinion.
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Nov 15, 2019
Great!
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Nov 15, 2019
This is the most efficiently run doctors office I have ever experienced. Dr. Krishnan takes the time needed to prepare prior to entering The exam room, and is the most caring doctor I have ever had.
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Nov 14, 2019
he is the best!!
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Nov 13, 2019
Dr Butch, is the best in the country
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Nov 13, 2019
Dr. K and staff are the best.
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Nov 10, 2019
Dr.Krishnan and his staff are simply the best!!! Iam so lucky to have him as my doctor.
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Nov 10, 2019
Happy Happy Happy, everyone that was involved with my surgery, before, during and current therapy, including all follow up visits are all ready established, so all I have to do in show up.......
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Nov 8, 2019
excellent and caring
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Nov 8, 2019
All dr.s and staff were so very nice and very informative !! made us feel like we have known you all for along time very informed and comfortable
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Nov 8, 2019
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are nothing short of exceptional, in all regards.
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Nov 8, 2019
was an excellent experience, with thorough checkup conducted very efficiently in a humane manner.
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Nov 6, 2019
Pleased from every aspect...from the Front Desk to the Doctor, it's all 1st class. Lots of expertise, medically speaking, but also friendly and helpful in every way. I couldn't be happier with the results and experience.
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Nov 6, 2019
Dr. Krishnan is superb. He's brilliant, a good listener and thorough. Very pleased with my care.
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Nov 6, 2019
I was very impressed with the entire staff that took care of me. I was treated with respect and everyone in the office was very pleasant and courteous. I can honestly say that that has been by far the most pleasant experience that I've ever had. thanks everyone for making my visit so pleasant .
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Nov 4, 2019
Everyone went above and beyond to speak, be friendly, and ask if we needed anything.
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Oct 25, 2019
Greatest Doctor For Shoulders
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Oct 25, 2019
He fixed my left, so I returned to him for the right. that says it all.
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Oct 25, 2019
every visit has been a pleasure. very friendly and personable staff, from reception to the doc himself. there was a slight delay due to business, and Ashley brought me a cup of coffee...This staff makes you feel like you're not just a number, despite the large number of patients they see on a daily basis.
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Oct 25, 2019
I don't think Dr. Krishnan values his patients's time.
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Oct 25, 2019
love everything about my experiences here except for communication and wait time
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Oct 23, 2019
Dr Krisnan did a great job explaining what was happening.
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Oct 23, 2019
Yesterday I waited 1.5 hours for my appointment
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Oct 23, 2019
He and his Staff are great!! Friendly and knowledgeable!!
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Oct 16, 2019
Always treated with kindness and respect at the shoulder center.
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Oct 15, 2019
loved the dr, very kind and professional but took 3 months with torn rotator to get into office.
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