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Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD

Shoulder Surgery
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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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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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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 - Individual Marketplace
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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-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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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
  • Education: Baylor College of Medicine (1995)
  • Medical School: Baylor College Of Medicine (1995)
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center (2000)
  • Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery/Sports Medicine/Arthros, Steadman Hawkins Clinic (2001)
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, Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

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Wright Medical Technology, Inc.License or Royalty payment
Reviews(288)
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Apr 16, 2021
excellent and through review and explanation of condition with clear plan forward and pathway to execute
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Apr 15, 2021
wiated a long time to get the appointment with him but it was well worth it
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Apr 12, 2021
Dr.Krishnan is wonderful. He always takes the time to explain everything and never makes us feel like we are wasting his time. He is absolutely wonderful.
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Apr 5, 2021
Dr. K and his staff are awesome!!! I recommend him to anyone that is having issues with their shoulders.
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Apr 5, 2021
Dr Krishnan and his entire staff are TOP NOTCH! They are awesome and always striving to do better! Much appreciated!
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Apr 3, 2021
He knew exactly what I was going through. The pain was intolerable. He asked if I would like to be free of the pain? He proceeded to tell me what he would do surgically. I said by all means, lets go.
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Apr 3, 2021
Provider was very careful to assure I understood the extent of my injury and the treatment possibilities.
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Apr 1, 2021
comforting
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Mar 29, 2021
Love Dr. Krishnan and team!
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Mar 29, 2021
amazing!
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Mar 29, 2021
outstanding service and care
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Mar 29, 2021
It's always a great experience when you go to Dr. Krishnan's office.
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Mar 24, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and staff are the best care providers our family has come been to. They are always professional and help address any questions or concerns of treatment plan. I would highly recommend Dr. Krishnan to my friends and family.
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Mar 23, 2021
awesome
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Mar 23, 2021
professional, but talked to me,explained things like were College friends
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Mar 22, 2021
Best
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Mar 22, 2021
Very pleased
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Mar 18, 2021
excellent description of my problem and the procedure needed to correct it
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Mar 17, 2021
The best.
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Mar 17, 2021
excellent treatment
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Mar 16, 2021
Great Doctor and staff
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Mar 15, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and all of his staff are the best! I recommend him to everyone who is considering shoulder surgery!
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Mar 15, 2021
excellent!
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Mar 11, 2021
nothing but perfection at this provider
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Mar 11, 2021
Dr. Krishnan is very precise and thorough he makes eye contact and explains everything so that a layperson can understand
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Mar 9, 2021
excellent surgeon, however more explanation (and visual aids/models) would have been appreciated
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Mar 8, 2021
I couldn't ask for better care.
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Mar 8, 2021
I have such admiration for Dr. Krishnan and his staff. They are extraordinary in their care and skill.
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Mar 6, 2021
Couldn't ask for better experience
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Mar 2, 2021
Went the extra mile to see me during the snow storm
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Feb 28, 2021
Explained the problem and immediately took pro active action on what to do. Was very kind and concerned. Very knowledgeable on the problem with my shoulder. Answered questions. Did not rush me.
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Feb 26, 2021
Dr. Krishnan is very detailed, patient orientated and spot on with explaining your illness and the process he will take during your procedure. Impeccable beside manner.
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Feb 25, 2021
excellent
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Feb 24, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and his staff provide exceptional care!
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Feb 12, 2021
Dr. Krishnan is very knowledgeable, extremely thorough and so friendly. He's easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable. He explains everything very well.
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Feb 11, 2021
This was my 1-yr post-op appt. Office Covid protocol is managed extremely well. Staff is always prompt, courteous, friendly and give very specific instructions even when directing you down halls to your exam room and to know what to expect to happen next. Xray techs are friendly, respectful and efficient giving positioning instructions for images to be made. Dr Krishnan is always professional, personable & encouraging. Exam and office visit are always brief but he's update to date on notes from the PT, and obviously knows what range/strength/motion improvements he's looking for during a patient's exam. As a female, I especially the extra attention the female assistants provide ensuring my awkwardly fitting gown is draped appropriately! Dr K has now repaired both of my shoulders so hopefully from here on out, I'll only referring future patients to him!
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Feb 9, 2021
He's one of the few doctors who have been willing to help me.
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Feb 8, 2021
excellent, compassionate and caring.
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Feb 4, 2021
I'm always impressed at the levels of professionalism, efficiency and concern with Dr. Krishnan and his staff.
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Feb 4, 2021
I am very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of Dr Krishnan and the entire office.
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Feb 3, 2021
excellent
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Feb 3, 2021
Every aspect of the visit is so organized and streamlined! I always get my questions answered. Dr. Krishnan is superb!
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Feb 3, 2021
excellent in every way.
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Feb 3, 2021
Dr Krishnan is the best, kindest, and he explains everything so well.
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Feb 2, 2021
Excellent provider and staff that is the standard of care which all other medical professionals should be measured against. Everyone on staff works as a team to provide excellent medical care
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Feb 1, 2021
From the office staff to the doctor himself, this operation is absolutely wonderful. I have now been around these people for six months, and I have had nothing but positive experiences with them. The surgeon himself is outstanding.
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Jan 31, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are great! Everyone shows compassion and are passionate about the care they provide!
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Jan 26, 2021
Dr. Krishnan is absolutely outstanding. So grateful for him.
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Jan 23, 2021
Excellent experience, I was treated with respect, care and in a friendly manner. Everything about my treatment and recovery was explained and the questions I asked were answered directly. The office is very well run and efficient. Dr. Krishnan and his team are second to none!
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Jan 23, 2021
I had a very nice experience
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Jan 22, 2021
I felt like I was taken care of better than in the past
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Jan 21, 2021
courteous, warm, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and thorough
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Jan 21, 2021
awesome!!
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Jan 14, 2021
excellent care
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Dec 31, 2020
exceptional care and follow up from staff and provider.
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Dec 29, 2020
satisfied
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Dec 29, 2020
Dr Krishnan and his staff see hundreds of patients over the course of a year, but manage to make me feel like i am the only one on their list today and i am of primary concern. They are incredibly efficient, but at the same time take time to communicate effectively and never rush the patient out in order to see the next one. I have always had all of my questions and concerns answered, and never have been pushed to make decisions or accept opinions without discussion.
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Dec 26, 2020
Excellent!
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Dec 24, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is an excellent shoulder surgeon.
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Dec 23, 2020
Have already recommended Dr Krisahnan to a few friends over the last 3 years
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Dec 22, 2020
A positive experience
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Dec 18, 2020
This was my first appointment, but I am confident in the care and treatment I am receiving.
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Dec 18, 2020
excellent
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Dec 16, 2020
I wish every health facility was as amazing as this one. Dr Krishnan is the very best!!
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Dec 15, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is upbeat, optimistic, and very good at what he does.
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Dec 11, 2020
aways treated with respect, friendly, care. great staff and doctor
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Dec 11, 2020
excellent care, educated staff, wonderful doctor
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Dec 11, 2020
very professional, caring and just absolutely great.
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Dec 9, 2020
love Dr, Krishnon and would follow him wherever he practices. Super personality. Had not seen him in 8 years and he remembered me.
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Dec 9, 2020
Excellent communications with everyone in this office, especially Dr. Krishnan!
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Dec 4, 2020
Dr. Krishnon and all of his staff are the BEST!
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Dec 4, 2020
Dr. Krishnan & staff are GREAT!
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Dec 2, 2020
excellent service
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Dec 1, 2020
Immediately put me at ease and explained everything he could do to help me. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would give them straight A's.
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Nov 26, 2020
thank you to Dr Sumant and staff
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Nov 25, 2020
Very attentive and explained each step.
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Nov 25, 2020
after looking at the X-rays he came in and understood what pain andehere it was coming from. he explained what he was going to do, tun more test and study them and get back to me a decision on what we should do.
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Nov 25, 2020
great!!
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Nov 24, 2020
he gave me confidence that my issue will be taken care of
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Nov 20, 2020
he is always friendly and always so happy to see you and is very supportive of every improvement you make. He is the best Doctor I have ever been to.
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Nov 20, 2020
dr Krishnan was fabulous
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Nov 20, 2020
He's the best. Office is run like a machine. Very thorough
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Nov 19, 2020
He was very attentive and caring
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Nov 16, 2020
Dr K has made this experience great. I appreciate his team and how everyone works together. Everyone is professional and friendly.
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Nov 13, 2020
very understanding and friendly
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