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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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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 - 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 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)
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000)
  • Fellowship: 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 May 11, 2020, Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

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Wright Medical Technology, Inc.License or Royalty
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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

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Sep 7, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is the BEST!!
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Sep 6, 2020
love Dr Krishnan! He's the BEST!!!!
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Sep 5, 2020
He is terrific. His explanations are clear and thorough.
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Sep 4, 2020
Very friendly and professional.
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Sep 3, 2020
Dr Krishnan sat down and spent extra time with me to explain my problem. I could tell he was focused on me despite a very busy office
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Sep 2, 2020
very through and professional
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Sep 2, 2020
simply great. caring, best in class treatment
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Sep 1, 2020
very caring and personable physician. Extremely impressed by Dr Krishnan.
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Sep 1, 2020
I always have a pleasant experience with Dr. Krishnan & staff.
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Aug 31, 2020
great job overall
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Aug 26, 2020
I am appreciative and felt safe because all staff and the doctor wore masks above their nose and mouth. Dr. Krishnan took time explaining my condition with pictures and models as well as telling me clearly what steps to take next. I'm so grateful for his expertise and giving me information that was so helpful.
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Aug 26, 2020
Dr K is the very Best in his field!
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Aug 26, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his entire team are exceptional! From the beginning great communication with the office let me know that I was in good hands. All involved friendly, competent professionals.
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Aug 26, 2020
Very good
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Aug 25, 2020
canned explanation of problem and display of how to fix it
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Aug 24, 2020
extremely well organized and the doctor called me back exactly when he said he would
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Aug 22, 2020
Dr K is the best.
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Aug 21, 2020
Always excellent
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Aug 21, 2020
Excellent, very knowledgeable, competent wish i had gone to him before.
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Aug 21, 2020
Highly recommend. Skilled surgeon. Easy to talk to. Instills confidence.
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Aug 18, 2020
This office staff is great and Dr. Krishnan is the best!
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Aug 12, 2020
Great
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Aug 9, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is skilled, knowledgeable, and thorough. He is also friendly and upbeat.
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Aug 9, 2020
Dr. Krishnan operated on my right shoulder several years ago. I had an uneventful surgery and recovery. He was actively involved in my care from beginning to my discharge from his service. At all times he was concerned with my comfort as well as my rehab and healing. When I realized my left shoulder needed medical attention I searched for him as he had left the previous clinic where I was treated. I want that same quality care and attention I had before; and I am confident that I will get that from Dr.Krishnan and his staff.
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Aug 7, 2020
Dr. Krushinan was very good, my problem was with his staff. I brought my Return to Work paperwork in and explained it was very important so I could continue getting paid. The woman I talked to was very abrupt and told me I would have to wait until Friday. It is now Friday I still don't have the paperwork, no one called, or emailed. I may have to go without pay now which we can not afford.
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Aug 7, 2020
Dr. Krishnan takes great care of me and his entire staff is awesome!
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Aug 7, 2020
difficult situation handled as well as possible
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Aug 7, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his staff provide amazing care and I have recommended them to several friends in need of shoulder surgery and 3 friends have contacted Dr Krishnan.
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Aug 7, 2020
excellent
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Jul 31, 2020
caring and politeness and such expertise
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Jul 29, 2020
He took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions
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Jul 29, 2020
Dr K was very knowledgeable about what procedure was appropriate to help my shoulder. very confident.
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Jul 26, 2020
great care!
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Jul 26, 2020
Dr Krishnan is an excellent surgeon and correctly assessed my problem.
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Jul 24, 2020
Turn key and very efficient system in place. He knows shoulders so why spend more time discussing the history and how you got there. Point is, you're there and he knows how to help and has pretty much assimilated the issue and how to take care of it. My second time and second shoulder so I understand the practice and the drill. Very thorough without so much talk. Great guy, great staff!!
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Jul 24, 2020
Excellent
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Jul 24, 2020
very accommodating, nice and friendly
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Jul 22, 2020
Dr. Krishnan operated on my Right Shoulder Rotator Cuff in 2007 and I recovered very well. I just wish he had operated on my Left Shoulder Rotator Cuff the first time. Because I used someone else for the surgery, I'm now having to have the surgery AGAIN.
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Jul 22, 2020
Doctor and staff are the best!
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Jul 21, 2020
The doctor & the staff treat you with respect and as if you were the only patient they had, and take the time so that you fell comfortable about your treatment.
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Jul 21, 2020
Ultimately professional, very friendly & encouraging, efficient with physical strength & mobility checkup.
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Jul 19, 2020
I have had many surgeries and the thoroughness of Dr Krishnan and his staff is by far one of the best experiences I have had!. Every detail seems to be taken care of and the personal touch by all is definitely a notch above most surgeons and their staffs.
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Jul 17, 2020
Dr Krishnan is the BEST. He is very thorough and takes time to explain and show about the issue. I have already recommended him to a friend.
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Jul 15, 2020
he's the best
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Jul 14, 2020
my personal care and well being is always paramount with Dr KRISHNAN and entire staff! The Best!!
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Jul 12, 2020
upfront when questioned, eager to serve.
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Jul 10, 2020
Everything was fine.
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Jul 10, 2020
outstanding as always
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Jul 10, 2020
I have all the confidence in Dr. Krishnan. I have recommended him to several friends. He is not only my doctor, but I consider him a friend.
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Jul 9, 2020
I am blessed to have found him
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Jul 3, 2020
he cares and knows the details.
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Jul 3, 2020
it was wonderful. thank you so much
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Jul 3, 2020
I love Dr. Christian as a provider and he has the best nurses and office staff of any office I've ever been and they are all very friendly and courteous
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Jul 3, 2020
very lucky to have him as my surgeon. outstanding
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Jul 1, 2020
excellent, personalized,
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Jun 29, 2020
excellent
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Jun 28, 2020
I was treated very good!! Would highly recommend the provider!! He is VERY Knowledgeable!!!
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Jun 28, 2020
was great
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his team were amazing, especially during surgery. I feel like it was as painless and as simple as possible. I have friends who have had shoulder surgery. Their experiences scared me. I appreciate all that y'all do.
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Jun 25, 2020
Can't say enough about what a great group this is; front office staff, x-Ray techs, tech assistants & of course Dr. Krishnan. They are all the best!
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Jun 23, 2020
great
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Jun 21, 2020
Excellent care provided!
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Jun 19, 2020
Great visit, as always.
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Jun 19, 2020
Excellent
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Jun 18, 2020
Very good bedside manner, explained the procedure thoroughly.
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Jun 18, 2020
very pleased , awesome, very friendly
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Jun 17, 2020
the staff and Dr. Krishnan were wonderful.
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Jun 17, 2020
100% excellent, respectful, helpful, warm and thorough.
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Jun 17, 2020
Great Experience
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Jun 17, 2020
excellent- no pain.
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Jun 17, 2020
amazing and always concerned about me.
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Jun 17, 2020
The best
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Jun 15, 2020
well informed about my condition and care
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Jun 15, 2020
I was called each day after my surgery to see how I was doing! wonderful prescribe to have.
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Jun 13, 2020
I do feel that he is checking my progress and desires I come out as good as new when I'm done. that's what matters
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Jun 13, 2020
Everyone from the receptionist, nurses, x-ray tech, to the doctor himself were kind and very professional.
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Jun 10, 2020
my first visit was excellent, I anticipate a good surgery experience with him.
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Jun 9, 2020
Very thorough and gave me a lot of confidence
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Jun 9, 2020
Great job explaining what the problem is and how to fix it. (good job)
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Jun 8, 2020
My extremely high expectations were exceeded.
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Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is very caring and attentive, yet efficient.
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Jun 7, 2020
Always looking forward to see Dr. Krishnan he is easy to talk never in a hurry to answer questions and always has a great attitude and positive about his patients health.
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Jun 5, 2020
Dr Krishnan is the best most caring doctor I have ever had. He cares about his patients and explains everything to you. I would recommend him without hesitation!
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Jun 2, 2020
Sometimes I feel rushed once doctor comes in
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May 31, 2020
Dr Krishnan was informative and knowledgeable. Excellent bedside manner. Very kind
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May 29, 2020
it is very hard to ask questions. Doc is an excellent surgeon and person, but he dominates conversations to the point it is impossible to ask questions. he is in and out in less than 4-5 min. nice guy, but always seems in a hurry.
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May 26, 2020
wish he did more than just shoulders :)
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May 24, 2020
There is not any better!!
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May 22, 2020
Always great.
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May 22, 2020
great bedside manner
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May 22, 2020
I told all staff members that cared for me that they were awesome. I cannot praise the care and attention I received while I was there. Dr, Krishnan is beyond reproach and I have already started telling all friends and family about the facility and care I received. thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of you,
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May 20, 2020
very nice. clear explanation. all questions answered
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May 20, 2020
Whole staff was outstanding and doctor is a rock star. I am grateful to receive their service.
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May 19, 2020
High level of confidence in doctor. Very pleasant staff.
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May 18, 2020
very professional and very comfortable and highly recommended.
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May 18, 2020
All good!
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May 17, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is the best Dr. ever
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May 14, 2020
I believe he is a good surgeon but not an ethical person.
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May 13, 2020
Very knowledge and ability to explain the problem and solution.
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May 9, 2020
Great experience all around. everyone was friendly and efficient in making me comfortable during the worst injury of my life. All questions were addressed and I never felt like I was being rushed or my injury insignificant. I would recommend Dr Krishnan to my family and friends. I already knew of his level of expertise but his warm personality made a physically uncomfortable situation much better.
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May 8, 2020
very friendly. seemed genuinely concerned with my issues. explained what he thought treatment could be. gave me pros and cons. very informed.
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May 8, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is excellent.
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May 6, 2020
very good experience, would definitely recommend
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May 2, 2020
good from arrival till you leave
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May 1, 2020
Good experience, and he is concerned about my problem.
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May 1, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his team are true professionals and experts in their field of medicine and care. I am so fortunate to have Dr. Krishnan correct my shoulder issues.
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Apr 29, 2020
very personable, explained throughly, to the point. was knowledgeable about my history ( very unusual). pleasant.
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Apr 18, 2020
Amazing, kind, professional!! Always a positive experience!!
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Apr 1, 2020
DR. Krishnan staff made you feel like family!
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Mar 29, 2020
Getting my first appointment was difficult as he had a considerable wait time but I opted to wait as he was recommended as the best around here.
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