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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Arnold Ravdel is an orthopedic surgeon treating patients in the northern Houston area. He stays active in the community by providing medical help to those in need, and has over 50 years of experience treating patients.
Originally from South Africa, Dr. Ravdel serves as a designated doctor and conducts medical reviews. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very personable and knowledgable
the wait time could be cut down but its ok there is only one doctor but he is a very nice man
I Literally "Hated it" !! Stay away from this Doctor at ALL COSTS !! This man had a meeting with some guy about lowering his rates for his business or something of that nature at the SAME TIME he was supposed to be looking at me about my pain in my shoulders and ankles, he had me rotate my shoulders once and told me nothing was wrong with me!! I told him about pain in my ankles and when I walk it makes this noise, he told me stop doing the noise!! Then he stepped back out and continued his conversation with the guy about saving his business more money. This Dr is a JOKE and will waste your time and will not care to give you his attention and will NOT help you with your pain WHATSOEVER.
Dr. Ravdel is easily and readily available for questions, refills, etc. when his office staff is out. He will even answer his own phone and call you back personally, which is so rare as to be unheard of these days. He has a wonderful bedside manner and seems very knowledgable and kind. I would recommend him to anyone.
My appointment was at 130 and no one was there. The office was completely locked. I has to call the doctor, he asked me to wait 5 min, no one showed up until 2pm and I didn't see the doctor until almost 240 when I was ready to leave. I was there waiting over an hour for the doctor to look at my son for 5 min, write a prescription and send us on our way. It was a horrible experience. Never again.
Long and inconvenient
I did not go to my last appointment because I received a call from the office stating that the doctor does not accept my type of Medicaid. I had been seeing this doctor. In fact, he is the doctor who performed my surgery from which I still have not recovered. I feel left hanging, with a wounded, rotting foot. As for the regular visits, the scheduling always begins at 1 P.M. However, the doctor doesn't even show up until after 3 P.M. Dr. Ravdel is usually a nice person, but when he snatched those pins out of my foot (6 weeks post-op), I was puzzled. It was as if he thought I no longer had pain. February will make 4 months since my surgery, and my foot still hasn't healed. I don't know where to go; he's the one who performed the surgery and conducted the aftercare. I keep getting foot ulcers, and I still have to wear a special shoe. In cases such as mine, I would think that the surgeon could refer me to another doctor who accepts my insurance. I guess not.
He is a wise man beside being a specialist. He is great decision maker...
excellent care and will continue to see him as my dr and highly appreciate his staff!
Even though appointment is made the waiting time is still too long. The hour and a half wait this time was better than my previous appointment.
The wait was a little disappointing, but the doctor was very thorough. I have many issues that need attention, and all those I mentioned to the dr. were addressed and explained to me. Also, unlike most of my other doctors, he did not send me home to bear all the pain. He prescribed meds which better control my pain.
What a joke. He thinks he can wave a wand a do magic. Talked more about himself then what he could do for me. I won't be going back. He needs to retire already.
Dr has a long waiting time(over 2 hours) for the 3 times I was there before I switched Doctors. He started recommending shots in my back before an mri or diagnostic test was done, without knowing for sure what was wrong with my back.
I was very upset that my appointment was at 3:30pm, I arrived at 3:10pm to fill out paperwork, and I was not seen until after 5:45pm. The doctor apologized for the wait. However, I think I would have taken it better if something had been said during the time I was waiting. Not after I've sat for over 2 hours past my appointment time with no explanation.
All of my questions were not answered and left feeling confused and frustrated
Dr. Radvel is an excellent human being his policy is if your at the office they will stay open until he takes care of you. He is a hands on type of guy and he personally took care of everything himself. I was very impressed.
It was a good visit but the wait btime was a little too long but onnce I got back there to be seen he took care of me in a little of no time
The doctor sets an appointment and is never there on time. He's always doing surgeries and his office visits delay. Appt at two pm seen at 6pm. Doctor is quite old and shaky.
He was great and so was his accent!