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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Christopher Phelps is an orthopaedic surgeon treating patients in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Phelps is affiliated with the Methodist Healthcare System and Baptist Health System. Dr. Phelps is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing minimally invasive joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. Before medicine Dr. Phelps spent most of his time in the rodeo arena. He was raised primarily in New Braunfels, Texas and graduated from Canyon High School. In high school, he competed in saddle bronc riding and bull riding. He went to college on a bull riding scholarship competing across Texas and Louisiana. After college he completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Phelps completed his orthopedic training at one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States, at the largest medical center in the world, University of Texas, Houston. After residency Dr. Phelps completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction (joint replacement). During his fellowship Dr. Phelps was also a faculty member at the University of Texas Houston Orthopaedic Department teaching new surgeons. After his fellowship, Dr. Phelps returned to San Antonio where he lives with his wife and three daughters. Outside of orthopedics Dr. Phelps enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, camping, fishing, and woodworking. "My practice strives to work with my patients to find the least invasive treatment options available. Our mission is to get you back to your active lifestyle as rapidly as possible." Patients visiting Dr. Phelps can receive a full range of orthopaedic services. He provides treatment for issues including sports injuries and problems with the hip, neck, shoulder, hand, foot, knee, and elbow. Specific Specialty Procedures include: Direct Anterior Hip replacement, Muscle sparing knee replacement, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy, and PRP injection
Verified Patient Reviews
Excellent bedside manner. Took the time to explain my condition and what my options were.
Was running a bit behind but well worth the wait. Very detailed and explained everything very well.
Very professional and very informative. I like the fact that he went into great detail as to what can be done to correct my husband's left knee.
He was very knowledgeable about my condition and spent a great amount of time answering all my questions. I was extremely satisfied with my appt.
Always a pleasure.
Dr. Phelps is very thorough and explains everything in detail.
Great Dr, fixed me up with 2 shots.
Very efficient and professional. Took time to listen and explained everything to my satisfaction. Gave me options and started with the most conservative treatment. His re-cap of the visit recorded in the computer as he spoke was a masterpiece! Based on my first visit, I would highly recommend him.
Dr Phelps was wonderful! He was very attentive of my needs and was able to answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable with him during the examination. The only negative was the long wait to be seen. Overall I came out very happy from my appointment.
The visit was great. However Zocdoc had my appointment at 8:30 but the office had me down for 9, so I waited for over an hour to be called back.
Dr Chris Phelps was very personable and he answered most of the questions before we asked, thank you.
Dr. Phelps "tells it like it is." I carefully explained the considerations for having knee replacement at age 82, and that he rarely does this surgery on people of my age. His analogies, such as "putting new tires on an old car" were insightful and thought-provoking. He pointed out that recovery from knee replacement was much more difficult than for hip replacement, which I had consulted him about in January. Even if the knee replacements were successful, I would still be of limited mobility because of issues with my spine.
Dr. Phelps was very professional and listened to my concerns. He then set out a plan of action to address my issues, and he also discussed alternative solutions with me. I appreciated his willingness to speak frankly about the options.
Dr. Phelps is always a pleasure to see. He makes me feel comfortable even though I'm getting a shot in my knee
The visit was very informative. He was very knowledgeable and made it to where you walk out with a clear picture of what he just said. Very friendly and professional.
Oh my goodness. Loved my office visit and loved Dr. Phelps. He was very funny but very straightforward with me. Told my my options and told me how we would go step by step,To see how things will evolve.
Staff were very professional. Dr Phelps explained the diagnosis, options of treatment, did patient teaching- very important to me . He skillful with the intervention.
Liked Dr. Phelps but did not like the wait before I was able to see him. He was thorough and instructive Spoke kind of fast but I understood what he was saying.
We are from out of town and really appreciated being seen early in the day. The office was very prompt and professional during checkin, and taking X-rays. The doctor also saw me with little wait and very thoroughly explained options and the details of the procedure and answered questions I had. I was very comfortable kwith the appointment.
Dr. Phelps was extremely kind and understanding of the pain I'm going through. I'm very lucky to have found him and will continue to visit.
outstandong in knowledge and personality. answered every question thoroughly
Love how he interacts with my daughter, he explains everything so that we can understand and is through in exams. We couldn't be more blessed that we were referred to him when my daughter broke her leg.
I trust Dr. Phelps always has my best interest in mind when he sees me!
A little bit of a wait, but his staff notified the patients of the delay. He was very courteous and explained all options for treatment.
Dr. Phelps was honest about my choices and really listened to me. We came up with a plan and I am hopeful for the first time in a long while. I look forward to getting my knees healed so I can get my life back.
This was my first visit and I was very impressed with the staff and how quick he came into the room. Next to nothing in wait time and Dr. Phelps was sure to explain what he was looking for and what the plan was.
Dr. Phelps is the man! The front office staff has changed and the new staff is very short with patients. They don't greet patients as they walk in so most stand there waiting for several minutes to get help. The front also seems unconcerned with patient needs.
Just don't use zodoc. They schedule appointments that don't exist.
Very personable and spent time answering all your questions. Would definitely recommend him. Just wish I had known about him before I had my hip replacement one and a half years ago.
Very personable. He listened to my questions and explained everything I had a question about. Very informative. I felt comfortable with him. The staff was ver friendly also.
PA was great as well as the staff. Very pleasant visit. Definitely recommend this doctor.
Very friendly office and the doctor had a great bedside manner. Friendly and helpful and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend Dr. Phelps.
The wait time was worth it. Dr. Phelps listened to what I had to say about my previous treatments and where I wanted to go with my treatments.
Like how he conducts his visit and his knowledge.
Dr. Phelps is very knowledgable and professional. He completed a rotator cuff for me in 2013. The arm is 100% now. There is no other orthopedic surgeon I would go.
Extremely knowledgeable about treatments available. Shared his information with me so I could make the best decision for my treatment. Listened intently and I did not feel rushed. Asked me if I had any questions and he patiently responded with sound advice.
I've been seeing dr phelps for about 8 years now. He's worked on my knees through high school basketball and I would definitely recommend him
He is worth the wait
Dr. Phelps was very professional & explained everything in language I could understand answered all my questions & showed genuine concern. I would highly recommend him.
Great doctor wonderful person
a lot of attention, and think i am in good hands
Very friendly. Seems very genuine.
I liked Dr. Phelps very much and will be having him replace my knee.
He is very friendly, knowledgeable, discusses all options available and educates you on what the issue could be.
He's an amazingly realistic and positive doctor
First time to see this doc. Got vitals taken, x-rays done, consultation with the doctor, and a steroid injection before I could finish the obligatory paperwork. This is the way all medical offices should be run.
Answered all of my questions almost before I could ask them. Like he could read my mind. X-rays were done immediately and treatment initiated on first visit. Couldn't ask for more.
He was very professional and considerate and I would highly recommend him.
Awesome doctor. Only he is 4 mths out for knees surgery.
Very confident that I am in good hands.
Speed of service was fast, i didnt have to wait longer than 5 minutes, i was in and out in no time. Dr. Phelps is a very energetic doctor that makes you feel right at home, very friendly and caring, a doctor who knows his stuff, i highly recommend Dr. Phelps for everyone with knee problems.
My visits to Dr. Phelps office are always informative and beneficial. I walk away confident that they have my best interests in mind when advising or administering care.
Dr. Phelps was very thorough, personable and reassuring...he laid out the action plan and took time to answer questions. I felt quite confident in his diagnosis and recommendations on how to proceed.
Dr. Phelps helped with my pain. He was professional, explained the procedure, and successfully treated the pain.
He is very knowledgeable in his field. He doesn't scream surgery at every turn he's always willing to look at all of the options.
In and out lickety split. Treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. Highly recommended by myself and several other members of my family.
Very helpful, direct, and solution focused!
I really loved Dr. Phelps and his staff. Everyone was really nice to a new patient! The only hiccup is that I have no idea about the pricing because they are charging my insurance first then sending me a bill (which is a bit scary for a college student!). There was quite a wait (almost an hour) but as soon as I got in- it went really fast.
Love Dr. Phelps bedside manner and explanation of my injury.
Was impressed with not only Dr. Phelps but his staff. I felt welcome and very at ease. My concerns were addressed with the utmost care and concern and a plan of action set. Glad I found Dr. Phelps.
Have been a patient of Dr. Phelps for some time. Have always found him professional and trust his recommendations and treatment. His staff is friendly knowledgable and helpful. I have referred others to him and will continue to recommend him.
He discussed what my issues were and decided upon investigating to determine probable cause. He was courteous, professional and gave suggestions of possible concerns.
Waste of my time, in and out so fast they did not even have time to do my vitals , although they say they would return and do them later, but never did. Had wanted the doctor to look at two troubled areas of concern , but doctor only wanted to address one at a time , the other he said could wait till next visit.
He was very thorough and explained results as well as options moving forward. He is well worth any wait. Very very personable Dr.
It was very good. I would recomend him for any one needing orthopedic help. I also saw a young lady around 10 years old that was happy leaving their also.
I was very impressed with his professional knowledge and initial consultation. Very professional, personable and clearly explained thing in lay terms. Very impressive.
I just moved outside the San Antonio city. I was SO lucky to have found this doctor. Compared to my previous surgeon, Dr Phelps is A++, the other one was a C. Dr Phelps has great bedside manners, he actually smiled and had eye contact with me, spent enough time explaining my problem and offered his best option for my situation. I am now waiting for my surgery. Unfortunately like all good doctors the waiting list is crazy long. I would highly recommend him to my family members. I will update my review after surgery.
Dr. Phelps explained my MRI results, injury and treatment options so I could understand them.
Nice office staff, nice doctor.
Very Nice Staff, provisional & courteous. Almost no wate time. I'll be happy to use this group again.
He was amazing! I broke my foot and had gone to a different doctor based on a referral. That doctor was rude, condescending, dismissive, and all around horrible. But Dr. Phelps addressed every issue I was having with the pain in my foot and even identified other problems the first doctor missed. He spent about an hour with me, describing each area of the injury and explaining why I was feeling certain types of pain. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor and a kinder staff. I'm cancelling my follow-up with the first horror of a man and will never see anyone but Dr. Phelps. Praise God for him!!
Awesome doctor! He was very knowledgeable and informative, and the staff made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Phelps is great!
Good visit. Saw the PA. They took x-rays on site with immediate results.
This doc is very down to earth!
Great bedside manner.
He is very caring and aggressive to take care my problem. I don't feel he is anxious to jump in and do something that is unnecessary, but I believe he will do whatever is necessary to relieve pain and bring about healing.
Very professional and explained process and plan of treatment very well.
He was great. My knees are already feeling better after only one rooster injection. thanks, mary hernal
He is wonderful and very knowledgeable explain my condition very easy to understand
The wait time was way to long and the woman at the front desk was less than understanding. The Dr. was very nice and thorough, but it was not worth the wait. Especially when you are having to take off work and losing money.
Absolutely great doctor. Very straight forward and no nonsense. Taking the husband back next.