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Dr. Christopher Phelps, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

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

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • North Central Baptist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, San Antonio, Doctor of Medicine
  • Texas State University (Bachelor’s)
  • University of Texas, Houston, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1700075637

Office locations

Orthopedic Performance Institute

1139 E Sonterra Blvd., Suite 500

San Antonio, TX 78258

Orthopedic Performance Institute

160 Creekside Way, Suite 602

New Braunfels, TX 78130

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Excellent bedside manner. Took the time to explain my condition and what my options were.
Less than 6 months ago
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Was running a bit behind but well worth the wait. Very detailed and explained everything very well.
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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.
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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.
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Always a pleasure.
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Dr. Phelps is very thorough and explains everything in detail.
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Great Dr, fixed me up with 2 shots.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr Chris Phelps was very personable and he answered most of the questions before we asked, thank you.
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Great!
Less than 1 year ago
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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 oldcar" 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Phelps is always a pleasure to see. He makes me feel comfortable even though I'm getting a shot in my knee
Less than 1 year ago
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Great Doctor!!
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Staff were very professional. Dr Phelps explained the diagnosis, options of treatment, did patient teaching- very important to me . He skillful with the intervention.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 andthe details of the procedure and answered questions I had. I was very comfortable kwith the appointment.
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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.
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outstandong in knowledge and personality. answered every question thoroughly
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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.
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personable, professional
More than 1 year ago
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I trust Dr. Phelps always has my best interest in mind when he sees me!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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Just don't use zodoc. They schedule appointments that don't exist.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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PA was great as well as the staff. Very pleasant visit. Definitely recommend this doctor.
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Very good
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Like how he conducts his visit and his knowledge.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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.
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He is worth the wait
More than 1 year ago
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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
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Phelps was very professional & explained everything in language I could understand answered all my questions & showed genuine concern. I would highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor wonderful person
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a lot of attention, and think i am in good hands
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Very friendly. Seems very genuine.
More than 1 year ago
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I liked Dr. Phelps very much and will be having him replace my knee.
More than 1 year ago
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He is very friendly, knowledgeable, discusses all options available and educates you on what the issue could be.
More than 1 year ago
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He's an amazingly realistic and positive doctor
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