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Orthopedic Consultation
222 South Collins Road, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, TX, 75182

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Dr. Zhao is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin. He then attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and was an honorable recipient of both the Welch Scholar Grant and Sparks Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship. He finished orthopedic surgery training at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences at Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Zhao completed an additional year of training beyond orthopedic surgery residency to sub-specialize in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and upper extremity (under the direction of Tom R. Norris MD, H. Relton McCarroll MD, and James Kelly II MD, San Francisco Shoulder and Upper Extremity Fellowship, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA). With a never-ending positive attitude, Dr. Zhao founded Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute in October of 2010. He enjoys meeting new people and welcomes daily challenges. His practice focuses on serving each patient with individualized care to relieve pain and restore optimal mobility and strength quickly and safely. He specialized in arthritis, total joint replacement, rotator cuff injury, arthroscopic surgery, fractures/dislocations, ligament repair and reconstruction, and other sports-related injuries. Dr. Zhao enjoys snowboarding, windsurfing, and spending time with his family.

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Very professional and friendly

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He's a wonderful Dr. Explained everything so I could understand it

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its was good

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I was seen so quickly that I had to complete the first time paperwork after seeing the doctor! Every staff member I interacted with was kind, professional and friendly. The offices are clean & pleasant to be in. Dr. Zhao was knowledgeable and understood my issues well, offering solid, easy to understand advice and options.

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Several times, I had to show up early for an appointment. Each time they found a way to see me within 15 minutes. Each and every person I spoke to were kind and had a sense of humor. I hope nothing happens to my collar bone again, but if it does, I will ONLY come back to Dr. Zhao!!!

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No Problems.

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I highly recommend Dr.Zhao! He was very informative, listened very patiently, and answered all of our questions thoroughly.

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Would definitely recommend Dr. Zhao to family and friends.. his staff is friendly and helpful..

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Competent...very impressed

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He very understand , polite ,and knowledgeable. I'm glad I finally have a answer to my pain.

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Dr Zhao performed my wife's knee replacement. A Miracle and a Dr that is a micro manager who cares about his patients and his reputation as the very best,. I went today to have my should looked at. It was a very thorough examination and I was very happy with the treatment.

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Very good, no wait time. Dr Zhoa and staff are great!!

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Very cordial. Explain all the procedures and implications after surgery

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It was fine. Short but informative.

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I found the staff to be both friendly and courteous, yet professional and efficient. I was in and out in thirty minutes. This included X-Rays and the consultation with the doctor. Doctor Zhao was informative and professional in his diagnosis and discussing what my options were in treatment.

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He was very nice and informative..

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The office is very nice, but the staff and doctor are very impatient, careless, and inconsiderate (save for the front-desk lady who checked me and my mom in). Dr. Zhao is incredibly cold and curt. He scared me into thinking that my shoulder (dislocated and then over-immobilized for months) would not make a full recovery. He made it seem like it would take months for me to even begin to see some improvement. However, barely 2 weeks into Physical Therapy and I had already regained about 60% use of my shoulder back. It really made me question his "expertise."

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Poor bedside manors. I made this appointment as a second opinion. I have have an MRI showing my injuries. They sent him the reports and he said he doesn't believe they are real he needs to see the disc??? Fine if he wants to see how bad the injury is or is lication... but to state another Dr. Lied without proof! ...Ballzy, I've had this injury before and the signs are classic... also the Dr. who reads the MRI and my other Ortho Dr. saw the torn ACL while he was repairing my torn medial meniscus. Regarding the my other injury very clear it is torn. BTW ... Do Not question him or U will get a verbal lashing!!! This guy is really FULL of him self! He was out right rude to my daughter! He is a pompous ass!!! Apparently he has had some success in his career and good for him but it has ALL went to his head and missed his heart! It doesn't take all of that to get your point across or to be a great doctor... he's missing the mark

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Too long of a wait for a 5 minute visit. The appt was made 6 wks ago. Should not have to wait that long. I was late to another appt because of the long wait and my drive over there was 45 minutes. But Nicole is very sweet and pleasant to talk with.

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Always received excellent care. Sorry to hear he won't be taking Humana Medicare after the first of the year. Grateful we got to see him today.

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He is the best! I wish I could find other Doctors as wonderful as Dr Zhao!

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Wait time was a little bit disconcerting rest to be there at 3:45 I didn't see the doctor till almost 445.

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Good post surgery visit. Dr. Zhao informed me of what wad done, showed surgery pic"s and what was being done. Looking forward to PT and returning to work. Thanks.

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Staff was friendly; Rachel the nurse practitioner was very nice and detailed in her exam; Dr was friendly, knowledgeable and seems to look for treatments besides surgery.

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He's an excellent Doctor and I would recommend him to everybody who might be looking for help in his field.

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Dr. Zhao was personable and seemed quite knowledgeable. He described in detail his diagnosis of my symptoms and treatment recommendations. I was very comfortable with him and his staff. They were all very professional and personable.

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Steve Dr. Zhao asst. Is always professional and hospitable. I actually enjoy conversing with staff about my health. My experience has always been great.

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He's much more personable now. Felt more at ease this time. I asked questions and I didn't feel rushed.

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It was excellent

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The staff is always incredibly professional and kind. The office and treatment rooms are clean and well kept.

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Wait was not too long, maybe 15 minutes but as a new patient I had paperwork to fill out. Dr. Zhao was very professional and thorough in explaining my injury/treatment and in answering my questions. I was a bit nervous as this was a referral and I didn't have a chance to check any reviews, but in the end felt very good with Dr. Zhao and all of his staff that I interacted with. They all seemed knowledgeable and caring.

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Extremely friendly staff! Dr. Zhao was amazing in explaining the steps he was taking to get me back to 100%. First time in many years I did not go to bed or wake up with pain in my shoulder.

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My neighborhood friend had made an appointment with Dr. Zhao which was scheduled at a date later than mine. He asked me to let him know after my appointment whether or not he should cancel his. I came away from my first appointment feeling like Dr. Zhao "knows his stuff" and was completely satisfied in every way. I learned more from him in one short visit than I did from the two previous doctors I had seen. He is a REAL shoulder specialist. I informed my friend that he would be well advised to keep his appointment with Dr. Zhao.

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Very smooth, no issues, everyone very helpful and polite. Dr. Zhao is fantastic, will answer all your questions and makes you feel that he takes the time needed to bring you comfort.

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I have always liked Dr. This I feel he understands and listens to his patients and explains everything in a manner in which his patients can completely understand!

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I was very disappointed with the visit. I expressed to the doctor the pain that I have been experiencing post surgery and he stated that a) I shouldn't be having pain, b) I shouldn't be walking with a limp c) that he doesn't know why I am experiencing pain d) I am not behaving like someone who just had a menisectomy. I do have pain in that knee, problems with weight bearing on that knee and severe pain when turning/ rotating my body with weight on my right leg. He seemed to get angry with me because of the problems and pain that I am experiencing. Seemed to indicate that I am full of it. WOW!!!!!

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Like Dr Zhao very much and he accomplished excellent results in repairing my broken arm just below the shoulder socket.

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Everyone in the office was very courteous. It was my first visit so I will have to wait to see especially if I have to have surgery.

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Staff is super!! Office is well organized.

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I'm disappointed. I have a pain in my right knee with a cyst on the back of my knee. The cyst was not addressed. I'm still in pain. The reason I went to the office was to get help or to be directed to someone who could help. I thought I was in good hands. When I called to ask if MD could refer me to an image center, I was told I would have to make another appointment even after I stated I'm still in pain. The person on the phone seem to have very little empathy