Justin Tidwell, DPM

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Podiatry, Board-certified; Podiatric Surgery, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Bloodless Surgery Program, Foot/Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Dr.Tidwell is trained in complex reconstructive and salvage procedures of the foot and ankle and offers a wide variety of surgical and conservative treatments for foot and ankle deformities. Hobbies include: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Music

Year I Started Practice: 2006
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Jan 30, 2024
Dr. Tidwell is great.

  Jan 25, 2024
I have recommended this Dr to several friends with similar conditions

  Jan 18, 2024
Dr. Tidwell is great! So is his support staff, Clarence and Breanna, they were very helpful and kind! I was new to using crutches and couldn't make it all the way down the hall. There were no wheelchairs available at the entrance. Legacy needs to do a better job of keeping wheelchairs available as some patients truly need them!

  Jan 15, 2024
My visit with Dr Tidwell was highly satisfying. The Doctor showed a high concern for my well-being. His knowledge of my health issues was exceptional. Thank you.

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr. Tidwell was professional and made things easy to understand. He made sure I had everything that I needed personally. He was patient in listening to my questions and answered my questions fully. He was very easy to talk to and I felt very comfortable with him.

  Jan 10, 2024
The whole staff is wonderful

  Jan 3, 2024
Excellent experiences from start to finish!!!

  Dec 18, 2023
Listens well, explains options

  Dec 18, 2023
Nothing Bad to report

  Dec 12, 2023
This provider only works with adults

  Nov 27, 2023
Justin listens, understands and is proactive with treatment rather than surgery which I appreciate.

  Nov 15, 2023
The ADA accessibility of this office needs to be reviewed. The building itself has a staircase with a handrail that does not connect to all the stairs, and the ramp for a person using a walker is quite steep, especially if the person is having foot treatment, which I am, and I had to hop up the ramp. I Later learned have an elevator however, I was told by a person who regularly works in the building that the elevator does not always function.

  Nov 13, 2023
I was so pleased he noted I did well in following directions\suggestions to maintain good foot health. I'm especially relieved he said my health condition & physical leg length discrepancy have not adversely affected my feet since my last foot exam.

  Nov 13, 2023
Dr. Tidwell not only gave me immediate relief for my foot problems--he asked about my support hose--which had been causing me problems, but I was a bit embarrassed to ask about. He brought the topic up and suggested a better alternative--I am eternally grateful to him, as well as for the assistance he gave my wife several years ago. Now when we drive by his office, we call it the Tidwell Building!!!!

  Nov 8, 2023
Felt the visit was rushed

  Nov 1, 2023
Dr. Tidwell does not show compassion to and dismisses my pain. He speaks in a condescending way to me and has not stayed in the room with my for more than 5 minutes since my first visit. I do not feel like a patient, but just a number he has to get through. The rest of the staff are incredibly kind and respectful, but I will not be returning and will not recommend him to any of my family, friends, or colleagues.

  Oct 25, 2023
Dr. Tidwell seems rushed. It would be better if he spent more time with me when I visit.

  Oct 12, 2023
The doctor was very helpful and listened to my concerns and addressed each one.

  Oct 12, 2023
Dr Tidwell is the best!!!!! I have recommended him to several co-workers for foot problems

  Oct 5, 2023
Dr was very knowledgeable about my feet. I thank him for all the help he has giving me to get better

  Sep 20, 2023
Excellent provider. Not a good location for me to fit appointments into other medical visits. My reluctance to recommend is purely based on location.

  Sep 19, 2023
Dr. Tidwell and his staff is the best podiatry group in the entire Pacific Northwest and possibly the entire nation! Thank you very much Dr. Tidwell! Legacy is lucky to have you and I'm lucky to be your patient!

  Sep 19, 2023
Very knowledgeable and personable

  Sep 18, 2023
Excellent care

  Sep 13, 2023
It was really cool that Dr. Tidwell is a former skateboarder. He was able to understand how I use my feet when skating

  Sep 13, 2023
Just wish Dr Tidwell had more time to spend with patients.

  Sep 13, 2023
This Dr. Listened to my concerns and is friendly and courteous. He seen my right away.

  Sep 7, 2023
Dr Tidwell always explains my condition very thoroughly. He knows who I am

  Aug 23, 2023
Been under Dr. Tidwell's care since [date removed]. The care, compassion, patience he has shown has been wonderful. Whether at the Wound Clinic or at his office, the care received from Dr Tidwell and his staff has been incredible and we will be forever grateful.

  Aug 23, 2023
I had had a sore on my ankle and by phone the Nurse and I talked about it and I`ve troubles like this before . So I told her what I was doing for it and we made an appointment and I came in and the Nurse at it and so did the doctor and it was healed and I was told to keep doing what I was . The Doctor said he was very happy with how I handled it.

  Aug 15, 2023
Dr. Tidwell was kind, listened well to my concerns and explained etiology and treatment options in terms I could understand and asked if I had any further questions or concerns.

  Aug 10, 2023
Overall very nice experience. Dr. Gave some good advice on preventing reoccurrence.

  Aug 9, 2023
Everyone was efficient and friendly.

  Aug 7, 2023
Dr. Tidwell is obviously a skilled diagnostician and surgeon. He is also an approachable human being who listens and clearly explains what is needed and/or recommended.

  Aug 1, 2023
Dr Tidwell & assistant we're very kind, thorough. Very pleasant experience'

  Aug 1, 2023
All good.

  Jul 27, 2023
First time appointment I was impressed on how concerned and caring Dr Tidwell was and helpful office staff was

  Jul 26, 2023
All the docs I see at legacy are great. Always helpful they get me in really fast. I wish other places were like legacy.

  Jul 24, 2023
Always feel rushed by Dr. Tidwell. He comes across as dismissive for an issue that is greatly affecting my mobility.

  Jul 24, 2023
I didn't have to wait. He did a diabetic exam on my feet and cut my toenails. We talked about my ankle and I recieved Iinstructions On what I can do. I'm very satisfied with my Doctor.

  Jul 24, 2023
I felt like I was the only one that mattered.

  Jul 24, 2023
Tidwell is a good doctor

  Jul 18, 2023
Following Doctor's recommendations than we'll have follow up appointment to see next steps.

  Jul 12, 2023
I find Dr. Tidwell straightforward, knowledgeable, and gives information in a very clear manner. He is clearly very busy and while the office runs on time, the process is rushed. My appointment was scheduled for 10 minutes.

  Jul 11, 2023
Dr Tidwell showed Knowledgeable, concerned and helpful. Great doctor and so glad to see him in Vancouver.

  Jul 6, 2023
Easy to talk with and accessible over the course of my recovery since [date removed].

  Jul 5, 2023
Dr tidwell operated on one of my feet and it's great went in this time because I have the same condition as the other foot operated on. I think he's awesome My foot gets me no trouble at all The one that he operated on that is lol

  Jun 28, 2023
I was surprised that my patient summary didn't include even any boiler plate about how to take of an ankle/foot injury: what to do, what to look out for, resources for aids, etc. I had to see my massage therapist to get an explanation of how the ligaments and tendons had also been injured. It's not enough to throw in "do you have any questions" when I don't know what I don't know.

  Jun 21, 2023
Very helpful visit

  Jun 8, 2023
I've seen Dr.Tidwell about one foot fracture with follow-on visits over 6 months and one wrongly diagnosed (by Providence St. Vincent's ER) foot fracture with follow-on visits to come, as well as pre-diabetes foot check. He has always given personable and first-rate attention. Thoroughly admirable.

  Jun 8, 2023
The receptionist was fantastic, I was able to get there early to my appointment, and was able to get in early. The resident doctor was fantastic. The doctor Tidwell was fantastic. Everything was fantastic! Legacy Health is hands-down, the best healthcare in the Pacific Northwest!

  Jun 6, 2023
Is the best foot dr. I have ever seen and talked to

  Jun 1, 2023
Needed wheelchair.

  May 25, 2023
Still have half of foot.

  May 22, 2023
Very good experience for my first major surgery.

  May 2, 2023
Very courteous, always listen to what I say, I feel that this provider and all his team really care about my health My whole health care team are very upbeat and positive towards me, and I feel they are very good at what they do!

  Apr 20, 2023
I was the only person wearing a mask. I know that they are no longer federally required, but what about patients who are immunocompromised or have co-morbidities. Are we supposed to no longer see our doctors in person? I'd think that the one place who should care about this is the medical industry.

  Apr 13, 2023
During the mask mandate for healthcare settings, I was concerned that the medical assistant's mask was down below his nose for most of our meeting. Everyone else in the office was wearing a mask appropriately.

  Mar 28, 2023
All staff at this office is nice and efficient. This includes the person shadowing the nurse in the room during routine check in.

  Mar 27, 2023
Provider had not received my x-rays before visit despite requests from AFC Urgent Care where they were taken. However, provider's office never alerted me they did not receive the x-rays, which was the entire point of my visit. I arrived not knowing the x-rays had not been reviewed, so am being charged for an appointment that did not really address my primary concerns which were to evaluate the x-rays.

  Mar 27, 2023
Provider was professional and skilled. Tended to dismiss my questions and concerns as ill-informed. Was in a great hurry to move on. If I had not been well-informed I would have been bewildered. Too many MDs behave this way these days. Other podiatrists have spent the time and larmes to listen better.

  Mar 22, 2023
Was able to get an appointment very quickly

  Mar 15, 2023
Dr. Tidwell is a great dr. He is very professional, friendly, and caring. He spends time with your and explains things to you. His staff is always friendly.

  Mar 13, 2023
Very very good

  Mar 7, 2023
I couldn't believe how quickly I was seen. The visit only lasted about 15 min. We did x-rays and he had a plan in place for me. It was awesome.

  Mar 6, 2023
Dr Tidwell is clearly an expert with a lot of experience. However, I wish that Dr Tidwell spent more time with me asking clarifying questions and explaining what and why he was treating my foot issue in the way he was. Both appointments felt rushed/quick. During the first month after first visit, the course of treatment did not help my foot pain or mobility. I was disappointed in this; now on a different course of treatment hoping to get at the problem in a different way further protecting foot with walking boot. He seemed to very quickly decide the treatment and I was in/out of the appointment with him in about 5 min. Just seemed so fast, it made me wonder if he really had all the info. I asked about other ideas / treatments like PT or stretching and then he said I could do some stretches and demonstrated those. If I hadn't asked, I'm not sure he would have suggested or covered this. Perhaps he's just so sharp and experienced that this problem was an easy diagnosis. I guess I'll see if this next phase of treatment helps. I sure hope so!