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




Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Meridian Park Medical Center, Salmon Creek Medical Center

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

  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!

  Feb 28, 2023
Very great.

  Feb 21, 2023
I would recommend to anyone IF the person had a podiatry issue

  Feb 15, 2023
Dr. Tidwell & his staff are A+ in my book. He's been my dr. for over 15 yrs.

  Feb 2, 2023
My experience was good. Dr. Tidwell explained my condition in easy to understand terms and also gave me clear options how treating it.

  Jan 31, 2023
Dr. Tidwell demonstrated his experience and expertise and kept me informed throughout the visit as to what could be expected.

  Jan 30, 2023
The experience was good. All of my questions were answered and the doctor made some suggestions for how I could improve the management of my problem.

  Jan 24, 2023
If he were no a good competent Dr. I would not recommend him. He's a good Dr.

  Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Tidwell was kind & respectful & clear. However, I felt rushed, as if questions were not entirely welcome or expected.

  Jan 4, 2023
I've never had a bad experience while seeing people at Legacy.

  Dec 22, 2022
They were very attentive and helpful

  Dec 21, 2022
It was all good

  Dec 20, 2022
It all was good.

  Dec 19, 2022
Dr. Tidwell and his staff are always amazing.

  Dec 19, 2022
Dr. Tidwell is always nice and welcoming. He always has a smile and something positive to say. Great bedside manner.

  Dec 14, 2022
Justin Tidwell, as always, is great. Dr. Tidwell, listens, visits, tells me what he thinks and always encourages me to call him if/when needed.

  Dec 13, 2022
Dr. Tidwell is fun to talk to, listens with respect, is very skilled and thorough, and makes a [age removed] who can't see well feel acknowledged and cared about.

  Dec 12, 2022
Very attentive

  Nov 30, 2022
My concerns were blown off and I will likely need to find a new provider to complete the procedure needed

  Nov 28, 2022
I had a very positive experience. Everyone was prompt, courteous, and very nice. If I have one 'complaint,' it would only be this: the After Visit Summary could have included the Dr.s Actual diagnosis. As far as what to do about my condition, the instructions were very clear & concise & understandable. Now perhaps when I check my Legacy Medical Records some time tomorrow, my actual diagnosis will be stated there?

  Nov 9, 2022
Even though the procedure description sounds kinda scary I'm glad to finally be addressing the issues.

  Nov 9, 2022
The doctor was very helpful and informative.

  Nov 8, 2022
My visit was about foot care. I had one toe removed. These visit were for follow up after surgery.

  Nov 7, 2022
Dr. Tidwell expertly took care of my injured toe and provided me clear written instructions on care. He will recheck toe but of course provide help if I have issues before the recheck appt. He is open to any questions and provides clear explanations.

  Nov 7, 2022
Dr. Tidwell was great and explained things well. He had a great "bedside manner" and left me feeling optimistic.

  Nov 3, 2022
I had a good experience, however, I was told Dr. Tidwell would be doing the surgery. A different doctor ended up doing the surgery - he was very nice and did a great job, however, it was not who I thought would be. I was very nervous going into the procedure and I made sure to look up Dr. Tidwell online and checkout his reviews and everything so that I felt comfortable. However, it was sprung upon me at the appointment that he wasn't actually doing the surgery. Again, I ended up feeling comfortable with the doctor who performed the surgery, however, I would've liked advance notice.

  Nov 3, 2022
I wish Legacy health pacific source would cover my treatment at Dr Tidwell s office instead I pay $187 out of pocket which is ridiculous

  Nov 2, 2022
Dr Tidwell always reassured me regarding issues with my diabetic foot problems.

  Oct 31, 2022
Very good experience

  Oct 26, 2022
Good visit, doctor was knowledgeable, conversational and pleasant

  Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Was great! Gave me all the time I needed to understand what was going on with my foot and the break. Nice doctor.

  Oct 13, 2022
Doctor Tidwell is a great doctor he is very knowledgeable friknowledgeable friendly and has a great bedside manner.

  Oct 12, 2022
The practitioner is very nice as is the rest of the staff that I encountered. The doctor took time to explain the radiographic findings and how it related to the pain I am experiencing. The doctor also gave me information about my next step and when to follow up.

  Sep 28, 2022
Excellent care. I would suggest updating list of foot clinics.

  Sep 15, 2022
They were very attentive. No complaints here.

  Sep 15, 2022
Straight to the point conversation, helpful and easy to understand terminology. It felt like I was talking to a friend.

  Sep 14, 2022
Dr. Tidwell did a great job helping me with the corns on my feet.

  Sep 12, 2022
All good

  Sep 7, 2022
Receptionist did not greet me upon arrival & ignored at window. Helped other patients first, was rude but justifiably very stressed. Attended to her post mates lunch order before greeting me...

  Sep 6, 2022
Dr. Tidwell is an excellent doctor. I have a number of problems with my feet and he has done a great job caring for me. He is thorough and very easy to talk to.

  Sep 1, 2022
The doctors were very nice and informative.

  Aug 31, 2022
This was overall a good experience. I would have like not to wait an entire month to see a Dr. About a problem that has mostly gone away on its own.

  Aug 25, 2022
I found a very helpful staff and doctor to provide answers to my health needs and questions. I am so very grateful that Dr Tidwell accepts my Medicare Insurance!!Since my appointment I am on the path to knowing how to help myself!

  Aug 25, 2022
Very kind and respectful

  Aug 24, 2022
It was delightful to see Dr. Tidwell after a number of years, He took care of one foot problem, and gave me usable treatments for a second one.

  Aug 23, 2022
Dr. Tidwell is approachable, knowledgeable and caring. I appreciate and respect his guidance on my health condition.

  Aug 10, 2022
Dr. Tidwell and his staff are always courteous and very professional.

  Aug 10, 2022
Dr. Tidwell was very clear and thorough in addressing my concerns and providing instructions for follow-up care.

  Aug 3, 2022
None. I was surprised that my greater toenails were not filed down.

  Aug 3, 2022
Dr. Tidwell is amazing. Super nice, explains in detail, is gentle with steroid injections, sympathetic to anxiety and concerns. I highly recommend him. He is a fantastic provider.

  Aug 1, 2022
Provider and staff were very professional.

  Jul 28, 2022
I needed the routine care and the care was provided with respect and efficiency.

  Jul 25, 2022
Dr. Tidwell and his office staff/assistants are very professional, knowledgeable and caring. No bad experiences, only the best. Highest regards for Dr. Tidwell. He's the best!

  Jul 18, 2022
Spent about three to four minutes with me. Didn't seem to care that I'm having extreme pain in my toes. Clipped some rough skin off, told me to get a lotion (the names of which weren't on my discharge papers so I had to call his MA for) and come back in two weeks. I've only uses it a couple of times so far but the $30 bottle of cream sure isn't helping the toe pain any yet. Not sure if I'll be returning or try to find a new foot doctor?

  Jul 12, 2022
Dr. Tidwell and his staff are very pleasant people to work with.

  Jun 29, 2022
Dr. Tidwell could not have been nicer or more helpful. I will definitely see him again for any foot issues in the future.