Justin Tidwell, DPM

Specialist
My Specialties: Podiatry, Board-certified; Podiatric Surgery, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Bloodless Surgery Program, Foot/Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    172 Ratings    85 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Foot and Ankle

2800 N. Vancouver, Suite 130 Medical Office Building 1, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-2005

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

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4.9 out of 5     172 Ratings     85 Comments

Jun 27, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell is kind, caring, thorough and thoughtful.

Jun 19, 2019
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Dr Tidwell was able to fit me into an already full schedule, which was greatly appreciated, given the pain I was having. He diagnosed the problem instantly and treated it, all within 5 minutes. He is my hero!

Jun 13, 2019
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this was a follow up visit from last year. I was not sure if the doctor knew me however. It was the same issue that I felt and believed had not been taken care of the first time I saw doctor. I told him this and he appeared to take measures to completely remove the callus this time. Only time will tell if he did a better job than last time.

Jun 10, 2019
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Consistently very professional, personable, and caring !

Jun 10, 2019
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Dr Tidwell is a great doctor, he takes the time to understand my pain points & suggests treatments, then lets me decide which one is right for me. I highly recommend him, he is a true professional

Jun 6, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell is very easy to converse with, and talks about the technical aspects of his specialty in language that is understandable.

Jun 6, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell and his staff are always courteous and professional. He answers all my questions.

Jun 5, 2019
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I felt as if the doctor had a clear understanding of my foot pain. The difficulty I had was the fact that each time he explained something to me he closed his eyes. This was very disconcerting and reduced my confidence. I recognize that people have a wide array of tics, quirks and compensations. But, it seems to me that if a provider of medical care is not going to make eye contact there should be some warning of a previously invisible different ability.

May 23, 2019
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Dr.Tidwell is very compassionate and caring. He listens to you and he tried his best to save my life and he succeeded.He also spared my foot from an amputation by trying different types of medication before he would amputate.He is very smart and his office staff is wonderful.

May 16, 2019
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Very professional & approachable.

May 16, 2019
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well I haven't ever had a bad experience with Dr. Tidwell or his staff. The complete visits are efficent and take care of my medical needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Tidwell. He is very personable and knows what he's doing. I really appreciate Dr Tidwelland his staff. Very efficent!

May 13, 2019
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Very professional treatment. Top rating.

May 6, 2019
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The doctor was easy to talk with and gave me the information I needed. I am following the instructions he gave me.

May 2, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell barely took my history and completed only a brief exam. As a new patient, I expected him to complete a more thorough health history. I was there for left foot pain. I believe that he should have asked questions about a left knee surgery that I had a year ago as well as a stress fracture and foot surgery that I've had in the past. He dismissed my theory that I have a stress fracture and gave me a diagnosis that I don't believe is consistent with my symptoms. I felt as if he was in a hurry and had already made up his mind about my diagnosis before even entering the room. I have an appointment to see another podiatrist at another facility tomorrow and look forward to having a comprehensive and more satisfying discussion about my pain.

Apr 30, 2019
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While Dr. Tidwell was great, I'm pretty frustrated with the overall experience. I'm asked to arrive 10 minutes early, only to end up sitting there for 25 min before even making it to the exam room. After that things went well but... I went to the ED right after my injury. They refused to give me any information about how to care for my injury after 48 hours. They told me to call my primary care physician; to whom I did. Upon calling them, they also wouldn't give me any care instructions and directed me to a specialist. I then called the specialist and was told the earliest appointment was two weeks out but they'd see if the Dr wanted me to come in earlier. after waiting 2 days for a returned call, they finally fit me in 5 days after that. All this for a simple question of how I should be taking care of my sprain/break. Pretty deplorable if you ask me.

Apr 24, 2019
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Very good visit my issue was fixed and completed. I'm very satisfied with this visit.

Apr 18, 2019
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The provider & staff were polite, kind, helpful & attentive. However it took me 1 month from date of injury to receive a referral and be able to schedule to see provider.

Apr 4, 2019
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Dr Tidwell and his PA was very informative. It actually felt like they really cared about my questions and concerns.

Apr 1, 2019
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The overall experience was excellent. The staff and Dr. Tidwell treat me with respect and understanding of my problems. I

Mar 28, 2019
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I was glad that Emanuel Hospital could take me right away as the wait at Good Sam was another week.

Mar 28, 2019
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Dr Tidwell is an outstanding doctor. He is kind, compassionate, a good listener, and highly knowledgeableHe preformed a toe a toe nail removal. Knowing my extreme fear from past painful experiences of nail removal from other providers, he acted with patience and made sure the procedure was a better experienc. It was! I highly recommend Dr Tidwell!

Mar 25, 2019
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Dr Tidwell is the best!! He always takes such good care of me and has such a positive outlook on life!!! He is an awesome caring provider and I appreciate him so much. the receptionist is always so pleasant as well!! very welcoming environment!Thank you so much!{name removed to protect privacy}

Mar 25, 2019
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I already have referred Dr. Tidwell to a family member and co-worker. I appriciate his expertise, consistent concern and gentle nature. Good doctor. Also, thank you to his entire staff for there consistant friendliness, timeliness and professionalism!

Mar 18, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell is a good listener and is always current on my progress

Mar 15, 2019
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This visit was at the hospital for a procedure rather than in his regular office. This dr. is a podiatrist, so some of these questions don't apply to a specialist's visit!

Mar 6, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell MA is very helpful

Mar 6, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell and his staff provided me with an excellent experience. I was anxious because I'd procrastinated for over a month even making an appointment to have my heel pain checked out. I then had to see someone in my PCP's office for a referral and that took additional time. By the time of This appointment, I felt an urgency because of the on-going pain not because of the seriousness of the condition.

Mar 5, 2019
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I can name only one instance in the last 20 yrs where I was treated with less than excellent care. This outstanding care has been at both Emannuel! Good Samaritan. Thank you!

Mar 5, 2019
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very well

Mar 5, 2019
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all good

Mar 4, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell is very skilled and confident. He fixed my ingrown toenail

Mar 4, 2019
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He was very patient and listened to what I had to say.

Feb 14, 2019
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First time to have feet checked as a diabetic. Very impressed with the information the Doctor shared. Time well spent.

Feb 12, 2019
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All visits good and very helpful - treats me his best friend.

Feb 7, 2019
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dr Tidwell is an excellent podiatrist

Feb 6, 2019
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great office staff and great doctor

Feb 4, 2019
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Had to beg Dr. Tidwell to order labs

Jan 31, 2019
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sorry all the fixes to everything was surgical. I don't want to do that so problems will stay.

Jan 31, 2019
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Dr. Tidwell is excellent. My GP has ignored several issues and he has been invaluable in terms of not dismissing problems and making sure my records reflect their existence. It's sad that my podiatrist cares more about my overall physical well being than my general practitioner, but I appreciate that his ability to connect dots from his area of expertise. He's a genuinely caring professional.

Jan 29, 2019
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The overall experience was great. I have nothing bad to say. It was a wonderful and informative experience.

Jan 24, 2019
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The overall experience related to my meeting with Justin Tidwell, his diagnosis of my physical problem, and his recommended treatment was favorable.

Jan 16, 2019
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It was a very pleasant experience.

Jan 7, 2019
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Great service!!!!!

Jan 3, 2019
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I cannot say enough good about Dr Tidwell. He should be the shining example of what a Dr should be, knowledgeable, intelligent, approachable, genuine, and professional. i hope my friends dont need his help, but I look forward to recommending him to anyone who needs his expertise. The medical world would be better with more Drs like him.

Jan 3, 2019
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The visit was good.

Jan 3, 2019
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The receptionist, Irma, and Dr. Tidwell's assistant or nurse, Clarence, and Dr. Tidwell were all very helpful. I'd definitely recommend Dr. Tidwell to anyone who needed to see a podiatrist.

Dec 27, 2018
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Each visit has been pleasant and prompt. Both Dr. Tidwell and his PA, Clarence have made me feel very comfortable and were easy to talk to.

Dec 26, 2018
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i saw this provider 3 years 3 months ago and because it was longer tgan 3 years was charged a new pt fee. I had not been to see another podiatrist during that time

Dec 20, 2018
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Dr. Tidwell was was an excellent diagnostician who quickly figured out the cause of my pain, which a previous Legacy doctor had totally missed. He was professional and direct, but also personable, and took my problems seriously. Not condescending at all, as many physicians are with older women.

Dec 19, 2018
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This appointment was a folowup aointment to my initial appointment. As a specialist Dr. Tidwell was very knowledgeable of my foot condition and explained my alternative. I chose the non surgical option, which reduced the problem I was experiencing.

Dec 10, 2018
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the service was professional and everything was taken care of in this one visit.

Dec 6, 2018
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I had a generally positive experience during my visit with Dr. Tidwell and plan to go back to see him for recommended f/u. He was thorough in his examination and was very clear and direct when answering my questions. I did take issue with one aspect of his patient interaction. He did not tell me when he was going to do things that would manipulate my body or let me know that he was going to touch me. For example, he shifted my chair without warning, though he did apologize for startling me after he did that. More significantly, he had a small blade/instrument that he used to debride a callous on my foot; however, he did not tell me in advance that he was going to do that or ask if it was okay. My presenting issues were minor, but I did leave the visit wondering if this was an unanticipated oversight for something the provider perceived as routine, or at worst, an indication of this provider's beliefs in the power differential between provider and patient. A clearer indication of partnership and respect in this regard would have had me leaving with a completely positive impression.

Dec 6, 2018
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Dr. Tidwell not only told me that my foot lump wasn't dangerous, he also told me why and explained what something to worry about would look like and how it was different than my symptom. He completely addressed my concerns in a respectful and helpful way. I was very pleased with his care and my concerns were totally allayed. He did a great job. The receptionist was also very welcoming and kind, and the nurse was professional and helpful.

Dec 3, 2018
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Dr. Tidwell and his entire staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and kind. I would recommend them to anyone who needed a podiatrist.

Nov 29, 2018
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satisfied with visit and course of treatment

Nov 27, 2018
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Always excellent and professional care.

Nov 19, 2018
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Dr. Tidwell answered all my questions and provided me with a great follow-up plan. I liked having that set, along with the criteria to change it if necessary. the receptionists and MA were very helpful and friendly.

Nov 13, 2018
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I have never been in out of dr.'s office. Never had this experience.

Nov 6, 2018
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The doctor was thorough at explaining my injury, process, and duration to heal. The medical assistant, Clarence, was extremely patient with me that I did not feel rushed at all. I felt really good about my foot injury care and how I was treated at the office overall.

Oct 31, 2018
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Good visit.

Oct 31, 2018
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I was proper examininged, explained to and referrals made.

Oct 29, 2018
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Very good provider and care.

Oct 17, 2018
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excellent experience

Oct 17, 2018
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the receptionists were confused about whether I needed to pay a copayment or not. The information in the computer said "no" but my insurance card said "yes." I was surprised the computer wouldn't have the most upto date information and that the two receptionists didn't know the answer, leading to confusion and extra time.

Oct 17, 2018
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This was for bunion surgery. He gave me options and I felt comfortable I was making the right decision.

Oct 15, 2018
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I appreciate Dr. Tidwell's approach to using conservative measures first that I can use to resolve the injury as well as maintain function in the future.

Oct 11, 2018
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very good experience. appreciated Dr worked me in his busy schedule

Oct 4, 2018
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The Dr. was abrupt and to the point. He didn't go out of his way to be helpful or courteous. He did the routine check on my foot and moved on to next appointment. I wouldn't go back to him if I had another option.

Oct 3, 2018
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Thank you Dr. Tidwell and staff. You're great!

Oct 1, 2018
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the Medical assistant, isn't theme best.

Sep 27, 2018
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I felt cared about and for by all who I interacted with during those visit. My provider was attentive, confident/adept, encouraging and provided clear guidance.

Sep 25, 2018
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Dr Tidwell is a very attentive practitioner and his staff is very professional.

Sep 17, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Tidwell. I need new orthotics for both feet. He was excellent with his advice and recommendation. I have a follow up next Friday with the lab to make my new "feet."

Aug 30, 2018
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He provided me with good follow-up information to help my treatment in the future.

Aug 27, 2018
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I now wear a foot brace. He helped me understand who to call or when when I did help with specific issues. He is good at anticipating what I needed to know to help me take charge of my health.

Aug 22, 2018
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my experience was great.

Aug 20, 2018
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Excellent in every way.

Aug 16, 2018
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First diabetic foot exam. healthy feet and very nice interaction with Dr. Tidwell

Aug 14, 2018
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Dr Tidwell was familiar with my symptoms and the appropriate actions for me to take for a speedy recovery.

Aug 13, 2018
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I took survey based off last visit with dr. [details deleted to protect privacy] Dr. Tidwell is an amazing, caring dr. for that matter all Legacy physicians I've dealt with are amazing.

Aug 9, 2018
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He did not know what prescriptions I was taking and did not listen to problems with medication I was taking. Took forever for him to figure out out my questions about medication because he did not look at my prescription list before seeing me.

Aug 2, 2018
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Dr Tidwell is an excellent doctor with a great bedside manner.

Aug 1, 2018
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The pre visit reminder calls are horrible. It is slow, computerized sounds like under water and leaves a four minute voicemail if I can't answer the call. It is some kind of automated call and you should listen to one. Please fix the automated reminder calls.

Aug 1, 2018
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great experience, very nice and clearly explained things

Jul 17, 2018
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Dr Tidwell was compassionate & explained what he was doing during the testing phase.
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