Dr. Patrick J. Fernicola, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 51

6262 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31909
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Dr. Fernicola's Experience

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Dr. Fernicola's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Fernicola Performs

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Conditions Dr. Fernicola Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Hughston Hospital
100 Frist Court
Columbus, GA 31909

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Fernicola

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Hughston Clinic
Hughston Clinic
6262 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31909
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    Dr. Fernicola's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylitis
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Fernicola

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Arthroscopic excision of intra-articular ossifications. A case report and review of the literature, 1996
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Fellowship Hospital

    The Hughston Clinic

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    International Congress for Joint Reconstruction , Member
    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) delivers continuing medical education to orthopedic surgeons focused on the latest operative techniques, procedures, advanced devices, and improvements in patient care. Physicians affiliated with ICJR are committed to offering patients the best treatment options available today
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Fernicola & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Fernicola's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Fernicola

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernicola to family and friends

    12 responses
    below
    national average

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 11 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Fernicola
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    12 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    12 responses
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    Office Locations

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    Hughston Clinic
    6262 Veterans Pkwy
    Columbus, GA 31909
    (706) 324-6661 (Office)
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