Dr. Patrick J. Fernicola, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 52

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

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Dr. Fernicola's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Dr. Fernicola Performs

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
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Conditions Dr. Fernicola Treats

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
4401 River Chase Dr
Phenix City, AL 36867
Northside Medical Center
100 Frist Ct
Columbus, GA 31909

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
6262 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31909
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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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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
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    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
    • 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

    Internship Hospital

    Madigan Army Medical Center
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    Madigan Army Medical Center
    Complete in 1996

    Fellowship Hospital

    The Hughston Clinic
    Complete in 2000

    Undergraduate Schools

    Georgetown University College Of Arts and Science
    Graduated in 1985

    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
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    Dr. Fernicola's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

    • Northside Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Fernicola

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.2
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    3.2 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernicola to family and friends

    3.2 out of 5

    13 responses

    Dr. Fernicola's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.9 out of 5

    13 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    13 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    12 responses

    Experience with Dr. Fernicola

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.5 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.5 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.2 out of 5

    13 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    2.9 out of 5

    13 responses

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    6262 Veterans Pkwy
    Columbus, GA 31909
    (706) 324-6661 (Office)
    (706) 494-3158 (Fax)
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    Hughston Clinic
    6262 Veterans Pkwy
    Columbus, GA 31909
    (706) 324-6661 (Office)
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