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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 57

52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 220
Birmingham, AL 35235
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Dr. Cool's Experience

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Dr. Cool's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Saint Vincent's East
50 Medical Park East Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
Saint Vincent's Saint Clair
7063 Veterans Parkway
Pell City, AL 35125

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons
Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons
52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 220
Birmingham, AL 35235
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    Dr. Cool's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Adult Joint Reconstruction
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
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    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondromalacia of the Patella (Runner's Knee)
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
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    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Myelopathy
    • 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
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    • 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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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Alabama At Birmingham Medical Center
    Complete in 1984

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Alabama At Birmingham Medical Center
    Complete in 1989

    Fellowship Hospital

    Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., Total Joint and Implant Surgery
    Complete in 1990
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Cool & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Cool's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Saint Vincent's East

    • Saint Vincent's Saint Clair

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Cool

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cool to family and friends

    18 responses
    above
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    18 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    17 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    17 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 17 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Cool
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    18 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    18 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    18 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    18 responses
    same as
    national average

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    Office Locations

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    Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons
    52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 220
    Birmingham, AL 35235
    (205) 838-4747 (Office)
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