Dr. Andrew Cottingham, MD

Dr. Andrew Cottingham, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Andrew Cottingham, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Arlington, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

800 W Arbrook Blvd Ste 120

Arlington, TX 76015

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Cottingham's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cottingham "Dr. Andrew Cottingham completed his Bachelor of Science at The University of Wyoming on a football scholarship. He attended Louisiana State Medical School in New Orleans and completed his medical degree. From there he went to Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa for his transitional/family practice internship. He completed his anesthesiology residency at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He had the privilege to relocate to Texas in 1996 where he joined an anesthesiology group and worked in a large metropolitan teaching hospital. He transitioned to exclusively providing pain medicine services in 2003. He has been providing comprehensive interventional pain therapies that include advanced minimally invasive techniques, ultrasound guided injections and the growing field of regenerative medicine. His interests include family, running, hiking, hunting and computers."
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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**

51  Conditions Treated

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30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Broadlawns Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cottingham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cottingham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cottingham to family and friends
33 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Cottingham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

After spending 15 years with pain management doctors giving me all kinds a steroid shots & The burn. I was told I had stenosis and scoliosis and degenerative disc among other things . But no one could give me a reason why . The minute Dr Cottingham got me under the x-ray machine for my steroid ...more
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He has no idea of what to do with the implants that he puts in his patient's. He just keeps putting them in patient's without clearly establishing if they will benefit from it or not. He makes more money from putting implants in than doing a procedure and really assessing his patient.
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Dr. Cottingham is great. I'm surprised to see those rude staff are still rude and still working for him. Who needs that when you are in pain especially? I quit going there because of them. His nurse practs. have always been top notch, most pain places operate with them. He's the best I've ever...more
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Dr Cottingham will only see you on the first visit, Then he will only see you if you are getting the injections he wants or a stimulating machine put in your back. I didn't want wires hanging out of my back ,so I got the injection he suggested,It helped for about a week then pain in my lower back...more
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Dr. Cottingham has a great bedside manner, took time to listen to me and explain the procedure. Unfortunately that's as far as we got. He promised to see me within two weeks for my injections. His office staff refuses to file my paperwork or schedule my procedure. They are incredibly rude and...more
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