Dr. Andrew Cottingham, MD

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OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine 800 W Arbrook Blvd Ste 120 Arlington, TX 76015 Get Directions
Dr. Andrew Cottingham, MD
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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OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine800 W Arbrook Blvd Ste 120
Arlington, TX 76015
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(817) 468-4343Get Directions

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Dr. Cottingham's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Arlington, TX |
Extremely rude office staff and assistants. Wait time is unreal. Cottingham does not have a consistent bed manner. One day he acts like the nicest guy, the next visit he turned into a condescending awful person that actually mocked me during a procedure. I could not believe it. He never apologized for being late either. His assistant is extremely impolite. I had enough of this and found a practice where the doctor is on time, is not making fun if his patients, and the staff are courteous.
in Grand Prairie, TX |
Dr. Cottingham has given me epidural injections at least 3 times. He is pleasant to work with and I liked him and the staff at Baylor very much. His office staff, however, is very rude! Whenever I have dealt with them, they don't listen, they talk over you on the telephone, and do anything to get rid of you as quick as possible and transfer you to someone's voicemail. Voicemails are not returned in a prompt manner. I wish I had Dr. C's email, so he could read this firsthand.
in Arlington, TX |
IF you get to see Dr. Cottingham, you will be so pleased with him overall! This Dr. is kind and he listens. I've been going to him over 10 years and never had a complaint against him. He is a lovely professional man. His office mgr. is the opposite...unprofessional and a bully, (to patients and staff) to say the least. Another problem is that you hardly ever get to see him, unless you are having a procedure or surgery. I see him about once a year now. He is just too busy to see his patients.
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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.

Dr. Cottingham says...

Double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. Andrew Cottingham's expertise in pain management and regenerative medicine has afforded him much recognition by his peers and professional organizations. However, Dr. Cottingham finds no greater satisfaction than helping his patients find an effective solution for their pain or condition.

Dr. Cottingham says...

Dr. Andrew Cottingham has been at the forefront of providing comprehensive interventional pain therapies, such as advanced minimally invasive techniques, ultrasound guided injections, as well as the growing field of regenerative medicine including platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and BMAC stem cell therapy. In August 2016, Dr. Cottingham was the first physician to implant the St. Jude Axium DRG Stimulator System in a Dallas-Fort Worth Baylor medical system facility. 

Dr. Cottingham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Broadlawns Med Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University Iowa Hosps And Clins

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection