Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Cole
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

1611 W Harrison St # 400 Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Brian Cole, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Cole has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cole to book an appointment.


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Dr.Cole is an excellent surgeon. I had to have both shoulders done because the previous doctor I had screwed them up. I'm still recovering from my right shoulder and I know it takes time. He is very straight forward and I can't say enough good things about him. Thank u.
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Desiree – Jun 18, 2020
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Dr Cole and his entire staff of professionals were incredibly kind and attentive to my son. They listened attentively to each of my 13 yr old’s concerns about his return to baseball. Dr Cole was extremely responsive and patient with my many questions and concerns. My son is on the mend and I look forward to a continued partnership with Dr Cole and his team throughout my son’s rehab and recovery.
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Marikay Hegarty – Jun 12, 2020
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During my recent visit at the Oakbrook location, Dr. Cole and his team (Kyle & Tracy) were very kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Cole was warm, friendly, and interested in learning about my shoulder pain/issue. He quickly understood my issue, and discussed a plan to give me some immediate relief. I appreciated his assessment and honesty about my shoulder issue. Hands down, Dr. Cole and his team are excellent providers that genuinely care about the wellbeing of his patients.
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JJ – May 23, 2020
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Dr Cole and his staff are always very thorough and attentive. They take the time to listen to the patient and explain things so it is easy to understand.
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Wayne Timm – May 02, 2020
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I’ve been having problems with my shoulder from softball. I saw a specialist in town who couldn’t figure out why my shoulder kept hurting without having any tears. I went to Dr. Cole for a second opinion. He knew right away what the issue was. I’m on my way to being back on the field in time for softball season.
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G – Feb 29, 2020
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Outstanding visit. Very efficient run organization. Dr. Cole extremely knowledgeable on my condition.
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Fred harnisch – Feb 19, 2020
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Dr Cole is not only a skilled and knowledgeable physician but has great patient/people skills. This is an unique and incredible combination in a provider. He has restored hope for recovery that I have lost over the last two years. I really feel I was in the best hands and glad I made the decision to make the travel to see him.In addition his staff was very responsive to any questions or requests I had.
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Restored Hope – Feb 19, 2020
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As a former college athlete with substantial and ongoing shoulder problems, I’ve seen my fair share of orthopedic surgeons. I flew to Chicago specifically to see Dr. Cole due to his good reviews and what I thought was knowledge of the latest techniques, minimally invasive treatment, etc. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the visit and would not recommend. He actually chastised me for seeing multiple physicians. I’ve been offered differing treatment courses from the best surgeons in the country and was trying to gather as much information as I could prior to making any decisions. His bedside manner was lacking and he did not bother to perform a physical exam or really listen to my history. The way we treat those around us is good insight into one’s character and I’m disappointed to report that Dr. Cole was rude to his PA, when unable to manage something out of her control. Critically, he did not provide a clear diagnosis or treatment plan. I would seek guidance elsewhere.
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shoulderpatient – Feb 10, 2020
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I went to multiple doctors before I was referred to Dr. Cole. I guess you can say third times a charm! Dr. Cole and his team takes the time to research your injury, and plan each step/procedure along the way. After two failed ACL reconstructions elsewhere, he took the time to figure out why the procedures failed and came up with a different game plan. I highly recommended Dr. Cole and his team!
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Samantha – Feb 06, 2020
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First Class operation led by Dr Brian Cole. Thorough. Precise. Direct and to the point. Exudes confidence and genuine interest in the patient. All Dr Cole’s assistants share the same passion and compassion for the patient. Players take on the personality of the coach. Very evident here. Could not feel more comfortable. There is no comparison.
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John Stefanos – Jan 11, 2020
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Dr Cole was on time He is very knowledgeable and informative
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Paul Krentz – Dec 21, 2019
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Dr. Cole and his entire team is simply amazing! He accurately diagnosed and treated a condition that two other orthopedic surgeons could not figure out. I injured my left knee while running. Saw 2 different orthopedic surgeons previously, had multiple rounds of X-Rays and MRIs, did extensive physical therapy, got PRP and steroid injections, had Tennex procedure done over the course of 12 months, but nothing improved the condition or reduced the sharp pain I experienced for months. Dr. Cole's team made an accurate diagnosis on the very first visit and scheduled me for a quick arthroscopic surgery two weeks out. The surgery took less than an hour and I was able to walk out of the facility. Did 2 weeks of RICE followed by 4 weeks of physical therapy and I am back to normal activities including running, hiking, etc.
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Oct 28, 2019
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Oct 19, 2019
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This is the best doctor I’ve ever seen. He listens, explains what’s wrong then tells you his solution. Even though he’s a surgeon he always tries the noninvasive options first. He and his amazing team are second to none.
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D Susan – Oct 18, 2019
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Dr. Cole and his PA Kevin Shinsako were thorough and reassuring during my visit. I have great confidence that they will provide the treatment that fits me.
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Marie B. – Sep 14, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr. Cole and his team. He repaired my fractured clavicle caused by a cycling accident. The entire process, from intake through my last follow up, was efficient and easier than anticipated. I would definitely recommend.
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Tim W – Sep 09, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Cole was excellent. He is very honest, understanding, approachable and listens to the patient. He presented me with treatment options and let me make the final decision with no pressure.
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James – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr. Cole and his PA, Kevin Shinsako, are outstanding. I always feel like they pay attention to every detail in my name problems and history. They are going to try to help me find a non-surgical route to treat my knee pain, despite having an ACL tear decades ago. It takes patience and they’ve been showing it with me. Looking forward to another successful meeting next week for an HA shot.
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Aug 24, 2019
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I just returned from my follow up visit after having reconstructive ACL surgery on June 26th. I fought having to have this procedure done for just about 2 years trying to go the non surgical route, and finally moved forward with getting it done. Having the mental peace of mind in knowing I have a stable knee joint and have the ability to regain the ability to return to the activities prior to my tear is all due to the in depth care and treatment Dr. Cole and his PA Kevin Shinsako were able to provide. Kevin was very specific and thorough in his assessments and was able to set very realistic expectations moving forward throughout the procedure and the rehab protocols, and I was fortunate to have them lead me through the procedure and reassure me of the need for the operation and I can honestly say I would not choose any other doctor or staff in ACL related injuries.
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Andres Chavez – Aug 19, 2019
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Don’t put it off if you need a repair to your rotator cuff or bison Dr. Brian J Cole M.D. at Midwest orthopedics at Rush is the place to be. The great care and treatment that they give you I’ve not seen it at any other facility and after the surgery the constant care and tax for encouragement and for any questions that I might have or any problems that I might encounter I find that’s the way the doctors office should operate always. Five stars doesn’t tell the story this is a 10 star organization and I appreciate Dr. Cole and his team greatly
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Jinks Riddle – Aug 17, 2019
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About Me

One of the things that I always remember is that these are people with joint pain and dysfunction. These are not knees and shoulders that hurt, but they're attached to people who have composite problems that may extend well beyond the initial reason ...

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1997
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1992
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Loyola University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Chicago
1985
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(708) 236-2701

Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPartners
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pipefitters
Principal Life
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Tear
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Shoulder Disorders more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Knee Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Knee Sprain more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Debridement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Derangement of Movement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteotomy
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiffness
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University1611 W Harrison St # 400 Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush Oak Park Medical Office Building610 S Maple Ave Ste 1550 Oak Park, IL 60304
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