Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Brian Cole, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush LLC

1611 W Harrison St Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60612
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Dr. Cole is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cole's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Derangement of Movement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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 Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stiffness
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 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
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

Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cole

4.8

Based on 446 ratings

5 Stars
92.60089686098655%
(413)
4 Stars
0.8968609865470852%
(4)
3 Stars
0.672645739910314%
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2 Stars
0.8968609865470852%
(4)
1 Star
4.932735426008969%
(22)
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Wonderful doctor, top in his field in the Midwest
He has replaced both of my shoulders due to severe arthritic condition inthe past 9 months. Wonderful care, concern and results. Can't say enough about him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Happy 83 year old. – Sep 03, 2022
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To obtain a second opinion regarding shoulder replacement surgery. Yep
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Walt S – Aug 18, 2022
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Doctor and his staff were great, very little wait talk about my problem and course to take, helped me take the right path on repairing my shoulder and moved forward, it was great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom Alberto – Jul 23, 2022
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Expertise, knowledge, & reputation
My visit was pleasant. Entire staff professional. My diagnosis reviewed and treatment options explained thoroughly. Worth the trip from out of state.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 23, 2022
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Patient
My right shoulder rotator cuff and right bicep repair went incredibly smooth. I opted to go with Dr. Cole’s recommendation to choose having stem cells to ensure better and stronger repair and ensure shoulder strength for the future. Dr. Cole was obviously correct as my recovery and PT have exceeded expectations and although my insurance allows me only 4 more PT visits., I am at a point where I just need to focus on strengthening my shoulder and bicep and can schedule PT as I see fit. I can’t thank Dr. Cole and his staff enough!! They are better than expected and their availability and ongoing care cannot be matched. I am grateful and glad I picked Dr. Cole based on my wife’s recommendation (Melinda Abrams) as Dr. Cole repaired her son’s (Jacob) shoulder after it needed repair after a previous shoulder surgery. Thank you Dr. Cole!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vince Rio – Jul 23, 2022
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Dr. Cole is awesome!!
Saw him for painful right shoulder, I had X-rays, gave me a diagnosis and we agreed upon conservative treatment: joint injection and physical therapy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Cathy McCue – Jul 08, 2022
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Worth the wait every time
Visiting an elite doctor whom works with professional athletes always tends to run longer than your normal doctor. They see a lot of complex cases and some cases require more time than others. Getting bumped from a surgery or an appointment is something you expect can happen. Having had previous surgeries with other elite doctors in other states it’s something you come to expect. Your outcome will be great because they’re the best at what they do. Your time is as valuable as the next person but cut them a little slack and try to be patient. My visit was excellent. The exam was thoroughly done. The office was able to fit me in after injuring my shoulder the week prior. An MRI was ordered an I am awaiting the results. Looking forward to the results!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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fpanda – Jul 01, 2022
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Dr. Cole did an amazing job on my shoulder replacement. I barely took any pain medication and, being only 6 weeks out of surgery, I am ahead of schedule in my recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Coduti – May 05, 2022
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Not respective of time appointment
I had ACL Reconstruction about 2-3Years ago. And now i'm experiencing bone-to-bone pain in my inner part of my knee. I evaluated on the phone the options would be either HA or PRP or HA/PRP. This was the reason why had scheduled the appointment w/ Dr. Cole. I went there for my 0215pm appoint and got there @ 0200pm. They did an XRay and was done with [email protected] portion by 0215pm. I waited till about 0240pm and asked when am I going to see him. And they said there is 2 other people ahead of me. And I told her I have to leave by 0300pm. So she jumped on the phone and called someone and 5min later told me they can’t do anything and we would have to reschedule. Then I found out he's only in Oak Brook once a month and MAY was already booked! So next date was, JUN 2nd all for eval for HA/PRP!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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jp – Apr 23, 2022
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4 years post op total shoulder replacements
I had my 4 year follow up today with Dr. Cole for total shoulder replacements on both shoulders. Everything looked great. I no longer have a need for NSAIDs or acetaminophen. In fact, I have been pain free for several years now. I lead an active lifestyle which includes running and regular weight training. Without these surgeries I would not be able to have this amazing quality of life. Thank you Dr. Cole.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim Buckingham – Apr 22, 2022
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Great visit. The best. Appreciate the compassion and expertise. Helped me sustain quality of life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 21, 2022
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Left w/o being seen
Sat in crowded waiting room for 1 1/2 hours, and finally left due to long wait. Took off work just to be seen due to a painful shoulder problem. Very annoying.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 09, 2022
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Great doc and office
Dr. Cole and his team run an incredibly efficient office operation and he is top of his game as a surgeon.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Feb 03, 2022
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Doctor who cares about your concerns and health
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 20, 2022
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Dr. Cole is professional and thorough. He asked pertinent questions and conducted a thorough examination . His knowledge and professionalism are evident. I genuinely believe he wants to help me get well and he takes pride in his work.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 08, 2022
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Excellence in care! Can't say enough great things about Dr. Cole and his staff. My husband had 3 failed rotator cuff surgeries. 3 years later and much pain and hardship, we were referred to Dr. Cole. He did a Reverse Shoulder Replacement, great results! So wish we would've found him sooner! Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Cindy – Jan 01, 2022
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Dr Cole is very genuine & takes his time to address & fix the issue(s) at hand. I’ve been a long time patient & even after I moved out of the city, I continue to go back as I know he will listen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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C Medina – Dec 09, 2021
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Very professional, yet personable! I have full confidence in his advice!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Christine Janes – Nov 24, 2021
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Unparalleled
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Tom Laverdiere, MD – Nov 22, 2021
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My son was in an accident and dr cole was able to get him in the following day. I didn’t think it was possible to see Brian that quickly especially how busy and in demand he is. Can’t say enough good things about Brian and would wait hours just for him to diagnose the problem. He is worth the wait!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rob Z – Oct 22, 2021
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Cole is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1997
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Loyola University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Loyola University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University Of Chicago
1985
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Brian Cole, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Brian Cole, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cole frequently treats Shoulder Dislocation, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cole treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Cole, MD's office located?

Dr. Cole's office is located at 1611 W Harrison St Ste 400, Chicago, IL 60612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Brian Cole, MD speak?

Dr. Cole speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush LLC1611 W Harrison St Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60612
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC

Midwest Orthopedics At Rush610 S Maple Ave Ste 1400 Oak Park, IL 60304
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cole is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Rush Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)