Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Cole
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Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush LLC

1611 W Harrison St Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Brian Cole, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. 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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cole

4.8

Based on 423 ratings

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What could be improved
  • Long wait times (59)
  • Appointment was rushed (27)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (24)
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Dr. Cole's team works like a well liked machine. I wish all the doctors at MOR were like Dr. Cole. I would definitely recommend anyone take a chance and give his office a try, you'll see for yourself. The level of care provided is unmatched.
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Jul 22, 2021
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Dr. Cole is the best of the best when it comes to orthopedic surgeons. My shoulder is as good as it was years ago! So very pleased with my results!
What went well
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Liz V. – Jun 18, 2021
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Let me start by saying I would refer any of my family and/or friends to Dr. Cole for surgery. He is a straight forward Doctor that took time to explain what surgery and recovery would entail. I personally did not experience any of what I read in some of the lower reviews. Wait times were what I would expect for a Doctor that sees the volume of patients that he sees. I was generally in and out of his office in about an hour. He has over 20,000 surgeries preformed along with 25 years of experience and it was apparent in his approach to treating my injury. (ACL and meniscus repair recovery time of four months).
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Michael Kamp – Jun 01, 2021
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Professional, great staff, efficient and helpful
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Dr Richard Arrandt – May 27, 2021
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BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS DOCTOR! Dr Cole performed surgery on me about six months ago. I was able to walk before the surgery, but now, six months after the surgery and I am STILL unable to walk. Worst of all, throughout the whole process I was struck with the feeling that he just didn't care at all. Dr Cole and his staff made me feel more like a transaction than any other experience I've ever had with a doctor. Worst of all, the surgery Dr Cole performed was not successful to say the least, and I am far worse off now than I was before I had it. I regret so much having ever met this man. He crippled me and then just told me to go see a pain specialist about it. So much for the medical mantra "do no harm". It was like pulling teeth to get two sentence email responses to simple questions after the surgery too, such as, "what did you find during the surgery" and "why can't I straighten my leg anymore". Find a better doctor than Dr Cole, he's absolutely horrible.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ryan – May 15, 2021
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I was SO impressed with Dr. Cole and his staff. I've never had such a short wait time before and I appreciate all the time he spent explaining everything to me.
What went well
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Alex S. – May 14, 2021
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Dr.Cole is brilliant! We are extremely grateful for everything. He is the best.
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Annie S. – May 13, 2021
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Brilliant doctor.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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May 13, 2021
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Dr. Cole is fantastic! He spent time explaining why my shoulder pain was intermittent and why surgery was NOT necessary. I have frozen shoulder and he suggested PT first.
What went well
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Stephanie – Apr 24, 2021
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Dr. Cole and his staff, especially Kaily, PA and Anna Piotrwiscz , physical therapist, took very good care of me. I had struggled with severe shoulder pain and sleep problems for 6 years. They diagnosed me with a complete rotator cuff tear and needing a bicep subduction. I am a 58 y.o. Union Carpenter and amateur athlete. I am done with therapy now, full range of motion and happily lifting weights, to rebuild muscle mass. I was going to retire, but now may postpone that. Looking forward to paddling and swimming again. Thanks so much, I feel like a new man. D Peterson
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Apr 22, 2021
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Outstanding, caring, clear, concise and personalized - all that you could expect from a Dr and team
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John Golden – Apr 18, 2021
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A previous Dr. scoped my lateral meniscus in my knee twice in six months leaving unable to run, jump, or perform any movements related to basketball. I found Dr. Cole and he explained to me that I was a good candidate for a meniscus implant. I’m only two months post op so still a long road to recovery, but prognosis and images of knee look great and definitely gives me hope that I’m likely able to play basketball again. Highly recommend. His experience, team, and facilities are top of class.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Apr 16, 2021
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I saw Dr Cole for a second opinion regarding a cartilage defect in my knee. He was confident, prompt and thorough at explaining what he thought would be the best plan of action for me. He performed my surgery and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Being a former Ironman triathlete, I have high expectations for lots of activity, and nothing holds me back since Dr Cole repaired my knee. His bedside manner is terrific. Dr Cole is caring, confident and experienced in what he does. I would recommend him to anyone & definitely seek his opinion in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Michelle W – Apr 15, 2021
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Dr Cole was very thorough and explained options of treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • 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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Apr 15, 2021
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Excellent care! He was able to diagnosis my daughter's 3 1/2 year old injury within minutes. His care gave her full mobility again. Dr. Cole is a very caring and personable physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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Scott E Strong – Apr 15, 2021
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Outstanding! Not only did he convey tremendous knowledge and confidence, but he was totally understanding and sympathetic to my situation...and also a terrific guy. Such a pleasure working with him!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Matthew PATINKIN – Apr 10, 2021
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Dr Cole had me wait in excess of 3 hours past my scheduled appointment. When I finally met with him he spent just 5 minutes with me. I provided his staff with my knee MRI well in advance of my appointment which he did not even look at. All he did was look at an x ray which can not show the severe soft tissue damage which I have. Such a waste of time. I do NOT recommend this doctor.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mo – Apr 09, 2021
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Post-op appt to discuss next steps. Dr. Cole is attentive and listens. He is always willing to take my opinion & wants into consideration.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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CM – Apr 08, 2021
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I was given an MRI and found that I have a torn rotator cuff. We decided against surgery My pitching career is over at 71.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 18, 2021
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I brought my daughter for an ACL tear and Dr Cole and his PA Kyle are the absolute best! I have an older daughter who he treated for a sports knee injury and years ago he replaces my husbands ACL. I have total confidence in 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
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Sonia schmidt – Mar 06, 2021
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About Me

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

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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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.

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

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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
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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
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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:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • 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
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hardware Removal
  • 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 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 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 Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • 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
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Health Net
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HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pipefitters
Principal Life
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Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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