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Dr. Byron Tarbox, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Tarbox

Dr. Byron Tarbox, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, MO and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.


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Excellent Doctor. Keeps close watch on patients recovery. Repaired both. shoulders this summer,both are doing great
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I really liked Dr. Tarbox and his team. He is a friendly and knowledgeable doctor. I had hurt my shoulder at work and needed surgery. He did my surgery and 5 months later he has totally released me from his care. I would recommend him to anyone that needed his type of skill.
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Dr. Tarbox has always treated us with respect, compassion and expertise. He has treated myself as well as 3 of my children and I wouldn't go anywhere else even if it is a 3 hour drive. His PA and nurse Julie are also top rated as well
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Have seen Dr. Tarbox for a few issues now, always had a good outcome. Would recommend!
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Knowledgeable, straightforward, informative; for the first time, I felt hopeful.
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Very friendly, short wait times, knowledgeable and actually looking for solutions a mm d answers
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I have and will continue to recommend people to Dr. Tarbox, he has a great bedside manor and is straight to the point. He rolls out the red carpet for me each time I am in the office.
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I felt very comfortable and confident with the consultative services. Dr. Tarbox was personable and direct with his communication regarding my visit. I was also very comfortable with Dan his assistant. I would without hesitation recommend him to any of my family, colleagues, and friends.
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Awesome Doc, very knowledgeable and thourogh diagnosis I was in and out in 30 min what a great overall experienc
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Appointment on time. Dr. Tarbox is very friendly and explains everything very well.
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Dr. Tarbox and his staff are wonderful. They take the time to explain everything and will answer any questions, you may have. I have had 3 surgeries performed by Dr. Tarbox and always pleased. Special thank you to Dan, for all he does. Whenever I talk to someone having problems, I try to get them to go to Columbia Orthopedic. They are the best!
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Dr. Tarbox is fantastic! Very gracious and answers all questions. He simply lays out your condition and allows you to proceed with no pressure. Extremely knowledgeable and superb people skills. I highly recommend him without question.
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Very efficient quickly reviewed all scans determined could be other cause and done
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Dr Tarbox is a very good surgeon. He did hip labral tear surgery. After 2 months of physical therapy and 2 weeks of home exercise I was able to play pickleball again.
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Overall great experience and would recommend to anyone!
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Dr. Tarbox is awesome! His staff is too! Kind, helpful and empathetic.
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Very good , very. Professional
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Dr. Tarbox is personable, professional, and caring. He provided excellent care and ordered the necessary tests to be sure to find out is causing this and what steps are needed to heal my hip bones. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr Tarbox and his staff were professional, courteous, friendly, and very thorough. I was pleased with my visit and treatment plan. Dr Tarbox' assistant Dan was genuinely top notch
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I could not be more pleased with my experience with Columbia Orthopaedic. Dr. Tarbox and his staff are first rate across the board.
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Biography

Dr. Byron Tarbox, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, MO and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2001
American Sports Medicine Institute Birmingham Al
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Missouri / Columbia Campus
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of Hawaii
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
1990
Kansas State University
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1995
1994
1990

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Dr. Tarbox accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HealthPartners
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Planned Administration Inc
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Tarbox's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbox treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Tarbox treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Systemic Chondromalacia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbox treats Systemic Chondromalacia more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tarbox treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarbox treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Tarbox treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Tarbox's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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