Dr. Byron Tarbox, MD

Dr. Byron Tarbox, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Byron Tarbox, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Columbia, MO. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

1 S Keene St

Columbia, MO 65201

Contact Information

(573) 876-8652

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas


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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 88% of peers
more than 84% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • 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
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tarbox has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tarbox's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tarbox to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (23 with comments)
Dr. Tarbox's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in Kirksville MO |
Awesome Doc, very knowledgeable and thourogh diagnosis I was in and out in 30 min what a great overall experienc
in Hallsville, MO |
Appointment on time. Dr. Tarbox is very friendly and explains everything very well.
in Vandalia, Mo |
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!
in Columbia, Missouri |
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.
in Hermann MO |
Very efficient quickly reviewed all scans determined could be other cause and done
in Columbia MO |
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.
Columbia, MO |
Overall great experience and would recommend to anyone!
Kansas City, MO |
Dr. Tarbox is awesome! His staff is too! Kind, helpful and empathetic.
Oak Park, IL |
Very good , very. Professional
in Jefferson City, MO |
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.
in Olean mo |
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
in Chesterfield, MO |
I could not be more pleased with my experience with Columbia Orthopaedic. Dr. Tarbox and his staff are first rate across the board.
in MO |
Dr. Tarbox, Dan, and the office staff were very friendly. Dr. Tarbox listens to any concerns I have and answers any questions. Pleased with the care I received from him.
Quincy, IL |
Dr. Tarbox and staff were wonderful to work with. So happy I chose them for my knee surgery. They truly care about their patients!
Columbia, MO |
Great doctor. I am very happy with the results of my surgery. He has a very good physician's assistant also!
in Columbia, MO |
Dr. Tarbox has done 3 surgeries on me in the past 2.5 years. Hip, knee and shoulder. I would highly recommend him to others.
in California Mo. |
I feel like he gave a good examination and really listened to what I had to say,we both decided,therapy was best for me at this point,then if im no better,we would talk about that when and if it comes to that point. Any Dr. that starts out with LETS DO SURGERY !! RUN ! Dr Tarbox will actually sit and talk with you and explain what is going on and what your plan of action should be. I would recommend him highly. with you explain what
in Sedalia Mo |
Great doctor
Tipton, Mo |
Dr. Tarbox has been a major help with shoulder and hip issues. He is very willing to work with your schedule if it ever comes down to having to schedule a surgery. He is always very upbeat and kind about everything. Highly recommend Dr. Tarbox!
in MOBERLY, Mo. |
My Office visit went great, I would appreciate a phone call back. I have some questions about the procedure--- will it be out patient, overnight a few question like that. My name is Eva Fry 11/04/1947 and phone # is 660-414-6565. Thank you p.s. I am out of the pain medication.
in Moberly Mo |
I was very pleased with Dr. Tarbox, Dan and staff from diagnosis to surgery. I had a Labral tear repair and arthritis clean up on my hip. It's amazing how much better I feel and look forward to enjoying life again. Dr. Tarbox was very professional and spent time answering my questions. Highly recommend.
in Columbia, MO |
What a wonderful man...totally fixed my knee.
in Hallsville, MO |
Very friendly, understanding, and knows his specialty.
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Dr. Tarbox accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Tarbox has admitting privileges

Boone Hospital Center
1600 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
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