Dr. Cari Cordell, MD

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Dr. Cari Cordell, MD
Dr. Cari Cordell, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Hot Springs, AR. She has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Cordell is affiliated with CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs.

CHI St. Vincent Orthopedics Clinic - Hot Springs

1662 Higdon Ferry Rd Ste 300

Hot Springs, AR 71913

Contact Information

(501) 321-2663

Dr. Cari Cordell, MD

Dr. Cari Cordell, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

Helping patients is such a huge thing to me. I love being able to give back to the community and just help people feel better. I give them a chance to get back to their fun activities like playing the piano and playing golf. The best referral is sometimes not another physicians but your patients that you've already taken care of and have had a good experience. I have been so blessed by so many wonderful patients that have sent friends and family after they've had a good experience. 

I specialize in hand and upper-extremity surgery. I am double-fellowship trained in not only hand surgery but also shoulder and elbow. That was an extra year of training doing hand surgery followed by another year doing just shoulder and elbow. I can really focus on those aspects--a lot of rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome and compressive neuropathies of the upper extremities. I also see a lot of trauma -- fractures and sports injuries and age-related things like arthritis in the hand.

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Dr. Cordell's Experience

Dr. Cordell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Cordell does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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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.


  • Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cordell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cordell to family and friends
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Dr. Cordell's Performance
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (7)
Hot Springs National Park, AR |
Dr. Cordell has treated me a couple of times now - once for a splinter that had some type of weird fungus and a few years later for a couple of badly broken fingers. She is very good at what she does - her nurse is equally as good at her job and together they make a great team, both knowledgeable and caring. Highly recommend, although personally, I hope I don't have a need to see her for any more injuries!
in Hot Springs Village, AR |
I had a trigger finger ailment that required treatment. Dr. Cordell used a conservative approach of steriod shots before considering surgery. Her ultimate surgical treatment was successful and I am extremely pleased that I can use my hand again for piano playing. She treated me with respect and compassion and answered all questions in a thoughtful manner! Highly recommended!
in Hot Springs National Park, AR |
Dr. Cordell is great! I had received poor treatment resulting in a non-union clavicle which resulted in reconstructive surgery in the past. Knowing this she went the extra distance to assure me I was in good hands. She delivered in surgery and was excellent at explaining the procedure I would have and also with excellent color photos from the scope surgery she performed on my shoulder. 11 days since my surgery and therapy conveniently located next to her office is going great. Thank you Cari !!
in Umpire, AR |
Dr Cordell is absolutely the best! She is very helpful, patient and kind at all times. She never rushed or cut corners. We was facing a rough surgery where my husband had arthritis so badly...he was looking at loosing a thumb. His bone was gone due to arthritis but she managed to use a piece of a tendon from his upper arm & used it placing it inside his thumb to save his thumb. ?? He had a double carpel tunnel with 6 weeks recovery in between. She is great! We will always use her.
in Hot Springs National Park, AR |
The most professonal doctor I have ever seen. Prompt with service, didn't over charge. Treated me like I was her only patient. multiple thumbs up for her!
in Nashville |
Being referred to Dr Cordell was a huge mistake. I waited for a month to see her as she is a specialist. 4 months into this I am praying that I don't have permanent damage. Disrespectfull attendant delivered me to my room jumping me bc an initial pain from my thumb to both arms up to my shoulders. Her words "they don't treat multiple symptoms?' I walked away with a 5 minute evaluation and she would only write OT treatment for one side of my body. I now have 2 PT charts w/double charges.
in Umpire, AR |
She is excellent in all areas! She explains everything, every step she's taking with you.... she tells you what & why she chose to do this method of treatment. And she's honest about it all. We could not of ask for a better doctor than Dr Cordell! We will definitely be using her if ever need her area of help again! Thank God for this great lady, she even ask if we minded her praying with us prior to each surgery & that is awesome with us ?
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Dr. Cordell accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cordell has admitting privileges

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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