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.
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.