Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD

Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery.

601 ELMWOOD AVE Box 665

Rochester, NY 14642

Contact Information

(585) 275-5321

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Drinkwater performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Drinkwater's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Drinkwater does not have any board certifications listed.

12  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Scapular Fracture

13  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St. Vincent`S Medical Center-Australia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Institute For Bone & Joint Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Washington Orthopaedic Services
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Drinkwater has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Drinkwater has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drinkwater's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drinkwater to family and friends
39 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Drinkwater's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I couldn't thinking of higher praise for Dr. Drinkwater's work. He performed my wife's hip replacement 6 years ago, and because of his work and treatment of her, I went to him for my hip replacement two weeks ago. There was along waiting list, but it was well worth the wait. He was very...more
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The patient needs and concerns comes after the System's, Legal liability's, the Doctor's, the cleaning staff's, and maybe his dog.. he doesn't care despite claiming ICARE values--what a joke. I have never met a more arrogant person in my life. He dismisses people when he is done listening.
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I am 8 weeks post op from total knee replacement. I am very pleased with my outcome so far. Dr. Drinkwater thoroughly explained my options with pros and cons for each option so I could make the best informed decision for my treatment. My surgery went very well He is very caring, listens and...more
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I cannot remember the last time a doctor sat with me and answered all my questions, and explained my options. Anytime you consider surgery, it's a big step, and you want to know what your options are. I'm happy to say that after talking with Dr. Drinkwater, I have a great outlook on the future. He...more
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Dr. Drinkwater is a wonderful doctor. Even though I had some complications, he was very compassionate and helpful in my recovery. It has almost been a year since my surgery but this past weekend I was able to do some hiking in New Hampshire. I am so much better then I was. I would definitely...more
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