Dr. Colin Eakin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Eakin
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Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Dr. Colin Eakin, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Eakin has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Menlo Park Surgical Hospital and Sequoia Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Eakin to book an appointment.


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I've seen Dr. Eakin for shoulder pain twice and was very pleased with my treatment. He did a thorough exam and suggested several different options.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Becky Brewer – Sep 13, 2020
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I walked into a subacromial decompression surgery this morning practically begging Dr. Eakin to cancel the surgery because I was convinced my shoulder was all better. He patiently listened, and then told me with confidence and kindness that he felt the surgery was the right choice based on my MRI and his experience with both my shoulders over the past year and a half. His knowledge and instinct were spot in. The damage was even more severe than shown on the MRI. There were tears in the rotator cuff, bicep tendon, labrum, and ligament. The intruding bones had left their mark and I am so grateful to Dr. Eakin that he caught this and made the necessary repairs with care and precision as well as remove the underlying threat of future damage. I always know I am in excellent hands with Colin Eakin. He has been a Godsend to me and both of my shoulders. I am forever grateful. Thank you. Thank you.
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Aaron Lieben – Dec 14, 2019
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Although Dr Eakin was scheduled until the end of the year, he took the time and made room to see me. I start the Police Academy (at age 48) in March. He was able to see and access my knee. His wonderful scheduler, Linda, worked my surgery in and I was additionally pleased with Dr Eakin as a man of faith and his convictions. I will be referring my family and friends to him.
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Biography

Dr. Colin Eakin, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Eakin has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Childrens Hospital Oakland
Residency Hospital
Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Residency Hospital
University Ca Sf Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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(650) 853-2200

Dr. Eakin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Eakin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Eakin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Eakin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (650) 853-2200.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Eakin performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Knee Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin treats Knee Dislocation more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Eakin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Eakin treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Eakin performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Eakin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Eakin performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Eakin treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eakin treats Elbow Injuries more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Eakin treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Eakin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301
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