Dr. Colin Poole, MD

Dr. Colin Poole, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(41)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Colin Poole, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Poole is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

600 N Robbins Rd

Boise, ID 83702

Contact Information

(208) 383-0201

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Poole

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

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

Arthritis of the Elbow
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Poole'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.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poole "Colin E. Poole, MD, AAOS, ABOS is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in joint replacement, adult trauma, and general orthopaedics. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his fellowship at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, sub-specializing in total joint replacement surgery."

More

Read More
1

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
82

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis

More

Read More
21

Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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 Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Wa School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Virginia Mason Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Poole does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Poole and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Poole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poole to family and friends
4.3
based on 41 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Poole's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Poole completed my total knee replacement at the end of July 2017 and did a fabulous job. I am delighted with my recovery and progress. He is a skilled surgeon who really cares about his patients.
in Mountain Home |
Only worried about getting as many patients in as possible with high pay
Meridian, ID |
Had another surgeon replace knee and then called out on family emergency. Dr. Poole stepped in to manage my care and was brilliant during hospital stay. Amazing bed side manner and got my pain under control - should have had him from the start and will have him replace other knee for sure. Cannot say enough about Dr. Poole - absolutely the best!
in Eagle, ID. |
Excellent surgeon, maybe the best in the Treasure Valley. Replaced both my knees, 8 years apart, without any complications. Great listener and bedside manner.
in Rose Lodge, OR |
Dr. Poole literally saved my life 16 years ago. Had a staph infection another orthopaedic surgeon had missed and he was on call and made the right call. Since then he's replaced a hip and a knee. I've moved so won't get to see him for my next hip replacement. He is amazing, personable, kind and extremely competent. I miss this doctor with the South African accent, great wit and incredible talent. I wish I could have seen him before I left Boise. Carroll Ann Kimsey
Boise, ID |
Loved him! Great surgeon, and took time to explain everything!
in Boise, ID |
I'm 39 year old male who had both my hips replaced last year by Dr. Colin Poole. In my opinion he is a phenomenal surgeon! I am approaching a year since the last hip was done & feel fantastic! He is also great with his patients.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Poole and his team are very professional, caring and detail oriented. St. Luke's Meridian is a great hospital! The whole experience was better than expected.
Boise, ID |
Absolutely terrible physician. Became offended when I asked about simple questions regarding my surgery, didn't care about me or my procedure at all. He was only interested in whether I could pay for my surgery. I'm a young, insured athlete and would never let him operate on me
in Boise, ID |
Doctor Poole is wonderful !! ... a good person and a fantastic surgeon. Two hip replacements with fabulous results. Both times my experience with Dr. Poole was great. He is a very caring physician and has great skill. He and his staff are attentive and helpful. Long waits to get appointment but well worth it.
in Boise, ID |
Fantastic ! Great communicator, great staff, very efficient & compassionate. A+ with a bullet !!!
Have you seen Dr. Colin Poole, MD?
Are you Dr. Poole?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Poole

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Poole accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Poole has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
(77)
Sports Medicine
(34)
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
(31)
Orthopedic Surgery
(35)
Orthopedic Surgery
(25)
Orthopedic Surgery
(13)
Orthopedic Surgery
(64)
Orthopedic Surgery
(13)
Orthopedic Surgery
(46)
Orthopedic Surgery
(19)