Dr. Colin Poole, MD

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Dr. Colin Poole, MD
Dr. Colin Poole, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Poole is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

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Dr. Poole's Care Philosophy

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.

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    Dr. Poole's Reviews

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    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 !!!
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    Dr. Poole's Care Philosophy

    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.

    Dr. Poole'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
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Idaho not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • 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)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • 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 Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Sclerosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences

      Graduated in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Wa School Of Med
      Virginia Mason Med Center

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • 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, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Point Injection