Dr. Frederick Coville, MD

Dr. Frederick Coville, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
78 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Frederick Coville graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1965. His undergraduate studies were done at Deep Springs College in California, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.After internship, he spent a year in Vietnam with the 2nd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital followed by a four year orthopaedic surgical residency. He left the US Army Medical Corps, as a Colonel, after 23 years.In 1975, Dr. Coville completed a fellowship in artificial hip and knee replacement in England under Sir John Charnley. He spent ten years at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in charge of the total joint replacement service. He was chief of the orthopaedic service and the orthopaedic residency training program for two years.Dr. Coville is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Dr. Coville's Experience

Dr. Coville'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Coville ""My philosophy of medical treatment follows the ancient Greek dictum of 'first, do no harm'. My special interest and expertise lie in joint replacement surgery, arthroscopy and fracture treatment.""


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritic Conditions of the Upper Extremity
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Muscle Strain
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Deep Springs College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1959
  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1960
  • University Of North Carolina
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1961
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Tripler Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Center For Hip Surgery At Wrightington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coville has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coville's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coville to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Coville's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Denver, CO |
If you like being treated like an actual human being, DO NOT see this doctor. I've been in severe knee pain since February, so this visit is something I've been waiting for. I've never been treated worse, he didn't spend 3 minutes in the room, barely examined me, then laughed at me when I winced in pain saying that I should be just fine. Didn't explain anything to me, or acted like he cared at all. Worst experience ever, please PLEASE do not go see this doctor whatever you do.
Dr. Coville treated me like garbage. In the 5-minute he was willing to spend with me, Dr. Coville didn't explain my MRI (he may not have even looked at it), briefly looked at my knee, and said "there's nothing I can do for you". I asked a couple specific questions about my MRI results and how to deal with pain I was experiencing and instead of addressing my concerns, he said "I'm sorry, there's nothing I can do for you" and left. I wasn't even sure if my appointment was over. Terrible doctor.
Denver, CO |
Terrible and unethical as well as providing misinformation controversial of steroid bad reactions that have to do with diagnosis of arthritis then offering prednisone shot? He threw my dads paperwork out, and refused medicine in alternative for shot Plus he was severely rude. I'm praying others prevent wasting there time with an unethical, lack of compassion or even help ! Dr faro is the only good doctor at orthopedic physicians. I have him recorded if you need his true colors proof.
in Englewood, CO |
Very disappointed I have had pain in my hip for over a year I went to see this Dr to resolve the problem to get off pain medication and he told me I should not be using pain medication for this problem. He was rude very short never looked at my mri film then told me there was nothing he could do and went to walk out never offered to help with physical therapy a hip injection nothing I work in the medical field with orthopedic doctors I am aware of the things needed to help resolve the problem.
in Englewood, CO |
It took months to get in because they misplaced my paperwork after receiving my referral. They called me three times to schedule an appointment after I'd already been scheduled. Dr. Coville was dismissive, rude, and interrupted me when I tried to talk. He snickered at the fact I'd even received an MRI, saying I shouldn't have had one. When showing me my MRI, he was looking at the wrong side of my ankle, which his assistant pointed out to him. Appointment lasted 3 or so minutes.
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
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  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Tricare
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Hospitals where Dr. Coville has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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