Dr. Heather Cole, MD

Dr. Heather Cole, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Heather Cole, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 2 years. She graduated from Univ Of Az Coll Of Med in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, trauma medicine, and more.Read her story

3126 N Civic Center Plz

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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more than 48% of peers
Clavicle Fracture
more than 32% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
more than 28% of peers

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Dr. Cole's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "Dr. Heather Woodin (Cole) was born and raised in the "The Grand Canyon" state. Her family hails from Tucson where she planted her own roots after attending boarding school at the prestigious Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Family is very important to her, which contributed heavily towards her decision to return to Arizona. It allowed her to be closer to her parents and older brother. Back in Arizona, she continued her education at the University of Arizona where she completed her undergraduate and medical degrees. While in medical school, she quickly gravitated towards orthopaedics. Drawing from her experiences as a child on her father's construction sites, as well as her own injuries from playing competitive soccer, orthopaedics was a perfect fit. She chose the University of New Mexico (UNM) for her residency training. Already being accustomed to the culture and weather of the Southwest, she easily adapted to her new home. Snowboarding, mountain biking, and running the trails in New Mexico became a few of her favorite ways to blow off steam after long days in New Mexico's only Level 1 trauma facility. UNM Hospital receives the majority of patients suffering from the most difficult traumatic and life threatening injuries from throughout the state. During her residency she experienced a hands-on training experience. She developed great skills and an affinity for helping people heal. Those successes she found the most gratifying. She was also compelled by the variety of challenges she faced everyday. Adjusting to each patient's specific needs is paramount in a good trauma practice. Following her residency, she came back to Arizona, this time to do her fellowship training with Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons (SOTS). Here she honed her skills, focusing on complex injuries to the pelvis, acetabulum, and periarticular extremity injuries. She also displayed her aptitude and proficiency performing anterior total hip replacements. This revolutionary approach has helped her better serve her patients and enable them to progress following surgery much faster than the previous approaches and methods. Through the SOTS fellowship she was also afforded the opportunity to have a month to train abroad. She was lucky enough to work with Dr. Zsolt Balogh, one of the leading orthopaedic trauma surgeons in Australia. During that month she was able to learn firsthand about the healthcare system in Australia as well as different nuances in orthoapedic care. This was an important experience because it helped her shape the framework for her own practice, based on providing patients with the information to choose the best operative and non-operative solutions available to them. Joining SOTS is an exciting new chapter in her life. She now has her roots firmly planted in the Phoenix area and is looking forward to continuing the excellent standard that has come to define the SOTS team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and playing sports, including volleyball, snowboarding, basketball, and soccer to name a few."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "I will stop at nothing for the best results."

11  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Trauma Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cole does not have any board certifications listed.

53  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compression Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
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50  Procedures

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Orthopedic Procedure
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Univ Of Az Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of New Mexico
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • University Of New Mexico
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cole has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
55 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

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Dr. Cole's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Cole Says:


Thank you for your review!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at (480) 874-2040.


Dr. Heather Woodin Cole, M.D.


Patient Comments (8)

Great experience and and staff.
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We are very pleased with the Dr. Cole and staff.
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I had an accident while visiting in Arizona. Dr. Cole performed a reverse shoulder and prothesis in my arm. On Thanksgiving, 2016. Dr. Cole and her team allowed me to achieve a good quality of life. My ortho surgeon in Buffalo, NY (Dr. Corey Reed) continues to phrase the excellent job Dr. Cole did...more
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Dr. Cole saved my life as well as my leg after I was in a motorcycle accident / hit and run. I was bleeding out and had a lot of dead shattered bone on my double open fracture (femur) and broken hip. This woman and her staff are GOD sent. Know I am able to continue my life with both my legs. My...more
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Best quality, gives patient a choice and involves the patient in his/her care.
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