Dr. John Cotton, MD

Dr. John Cotton, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o
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Dr. John Cotton, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Panama City, FL. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

Southern Orthopedic Specialists

1827 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL 32405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Berry College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • UNIV OF SOUTH AL COLL OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Shands at U Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Hughston Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cotton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cotton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotton to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Cotton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Panama City |
I can only extol the skill, presentation & service delivery of Dr Cotton and his team. The teamwork stunned me. First visit 5 weeks ago I was blown away by the fact based directions & hand in hand teamwork of each and every person. The goal was so obvious, fill my need. I fell landing on my 63 year old knee cap. Pain and fear was all I had to offer. They were ready for me w/ the ex ray just taken between the lobby and exam room. Each person contributed to the whole point my care. Thank U!!
in Panama City,Fl |
I can’t say better things about Dr.Cotton. I highly recommend him. I have been having a lot of pain since surgery and he has always been able to get me in quick to reassure me that everything is okay with my shoulder. I am a nurse and work with orthopedic surgeons on a daily basis and I can honestly he is one of the best. His bedside manners are excellent and he explained the procedure thoroughly multiple times to make sure it is understood. I trust him 100% with my healthcare.
in Panama City, FL |
Absolutely love Dr. Cotton. He has been amazing through the whole process with my sons arm & surgery. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor!
in Lakeland, FL |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Cotton and the whole staff. Everyone from the receptionist to the x-ray staff was so kind and friendly. Dr, Cotton was very kind,patient and understanding with all of my questions. He was in no rush whatsoever. I had to have 2 cortisone injections in my shoulders and he explained everything he was going to do. He is a very caring and compassionate Doctor and I would recommend him to anyone who has joint problems.
in Lakeland, FL |
Rude & arrogant. My 1st appointment was with Dr. Miller for a dislocated shoulder; he's great. He recommended an MRI & follow up with Dr Cotton. First, it took TWO phone called & TWO weeks to schedule my MRI because the office kept forgetting to submit MRI request. Cotton walked into the room no introduction. Briefly explained what was wrong & type of surgery I need & said When do you want to schedule. I wanted to think about it between surgery & the therapy & he just wanted to leave the room
I'm sorry for your frustration. I did not own this practice and therefore did not have control over the issues with scheduling your appt or MRI. Your injury was very clear cut from an orthopaedic perspective an usually does well with surgery. Non-operative treatment (physical therapy) tends not to work as well in your specific case. This is why I offered surgery. However, this is your choice and not mine. You are always in control. I left the room to remove any pressure toward surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cotton accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Cotton has admitting privileges

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
449 W 23rd St
Panama City, FL 32405
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