Dr. John Cotton, MD

Dr. John Cotton, MD

Save
Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Cotton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Southern Orthopedic Specialists

1827 Harrison Ave Unit 2

Panama City, FL 32405
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

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

Learn about Dr. Cotton

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

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

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

Dr. Cotton'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.

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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

Less

Read Less

51  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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Less

Read Less

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

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

Dr. Cotton's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotton to family and friends
11 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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 (6)

Dr. Cotton has been amazing through this entire process. My knee had substantial issues, but he was very aggressive with my treatment and didn't wait forever to get me into surgery when rehab didn't work. My procedure was great and his staff made sure I was VERY informed about the procedure and...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
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...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
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...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
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!
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
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...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this

More Orthopedic Surgery Specialists like Dr. Cotton at Southern Orthopedic Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
(14)
Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
(8)
Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
(26)
Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
(33)