Dr. Jonathan C. Cotton, MD

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Dr. Jonathan C. Cotton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Southside Orthopaedics P.C. 11757 Southwest Hwy, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Get Directions
(708) 361-3800

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I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through a comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active,...
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (3)
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in IL |
Saw the doctor once after waiting 45 minutes in the lobby. Ultimately need to have surgery, and was told to call back to schedule an appointment. Have made multiple attempts over several days to schedule the surgery, but they have one scheduler, Betty, and she does not return calls. During the day she works with the doctor's, and that's it. They have one scheduler, and she does not schedule appointments. Save yourself a lot of time and frustration, and go anywhere else.
in Evergreen Park, IL |
He diagnosed me with a stress fracture of the right foot over the phone after reviewing an MRI. He immediately recommended I come in for a permanent cast and use crutches for 6-8 weeks without first trying a walking brace/boot. I called him three times to discuss his recommendation. He never returned any of my calls. As a result, I sought medical advice elsewhere. I don't appreciate not having my phone calls returned. Apparently patient's concerns are not worth his precious time! NOT RECOMMENDED
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Cotton says..

I am fortunate enough to be able to practice as a general orthopaedic surgeon taking care of a multitude of orthopedic problems with both non-surgical and surgical techniques.  

In addition, I have extra training in sports medicine orthopaedic surgery.  This training allows me to take expert care of athletes of all ages.  I employ state of the art procedures for get athletes back in the game.

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  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • 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, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Release
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Kansas Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Kansas Medical Center

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Completed in 2014

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cotton'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
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Dr. Cotton's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cotton

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cotton says...

I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through a comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques—surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

Our office is fully equipped, with X-ray, two MRI machines, and ajoined physical therapy services.

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Dr. Cotton's Care Philosophy

I make sure my patients understand their condition fully first.  I strive to understand specifically how their problem is affecting their quality of life.  Treatments are always presented as options with the patients wishes dictating the ultimate management.

I am always available for questions during and after my office hours.

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Dr. Cotton says...

I am fortunate enough to be able to practice as a general orthopaedic surgeon taking care of a multitude of orthopedic problems with both non-surgical and surgical techniques.  

In addition, I have extra training in sports medicine orthopaedic surgery.  This training allows me to take expert care of athletes of all ages.  I employ state of the art procedures for get athletes back in the game.