Dr. Joseph Cove, MD

Dr. Joseph Cove, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o
(18)

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Dr. Joseph Cove, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

MultiCare Orthopedics & Spine Services - Tacoma General

315 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Cove'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.

Dr. Cove's bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cove "My practice is based on giving the best possible care to patients with back or neck problems, using both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Patient care is a process of sharing information and providing education to help patients make the right treatment decisions."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

64  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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28  Procedures

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Willem van Oranje-College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Hawaii Integrated Surgery Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cove has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cove's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cove to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Cove'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Cove is a caring surgeon. He looked after my husband after a traumatic neck injury . Not only was he a great surgeon but a very committed patient care doctor. He does not take a day off from his patients!!
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Dr Cove is a caring and compassionate physician who is interested in his patient's well being and recovery. He is an incredible surgeon and I have no problem referring him to anyone.
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