Dr. Michael Tucker, MD

Dr. Michael Tucker, MD

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Dr. Michael Tucker, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbus, GA. He graduated from Alabama Sports Medicine Institute and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

6262 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, GA 31909

Contact Information

(706) 324-6661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Tucker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tucker "Michael M. Tucker earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his internship at Methodist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis. Prior to joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. Tucker completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Hughston Foundation and he recently completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Tucker is a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He practices general orthopaedics with an interest in sports medicine and continues academic research in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

64  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
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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35  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • 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 Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Alabama Sports Medicine Institute
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Campbell Clinic
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tucker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tucker's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tucker to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Tucker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr.Tucker's treatment of my mother & I was abhorable. He did not explain ANYTHING, treated us as if we were ignorant & said I was free to do any physical activity with no restrictions. I can barely move my left arm. (I am in Army ROTC and was set to leave for BOOT CAMP in 3 weeks) Thankfully we...more
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Patient satisfaction is very important to Hughston, and your communication is very much appreciated. I apologize your experience was less than excellent. The concerns you mentioned are being addressed in the appropriate manner. We are committed to making sure our patients are satisfied with the care and services they receive here at Hughston Clinic. Please contact Jennifer Tovey at 706-324-6661. Thanks again.

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After suffering a life changing traumatic accident with multiple fractures and surgeries, and ongoing care, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dr. Tucker as the most skilled and compassionate physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Dr. Tucker set goals for me at every visit...more
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Dr. Tucker and his staff were comforting and informative about my surgery. My ankle surgery went very well and now I'm back to 100%
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From the first visit, he was honest and informative about my eventual knee replacement. He took the time to answer any questions I had and never rushed me.
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