Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(19)
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Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD
Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Columbus, GA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Fernicola is affiliated with Northside Medical Center and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital.

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus

6262 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, GA 31909

Contact Information

(706) 324-6661

Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD

Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 7 More

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Dr. Fernicola's Experience

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Dr. Fernicola'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
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
42

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy

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

  • Georgetown University College Of Arts and Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • The Hughston Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Arthroscopic excision of intra-articular ossifications. A case report and review of the literature, 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Fernicola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernicola to family and friends
3.4
based on 19 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Fernicola's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
I allowed this guy to do knee replacement - TERRIBLE job. Released from the hospital knowing I was sick, said it was Anesthesia (sick & in pain). 2 Visits Fernicola said get over it, refused to look my knee, etc. Re evaluated by 2 ortho doctors. Had it Re-done. Had varus valgus laxity (knee replacement instability) & patella was set wrong (mal-tracking). Review May 2017 the rater is right, do not let him operate on you. I thank God for the ortho doctor who re-did my knee, he did a great job.
in Decatur, GA |
The most unprofessional physician I have ever encountered. My mother had a scheduled appointment at 10:45am and was called 5 mins out from her arrival to the clinic at 10:25am and was told and I quote "I'm sorry but Dr Fernicola has left for the day." No explanation as to why. Just that he had left. I'm a nurse practitioner in the medical profession and I have to tell you this is top notch unprofessionalism. Instills little confidence that he could properly care for you or by God operate on you.
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Dr. Fernicola accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Fernicola has admitting privileges

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
4401 River Chase Dr
Phenix City, AL 36867
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Northside Medical Center
100 Frist Ct
Columbus, GA 31909
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