Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD

Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Patrick Fernicola, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.

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
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
44

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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 20 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

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 (3)

in Columbus GA
First visit. I needed cortisone shots in both knees. Worried about the pain, but Dr. Fernicola's injections were amazingly painless. Thank you.
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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...more
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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...more
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