Dr. R Mirkin, MD

Dr. R Mirkin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(43)
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Dr. R Mirkin, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.Read his story

12122 Tesson Ferry Rd Ste 100

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 849-0808

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 82% of peers
Low Back Pain
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more than 81% of peers
Back Pain
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more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Mirkin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mirkin "Before entering private practice, Dr. Mirkin served in the United States Navy as Lieutenant Commander and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He served as Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon of Long Beach Naval Hospital, Long Beach, Calif., and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N. C. Dr. Mirkin completed his Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N. C."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Phoenix Orthopaedic Training Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Phoenix Orthopaedic Training Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mirkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mirkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mirkin to family and friends
2.4
based on 43 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (25)

Dr. Mirkin's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Chesterfield |
Go here for Spine treatment and evaluation!
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milstadt |
told me truth about condition I ha and prevente me from having unneeded procedure
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in St.Louis,Mo |
Dr.Mirkin performed my fusion in 2007.He did a great job and I have had no complications.His staff was awesome and was very kind.
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in St Louis, MO |
Horrible Doctor. Horrible experience. I second what everyone has said about his arrogant, condescending, demeaning, attitude. He stated "I'm a surgeon" to me as well when I was asking to go over my MRI I thought maybe he wanted me to stand up and clap for him or something. He didn't even look at me...more
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in Troy, MO |
Dr. Merkin performed a lumbar fusion and was one of the worst doctors I've ever meet . His bed side manners are poor, his willingness to listen to his patients is lacking. He miss placed a screw when he did my surgery and when I complained something wasn't right for months he ignored me. Finally...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mirkin accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Mirkin has admitting privileges

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
1015 Bowles Ave
Fenton, MO 63026
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Des Peres Hospital
2345 Dougherty Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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