Dr. Richard Cobden, MD

Dr. Richard Cobden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. Richard Cobden, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fairbanks, AK and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1967 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1405 Kellum St Ste 101

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Contact Information

(907) 374-4636

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip
more than 77% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 77% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cobden "Fairbanks Orthopedic Center is here when you need us, we feature a wide range of clinical services. Most conditions are handled on-site, with in-hospital services provided as needed at FMH. We honor most medical plans and work in conjunction with local physical therapists, pain control groups, and pharmacies. We are also happy to arrange out-of-town referrals when necessary. Dr. Cobden, MD and Dr. Boucher, MD & Michael J. Pomeroy, PA-C serve as our clinicians. M-T 8-4 & Fridays 8-2."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

91  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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41  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • La Co Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • La Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Los Angeles Chldns Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Edinburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cobden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cobden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cobden to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cobden's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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