Dr. Robert Atkinson, MD

Dr. Robert Atkinson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Robert Atkinson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Honolulu, HI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

1401 S Beretania St Ste 750

Honolulu, HI 96814

Contact Information

(808) 521-8128

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

64  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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29  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Yale University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Hospital Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Atkinson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Atkinson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Atkinson to family and friends
16 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Atkinson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I always felt rushed and that Dr. Atkinson was not engaged in my care. I got cookie cutter service that was impersonal and hurried.
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Dr. Atkinson knew exactly what was wrong with my hand within a few minutes time. He gave it plenty of time before we decided that surgery was needed. The outcome was great and I have no pain and my hand is perfect once again. The doc is smart, sharp and knows his stuff. I am very thankful I met...more
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I am a college athlete and I went to him after I tore some stuff in my wrist. He was terrible. I knew I had it torn for about 6 months before ( had MRI from my school). I went to PT twice (6 weeks each) and then had two shots after it. After finally doing my surgery, it felt like he didn't do...more
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Excellent care and successful surgery. Waited less than 5 minutes before being seen by Dr Atkinson. Dr Atkinson explained procedure and what to expect post op, will be going back for duplicate procedure on other side.
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Be ready to wait over an hour! After 5 minutes on my 1st visit Dr. wanted me to have surgery, but it took me some time to agree. The gal who books surgery went over the price before we booked so I knew exactly how much I'd have to pay. Surgery wasn't successful...a waste of money. 6 months later I...more
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