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Dr. Robert Atkinson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Atkinson

Orthopedic Associates-Hawaii

1401 S Beretania St Ste 750 Honolulu, HI 96814

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Dr. Robert Atkinson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Honolulu, HI and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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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 t Dr. Atkinson and I would highly recommend him. Thank you.
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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 anything. waste of 6 months, money, and waiting about a hour just for an appointment that took 5 mins. DONT COME HERE
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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 received a bill & found out they no longer accepted my insurance. 6 MONTHS LATER!!! Claire in billing can't relate, told me to yell at my ins., implied I made up we were given the $$$. Deceptive!!!!!
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I've been a patient of Dr. Atkinson's for about 10 years, as I have ongoing lifelong hand issues. He's a very busy man, but is very caring & efficient. After searching my hometown of Atlanta for hand surgeon's, and the state of Hawaii, ALL 5 of the hand surgeons that I encountered told me that Dr. Atkinson is one of the best hand surgeons in the US and is highly respected among his peers.
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Very knowledgeable. Treatment for my wrist was very effective.
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I waited for over one hour both times I had appointments with Dr Atkinson. He spent a total of 2 minutes examining me over the course of 2 appointments. A different doctor did the comprehensive examination of my injury. The only advice I got from Dr Atkinson was to 'stretch and take advil.' He did not refer me to occupational therapy at all. Not much attention was paid to my case.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Atkinson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Honolulu, HI and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Atkinson accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Atkinson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Pain
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Dr. Atkinson treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Atkinson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Dr. Atkinson treats Joint Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Atkinson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Ganglion Cyst
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkinson treats Ganglion Cyst more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Atkinson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Atkinson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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