Dr. Robert Boykin, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 43

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Robert Boykin, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Arden, NC and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Boykin has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AdventHealth Hendersonville and Highlands Cashiers Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Robert Boykin, MD

Emergeortho (ardenfletcher)

2585 HENDERSONVILLE RD Arden, NC 28704
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(828) 258-8800
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Boykin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Boykin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Boykin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 258-8800.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Boykin is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Glenoid Labrum Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Dr. Boykin's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Boykin accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Medicare
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Dr. Boykin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boykin

4.9

Based on 202 ratings

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Great Experience, From First to Last Visit!
In March 2022, I tore the MCL, meniscus, and ACL during a snow skiing accident. The ACL was torn in half. Doctor Boykin replaced the ACL in July and developed a physical therapy plan that was challenging, but achievable. In January 2023, I’ve been cleared to do everything that I normally do…well no moguls or double black diamonds until next season! PS.. I am 68 years old! Doctor Boykin looked at my lifestyle more than my age. 68 is only a number!
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James Pearson – Jan 26, 2023
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Gel Knee Injections administered by Dr. Boykin
I've been getting gel Knee injections w/Dr. Boykin for over 5 yrs and they have given me relief from the pain of bilateral osteoarthritis in my knees. It's an in office 20 min procedure, once a wk for 3 wks, every 6 months.
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Nancy Tabel – Jan 18, 2023
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A successful shoulder repair with great support
Dr. Boykin performed my complicated rotator cuff surgery. He manner, humble yet extremely knowledgeable, put me at ease immediately. The surgery went perfectly. The physical therapists, working to his specifications, brought me step by step back to a functionality I hardly believed possible. I am beyond pleased, and relieved to be able to use my arm again!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Margaret – Jan 13, 2023
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Highly Skilled Surgeon
I have had both hips repaired for impingements and labral tears by Dr. Boykin and both have healed beyond expectation. He is a highly skilled, knowledgeable MD and he has been very dependable over the years for quality orthopedic care.
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Sarah Owen – Jan 12, 2023
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Dr. Boykin is the best surgeon I’ve ever had!
Dr. Robert Boykin is an exceptionally gifted and conscientious surgeon with the knowledge and experience to effectively address truly challenging orthopedic surgical problems (such as my reverse shoulder replacement involving several challenging complications) with extraordinary results that really work out there in the world. He is obviously passionate about his work and exhibits an empathy and caring towards his patients that is remarkable and somewhat unusual in a highly reputed surgeon. I feel so incredibly fortunate to be his patient. Thank you Dr. Boykin!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Timothy Barry – Jan 08, 2023
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Extraordinary care
After re-injuring a 30 year old shoulder injury in May, I met with Dr. Boykin to discuss a pretty extensive repair. I’m told that recovering from a re-injury of such an old issue can be challenging. It’s about 18 weeks after surgery now and after following Dr. Boykin‘s recommendation instructions and the instructions from my physical therapist at Benchmark Physical Therapy in Weaverville, I have full range of motion and I am working slowly to rebuild strength. I am experiencing no limitations in daily life. My experience has greatly exceeded expectations; The care that I received will make a difference for the rest of my life. I am so grateful for the ability to continue to live my active, outdoor lifestyle without limitations. With great respect and a tender place in my heart, I can’t recommend Dr. Boykin enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gus in WNC – Dec 22, 2022
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Amazing doctor, amazing results
Dr Boykin is an exceptional surgeon. I had a very bad tear in my rotator and bicep. He did an amazing job patching me back up. He was very professional and attentive to any concerns. I have a great range of motion and am starting to get my strength back. I can’t recommend him enough.
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Frederick Tessari – Dec 21, 2022
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Excellent Physician
I have been a patient of Dr Boykin for two years now. I had a bilateral quad tendon rupture. He was extremely experienced in this rare case and got me through all of this with flying colors. He does what's best for the patient, maybe not always what we want to hear, but what's the best protocol for complete success. I would not hesitate to go back to him again. Hopefully I don't have to LOL, great bedside manners, I can't say enough positive things.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David E. Isley – Dec 09, 2022
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Highly skilled surgeon.
Dr. Boykin did revision surgery on my shoulder. My shoulder was in bad condition and he basically saved my shoulder. I am very appreciative of his skill. I highly recommend Dr. Boykin
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Great Surgeon! – Dec 07, 2022
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Wonderful Dr
Was referred to Dr Boykin by a fellow Dr in his practice for a shoulder issue. Dr Boykin listened and recommended a treatment plan during my first visit which set my mind at ease. He explained ever step of the process step by step so I understood it thoroughly. Very good pt care ! I would highly recommend Dr Boykin
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ashleigh – Nov 26, 2022
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Dr. Boykin helped me when I was desperate
I came to Dr. Boykin in a lot of pain and was in a bad situation. He worked with me through the whole process including finally needing to proceed with shoulder surgery. This was on my right shoulder. It was very painful after surgery but in the long run it was worth it. It feels much better now. But now my left shoulder hurts a lot and I came back to him to try and get help with it now. I believe that I will receive the same kind of professionalism and care that he gave me on my right shoulder. I can’t think him enough. If we discover that I need surgery on my left shoulder, and if he could not perform the surgery, then I would not do it. All in all he earned my trust and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Highly recommended – Nov 17, 2022
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Infection of a total shoulder replacement
I recently saw Dr. Boykin when I started getting symptoms of a possible infection in my shoulder that was replaced five years ago. This could be the result of another operation I had six months ago. In my visits I have always found Dr. Boykin to be friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to take whatever time necessary to examine and explain whatever is going on. Dr. Boykin is one of the best doctors I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Glenn H – Nov 15, 2022
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Dr Boykin is one of the best Drs me and my wife ha
Dr Boykin is a very kind Dr. He explains everything that he is going to do. He answers any questions we might have. He has done shoulder repair on both me and my wife’s shoulders. I have a shoulder replacement scheduled and I feel confident I have one of the best Drs there is anywhere.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 12, 2022
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Very Best
Dr. Boykin performed my 3 shoulder surgeries, 2 rotator cuff, one reverse replacement. I cannot say enough about what an amazing surgeon and person he is. I have a close relative who is a surg tech and works with him most every week. Her comment to me was "he does art, not surgery, there is no one else who can do what he can do". That was enough for me. He is truly the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 10, 2022
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I was completely satisfied with my appointment with Dr Boykin. He answered all my questions and was responsive to my concerns. He communicates in a clear and patient manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2022
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Very Knowledgeable
Attentive to your comments and issues Clear in his assessments and explanations of what is needed and potential outcomes
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard Hightower – Nov 03, 2022
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shoulder replacement surgery
I would highly recommend Dr. Boykin. He is easy to talk to, and provided me with lots of information about the surgery and what it would entail, including recovery time. He personally spoke to my family member post-surgery with updates.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julianna S – Oct 11, 2022
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Excellence
Dr. Boykin has been treating my shoulder issues for six years. I can highly recommend him. He explains everything, shows concern and caring. I also recommend Emerge Orthopedics for other joint problems. I have also found their Physical Therapy Department to be excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Oct 08, 2022
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The best doctor in town. Highly experienced and very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Tamra Norton – Sep 30, 2022
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I wouldn't hesitate recommending Dr. Boykin!
Everything about my experience was great. From diagnosis to surgery. His professionalism and knowledge of my situation made me feel very confident about a positive outcome. At six months out I sometimes forget which shoulder was operated on. I'm back to doing anything I want!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Veronica Doty – Sep 22, 2022
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Robert Boykin is an orthopedic surgeon at EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Bone Division in Asheville, NC. As a fellowship trained sports medicine and shoulder...Read more

Biography

Dr. Robert Boykin is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic shoulder, arthroscopic knee and hip surgeon, and sports medicine specialist .

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
Alps Shoulder Surgery Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2012
The Steadman Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Alps Surgery Institute - Annecy, France
2011
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
2007
Beth Israel Deaconess / Harvard Medical School
Internship Hospital
2007
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
Internship Hospital
2007
Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Residency Program - Boston, MA
Internship Hospital
2006
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Medical School
2006
Vanderbilt University Med School
Medical School
2006
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Medical School
2002
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School
2002
University Of North Carolina At Chapell Hill
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Robert Boykin, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Robert Boykin, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Robert Boykin, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Boykin's profile.

What are Dr. Robert Boykin, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Boykin specializes in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Robert Boykin, MD treat?

Dr. Boykin frequently treats the following conditions: Glenoid Labrum Tear, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Robert Boykin, MD's office address?

Dr. Boykin's office is located at 2585 HENDERSONVILLE RD, Arden, NC 28704. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Robert Boykin, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Boykin provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Robert Boykin, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Robert Boykin, MD is affiliated with AdventHealth Hendersonville and Highlands Cashiers Hospital.

Is Dr. Robert Boykin, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Robert Boykin, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Robert Boykin, MD have?

Dr. Boykin has over 16 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Practice

Emergeortho (ardenfletcher)2585 HENDERSONVILLE RD Arden, NC 28704
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Emerge Ortho - Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Clinic, Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic75b Livingston St Asheville, NC 28801
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AdventHealth Hendersonville

Hendersonville, NC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Highlands Cashiers Hospital

Highlands, NC

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

Mission Hospital

Asheville, NC

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

43 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2023)