Dr. Robert Cole, MD

Dr. Robert Cole, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(25)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Cole, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Memphis, TN. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

6286 Briarcrest Ave Ste 200

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 259-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 93% of peers
Elbow Sprain
high
more than 83% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "With hand and upper extremity injuries and disorders, making a quick and accurate diagnosis is paramount to optimal recovery. We do our best to allow direct access with same day OrthoStat appointments. This allows the patient to bypass the emergency room or general practice urgent care facility and appoint directly with a subspecialist. This allows a focused pathway to diagnosis, targeted treatment and healing. Not every patient needs physical therapy, surgery or specialized testing or imaging. Plain X-rays and an experienced exam can frequently produce an accurate diagnosis. When these other things are needed, a subspecialist the ideal person to coordinate in order to limit out of pocket expenses to the patient and to streamline recovery. Achieving the final outcome is a team effort. The OrthoMemphis Hand Center was carefully designed to offer maximal interaction between the patient, the treating physician and two dedicated hand therapists."

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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
3

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
28

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Colles' Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
19

Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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 Mississippi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, Dept Of General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, Dept Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • President, Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Displaced Intra-articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Long-Term Functional Outcome in Young Adults Following Open Reduction and Internal Fixation., 9/1977
  • Radiographic Evaluation of Osseous Displacement Following Intra-articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Reliability of Plain Radiography and Computerized Tomography, 1997
  • The Utility of Routine Wrist Radiographs in the Evaluation of Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome., 1997
  • Quantification of the Radius Torsion Angle with Computerized Tomography in Cadaver Specimens, June 1997
  • Scaphoid nonunion drill track grafting,
  • Tenex F.A.S.T. procedure for tennis elbow,
  • Carpal Tunnel,
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
4.8
based on 25 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Cole's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Memphis, TN |
I have had several hand surgeries and Dr Cole made me feel like I was his only patient. He is a great doctor and surgeon.
in Wharton, NJ |
Dr. Cole is a remarkable doctor. He simplifies his procedures so that the patient really understands what to expect. He answers all questions so that you feel comfortable and confident of any procedure you are thinking to go through. He is very personable and takes as much time necessary so that you understand what is happening to you and what the process is to bring you back to optimum health. Thanks for everything Dr. Cole
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cole accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Qualchoice
    Qualchoice PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Cole has admitting privileges

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
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