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Dr. Robert Cole, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Cole

Dr. Robert Cole, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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I have had both hands operated on by Dr. Cole. After a long time in pain, and after his surgeries, I am now pain free. He is the best. Thank you Dr. Cole.
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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.
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 ...

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

  • 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,

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(901) 259-1600

Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cole's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Trigger Finger more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Colles' Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • 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 Injury
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

Locations

OrthoMemphis

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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