Dr. Robert Fitch, MD

Dr. Robert Fitch, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
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Dr. Robert Fitch, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fitch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
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more than 67% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 19% of peers
Limb Pain
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more than 16% of peers

Dr. Fitch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fitch "Duke attracts complex cases that can be difficult to manage. Ive accepted that challenge. Duke delivers quality care. Our orthopaedic department has world-recognized practitioners. But its more than the practitioners. Its the entire Duke program. How patients are managed the respect they receive its all outstanding at Duke. I deal with the immature musculoskeletal system children before completion of growth. There are unique disorders in children related to growing such as fractures in growth areas a spinal curvature disorder called scoliosis as well as congenital anomalies such as club feet or shortening of legs or arms. I focus on getting to the bottom of the problem that brings the patient to me and that means talking with the patient and the parents. There has to be a rapport with the family and an understanding of the circumstances unique to each individual patient. I continue to be amazed and inspired by children who face and overcome medical adversity with such positive attitudes. Its rewarding to see them recover."
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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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10  Procedures

  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fitch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fitch's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fitch to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Fitch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

After a canceled appt (weather) w/Dr. Lark, was offered an end-of-clinic appt w/Dr. Fitch (Durham @ Page Road) at 1 pm. Was told that he had this time built-in to his Thursday schedule for urgent appts. Arrived at 12:40 pm. Front desk could not find our appt. Someone from the clinic came out and...more
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Continued surgery despite failure of conscience sedation. I was screaming during the entire surgery. He did not give adequate pain medication after assuring me he would. I told him prior to surgery that overseas did not work on me. I was in agony.
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