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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Durham Office 1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR Durham, NC 27710 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Robert Fitch, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Fitch is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Dr. Fitch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Raleigh, NC |
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 spoke with me. I explained the situation. She went back into the clinic; when she returned she told me that we could not be seen that day since Dr. Fitch was leaving. Worst patient care ever!
in danville va 24540 |
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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      Dr. Fitch's Care Philosophy

      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.

      Dr. Fitch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Low Back Pain
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Still's Disease
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Education

      • Medical School
        Duke University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1976

      • Internship Hospital
        University of Pittsburgh

        Completed in 1977

      • Residency Hospital
        Duke University Medical Center

        Completed in 1982

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children

        Completed in 1983

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Surgery
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection