Dr. Robert Fitch, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. Robert Fitch, MD
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.

Durham Office

1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Dr. Robert Fitch, MD

Dr. Robert Fitch, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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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. Fitch's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
56

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

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Procedures

  • 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

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fitch to family and friends
3.7
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
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 accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Fitch has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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