Dr. Robert R. Slater, MD

Dr. Robert R. Slater, MD

43 reviews

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 53 years old

El Dorado Orthopaedics
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Dr. Slater specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Folsom, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Slater's Performance
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in El Dorado Hills, CA |
I was in acute pain in my shoulder Dr. Slater spent more than ample time with me to explain, treat and diagnosis my injury and made my course of treatment clear and did so with an amazing sense of humor! I was in tears prior to arrival the pain was over the top but Dr. Slater and his humor made it bearable. I am not an easy patient I ask a tremendous amount of questions and am skeptical of doctors but he gets the A++. Thank you Dr. Slater.
in Sacramento, CA |
Awful experience. This doctor is clearly not interested in treating anyone who doesn't require surgery. Not only did he rush through a very cursory examination, he didn't ask any questions and misdiagnosed me as having a sprain. I have since see another Orthopedic Surgeon who identified the broken bone and set my hand in a cast. To add insult to injury I paid a $55 copay for this poor treatment. His bedside manner is simply appalling. Very, very disappointing. Don't use him for anything.
in Folsom California |
We felt like we were bothering him. Rude and talked down to us.and not helpful at all. A complete waste of time.
Folsom CA |
There are plenty of good orthopedists in the Sacramento area. Don't waste your time with this one. Rude, doesn't seem to care, and has an ego that is out of control. Went to another Dr. and was very happy with that overall experience.
in Sacramento, CA |
I have been to Dr Slater twice. The first time was to correct what another surgeon had created. He answered all of my questions and concerns. When I went back for the 2nd time was just as helpful addressing the problem and his staff was outstanding.
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr Slater is fantastic. A bit of a dry bedside manor but very attentive to patient and their needs or concerns
in Camino, CA |
I was looking forward to this visit to give me the explaination of my injury and direction of what was needed for my shoulder seperation injury. His bedside manners was terrible. I wanted and needed some answers but he didn't listen or even tried to explain my injury and how to deal with such an injury. I left his office completely dissatified with the treatment and the lack of answers. I felt it was a waste of time and money.
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Dr. Slater's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Uc Davis Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement