Dr. Robert Slater, MD

Dr. Robert Slater, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
(43)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Slater, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Folsom, CA. He is 54 years old.

El Dorado Orthopaedics

1580 Creekside Dr Ste 100

Folsom, CA 95630
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • 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
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Slater has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Slater's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slater to family and friends
2.9
based on 43 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Slater's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Slater accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Slater has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
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