Dr. Robert Slater, MD

Dr. Robert Slater, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o
(44)

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Dr. Robert Slater, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Folsom, CA. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

El Dorado Orthopaedics

1580 Creekside Dr Ste 100

Folsom, CA 95630
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Slater'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.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

44  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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23  Procedures

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

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slater to family and friends
44 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 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 (8)

Dr. Slater did surgery on two issues on my hand. He steadfastly advocated for me to my insurance company despite ridiculous obstacles. My surgeries were spectacular. He never gave up on giving me the most advantages outcome. Is he warm and friendly- lol, not really, but if you follow his...more
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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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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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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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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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