Dr. Robert Tomlinson Jr, MD

Dr. Robert Tomlinson Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Robert Tomlinson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fayetteville, AR and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1583 Main Dr

Fayetteville, AR 72704

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
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Dr. Tomlinson Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tomlinson Jr "Dr. Tomlinson is an orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in sports medicine by the world renowned Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. He has studied at Occidental College, Harvard University, Hannemann University and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has lived in Northwest Arkansas for 25 years, has three children, Robby, Rachel, and Rebecca, and one grandchild Robby IV. Dr. Tomlinson believes in giving his patients excellent medical treatment for a speedy recovery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tomlinson Jr "I believe in treating each patient as an individual, exceeding their expectations with our level of care, compassion, and reliability. We will treat you like family."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Tomlinson Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

24  Conditions Treated

44  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

1 Sanction
  • Unknown (1/19/2018)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Tomlinson, Robert John MD: License # E-0329: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Arkansas State Medical Board issued a CONSENT ORDER on the physician's license.
    State: Arkansas
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Occidental College, Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Tulane University, Department Of Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tulane University Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Southern California Orthopedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • One of ten worldwide physicians chosen to perform Zimmer Inc. NT Chondral Transplant Procedure, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of Glenoid Labral Tears in Athletes, Feb 1995
  • Scoliosis and Syringomyelia: the Effect of Syrinx Decompression on the Scoliotic Curve., Sept 1994
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Fracture, Sept 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tomlinson Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tomlinson Jr to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Tomlinson Jr's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. T is the best! I saw him with knee pain issues that I've had for the last few years and he was very thorough in examining me and giving me all the information I needed to get my knees better. It has only been about 2 weeks and my knees are 99% pain-free! I advise anyone, especially with knee...more
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Both my husband and I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Tomlinson Jr. He is an amazing orthopaedic surgeon...very knowledgeable and skilled. He did an ankle surgery for a bad break and two knee surgeries on myself and repaired a bad shoulder on my husband. All surgeries are over 10yrs old and still holding...more
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I have seen a lot of doctors in the past about my knee pain, most of them just wanted to prescribe me pain killers and that's a no go for me. Some doctors would just refer me to other doctors for my pain. I found Dr. Tomlinson in Fayetteville and in less than half hour, he pin pointed where my pain...more
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