Dr. Timothy Cole, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Cole
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Premier Surgical Assistants PC

5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 140 Plano, TX 75024

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(972) 747-0440

Dr. Timothy Cole, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Plano, TX and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cole to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Cole is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney McKinney, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cole's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cole performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole performs Soft Tissue Tumor Removal more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cole performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Inguinal Hernia more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cole

4.7

Based on 124 ratings

5 Stars
91.12903225806451%
(113)
4 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
(1)
3 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
(1)
2 Stars
1.6129032258064515%
(2)
1 Star
5.645161290322581%
(7)
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What went well
  • Office environment (115)
  • Explained conditions well (114)
  • Appointment scheduling (113)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (6)
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Dr Cole and his team are super fantastic. They all took the time to answer my many many questions, explained things (multiple times patiently), reassured me, and guided me through my surgery. No pain during surgery he said, and he delivered. I’m healing up well also. Such compassion and care. I never felt judged. A heart felt sincere thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Weitser Hsu – Sep 22, 2020
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Dr. Timothy Cole was the surgeon that performed my gall bladder removal surgery. I had a gallstone in the neck of the duct leading to my gall bladder and it was causing me extreme pain. During the procedure, Dr. Cole stated that he was unable to remove my entire gallbladder so a small portion of it still remained. I called daily sometimes multi times a day for 2 weeks after the surgery to Dr. Coles office regarding the pain that I was experiencing. I could not lay down, sit or walk without being in pain. I couldn’t eat or drink and my symptoms hadn’t changed from before the surgery. Even after seeing him in office for a follow up, Dr. Cole and his office insisted my symptoms were not related to the surgery. I ended up in the emergency room and had to get 3 additional surgeries totaling over $70k in medical bills due to a bile leak which was caused by Dr. Cole’s neglect during my surgery and neglect when he would not address my pain and symptoms after the surgery.
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Mar 10, 2020
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I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Cole as his PA for 3 years, until my husband and I made the move to Oklahoma City. When I was diagnosed with gallbladder issues, I knew I wanted Dr. Cole to be the surgeon to perform the procedure because I trust in him. Everything went smoothly fro pre-op, to the surgery, to post-op. I have 4 "teeny tiny" incisions and only took pain medications for 2-3 days. I am now two weeks post surgery and fully back to normal routine, eating, and working out. I will forever be grateful for Dr. Cole making me feel better and will continue to trust him for any of mine or my families general surgery needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kayla H – Feb 17, 2020
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Dr. Timothy Cole is a class act. He is extremely professional and a rare find. He is a surgeon who actually takes the time to listen to what you have to say, answer questions you have and explains in both medical and layman's terms so you can fully understand your diagnosis, plan, procedure and post-surgery recovery. He maintains a consistently calm demeanor to help ease any of your anxiety. Scheduling and follow up was easy with Dr. Cole and his office. The surgery itself went smoothly as well as my recovery without any complications for either. ZMarcus
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What could be improved
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ZMarcus – Jan 25, 2020
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The office staff for Dr. Cole is nothing short of amazing. They took care of all of our needs from finding the perfect times for appointments and surgery to working with my (difficult) insurance and helping us with billing. The receptionist even helped me with my fussy baby during my first appointment! Dr. Cole took great care of me before, during, and after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jenna – Aug 22, 2019
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Dr. Cole took out my gallbladder in Dec 2018. The surgery itself went great. Everyone was kind, professional, etc. I was really happy. Then came the bill. I'd met my out-of-pocket max for the year, so I didn't expect a bill. But I got one, for $409. Apparently the PAs are all out of insurance network and no one told me this. The doctors are in network, but the PAs are out. Who does that? I tried calling the billing manager, but she never returned my call. When I did get hold of someone, I was told the balance would be zeroed. The next month, I got another bill. Again, I called and was told the balance would be zeroed. Now, six months later, I have another bill. This is never going to go away, and it's getting to the point where it will affect my credit. Don't have your surgery here. They seem to be good medically, but their office practices are sneaky.
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Becky Parr in Richardson, TX – Jun 01, 2019
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Couldn’t be more pleased.
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Professional, friendly, great communication skills. And it’s always great to have a doctor like Dr. Cole who genuinely cares about you.
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Apr 21, 2019
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Dr. Cole performed a Herniaropathy on my umbilical hernia in December of 2018. I never had any pain following the procedure and did not even get my pain med prescription filled. I took one ibuprofen after I got home from my surgery and needed nothing more! I was so impressed! His care is top notch along with his staff. They are personable as well as professional and I highly recommend him.
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Awesome Dr and staff. Staff was very efficient. Dr was very personable and knowledgeable. Thought I had a surgical issue. He was able to diagnose quickly and advise non surgical treatment. Very happy with service.
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Plano, TX – Mar 07, 2019
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He's a very good doctor. Unfortunately, cold hearted and uncaring staff make it impossible for me to recommend him.
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Michael W in TX – Mar 03, 2019
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Very knowledgeable and made us comfortable while explain procedures. Has a good sense of humor and his facilities and staff were excellent. Was very patient as my wife had a list of questions to discuss and walk through every item reassuring us that he was more than qualified.
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Harry Dixon in McKinney, TX – Feb 09, 2019
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Was a life-saver in getting out my gangrenous gall bladder out in short order. Managed to do s with minimally invasive techniques. Recovery was a matter of a couple days. Good bedside manner (unusual in surgeons) and does a great job.
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What could be improved
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Mike O. in Plano, TX – Dec 28, 2018
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Cole and his staff. Unlike other surgeons who do nothing more than take your money, give the minimal amount of service or support - their commitment to service stands out and they consistently go out of their way to make sure their patients are ALWAYS taken care of. I searched a long time to find the right surgeon and I'm so glad we did.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael in CORINTH, TX – Oct 05, 2018
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In my opinion, Dr. Cole is EVERYTHING a physician should be. I wish I could use Dr. Cole for every medical service needed, that’s how much I was impressed with his level of care. Dr. Cole was able to get me scheduled for surgery within 2 weeks from my initial appointment. He knew I had an important trip coming up he did everything he could to make sure I had time to heal before traveling.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kristin – Oct 01, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Cole and his team. I was in for a hernia operation, the entire staff was friendly on my first visit. The surgery was the best a surgery could be given the circumstances. This was my second hernia. My first was with a different doctor in the DFW area and was NOT a great experience. Needless to say, I was looking for a better doctor and found that with Dr. Cole. Dr. Cole explained everything in detail and the surgery was much better than my prior surgery. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Terna in Frisco, TX – Jul 06, 2018
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If you have to have surgery, I couldn’t imagine a better experience. The entire staff was very professional, friendly, and fast. They took the time to answer any questions you might have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Keith Prey in Plano , TX – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr and staff were exceptionally accommodating. I was quite impressed with their taking time to answer questions and explain to my full understanding and satisfaction. I never felt rushed, which is unusual in today's med offices. Staff were friendly, thorough, professional and supportive.....from start to finish....ALL of them. Dr's work on me was excellent. I have NO complaints and will certainly look to use him and his staff again if possible and the need arises. Wish I'd found them years ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Michael Grobmyer in ALLEN, TX – Jun 09, 2018
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Had a mutineous gallbladderbon a business trip to California. Dr. Cole a d his staff got me in for an appointment the day after I returned from California and had me in surgery the following Monday morning. Can't say enough about Dr. Cole and his staff - great people that were all helpful and generous with their time. Definitely recommend.!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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John Robinson in Frisco – May 29, 2018
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My wife recently had a umbilical hernia surgery repair done with Dr. Cole. He was an amazing doctor. He was very patient with us and explained the procedure very clearly. On the day of the surgery, he kept us posted on the progress. The post surgery visit was with a PA (not Dr. Cole) and the PA was helpful too. As far as medical treatment goes, I will give him a 5 star. However, overall, I am going with 3 stars because his finance and billing team sucks - no response for 2 weeks on escalation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Cole is a board certified surgeon who was raised on a cotton farm near Clarendon, Texas. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
St Francis Hospital University Kans
Residency Hospital
1993
Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1988
West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Timothy Cole, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cole has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Timothy Cole, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cole frequently treats Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open, Soft Tissue Tumor Removal, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cole treats.

Where is Dr. Timothy Cole, MD's office located?

Dr. Cole's office is located at 5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 140, Plano, TX 75024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Premier Surgical Assistants PC5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 140 Plano, TX 75024
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cole is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving

Irving, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney

McKinney, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital - Las Colinas

Irving, TX

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Medical City Plano

Plano, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Methodist McKinney Hospital

McKinney, TX

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Allen, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Plano, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received