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About Dr. Howard B Cotler

Dr. Howard B Cotler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Cotler is affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Cotler has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 15 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard B Cotler is Great. Dr. Howard B Cotler has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 15 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard B Cotler is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Gulf Coast Spine Care Ltd Pa

1200 Binz St Ste 970
Houston, TX 77004
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Specialties

Dr. Howard B Cotler has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain

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Very happy with Dr. Cotler

I can walk again. The pain and numbness were gone immediately after surgery.

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Best experience with healthcare professionals.

Dr. Cotler and his staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. Everyone I came into contact with seemed to calm my nerves, as I don't really like to visit doctors offices. This practice has changed my outlook on receiving healthcare. Dr. Cotler really took the time to explain my issues and made me feel comfortable. I would recommend this practice to any and everyone.

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The Best!

Awesome, professional, competent, personable doctor. In addition to his competence and passion for his field, Dr. Cotler's bedside manner is superb! He makes everyone feel important and at ease as he listens carefully to your issues, tactfully asks questions and performs x-rays to properly make a diagnosis. Additional tests, inclusive of blood tests are also used to help with the diagnosis. There is not a long wait for such tests. All of the x-rays are done in the office and explained to you. Within a day or two, at the latest, lab work is returned. Every detail of the diagnosis and future plans are discussed with the patient. No question is stupid. He makes certain that the patient understands every detail and is comfortable with the prognosis. He explains what can and should happen if one follows his instructions. I recommend him highly to everyone! He has done wonders with my mother and me.

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Five Stars

While searching, Dr. Cotler's name kept appearing. I chose him. The ease of making an appt was great. His office staff is a great representation of him. At my visits he took time to explain what my options were, surgery being one. I chose to have a 360 fusion. At 59 yrs this was a surgery I had to put some serious though into. This was the best decision I could have made & I'm so thankful I chose the surgery & Dr. Cotler to perform it. Dr. Cotler's straight and to the point, he explains what is needed for your recovery & expects you to follow his directions if you want the surgery to be a success, I find it to be a 50/50 relationship, you must be devoted to your recovery. I totally believe in reviews, I used his other reviews to help me decide on him. I would strongly recommend Dr. Cotler. Should I deem it necessary to ever go through another surgery, I would use him again without a second thought.

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My 25 year experience with Dr. Cotler

I have been a patient of Dr. Howard Cotler for almost 25 years. He has done 3 major surgeries on my back, from which I have had 100% recovery. His personal attention, medical expertise and dedication to his profession are above and beyond the call of duty. I keep coming back to him because I really trust him!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Cotler is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • University Of Washington Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Howard B Cotler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Gulf Coast Spine Care Ltd Pa, 1200 Binz St Ste 970, Houston, TX

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