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About Dr. Jos A Cove

Dr. Jos A Cove, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA, with another office in Tacoma, WA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Cove is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center. Dr. Cove has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jos A Cove is Great. Dr. Jos A Cove has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jos A Cove is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Franciscan Medical Group

1515 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Tacoma General Hospital

315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Specialties

Dr. Jos A Cove has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

    A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
    Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
    Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

Reviews

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Spinal Fusion

Dr. Cove treated my severe scoliosis in Oct. 2013 with a spinal Fusion surgery from T-1 to T-12. On his end, the surgery was done well and professionally. Afterwards, I felt as though the meat that was scraped from my vertebrae was stringy chicken flesh for 2 1/2 years and I suffer from chronic back pain. Whether the pain is from the scoliosis or the screws and fusion have yet to be determined, if ever. He chose the old fashioned Harrington rods to screw into my spine, which I agreed to out of naivety. However, I only wished I had done more homework on spinal support apparatuses. As it turns out, there are less archaic devices to screw into the spine now. Altogether, professional work from him and his office, but I wish a different device would've been screwed into my spine.

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His professional manner is outstanding.
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The nurce or receptionest was rude and never set a apt. For me

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Absolutely recommend Dr. Cove. 100% trustworthy.

Dr. Cove called me in the evening to answer a question I had about treatment. Wow. No doctor does that anymore. He takes time to explain what, why, and how. Doesn't make you feel stupid when you ask questions. Very patient, understanding - his clinical staff is terrific. Absolutely recommend.

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Dr. Cove' did my back surgery in 2003. I still have pain but nothing compares to were I was before surgery. I had another surgery in 2004 that Dr. Cove' did to remove the hardware that was put in back in the first surgery. What I can tell you is don't set around after you heal from your surgery. You need to stretch and exercise your back to keep it working. Doing nothing will only make it worse.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Jos A Cove accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
    • Premera MultiCare Connected Care
    • Premera VA Mason Med Center: Personal Care
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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