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About Dr. Robert Cairns

Dr. Robert Cairns, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dubuque, IA. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Cairns is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, Finley Hospital and Finley Hosp, Dubuque, Ia. Dr. Cairns has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert Cairns is Great. Dr. Robert Cairns has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert Cairns is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

850 Mount Carmel Rd
Dubuque, IA 52003
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Dr. Robert Cairns has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Robert Cairns has the following 3 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Robert Cairns is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Pain management stinks

I was initially preascribed Tylenol 4 which at first kept the pain down. After two weeks and results from my MRI which indicated 12mm Synovial Cyst L3-L4 and degeneration and foreign material at the disc location I asked for something to help keep the pain down better. He prescribed me Methadone to my dismay. The reason I found this to be bad is that another doctor tried that to manage my pain previously and it was nasty to stop taking, NASTY!!! Why cant we have more doctors who manage pain somewhere in between the idiots who will treat only the symptoms with a fist full of pills and those so stingy that you are taking lots of ibuprophen and naprosyn because your pain is unbearable. My surgery is in one week all I needed was a weeks worth of reasonable meds to manage my pain.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2014)

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

  • Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque
  • Finley Hospital
  • Finley Hosp, Dubuque, Ia
  • Mercy Health Center
  • Education

    49 Years Experience

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Graduated in 1964

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

850 Mount Carmel Rd, Dubuque, IA
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