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Fred Pilcher, MD

Dr. Pilcher is an orthopedic surgeon in the Cedar Rapids area.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Pilcher saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw lymphedema patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more scoliosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more torn meniscus patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more foot condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more birth defects patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more congenital disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more sprained leg patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more broken arm patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more patellar tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more broken foot patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw stress fracture patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more weakness patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more spondylosis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw sprained back patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more joint dislocations patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw sprained foot patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more Achilles tendinitis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw sprained elbow patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Pilcher saw more broken knee cap patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more abnormal gait patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pilcher saw more tennis elbow patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Pilcher’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Pilcher’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
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  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Pilcher’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pilcher’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Pilcher’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pilcher’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Pilcher sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Physicians Clinic of Iowa
202 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
406 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1973

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    3. Sports Medicine

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield