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Karin Cole, MD

Dr. Cole is a surgeon in the Portland area. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw esophageal cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Cole saw stomach cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Cole saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw rectal cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Cole saw liver condition patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.
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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Cole saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more lipoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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1 doctor
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Dr. Cole saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.
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95 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Cole saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Cole saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw abscess patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Cole saw more cellulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Portland area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Cole saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Cole saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Cole saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Cole saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Portland area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Cole accepts.
Anoscopy $131 – 336
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,901 – 16.5k
Gallbladder removal (open) $7,410 – 13.8k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,345 – 13.0k
Liver biopsy $3,279 – 6,116
Sigmoidoscopy $385 – 1,451
Skin tag removal $116 – 358
Upper endoscopy $1,766 – 2,841

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Cole’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
24%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

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

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

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Cole’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Cole’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Cole’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Cole’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Cole’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
62%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Cole’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Cole’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Cole’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Cole’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

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

Office
195 Fore River Pkwy
Portland, ME 04102
490 miles away

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Credentials
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2004

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Cole is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield