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Columbia Orthopaedic Group



Welcome to Columbia Orthopaedic Group. We’ve delivered the finest in orthopaedic care to patients across Missouri and the Midwest since 1965. Being in the community for so long, we have built a tremendous reputation for quality care and outstanding outcomes. Patients rave about our physicians, all of which are board-certified and fellowship trained in their sub-specialty.
Columbia Orthopaedic Group defines excellence in orthopaedic care through a passion for clinical skill, innovation, teamwork, wellness advocacy and patient-centered care. Whether caring for high performance athletes or restoring function in seniors, the physicians and staff have the training and expertise to deliver the latest in orthopaedic treatment.

For your convenience, we also have an impressive array of onsite ancillary services, including diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT), outpatient surgery, PRP therapy, bracing & orthotics and more.

With 29 specialized physicians devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and soft tissue, Columbia Orthopaedic Group can get you back to health and doing the things you love to do. To schedule an appointment, call our office in Columbia, Missouri at(573) 443-2402.


Columbia Orthopaedic Group Earns Four-Peat!

For the fourth straight year, Columbia Orthopaedic Group is a winner of the prestigious APEX Quality Award in patient satisfaction.

Here is the release from SPH Analytics, INC.:

SPH Analytics is thrilled to honor Columbia Orthopaedic Group as a 2014/2015 National APEX Quality Award Winner, in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction and your overall quality of care.

The APEX Quality Award has been adopted as one of the most prestigious awards throughout the healthcare industry, with only 104 healthcare facilities nationwide recognized this year. The award represents superiority in the services you provide, quality in the care you deliver, and distinction in the satisfaction of your patients. Over the past 12 months, your center has excelled in all of these areas.

Your staff and all involved should be extremely proud, as this truly represents an exceptional team accomplishment. We hope that you will display your APEX Quality Award proudly in your center, as a constant reminder to both your organization and your patients of the optimal service that you provide.

SPH Analytics is delighted to present you with this APEX Quality Award. We wish you continued success in providing the highest levels of patient satisfaction in the upcoming year.


Columbia Orthopaedic Group received recognition for 30 years of service with the Columbia Public Schools and Partners in Education.

Dr. Mark Adams, Dr. Peter Buchert & Dr. Bus Tarbox were on hand to receive the award.

For over 30 years, Columbia Orthopaedic Group has been the physicians taking care of athletes in Columbia and Mid-Missouri in association with the Certified Athletic Trainers at Peak Sport and Spine.

Giving back to our community is what we love to do.

Becker’s Spine Review:Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. S. Craig Meyer of Columbia Orthopaedic Group

Dr. Pat Smith Becomes Third COG Physician to Enter Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Dr. Pat Smith joins Dr. Glenn McElroy (1984) and Dr. Mark Adams (2014) in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame this weekend here in Columbia.

Dr. Smith joined Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1986 and specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He has held the title of Head Team Physician for the University of Missouri athletic department since 1991. Smith has received the Sports Medicine Hall of Fame Award by the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association for outstanding service, dedication and contribution in the field of sports medicine. He also treats high school and college athletes from across the region. Smith is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri and, in 2010, was appointed Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Missouri in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Co-Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a member of many organizations such as the Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.