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Ryan P. Cole, MD

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Internal Medicine, Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Area of Focus in General Nonoperative Sports Medicine

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Hand & Wrist Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Family Medicine

Practice Overview

Dr. Cole is a primary care sports medicine physician who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of sports medicine and musculoskeletal concerns. This includes concussion care and management. He has experience working with all types of patients ranging from professional athletes to those just looking to remain active.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Dr. Cole has always been an avid sports fan and played multiple sports growing up. He attended the University of Missouri where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, he went on to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. From there, he completed his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. During his fellowship year he served as team physician for DePaul University. He also helped provide game and training camp coverage for both The Chicago Bulls and White Sox.

Dr. Cole has spent the last 5 years serving as a team physician for Northwestern University. There he provided care for multiple teams including: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Softball, Men’s Swimming and Wrestling. During his time at Northwestern he also helped care for over 1,200 club athletes spanning almost all sporting endeavors.

Clinical Interest

Specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and non-operative treatment of the following areas:

  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand/Wrist, Hip, Knee, Foot/Ankle,

    Sports Related Concussion


  • Ultrasound Guided Injections


Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Medical Degree
Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Professional Affiliations

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Member
American College of Sports Medicine, Member
American College of Physicians, Member

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Minnesota Vikings
Team Physician: Henry Sibley High School


Fred Z., ATC
Clinical Assistant, Care Coordinator

Kristin M.
Medical Scribe

Patient Testimonials

January 23, 2019

Patrick M.

My daughter Emily sustained an injury during basketball. We called TCO to get an appointment, and were able to be seen almost immediately. We first met with Fred, who genuinely showed compassion to Emily, and made her feel comfortable. He took the time to discuss the process which was about to take place to evaluate, and eventually treat the injury. We then met with Dr. Cole. He talked to Emily in a way which made her understand what was taking place, and kept her at ease. It was determined that Emily did have a fracture, and the TCO team went into action creating a plan. The care coordination was extraordinary. We met on regular intervals with Dr. Cole and his care team. Fred often followed up, in between visits, to understand our progress. I called Fred with questions, and received timely responses. The overall experience was fantastic. I know where will be will coming, should an event like this take place in the future.

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