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Dr. Holt was born in Florence, Alabama, and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After residency, he completed a Fellowship in Total Joint Replacement at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic and Research Institute in Washington, D.C.After his fellowship, Dr. Holt joined the Columbia Orthopaedic Group in August 1994. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. His practice is devoted to the treatment of arthritic conditions of the hip and knee. He uses various treatment approaches including both non-surgical and surgical means. Non-surgical treatment options he employs include exercises, oral medications, injections, weight loss, and braces. Dr. Holt says that many patients do not need surgery. However, when surgery is indicated, he is very experienced, having performed over 11,000 hip and knee surgeries during his career at COG.Dr. Holt has served on various committees at Boone Hospital Center. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Joint Replacement Center at Boone Hospital. He has published research articles in Orthopaedic journals. He has made presentations on various joint replacement topics as well as on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He has been an instructor of physicians providing hands-on training in various aspects of joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. He was also named to “Inside Columbia” magazine’s list of Top Doctors in Columbia, MO.
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Dr. Holt's Rating
96 Ratings with 69 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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1 S Keene St, Columbia, MO, 65201
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Columbia Orthopedic Group
1 S Keene St
Columbia, MO, 65201
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"Dr.Holt has an excellent bed side manner! And he does a wonderful job of explaining in lay man terms about the knee replacement and all the things involved with having it! "
  • November 15, 2022
"Dr. Holt is very easy to talk to and answered my concerns about my that was not operated on. It has been bothering me a bit and he gave a lot of support and answers on how to take care of it. He also told me my operated on knee is doing fine. Thank you, Dr. Holt!"
  • November 15, 2022
"Courteous and prompt. Nice to be worked in schedule "
  • September 26, 2022
"dr. Holt is a great orthopedic surgeon. He replaced my left hip several years ago and I have not had one problem with it. I recently saw him for pain in my right hip he diagnosed it gave me a shot and I’m already feeling better just one day later. I would recommend him to anybody. He and his staff are great!"
  • September 16, 2022
"I recently saw Dr. Holt for a hip problem and he x-rayed and diagnosed it immediately was so professional and caring. I would recommend him to anybody who has an orthopedic problem that he can help with. I received a shot in my hip and I’m feeling much better already. He and his staff deserve a lot of credit and I would definitely recommend him to anybody"
  • September 16, 2022
"Genuinely cares about patients needs and helps you reach your goals. Thank you Dr. Holt."
  • September 16, 2022
"We were blessed to find such a great Orthopedic Dr. Dr. Holt and his staff are amazing & so kind!!!"
  • September 13, 2022
"Dr. Holt is so very good! He’s kind, caring, and always willing to do anything for your recovery. I had a knee replacement and it has gone beautifully! Thanks Dr. Holt! "
  • September 8, 2022
"I've been a patient of Dr. Holt for approximately 10 years. I've had preventive care for hip and knee plus replacement, one of each. He and his team are top notch!! So is Keene Street Lodge."
  • September 8, 2022
"Awesome and very thorough examination by a fine doctor. I’m extremely pleased!"
  • September 2, 2022
"It was very Nice to see Dr. Holt again. He has been a family favorite for many years. I wish him, his family, and his COG Staff, especially Ray, the best in the next chapter of their lives."
  • August 25, 2022
"He is super I’m so glad I had it done earlier I have no pain he a great dr and his nurse is super"
  • August 25, 2022
"Take the anxiety out of knee surgery with Dr, Holt and his team. They are the best and A big shout out to Ray Erickson APRN!"
  • August 25, 2022
"Dr Holt always has time for my questions. He has always been concerned about my feelings. Great doctor. "
  • August 18, 2022
"Dr Holt is awesome. He replaced both of my knees at different times and I couldn’t be happier with how I was treated thru the entire process and most importantly the outcome. "
  • August 11, 2022
"Dr. Holt is timely and he answers all questions. His staff seem well trained and friendly. We are well satisfied with Dr. Holt. We felt better after this visit and would recommend Dr. Holt to anyone with knee problems. In the past Dr. Holt has done knee replacements on a friend of mine and he is well pleased."
  • August 10, 2022
"Dr. Holt is the best! Kind and caring. At 1 year after knee replacement, there is such an improvement of my quality of like it is amazing. The entire staff very helpful. "
  • August 5, 2022
"Professional and pleasant. Very professional. Sorry to hear he is going to retire at the end of the year. Dr. Holt did a great surgery on my knee replacement. "
  • August 4, 2022
"Dr. Holt is a wonderful doctor. He listens and answers any questions we had. He did a total knee replacement on my husband 4 months ago and my husband is finally walking without a limp and no complaints of PAIN! Thank you Dr. Holt for your expertise and helping my husband enjoy life again. Thank you"
  • July 26, 2022
"Dr Holt is a wonderful doctor , have recommended him to so many of my family and friends. He takes time to answer all of your questions. Would not go to anyone else if he was not retiring. Wishing him all the best in his retirement and a huge Thank You for the excellent care."
  • July 11, 2022


Columbia Orthopaedic Group
1 S Keene St
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1 S Keene St
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Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
Graduated 1994
University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
Graduated 1993
Medical School
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated 1988


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