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Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Whiddon completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $3,870 - $4,674
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,429 - $1,569
Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Warren's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Warren average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hughes has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Hughes accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $10,302 - $10,340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,581
Dr. Thomas O Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwab's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mount Carmel Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwab accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $6,080 - $6,996
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,682
Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 240
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cottrell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Cottrell is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $6,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,552
Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and foot problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morris's medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zuerndorfer trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zuerndorfer is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vladimir Allan Alexander, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Vladimir Alexander works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Alexander speaks Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), knee problems, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip resurfacing

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Density Test, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $6,256 - $7,185
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,619
Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Piazza's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piazza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Penello, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Penello is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Penello's clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), knee problems, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Penello honors. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Penello trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Penello speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip resurfacing

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Bone Density Test, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California. For his professional training, Dr. Donnelly completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, back pain, and knee replacement. Dr. Donnelly has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott A Webb, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Webb include scoliosis, laminectomy, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Webb's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Webb is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen R Wood, DO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13211 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wood is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Largo, FL. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include knee problems, foot problems, and knee replacement. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Knee Replacement, Joint Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. David T Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Braun's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, total elbow replacement, and pain. Dr. Braun's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total elbow replacement, knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement, total joint replacement, total knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Michael Smith's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include knee problems, knee replacement, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belongie include knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. Dr. Belongie is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Belongie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Replacement, Leg ... (Read more)

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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