Dr. Donald M. Dewey, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 61

8333 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32514
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Dr. Dewey's Experience

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery, 1990
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  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
  • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injections
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injections
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  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Ataxia
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
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  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
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Background Check for Dr. Dewey

1 Malpractice Claim

  • Settlement  (12/12/2012)
  • Amount or Range: $110,000.00
  • Nature of Complaint: Judicial case 2012-CA-1299
  • State: Florida
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

4 Board Actions

  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (7/23/2012)
  • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
  • Summary: Dr. Donald Melvin Dewey; License # ME53630; Case # 2008-06709

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician previously on 06-15-2011 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine.

    Action Taken-Obligations Satisified

  • State: Florida
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (6/15/2011)
  • Action Taken: Education
  • Summary: Dr. Donald Melvin Dewey; License # ME53630; Case # 2008-06709

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician failed to meet the prevailing standard of care for a patient. The physician caused the radial nerve to become entrapped under the compression plate during the open reduction and internal fixation of the right humerus. The physician failed to initiate exploration of the radial nerve to clarify the cause of the patient's symptoms.

    Action Taken-Final Order-Settlement Agreement

    1. The physician has been issued a reprimand from the Florida Board of Medicine.
    2. The physician shall pay a fine in the amount of $10,000.00 within thirty days.
    3. The physician shall pay costs in the amount of $2,720.86 within thirty days.
    4. The physician shall perform fifty hours of community service within one year.
    5. The physician shall complete five hours of continuing medical education in orthopedic surgery involving performance of open reduction and internal fixation within one year.
    6. The physician shall appear before the Board upon request.
  • State: Florida
  • Wrong procedure  (12/10/2010)
  • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
  • Summary: Dr. Donald Melvin Dewey; License # ME53630; Case # 2008-15318

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician previously on 12-17-2009 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine.

    Action Taken-Obligations Satisfied

  • State: Florida
  • Wrong procedure  (12/17/2009)
  • Action Taken: Education
  • Summary: Dr. Donald Melvin Dewey; License # ME53630; Case # 2008-15318

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician on 05-22-2008 performed a wrong-site procedure, a wrong procedure, and/or an unauthorized procedure on a patient. The physician made a 3 mm portal incision on the patient's left side ankle instead of the correct right side ankle. The physician began a left side ankle arthroscopy instead of the correct right side ankle arthroscopy consented to by the patient. The physician failed to pause and confirm the correct surgical procedure and the correct surgical site prior to beginning the operative procedure on the patient. The physician closed the incision consulted with the patient's husband and with his consent completed the right ankle arthroscopy without further complication.

    Action Taken-Final Order-Settlement Agreement

    1. The physician has been issued a letter of concern from the Florida Board of Medicine.
    2. The physician shall pay a fine in the amount of $5,000.00 within thirty days.
    3. The physician shall pay costs in the amount of $3,987.83 within thirty days.
    4. The physician shall perform fifty hours of community service within one year.
    5. The physician shall complete five hours of continuing medical education in risk management within one year.
    6. The physician during the next six months shall present a one hour lecture/seminar on wrong site surgeries to the medical staff at an approved medical facility.
    7. The physician shall appear before the Board upon request.
  • State: Florida
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Education & Training

Medical School

East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
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Languages Spoken by Dr. Dewey & Staff

  • English

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