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Specializes in General Surgery • Male

1840 Mease Dr Ste 301
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Dr. Schmidt's Experience

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Dr. Schmidt's Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Mease Countryside Hospital
3231 North McMullen Booth Rd.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Mease Dunedin Hospital
601 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

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Surgical Associates West FL
Surgical Associates West FL
1840 Mease Dr Ste 301
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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    Dr. Schmidt's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Colectomy
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Fecal Impaction Removal
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gastrectomy
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparotomy
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
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    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
    • Segmentectomy, Open
    • Skin Grafts
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Atelectasis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulum of Esophagus
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
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    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Second-Degree Burns
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thymomas
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
    • Vulvar Cancer
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Emory University
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Fellowship Hospital

    Broadgreen Hospital
    Complete in 1984
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Schmidt & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Schmidt's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Schmidt has admitting privileges:

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    • Mease Countryside Hospital

    • Mease Dunedin Hospital

    • Morton Plant Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.8
    • 26 Star Ratings
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    4.8 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schmidt to family and friends

    4.8 out of 5

    26 responses

    Dr. Schmidt's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.7 out of 5

    25 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    26 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    26 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    22 responses

    Experience with Dr. Schmidt

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.9 out of 5

    26 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.9 out of 5

    25 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.9 out of 5

    26 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.8 out of 5

    26 responses

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    • Yes.

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    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medicaid
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Medicare
    • Medico
    • MultiPlan
    • Pekin Insurance
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    Surgical Associates West FL
    1840 Mease Dr Ste 301
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    (727) 712-3233 (Office)
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