Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

58%

Patients that would definitely recommend
12% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

4 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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60%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
9% lower than the national average

58%

Would definitely recommend
12% lower than the national average

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%73%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%73%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%63%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%82%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%46%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%65%66%

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%54%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%61%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Yes I would recommend Dr Boole to family and friends. Everyone very friendly and professional.

Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

M.Buker Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Great bedside manner

Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

We were taken in less then ten min. The procedures progressed well with very little time between. Great visit!!!!

Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Courteous staff and professional. He listen about issue, asked questions, explained what he was going to do. Explained findings and steps to take. He was professional.

David Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

best ent doctor I have had

Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

My husband and I are very blessed to have Dr. Nitin Bawa as an internist in our community. He takes time to listen in a gentle and quiet manner. It is reflected in the caring attitude of his entire staff.

Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

She was very thorough and did a fantastic job of showing an interest in my health-not just another number

G D Jones Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

Found my tonsil cancer very early on 10 years ago, referred me to M D Anderson for treatment. M D Anderson trusted Dr Boole enough to have me return to him for follow up care. Ten years later, still cancer free, and Dr Boole still checking thoroughly to keep it that way.

Clyde Renfrow Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

My visit was made by referral from Dr. Yendel to Dr. Sandwith. The visit went very well and i thought extremely cordial.

John Davis Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sandwith

.-I am into my third week of recovery and have had no problems. The check-in system has been helpful and i have felt connected to a help system. The pain i had been having has ceased. Very pleased with surgery and treatment throughout the process.

Nancy LLOYD Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Landry

R. Lindeman Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Dr. Mai rocks! Hip is healing well. Very grateful for his talent as a surgeon.

Clay Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Mai

DW Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Mills

Eydie Dianne W Petti Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Aubert

Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Kevin Locht Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Understand the complaint of the patient very attentively.

Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

C Wagner Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ruttig

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience!

Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Dr. Feldman was professional and personable.

Scott Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Feldman

Full hip and knee replacement in three months with no problems. Great staff, I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Christopher Broadway Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Dr. Stein graciously assisted me through two incidents with care and professionalism! Thank you Dr. Stein

Tiffany Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Stein

incompetent, cause more complications to my condition with unappropriated treatment, be safe find different doctor.

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Nagrani

She is a wonderful physician. I am a physician of a very different specialty and I absolutely respect her expertise. She is such a kind hearted and knowledgeable doctor. I have wholeheartedly recommend her to my friends and family. We are lucky to have her in our area.

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Nguyen

I was very satisfied. Dr. Sandwith was very kind and informative. As his office is very close to my house, it is much easier for me to have a Doctor close by. Office staff was very kind and they even called me for earlier appt than I was scheduled.

Adonna Kay Thompson Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sandwith

John Rebelo Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Feldman

Awesome Dr. I feel like talking to a family member, he cares about his patients and tells like it is. So happy to have him taking care of my other half. U have my gratitude forever Dr. Feldman. Thank you so much for what u do. Thank you.

Bill Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Feldman

Dr. Seales is everything a great doctor should be. He has replaced both of my hips in the last 1 1/2 years and and I’m pain free. I highly recommend him to everyone.

Deborah Tobian Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Seales

Dr was very informative and very knowledgeable about my condition each time seen. Very difficult to coordinate scheduling with Dr's office and hospital. On last visit some indication of staff shortages or recent turnovers.

John Givens Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

Very good visit. I was treated with respect and was very comfortable.

William Brumleve Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Removed a skin growth immediately, I didn’t have to come in multiple times. Dr. Bawa is friendly, very knowledgeable, talented and most of all: I trust him! I don’t go to any other doctor.

Gisele Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Dr. Creek did my PCDF and revision surgery. I can’t say enough good things regarding his professionalism and the positive results I have had. The relief I had outweighed the post op pain. He is my hero! Thank you to all the skilled professional staff at his office and the hospital.

Patricia Owens Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Creek

Very caring doctor and listens to a patient.

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

I visited Dr. Bawa's office for laser hair removal with Medical Esthetician Lauren today. I had a great experience in the office and Lauren was wonderful. Very professional and very good at what she does. I'll definitely be a long term client.

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Vickie peppers Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Jimenez

I saw Dr Guentzel years ago. Starting working for a dr in destin. Just came back to see Dr Guentzel. She diagnosed my husband with heart problems. 5 bypasses. He's great now. If it wasn't for her he would probably be dead.

Pam Lee Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Guentzel

I received a full hip replacement. This was by far the easiest thing I have ever done. Dr. Tenholder and his staff were so kind and reassuring in making sure all my needs were met.

Dawn Ball Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Kat B. Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Landry

Dr Tyler was very professional and thorough. He was personable and easy to talk to. Made me feel comfortable, even in the midst of COVID 19.

Ann Moore Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Dr. Givens was very supportive and seemed genuinely concerned about my symptoms. The staff and himself are very friendly and the office is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing them again after I get my script filled!

Julia N Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Given

He is fine, his staff is awful, especially the after hours answering service.

nubia F - Female lorelle Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Silver

Great experience with a wonderful Doctor. He explained everything in detail and was very pleasant.

Chris Bailey Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

This Physician has excellent communication skills very indepth understanding of his field which you would expect, thankful to have him overseeing my problem.

Rick Mentzer Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Creek

I can’t say enough good about Dr Tenholder. Being new to Destin I was nervous about finding a new doctor but Dr Tenholder eased my nerves and made my experience an easy one! Thank you Dr Tenholder ?? His staff is extremely nice which also helped!!!

Carmen Amos Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Very efficient and professional experience with all the staff. I have scheduled an at home sleep study and will see how that goes.

Dan in FWB Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Dr Oelrich and her staff is very welcoming!! She takes her time with each person and makes them feel important.

Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

Alice M. Rogers Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Silver

Bill Tierney Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Seales

My dad had a great experience with her and we are trying to figure out where she has moved to so he can try to get back to seeing him as his condition is getting worse. I am just wondering if she still has a practice if anyone can help. White Wilson was no help.

Kyndall Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Bradley

Karen P Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Excellent results from sinus surgery.

RW May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Dr Warner saved my legs! I was in a horrible car wreck. After several hours of surgeries and about 8 months in a wheelchair I am walking again. I'm amazed by this woman! Shes so intelligent and absolutely gorgeous! I was blessed to end up in her care!

Shelley Hills May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Warner

Go here and you will be hooked like me! Been going to his office for 6 years now, never a complaint.

Kory Carter May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Love Dr Hanson who works with Dr. Bawa. She takes the time to really listen and make suggestions both medical and how to alter habits so issues causing medical conditions are improved. I have lost 30 lbs just by following her suggestions.

Christine Yerkes May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Creek

My first visit to Dr. Oelrich was a very pleasant one. She was very professional and informative. I have had my bladder scoped for to last 19 years , I have had some great Doctors and one not so good. With that said she ranks with the great Doctors. I would recommend her to everyone.

Jimmy Sheppard May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

Dr. Sandwith has been taking care of me since Oct.18,2018

Dave Hulsman May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Sandwith

Cheryl T Caraglior May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Dr. Seales is very professional and knowledgeable. He helped me very much. My goal was to walk longer distances and I was able to achieve that goal.

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Seales

Treated me for a relentless episode of A-Fib. He did a cardio conversion and I was completely at ease with it because of his wonderful bedside manner and knowledge. I love this doctor!

Linda Sutton May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Weisberg

Dr. Oelrich was really friendly and made me fell comfortable and took the time to explain everything.

Donna May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

I love all the staff. I was very well taken care of, all my questions and concerns were answered quickly. I highly recommend Dr. Tenholder!

May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Was not who I needed to see but was very compasionate and helpful with great info including who I did need to be seeing Was much more helpful than my actual primary care doctor whom I won't mention. I highly recommend her.

Kathy Foreman May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Thirston

PJ Mundle May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Fusco

My first visit to this facility!! Everything was above and beyond my expectation!!! Super staff!! Great experience!!! Highly recommended!

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Excellent care

Sandra Causby May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Janet Kilpatrick May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Harden

Extremely thorough and easy to work with. Excellent staff and assistants.

James Chambliss May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Very professional. Took time to listen and explain process and answer questions. Facility extremely clean and organized.

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

No visit do to rude staff member, if this is how they treat peopleI won’t go here.

May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Very courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and most of all listened.. Doctor Schuka is all of the above and much more...

James A Thomason May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schuka

Dr Oelrich has saved my life. I am now able to go forward with other treatment. I highly recommend her a d bereavement staff. Presentable professional and pleasant to work with herand her team.

J Snell May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

I saw Dr. Nodine at ER due to a kidney stone. Caring doctor and his concern about my kidney function was terrific.

Jeff Gamel May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Nodine

From the first visit to the last so far, everyone has been so nice and helpful to me. I’m very thankful that Dr Tenholder did my surgery!

Laura Cushing May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Easy to talk to. Good listener. Thorough. Everything I wanted.

Ken May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Dr Tuper was very caring and discussed the progress and treatment plan thoroughly. I would strongly recommend him for your ent concerns.

Frank Williamson May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Waited an hour past appointment time. He wouldn’t listen, was rude and condescending. Barely spent any time in the treatment room. Would not recommend him at all. Even one star is too many.

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Abrasley

I highly recommend Dr. Tuper-ENT. He is knowledgeable, personable and shows real concern for his patients. Office staff is well trained and friendly.

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Carole Kartel May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Feldman

Quick, through, painless, friendly staff. Scheduling easiest ever.

RICHARD D REINARD JR May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Dr. Boole and his staff are amazing!

Antoinette March May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Why????? May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Guentzel

Thw visit was great. The staff was great and overall was great for the first time ever.

Jimmy R Williams May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Terry C Douglas May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

They are always amazing and thorough. I am so glad I was referred here.

Allison Ford May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Tuper

Dr AJ was great, took his time to explain what is going on with my heart. I would recommend Dr AJ to one and all..... Dr AJ's staff took great care of me, ensuring all Tricare paper work will be taken care of.. Thank you TEAM AJ.

Rich Stanley May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Janardhan

Sorry my English is very poor, the visit was good, thanks to all the staff.

Esther Azcue Morejon May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

Thomas Prestarri May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Feldman

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Broutin

Carrol Hutchison May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Dr. Ricciardi is kind and compassionate and takes great care of his patients! His staff is friendly and helps puts patients at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Ricciardi and his team!

Heidi B May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ricciardi

Seriously one of if not the best ENT I’ve been to. He truly is awesome. Gentle and caring and that’s huge when it comes to my ears! So many issues all my life and he is awesome!

Donna B May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

5 stars for Dr. AJ! Wish he would hurry up and clone himself times 7.

Mary Davis May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Janardhan

The Best in the Area by Far! Awesome Dr's and Staff!

John Corbello May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Boole

Each time I visit the office everyone seems to be interested in my well being. That is something that is not in some offices.

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Oelrich

Location

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547