Dr. Aaron Mates, MD

Dr. Aaron Mates, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
38 y/o

Contact provider for availability

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago and New York, Dr Mates trained in Alabama for his medical school and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle at the Andrew Institute for Sports Medicine. His mentors included team physicians at the college and professional level. Under their guidance he learned state of the art techniques and obtained specialized training in all Foot and Ankle disorders of the athlete, weekend warrior and non-athlete from the adolescent to the geriatric population. Dr Mates has unique skills in managing not only Foot and Ankle disorders but athletic performance and rehabilitation. He employs modern tools including arthroscopic assisted stem cell technology and subchondroplasty for cartilage restoration. For irreparable end stage arthritis he offers new technology in performing total ankle replacement. In addition to fracture care, flat toot and high arch reconstruction, Dr Mates cares for forefoot disorders including plantar plate tears, bunions and hammer toes.

Florida Joint Care Institute

2165 Little Rd

Trinity, FL 34655
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optimum HealthCare

Learn about Dr. Mates

Care Philosophy

As a Medical Doctor and Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Mates utilizes evidence based medicine as the standard of care in his practice to provide patients with sound, tested treatment protocols.  He strives to provide quality, value-based, patient-focuses care through educating and guiding his patients.  He understands the patient's time is valuable and he will make every effort to maximize the patients comfort and convenience throughout the encounter.
...Read More


Dr. Mates' Experience

Dr. Mates' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Mates does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Bunion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • High Arch
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Neuromas
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Injuries


  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Casting
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Injury Prevention
  • Ligament Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Splinting

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University Of South Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of South Alabama
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of South Alabama Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of South Alabama Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Andrews Institute Fool and Ankle
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Mates has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Mates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Mates does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Mates and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Mates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mates to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Mates' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Spring Hill, FL |
Dr. Aaron Mates is a Very Good & Kind doctor. His Office Staff is very Helpful.
St Petersburg, FL |
At the last minute they pushed my father's surgery out to an undisclosed date cause after 3+ months of x-rays and mri's they now state" We are note sure if your ankle is damaged from a fracture or something else" also stated "the foot surgery I'm performing with not fix it, will not help him walk, it will relieve SOME pain" My father walked out of this appointment confused-which this was only a meeting with the Dr, not appointment so he was charged $50 for co-pay, no thanks, money hungry!
in Largo, FL |
I went to several different doctors in pain before DR Mates ordered an MRI for me. Once he did I had surgery with in 3 weeks and i am feeling 100 times better. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone I know.
Sorrento, FL |
Absolutely an excellent doctor I could not be happier with the results of my hammertoe surgery he's a wonderful young man and a steady hand and a good doctor
in Holiday fl |
Fantastic bedside manner. He was wonderful talking to my 9 year old son. Made him feel very comfortable.
in hudson, FL |
Nice to have a doctor with common sense advice
in New Port Richet, FL |
Excellent care
Have you seen Dr. Aaron Mates, MD?
Are you Dr. Mates?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Mates

Dr. Mates accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Advantra
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Humana
    Care Plus
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Simply Care Medicare Advantage HMO-SNP
  • Tricare
  • Ultimate Health Plans
    Ultimate Elite HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Mates has admitting privileges

Medical Center of Trinity
9330 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL 34655
View Hospital Profile

More Orthopedic Surgery Specialists like Dr. Mates at Florida Joint Care Institute

Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
Orthopedic Surgery Specialist