Dr. Allen Tafel, MD

Dr. Allen Tafel, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Allen Tafel, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

2531 Cleveland Ave Ste 1

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Contact Information

(239) 334-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 15 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tafel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Tafel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Tafel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tafel "Dr. Tafel grew up in Louisville, KY. Dr. Tafel specializes in electrodiagnostic studies as well as non-surgical treatment of spinal disorders and pain management. Dr. Tafel is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tafel "Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Tafel will develop a comprehensive, patient-centered program to restore the patient's quality of life after injury or disease. The plan developed can be carried out by the patient or with the assistance of a medical team.He may prescribe medications as deemed appropriate to the specific needs of the patient. In particular, he specializes in spasticity management.  

Collaborating with a team of medical professionals, including neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists, to coordinate care, Dr. Tafel will look at the "big picture," treating the whole person, to improve function, mobility, and the activities of daily living. Dr. Tafel will explain your injuries and the treatment plan, and teach you how to prevent repeat injuries. If you or a loved one is suffering from debilitating chronic pain and function, it is in your best interest to contact Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida to learn what you can do to optimize your quality of life."

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1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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8  Procedures

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.

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tafel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tafel's Reviews

1.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tafel to family and friends
21 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Tafel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    FAIR
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

NO BEDSIDE MANNERS, NO EMPATHY AT ALL!!!!!! FRONT DESK CSR IS VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY BUT...THE LAST MEDICAL ASSISTANT, THE GIRL WITH BLACK HAIR ASSISTING IN THE ROOM ON 03/20/18 SHOULD BE QUESTIONED WHETHER OR NOT SHOULD BE HIRED FOR BEING AN M.A...SHE IS NOTHING PROFESSIONAL,NO CLINICAL...more
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Had a fantastic experience with Dr.Tafel. The staff was very friendly and my appointment was always on time! Would highly recommend him! J Wilson
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I could not believe the experieonce I had with this office as well as Dr. Tafel.
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I sincerely appreciate Dr. Tafel's help and encouragement--I can now walk and move about comfortably. Thank you!
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I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone. The staff are horrible. The most un-compassionate Dr.
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