Dr. Allen Tafel, MD

Dr. Allen Tafel, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(18)
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Dr. Allen Tafel, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Fort Myers, FL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. 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

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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

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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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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

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

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tafel to family and friends
1.7
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (14)

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 (5)

in Naples, FL |
I sincerely appreciate Dr. Tafel's help and encouragement--I can now walk and move about comfortably. Thank you!
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in Fort Myers |
I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone. The staff are horrible. The most un-compassionate Dr.
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in Cape coral fl |
Not helpful in anyway doesn't care if you are in pain does absolute least he can do
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in Ft.myers |
Not to my worst enemies. Never seen a doctor that bought?, as him!. He wasn't honest with me!( neversaid his thinking?, dont be honest with this guy?). He is a pill mill and if you dont want to play his game?. He will ruin your life.just the truth,i didnt think about doctors,being paid ( by...more
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in Ft. Myers, FL |
I would not prefer this facility. If you choose not to provide your SSN (which is not required by law), you are required $300 deposit for EACH Dr. you see and must maintain this balance at all times.
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Dr. Tafel accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
  • PHCS
  • Pipefitters
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Tafel has admitting privileges

Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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