Dr. Anthony DeCotis, MD

Dr. Anthony DeCotis, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Anthony DeCotis, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Fort Walton Beach, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read his story

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Magellan Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 92% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. DeCotis'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. DeCotis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. DeCotis "Dr. Anothony DeCotis earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1979. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey in 1982.Dr. DeCotis is on Medical Staff at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and specializes in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine: Rheumatology."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. DeCotis "When you schedule an appointment with our office; we take the time to speak with you, understand your concerns, discuss alternative treatments and you will always see Dr. DeCotis. We appreciate the opportunity to help you with your medical needs."

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

68  Conditions Treated

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5  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.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DeCotis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeCotis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeCotis to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. DeCotis' 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 (4)

Dr. DeCotis is a caring, compassionate and excellent physician. He has wirked diligently to find answers where other physicians have failed. I am so grateful to have him as my doctor.
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The problems are few: office hours are not standard and call backs non existence. Needs answering service and post hours of operation. Elderly need consistency. Wish his practice was run more efficient and friendlier. Staff is hot and cold. Customers don't come to see the doctor because they feel...more
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Terrible doctor. Prescribes meds and pushes you out the door. Young rheumatology patients, see someone else. He doesn't care about quality of life or longevity. Front desk staff also very rude.
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Dr DeCotis was wonderful to me when I was a patient in the Northwest Florida Rehabilitation center. He always had a minute to chat. In his office the staff is very helpful and approachable. Never a long wait when I was seen at the office. Dr DeCotis even apologized for keeping me waiting when he...more
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