Dr. Craig Bennett, MD

Dr. Craig Bennett, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Craig Bennett, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Weeki Wachee, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Bennett is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

The Center for Bone & Joint Disease

10221 Yale Ave

Weeki Wachee, FL 34613
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Runner's Knee
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bennett "Dr. Bennett is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in general orthopaedic surgery to include total joint replacement, hips, knees, shoulders and arthroscopy, as well as fracture care and disorders of the spine."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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 Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Chicago-Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Virginia, 1993
  • Intermediate Honors, University of Virginia, 1987
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Scholarship, University of Virginia, 1989
  • Pre-Medical Honor Society, University of Virginia, 1988
Media & Publications

Dr. Bennett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Bennett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bennett to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Bennett's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Trinity, fl |
The personality of a slug. Barely see him and when I did he doesn't like having questions asked. Insults family members who ask questions. Staff looks and acts as if they hate their job. Wait time atrocious. Didn't return multiple calls about additional injury and rx problem. I received info that I should have steered clear of him from the start but it's workers comp.. 5 months of injury that shouldn't be taking this long. I finally switched and the new Dr. Is doing more in just 2 visits
Inverness, FL |
He was rude from the moment he walked in the room. He was insulting and his office staff was rude as well .
in Brooksville, FL |
I have facets disease of my spine and needed a local Dr . I scheduled a visit and was told to bring all my discs and records for review during my appointment. During my work up to see the dr I was informed he will only discuss one portion of the spine per visit. I work and would need to take several days off just to get my mri result plus a fortune in copays not to mention what my insurance would end up paying. I am in the medical field and was applauded at the scam he is pulling I left
in Hudson, FL |
Amazing physician, he took the time to explain my xrays with me and answer all my questions.
in Spring Hill, FL |
My son was an avid baseball player. After an injury, Dr. Bennett ordered MRI and then an MRA to properly diagnose him with a SLAP tear. Unfortunately, my son was too young for Dr. Bennett to operate on but he got us to the best pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the area. My son is back to playing ball thanks to Dr. Bennett's dedication and persistence!!!
in Hudson, FL |
My 9 year old son was swinging at a friends house when he fell off backwards. I brought my son into Dr. Bennett the next day and he was wonderful with. He showed him the pictures of his broken bone and explained why he had to straighten it back out in the office. My son was a little nervous but Dr. Bennett reassured him that everything would be fine and stayed with him while his PA pulled on the fracture. My son is doing very well and loves coming to see Dr. Bennett!
in Clearwater, FL |
Approx 6 months after a car accident, my back gave out and I sought help from Dr. Bennett. He is a very strict doctor but very meticulous and I personally wouldn't have it any other way. Dr. Bennett prescribed a course of therapy and then a series of Epidural Spinal Injections. Which is why I personally love that he is meticulous since he inserted 3 1/2 inch needles near my spine. Dr. Bennett helped my pain immensely and I am so very thankful for him.
Spring Hill, FL |
Amazing caring doctor! So willing to listen to me. So very happy with my treatment
in Hudson, FL |
I saw Dr Bennett yesterday for back and hip pain. He was professional and to the point. He diagnosed my problem and gave me a cortisone injection. He took plenty of time to answer my questions and listen. I was very impressed and glad that I found him. I am very grateful and will see him again. Don't be put off by the appointment secretary who says, He can only see you for one thing...which is it?' Tell her one thing. and tell Dr Bennett everything.
in Holiday, FL |
I was very happy with my new hip, and thought dr bennet was a doll, but they never scheduled a follow up for 1 year after surgery, I called and was told I would have to get a new referral for the follow up and for a consult on replacing the other hip. staff seems to be confused. and as of 2016 no one seems to think much of dr bennett. I would like to discuss the arterial approach for hip replacement. by the way I recommended him to several people and they were not happy with him
Weeki Wachee, FL |
Too arrogant to listen or discuss or answer questions. Rude, rough and callused when he thinks he knows whats wrong and talks over you if you try to ask a question. Told me nerves sometimes die for no reason, that there was nothing wrong with my spine, but he would give me steroid injections for pain. Later a contrast MRI ordered by a neurologist showed 2 herniated discs.
in Spring Hill, FL |
Doctor is ok. Staff and billing department are insulting and deceitful. Beware.
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Hospitals where Dr. Bennett has admitting privileges

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
14000 Fivay Rd
Hudson, FL 34667
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Oak Hill Hospital
11375 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34613
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Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
6600 Madison St
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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