Dr. Craig Mintzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Mintzer
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Jewett Orthopedic Clinic

1285 ORANGE AVE Winter Park, FL 32789

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Dr. Craig Mintzer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Mintzer has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Adventhealth Orlando. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mintzer to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mintzer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mintzer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mintzer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (407) 647-2287.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Mintzer typically treats 91% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Dislocation
Rotator Cuff Tear
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Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Mintzer typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Dislocation
Runner's Knee
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Mintzer typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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High Frequency
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Dr. Mintzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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 of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Mintzer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Mintzer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mintzer

3.6

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I’m very disappointed as a first time patient . He did not introduce himself and he did not even wanna listen my concerns and questions. I don’t think he cares . I felt horrible after I left the building . Also front desk people are not friendly. I can’t recommend
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April – Oct 28, 2020
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Dr. Mintzer is awesome. He is kind, funny and explains things very well. I would HIGHLY recommend him!
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Lisa K Larson – Mar 23, 2020
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Extremely disappointed with this doctor. First visit. Didnt even introduced hi.self. right from the get go he said "What are you doing here? I cant do nothing for you? Come back in 10 years to consider a hip replacement and lose some weight (I am a very fit person, guess he didnt look at me) I dont even know this doctor and this was his presentation card. He didn't even bother in looking at the MRI of my knee. Just look at 4 photos which provides no information. Took my results and got them read by a radiologist which offered the information. I dont have 1 word to describe this pathetic doctor. His bedsides manners were the worst. I called my health insurance because I refuse to pay for his service and want my copayment back. I asked if the plasma treatment was an option to which he replied..my colleague can do for you for $500. WTH. I didnt ask you for the price, I asked he that was a possible solution. I never felt so humiliated in my life by a doctor.
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OSE – Dec 30, 2019
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Dr. Mintzer was great! I love his attitude & sense of humor. His staff was very friendly. Check in was super easy & I was in and out in no time!
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Pam B – Aug 14, 2019
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Brushes off concerns, no time to hear the the symptoms, even though it was first time visit. Appeared in a rush
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Orlando – Feb 22, 2019
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I had a torn rotator cuff repair and bone spur removal surgery done by Dr Mintzer and I highly recommend him! Great Dr and surgeon!!!
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Aug 29, 2018
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A very busy MD, scheduling time is at least 3 weeks away. A knowledgeable and caring MD with required expertise; he called me a week after therapy started to know how I was doing. Visited 2 other Ortho Surgeons and Dr. Mintzer by far was the best all around. His staff and receptionist lack friendliness, empathy and some of them even social skills, they are a cut/dry staff. In a business environment this is OK, but not for a physicians' staff.
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Silver Ghost in Orlando, FL – Aug 05, 2018
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Had a rotator cuff rupture. he reviewed the MR with me and scheduled surgery ASAP. He accomodated my work schedule. Repair went well and I'm back on the golf course in 6 months. Have to take it slow but the future is bright. I am in my late 60's but very active and plan to continue.
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Mary Jane Walter in Palm Coast, FL – Jun 27, 2018
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I started at Jewett with Dr Craig Mintzer and Patti. They gave me excellent treatment on my knee issues and kept me going as a basketball official for 15 years! Then they referred me on to Dr Pratik Desai who replaced my left hip and left knee last year. Excellent results and Dr Desai is awesome! His staff is outstanding. Monica, Judy, Kim, Brandi!
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Jun 04, 2018
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Great bedside manner. Repaired the meniscus in my left knee. Nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Mintzer. Excellent care received under his care. Retired Veteran
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May 02, 2018
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Dr. Mintzer does not listen to patients concerns and prefers to be a comedian. I have interacted with several orthopedic surgeons in my life and Dr. Mintzer is by far the least empathetic and the most abrasive/condescending. I transferred from another doctor due to moving across the country. He looked at my previous MRI and did not want to hear about my symptoms or concerns. He did not take the time to educate me so I could make the best decision for my health. Instead, he chose to make jo
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Sanford, FL – Aug 28, 2017
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Total waste of time with bad advice. I have been an athlete since I was 5 and now am an older athlete. After 9 orthopedic surgeries, I am still competing - great surgeons. I also spent many years working in the medical field. As a new patient he spent only 2 minutes with me and knows nothing about me. He told me virtually nothing can be done for my shoulder, torn ligaments and atrophied muscles. He also said I should not seek any other medical opinion, wow! There are treatments that can be done.
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RM in New Smyrna Beach, FL – May 27, 2017
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Dr. Mintzer is amazing! I will send all my family and friends to him for shoulder surgery. After 2 years of pain in my right shoulder, he did a biceps and rotator cuff repair and my arm feels great. He is professional and very knowledgeable - he showed me pictures and explained the procedure he performed. Great experience and will not go to anyone else!
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Winter Park, FL – May 10, 2017
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After being a patient of Dr. Mintzer's for five years and three arthroscopic surgeries, my respect for his skill as a surgeon is high. He's amazingly good at his profession. For me, however, after five years, the true measure of the man lies in his intelligence, wit, and personality. I hold him in the highest esteem for his dogged determination outside the operating room. Mine is a deep debt of gratitude for his devotion to me, personally, as a patient. Dr. Mintzer made a difference.
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Blair in Orlando, FL – Sep 10, 2016
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First issue was that time to recover was NOT discussed. It was SUBSTANTIALLY longer than I was lead to believe. However, the bigger issue is with Jewett in general. To start, I have VERY good insurance and paid all my bills post Sx. Then I got a bill for$272 more than 6 MONTHS after the surgery. I reluctantly paid it. What got me even more upset is that I got a bill over TWO YEARS after my surgery asking for another $300. Don't go here... They will keep sending you bill FOREVER.
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DP in Orlando, FL – Jul 19, 2016
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Saw Dr. Mintzer after almost 3 months of being in pain with my knee. Had Chiropractic adjustments but they didn't take care of the problem. I cautiously saw Dr. Mintzer as I had read reviews but pro and cons. Without a doubt this is one of the most intelligent, caring, and knowledgeable surgeons in his genre. I can't recommend him highly enough. He is cut to the chase, humorous, kind, caring and diligent about his patients. I respect him and would go to him again in a minute.
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Almira (Tink) Bayton in Oviedo, FL – Jan 16, 2016
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Dr. Mintzer operated on both shoulders..One torn rotator cuff and the other was bone spurs. He did a terrific job on both. He is an excellent surgeon.
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Chuck W in Ormond Beach, FL – Dec 19, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Craig Mintzer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Mintzer has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Children's Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Jewett Orthopedic Clinic

Jewett Orthopedic Clinic1285 ORANGE AVE Winter Park, FL 32789
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Practice

Fl Hosp Corp and International Hlth8701 Maitland Summit Blvd Orlando, FL 32810
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Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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