Dr. David Whiddon, MD

Dr. David Whiddon, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. David Whiddon, MD is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, joint replacement orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

3251 N McMullen Booth Rd Ste 201

Clearwater, FL 33761

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Whiddon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Whiddon "A native of Tampa, Dr. Whiddon graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree. He obtained his MD from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. He then traveled to Boston, Massachusetts and served as an Otto E. Aufranc Total Joint Fellow at the Tufts-New England Baptist Hospital, where he was extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the hip and knee. He studied tissue-preserving hip replacement, computer-assisted surgery, and complex hip and knee reconstructions. During his fellowship, Dr. Whiddon performed more than 600 total hip and knee replacements and revisions. He has broad experience with the various surgical techniques and implants that have been specifically designed for patients of all ages and every activity level. Dr. Whiddon practiced Orthopaedic Surgery in the Navy and is proud of his 13 years of military service. While on active duty, he cared for the men and women of the Armed Forces, their families, and retirees. Following completion of his active duty service, he had the opportunity to develop a brand-new orthopaedic total joint program in Pennsylvania. He introduced the direct anterior total hip replacement, fast-track joint replacement, and his accelerated recovery program to the patients of south-central Pennsylvania. After a twenty-year absence, he was exhilarated to finally return to his home state to join the expert team of physicians at the Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida. When he is not on call on the weekend, he enjoys spending time with his family fishing and boating and enjoying the great outdoors."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Whiddon "My goal is to  provide the highest quality of comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgical Care available anywhere to individuals in Pasco and Pinellas County and beyond.  In many cases, surgery is the best treatment for debilitating arthritis. However, it is my goal to explain all the options for treating arthritis and the benefits of both operative and non-operative treatment. There is a lot of valuable patient information available today that can answer many questions a patient may have, or help to calm some concerns they may have. However, I believe that my staff and I may be your most valuable resource for any thoughts or concerns you have.

It is my goal to take the time to not only understand your orthopaedic problem but to also understand your goals and desires. That foundation permits us to determine the best course of action and balance the pros and cons of the possible options."

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8  Specialties

  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Naval Med Center Portsmouth
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Naval Med Center Portsmouth
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Whiddon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whiddon to family and friends
51 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

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Dr. Whiddon's 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 (14)

It is with great pleasure I write this review. Before I had my total hip replacement 3 months ago, I did my due diligence and paid to have a number of surgeons review my case. I could not find one negative thing anywhere and requested Dr. Whiddon. He used the most advanced techniques and was...more
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This man is a concerned and caring Physician. Compassion, the word, has been defined by this person. On this Thanksgiving Day 2017, I say THANK YOU DR. DAVID WHIDDON! One hip done and one to go! What a grand 7 day out, from my first total hip arthroplasty (right) performed only last Thursday....more
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After being in 2 car crashes where my hips were damged each time, Dr. Whiddon was the only doctor of 4 that I saw who didn't just want to cut me open and replace my hips. He explained a conservative approach, minimal surgery, and therapy to address labral tears. He also cautioned that it may not...more
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Dr. Whiddon is an EXCELLENT Surgeon!!!!!! He and his team are all outstanding. I would Highly recommend Dr. Whiddon.
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I am a 75 yr old man who received a new HIP from Dr W. Dr W spoke to me in terms I could understand explained all the possibilities, his technique, the op, and met with me several times before the op including a phone call a day before the operation to see how I was doing Dr. W wears a bow tie,...more
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