Dr. Derek Farr, DO

Dr. Derek Farr, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 47

  
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Dr. Derek Farr, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Farr has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Farr to book an appointment.


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Twin Palm Orthopedics

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(352) 369-1099
Twin Palm Orthopedics2640 Sw 32nd Pl Ocala, FL 34471
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Dr. Farr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Farr

3.9

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
19.607843137254903%
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Dr. Farr did my robotic total hip replacement June 2020. I was up walking with a walker the same day. I didn't have pain. I absolutely plan on Dr. Farr replacing my totally arthritic other hip. I totally trust him!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 02, 2020
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He is very professional and has an awesome bedside manner I would definitely recommend him
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Michelle wills – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Farr is the most amazing surgeon ever! He gave me my life back after he did my Mako knee surgery last year. I am back to chasing my wife around! The appointments were so informative before the surgery (and after), he gave me all of my options and suggested alternatives to surgery, and helped me pick the best options for me and my family. I would recommend Dr. Farr to anyone! As a matter of fact, my whole family goes to Dr. Farr for all of our issues with our bones. I will never go to any other Orthopedic surgeon!
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Mar 09, 2020
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He was excellent, dr Farr, took his time with me and explained everything he was doing that day and goals for future. He is an excellent surgeon and cares for his patients. Thank you dr. Farr
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Jared d – Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Farr treated my Mother with a Robotic knee surgery and the care that he provided was top notch, very professional and tons of experience. All questions answered. She was up and walking with no pain within a few hours of having surgery. The staff at his office provided great supportive care and the physical therapy got her feeling more than 100 percent in no time! Thank you Dr. Farr and staff!!
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Ronnie Santana – Mar 09, 2020
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The reason why I'm giving dr. Derek Farr a 1 Star and would be a 0 is because he makes promises that he doesn't fulfill He changed for the worst my mother's life and health because of a double knee surgery that he suggested she'll never walk again even though he promised that she would be able to walk even dance with great results and no more pain. Not only did this ruin my mother's life and it also affected our whole family. I would really suggest on getting second and third opinions before jumping into surgery with dr. Derek Farr!!!!!!!
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Cookie42 – Jan 16, 2020
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Rarely did I see Dr. Farr even after 2 very complex operations that left me unable to walk. There was no follow-up except by the P.A.'s, that are lacking in knowledge. OR CONCERNED. The initial operation was a hip pinning that turned into a lifelong problem. Dr. Farr has no interest in seeing me again as a patient. I would like to talk to Dr. Farr about long term prospects of my surgeries. That is not possible. I will have to find another orthopedic surgeon.
What went well
No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Former patient in Ocala , FL – May 08, 2019
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Made appt. with Dr. Farr, was seen by PA another physician instead...
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Ocala, FL – Apr 02, 2019
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2 shoulder surgeries. 1st was ok. 2nd was slap, rotator, decompression. Surgery was December. Never heard or spoke to surgeon except prior to surgery. At follow up PA had no information on what was done to me. I've had 13 surgeries, worst experience ever!!!
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Carolyn in OCALA, FL – Feb 25, 2019
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Don’t expect to get seen at your appointment time. Wait time is about an hour after scheduled appointment. Then more time waiting in room before doctor shows up. Not apologetic about wait. Are fairly friendly. Do explain condition thouroughly.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Jill in Ocala, FL – Aug 27, 2018
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This doctor's front desk staff are horrible. Not friendly, gal that takes you back to exam room actually has sad/mad face. The gals behind the desk would not run out an Rx for PAIN even though I was parked at the front door and waiting room was empty (lunch time). I called them and they said they weren't expected to run Rx's out the door. I had just been discharged from rehab (as I told them) I had to get out, get my walker, walk to front door, open door and walk up to the desk).
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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D. Brinkley in Ocala – Mar 20, 2018
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I had an extreme amount of pain with difficulty walking. I had to go to another doctor to find out that my leg was broken because Dr. Farr & his staff wouldnot belief that something serious was wrong, when I told them. The staff seems complacent & uncaring.. Dr. Farr seems to be rushed when you see him & not very thorough. Not only is hard to get an appointment, but the wait can be hours when you get there, also. i would not recommend him or his staff to anyone.
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DUNNELLON – Oct 24, 2017
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I have personally been a patient of Dr Farr, I'm so happy he was able to help me with my shoulder injury, I feel very very happy with the outcome of my surgery. I highly recommend him and I'm very thankful that I was recommended to him in the first place.
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Ocala, FL – Mar 12, 2017
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Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and accessible. Dr. Farr did a robotic assist partial knee replacement on me and I am very pleased with the results. Scarring
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Marietta in Ocala, FL – Jan 17, 2017
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I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Farr office. His staff was very helpful. Dr. Farr explains everything to you in detail. I will be seeing him again this month. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Tracie in Dunnellon, FL – Jul 09, 2016
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Although Dr Farr apologized for the wait, appt time was 730, didn't see him until 830. Did not show us X-rays that were taken. Did refer us for an MRI. Offered the usual over the counter solutions, cortisone shot. Our primary care doctor could have done that. Office felt like an assembly line. Could not access our primary care doctors X-rays that were sent, needed another set taken. And of course they wanted full payment right then, instead of billing the insurance.
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Jim in Wildwood, FL – Jun 06, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Farr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Farr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Farr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (352) 369-1099.

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. Farr typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Broken Arm
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Dr. Farr
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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. Farr typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Dislocation
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Farr typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hip Fracture
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Dr. Farr
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Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Farr typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand Conditions
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Check Dr. Farr's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Farr's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • 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 and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Farr accepts the following insurance:

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Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Derek Farr, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Farr is affiliated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2006
Doctors Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
POH Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
POH Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Florida State University
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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West Marion Community Hospital

Ocala, FL
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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

AdventHealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
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