Dr. F Gwathmey, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 41

Dr. Gwathmey
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University of Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology

1215 Lee St Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Dr. F Gwathmey, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Gwathmey has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gwathmey to book an appointment.


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  • Explained conditions well (13)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
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One of the best doctors I’ve seen. Thank you for all the help!!
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  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 22, 2020
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Dr. Gwathmey Performed a labrel tear surgery in feb 2017 now its feb 2018 and the pain is ten times worst than before the surgery. With no end in sight. Dr. Gwathmey wiped his hands clean of me because the surgery went bad. I recommend to anyone needing this surgery to look for someone else. Unfriendly and unprofessional. Worst of all he made my Condition to where I cant walk on my own and I could before the surgery.
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Feb 03, 2018
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Several months have passed, and this doctor wasn't able to figure out why my leg is still swelling, and why I'm experiencing pain, weakness, and loss of mobility. Finally, a physical therapist, was able to determine that I'd developed chronic trigger points after the surgery. Now I'm having to pay more money to receive injections from an Anesthesiologist in Pain Management. I've suffered in pain, lost mobility and months of my life unnecessarily! I wish I'd never had him perform this procedure.
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Painful Experience in Charlottesville, Va – Jul 06, 2017
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Could not have had a better experience. Takes time to explain options. When I finally decided on surgery things went very smoothly. The best decision I've made in a long time. The pain is gone! Thanks Dr. Gwathmey!
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Afton, VA – Jun 15, 2017
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Rare, HUMBLE, board certified, orthopedic surgeon w/BEDSIDE MANNER. Skilled, direct, PERSONABLE, & well studied. Challenges patients 2 research him & their condition for best possible outcome. CARES ~ called to waylay concerns pre-op & PERSONALLY called post-op. Desires success ~ met my PT, Rodney, to guarantee I was in good hands. Fashionable - the surgical camouflage Wellingtons, wow! Cautious ~ takes patients w/greatest likelihood of success. If blessed with "yes" then you're blessed enough!
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Tabitha Camacho in Charlottesville, VA – May 31, 2017
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Dr. Gwathmey is a very nice physician. He's polite, listens patiently, and has always answered my questions thoroughly. He has a great bed side manner, and I love his sense of humor. I've had 10 or more appointments with Dr. Gwathmey, and he's always been consistently friendly, and spent at least 20-30 minutes with me during each of these visits. Also, he has always been willing to work me in, even when his schedule was fully booked. I highly respect and appreciate Dr. Gwathmey.
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INTEGRITY – Apr 06, 2017
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He gave me a 3 min examination. Clearly he did not care much about my condition and I am not really sure if in those 3 minutes he gave me the correct diagnosis. When I asked more info, he told me that I could read some pieces of paper that he printed out from the Internet.
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Synthon in Charlottesville, VA – Jun 10, 2016
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Dr Gwathmey is a very skilled orthopedic surgeon. He genuinely cares about his patients, and helps them achieve optimal success in returning to Wellness. His abilities are of an a+ outcome, I can't praise him enough, he is highly proficient! I'd recommend him every time!
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Heather in Charlottesville – Apr 05, 2016
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My 12 year old daughter dislocated her knee cap, tore her MPFL, and severed a piece of her femur in the process. When all circumstances in Lynchburg for 11 days led us to Dr. G. he, knowing the severity of her injury, fit us in his schedule on a Thursday, then cleared 4 hours of OR time for the next day to get her surgery done. He not only used plastic screws to avoid future surgery, but he did a quadricep-turn down to create a new ligament. Here we are 6 months out and she is good as new.
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Angela in Lynchburg, VA – Dec 22, 2015
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Dr. F Gwathmey, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Gwathmey has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Awards

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What are Dr. F Gwathmey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gwathmey frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Gwathmey specializes.

Where is Dr. F Gwathmey, MD's office located?

Dr. Gwathmey's office is located at 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gwathmey

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gwathmey treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gwathmey treats other conditions, please contact the office at (434) 924-3627.

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. Gwathmey typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Adhesive Capsulitis
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
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. Gwathmey typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Internal Derangement of Knee
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Gwathmey's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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 of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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 Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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 Disorders
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Gwathmey accepts the following insurance:

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BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
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The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Locations

University of Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology1215 Lee St Charlottesville, VA 22908
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University Hospital

Charlottesville, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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