Dr. Gary Shapiro, MD

Dr. Gary Shapiro, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

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Dr. Gary Shapiro, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center

6050 Cattleridge Blvd Ste 201

Sarasota, FL 34232
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shapiro performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Shapiro's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shapiro "Patient care is our highest priority. Whether it is through our new state-of-the-art facility, our broad range of orthopaedic specialties, or our caring staff, we are confident that you will feel at home at our office. You may be from around the corner or halfway around the world, as our patients are truly international and come here to Sarasota for world-class orthopaedic care. We are dedicated to the treatment of all your orthopaedic needs. Our goal is to improve your level of health with our comprehensive evaluation and expert care."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

113  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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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.


  • Wright State University / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Wright State University-Miami Valley Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wright State-Miami Valley Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shapiro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Shapiro is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Shapiro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shapiro to family and friends
28 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shapiro'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 (9)

Harry Leopold Sarasota Dr. Shapiro did a full ruptured tendon repair....and said at some point I could get back to 80%-90% of my tennis game....I'm back to 100%...thanks to Dr. Shapiro's great work! He really cares.....
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Dr. Schapiro is the most coldhearted and unfeeling physician I have ever met. I don't think he has a drop of human kindness in his entire being. He took an x-ray and dismissed my concerns saying is nothing there and practically threw me out of his practice. All the while, he was just playing with...more
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Fantastic! He told me what to expect and it was nice to know in advance. He encouraged me to do physical therapy and get my flexibility to 120 degrees to avoid future problems. He is friendly and cordial as well as the whole staff.
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Dr. Shapiro was amazing. I had fractures on both sides of my ankle and am now walking normally!
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Dr. Shapiro is by far the best when it comes to realistic treatment and outcomes. No witches brew treatments or unproven techniques. He is conservative and goes with what works. Outcomes in my case has been better than expected. For me over the past 15 years two knee scopes, ACL repair, Rota-tor...more
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