Dr. George L. Caldwell Jr., MD

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Dr. George L. Caldwell Jr., MD

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine | Male

Florida Institute of Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists 2307 W Broward Blvd # 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Get Directions

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As a Sports Medicine Specialist, I strive to maximize patient outcomes. This includes conservative as well as surgical approaches to problems of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Advanced and proven techniques are the bedrock of patient care.Read more

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based on 33 total surveys (6 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Caldwell Jr.
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Caldwell Jr.'s Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I did not make an appointment with Dr Caldwell because of his front office staff. I called from the recommendation of a co-worker to make an appointment. Was called back 3 days later with the statement of "You need a knee and hip replacement". I said that I had not been seen yet. The front office person told me"If I had let her finish, I would have heard the rest of what she was saying. She was very rude and when I told her I had insurance, she asked me was it Obama care.
in Indiantown, FL |
Dr Caldwell is reassuring, confident and skilled. He was able to perform the repair needed and get our daughter back on the road to what she loves to do. Beth, his nurse, is very organized and will get the information back to you in a timely manner. Thank you!!!!!
in Wellington, FL |
Dr. Caldwell is attentive and thorough. His professional expertise in conjunction with his bed side manners is commendable. I had shoulder surgery due to rotator cuff tear and cartilage damage. Needless to say I cannot thank Dr. Caldwell enough for helping me with my shoulder. I highly recommend him to anyone who requires an orthopedic surgeon.
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
Dislocated both shoulders 2 years apart with torn tissue damage that wouldn't keep the ball in the socket. Dr Caldwell reattached the tissue and I healed up quickly and am incident free 1+ later on one shoulder and 3+ years later on the other. Highly recommenced, he is an expert. Just make sure to ask him tons of questions, doctors send to forget everyone doesn't have the same medical background or info that they do, its a common problem but don't be afraid to ask questions. Also do the PT!
Delray Beach, FL |
I simply needed a second opinion with regard to knee replacement. This Doctor was insulted I had knee surgery elsewhere and did not want to even see me. After being scolded, he was nice enough to offer to take a few x-rays. I walked out, did not need to wait three months for an appointment to be treated this way. Nasty nurse initially came in to start the process. This is no way to treat a patient!
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
My experience with Dr, Caldwell was very positive. When I initially met with him, I was certain that I had a shoulder injury that was consistent with a torn rotator cuff. I was very anxious about surgery, but prepared. On the basis of his careful clinical exam, he immediately informed me that he was quite certain that I had adhesive capsulitis. His diagnostic impression was confirmed by an x-ray and MRI. Subsequent treatment required only a brief period of medication and physical therapy.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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 Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Caldwell Jr. has 1 board action

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    • Wrong-site surgery  (6/15/2015)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Florida
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    George Washington University School Medicine

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital For Specialty Surgery Cornell University

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ao-International Shoulder Surgery

    Completed in 1995

    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton University

    Graduated in 1984

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Caldwell Jr. has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Caldwell Jr. has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
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Dr. Caldwell Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Caldwell Jr.'s Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Caldwell Jr.

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Caldwell Jr.'s Care Philosophy

As a Sports Medicine Specialist, I strive to maximize patient outcomes. This includes conservative as well as surgical approaches to problems of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Advanced and proven techniques are the bedrock of patient care.