Dr. Howard Routman, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Atlantis, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.


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I can't say enough good things about Dr R! He is skilled, compassionate, attentive and a great communicator. My surgery, recovery and follow up were beyond my expectations. I had several opinions prior to visiting Atlantis and no other Dr gave me options best suited to fit my need as an individual.
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MD may have great surgical skills, but this doesn't compensate for getting shuffled to seeing PA much of the time. Even after special request to see only MD post op, PA was seen. NOT acceptable! Still having issues from nerve damage during surgery . AVOID THIS PRACTICE!
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Very helpful short wait time to see doctor. Would recommend
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Walked out after waiting 45 minutes for a quick follow up appointment in the early afternoon. I waited 40 minutes for my initial appointment. Wasn't even going to see Routman. Saw his P.A. for initial visit
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Dr. Routman only knows shoulders. If you ask him about any other pain he gets annoyed and puts you down for asking him questions. He is one of those tunnel vision doctors. He made me feel very small.
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Seen the doc for a routine biopsy they called me 10 days later to tell me my results were in made an appointment paid my $100 and when I went in they still do not have my results then I was told to come back in two weeks to get my results so I can pay another $100 This guy is nothing more than a snake oil salesmen he should be ashamed of himself he gives the entire medical industry a bad name Takes advantage of the poor This guy is bad news Stay away
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Not impressed. Fast and brisk. Gave praise to the previous surgeon who put me in the position I am now of needing other surgery. His PA ran in before him and proceeds to tell me how bad things are and that I would need shoulder replacement. This is before I saw the doctor for the first time.
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Dr. Routman performed my A-C surgery. There was no post op talk to me or my wife about how the surgery went. No one told me about restrictons or for how long. When I went for my first post op visit, I did not see him. Again, there was no discussion, but a prescription for PT was given. The prescription had no information on the type of surgery, restrictions, etc. The PT left two messages for Dr. Routman's office, but no one returned her call. [Gets worse but not enough space to write more]
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Dr Howard Routman is not only a highly educated & an exceptional shoulder surgeon, but he is a wonderful human being who genuinely cares about his patients. I have been a patient at his practice for over 10 years. I suffered prior years with a painful left shoulder & saw many doctors, but it was Dr Routman who was able to find the problem, correct it & my shoulder has never felt better. Dr R has a state of the art practice, exceptional staff & offers physical therapy treatment in house.
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I was disappointed. I made an appointment, waited a good while, ie maybe 30 minutes, then saw a PA. he He was brisk, but assessed the problem, ordered an Xray, and then Dr. Routman talked to me for about two minutes.I was sent for therapy, which was fine. But I tried to get some adjustment of my script twice, and was unable to get another appointment for weeks. Then I tried to call again. and was never called back, although I called three times. Get the basics here, but no real care.
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I waited for my appointment with Dr. Routman for one and a half hours. I waited in the waiting room then was put in an examining room and told Dr. Routman would be in. I waited there for an hour. No one came in to explain Routman's absence or how long it would be before he would see me. I was told Routman schedules patients every 5 minutes. If he spends at least 15 with each patient you will be waiting at least an hour if you're patient number five. This kind of rudeness is inexcusable.
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Routman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Routman treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Routman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
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Dr. Routman treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Routman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Dr. Routman treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Routman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Routman's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Most shoulder problems can and should be treated non-surgically. When it comes time to make a decision about surgical care for a shoulder problem from the most basic to complex case, my approach is to treat each patient and each problem as unique and...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Hughston Orthopedic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
Internship Hospital
1995
Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1990
University of Florida
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1996
1995
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Jfk Medical Center

Atlantis, FL

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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