Dr. Howard Routman, DO

Dr. Howard Routman, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Howard Routman, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Atlantis, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

Atlantis Orthopaedics

130 John F Kennedy Dr Ste 201

Atlantis, FL 33462
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Florida Health Administrators
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • One Health
  • Private HealthCare Systems

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Top Care Areas


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

Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Routman "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 special. The most advanced treatment and technology is available to any patient and years of shoulder reconstruction expertise are behind my reconstructions."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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 Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release


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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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Routman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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JFK Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Routman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Routman to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Routman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
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.
in Lake Worth, FL |
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
West Palm Beach, FL |
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.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
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]
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
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.
Lake Worth, FL |
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.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Routman accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
    ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Florida Health Administrators
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • One Health
    One Health PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • RockPort Health Care
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Vista Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Routman has admitting privileges

JFK Medical Center
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
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JFK Medical Center North Campus
2201 45th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
3360 Burns Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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