Dr. Howard Sharf, MD

Dr. Howard Sharf, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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61 y/o
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Dr. Howard Sharf, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Sharf is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus, Saint Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, St. Petersburg General Hospital, Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute and Bayfront Medical Center.

Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists

6500 66th St N

Pinellas Park, FL 33781
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists has provided over 40 years of dedicated service to the Tampa Bay area. Our physicians provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for injuries and illnesses of the musculoskeletal system. They are board certified, fellowship trained sub-specialists in orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialties that include spine, sports medicine, adult reconstruction, total joint replacement, hand, upper extremity, foot, ankle and podiatry
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Dr. Sharf's Experience

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Dr. Sharf'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 Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Hahnemann Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Us Navy Flight Surg Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Lutheran Hospital Of Indiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Florida Spine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sharf has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Petersburg General Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Sharf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharf to family and friends
2.7
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Sharf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
St Petersburg, FL |
I was hesitant to see Dr. Sharf after seeing his ratings and the two negative reviews. But, my experience was the total opposite. He explained everything perfectly, was willing to listen and answer questions and was very personable. I hope this review will bring up his ratings.
St Petersburg, FL |
I was told to get an MRI and bring it in for a follow up. I came back in and this doctor walked in and told me that I could have an epidural or surgery. Then he said there would be some paperwork and he walked out, never to be seen again. He did not go over the MRI with me or even tell me the diagnosis. How can one make any type of informed decision, when I am not even sure what exactly is wrong other than a protrusion that is hitting a nerve and I only know that from the MRI report I read?
in Seminole fl |
I wish I had taken the advice of another reviewer and walked away from this Dr. And his unprofessional staff. The clues were there from the beginning. I received paperwork for an important procedure and it was half filled out for someone else and part mine. Personal information. I could not get them to answer phone so I had to drive there ea time to straighten out a mess. My procedure was 23,000 $ Dr said arthritis, I got second opinion I had 2 bulging disc, spinal stenosis,scoliosis,, warned!!!
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Dr. Sharf accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Sharf has admitting privileges

St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707
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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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