Dr. Howard Sharf, MD

Dr. Howard Sharf, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Howard Sharf, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

2750 Bahia Vista St Ste 100

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Sharf "Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of professional orthopedic, physical therapy, and occupational therapy care since 1978 for adults and children. We offer same day appointments when needed in four locations: Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Bradenton. SOA physician specialties include sports medicine, foot/ankle, spine, shoulder, knee, hip, hand/wrist/elbow, interventional pain management, and physical medicine/rehabilitation. We offer workers compensation and accept most insurances. Our commitment is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life."

8  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

1  Board Certifications

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

58  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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30  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 Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point 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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Dr. Sharf's Reviews

2.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharf to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Sharf's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • 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 (5)

I am a disabled Army veteran and was charged $150.00 for the doctor to fill out a veteran’s disability form, in which he did not complete the form in its entirety nor accurately, so I was unable to use the form. I have since requested a refund, but staff will not return my calls. A medical group...more
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I had to see him twice due to a work related injury.. both times I felt that his medical treatment regarding my care was driven by pleasing the insurance company/my employer and not what was medically/patient centered care. After my visit with him the second time, I left the office in tears. I...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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