Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 85

  13 Reviews
Dr. O'Duffy
943 S Beneva Rd Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34232

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Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 56 years. He graduated from Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine in 1958 and specializes in rheumatology.

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. O'Duffy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Duffy treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. O'Duffy treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Duffy treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. O'Duffy treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Duffy treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. O'Duffy treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. O'Duffy's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. O'Duffy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Duffy

3.8

Based on 13 reviews

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Not a good experience. Nice man but IMHO it might be time for him to go enjoy retirement.
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He was extremely knowledgeable, intelligent, and had a quick sense of humor. What I most appreciate is that he took my case into personal account and did not simply write a Rx. He explained terminology, drew graphs, and entered my case into a computer study. He was most thorough and I cannot overemphasize that at the end of this scenario he recommended NO DRUGS which I appreciate. He could have simply looked at my osteoporosis numbers. I recommend is 100%. Wish all doctors were like him.
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Saw Duffy because I suspected I had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). I was unable to work due to debilitating fatigue & flu like sxs. Rheumatologists are supposed to dx CFS. He said CFS was a made-up dx for a bunch of lazy housewives in Nevada. Based on his evaluation, my PCP fired me & banned me from Intercoastal. Later I was dx'ed with reactivated mono thru blood test. Eventually became so debilitated had to quit working & am home bound with severe CFS. Duffy is a disgrace to his profession.
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Biography

Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 56 years. He graduated from Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine in 1958 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1963
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1963
Cleveland Clinic
Residency Hospital
1960
Int St Josephs Hospital
Residency Hospital
1959
St Vincents Hospital
Internship Hospital
1958
Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1952
University College At Dublin / National University Of Ireland
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average