Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 83
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Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD
Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 83 years old and has been practicing for 59 years. Dr. O'Duffy is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

943 S Beneva Rd Ste 201

Sarasota, FL 34232

Contact Information
Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD

Dr. J Desmond O'Duffy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS

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Top Care Areas


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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Dr. O'Duffy does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. O'Duffy has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. O'Duffy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Duffy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Duffy to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. O'Duffy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Sarasota, FL |
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.
sarasota, fl |
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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Dr. O'Duffy accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS

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Hospitals where Dr. O'Duffy has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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