Dr. Joe Kelley III, MD

Dr. Joe Kelley III, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o
46 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joe Kelley III, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Kelley III is affiliated with Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital....See Less

Intercoastal Medical Group Inc.

943 S Beneva Rd Ste 201

Sarasota, FL 34232
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare

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Care Philosophy

Intercoastal Medical Group is committed to providing the highest quality care possible by offering superior healthcare to patients no matter their medical need.
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Dr. Kelley III's Experience

Dr. Kelley III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Amyloidosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • 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

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 Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Tennessee Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelley III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelley III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelley III to family and friends
based on 46 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Dr. Kelley III'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 Reviews (11)
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr Kelley's office staff committed a clerical error on my file. They refused to resolve the issue--making me pay for an office visit TWICE. Upon my paying of the bill a second time, Dr Kelley decided to discharge me as a patient---apparently he thinks we should not complain when a physician office steals our money. I am filing a formal complaint against him, as I have a life-threatening illness that requires I be followed by a rheumatologist--and there are few available in this area.
in sarasota |
Discharged my wife as a patient over a 42.00 lab Bill. Pretty sad when doctors only care about money. My wife was dependent on dr kelley and has been a patient for years. We have insurance and always pay our Bill at time of service but there was a misunderstanding with the lab Bill and it slipped through the cracks. We owed 10 dollars to kelley and he discharged her?? I guess he sleeps well.
in Valrico, FL |
Dr Kelley is a wonderful rheumatologist. Kind, compassionate and a great listener, I highly recommend him.
in Bradenton, FL |
One female office staff member in a customer-facing position is untruthful in her dealings with the patient and the doctor. Beware your interaction with her at the registration/scheduling window.
in Sarasota, FL |
A very concerned and kind physician. He has helped me with a couple of issues with good follow up. Pleasant office staff.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Kelley is an excellent physician. He is conscientious. He is interested in all aspects of my health (mental and physical). I like that he sees rheumatology as being interconnected with other systems related to mind and body.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Kelley is compassionate, a great listener, and a fine clinician. He is treating me for psoriatic anthropathy and osteoporosis. I am under the care of several physicians for a range of issues. Dr. Kelley is conscientious about collecting and analyzing data regarding all aspects of my medical profile.
in Parrish, FL |
My experience with Dr Kelly was lack luster. I never had a Rheumatologist who didn't exam you. This man never once felt my joints or did xrays. He shrugged off pain as non related, but offered no solution to any problems. He is a nice guy with a good beside manner. He will do no harm, but certainly did not help.
Sarasota Florida |
i did not care for how I was treated by him or his staff.
Sarasota, FL |
A non caring guy who is not very thorough.
in Venice, FL |
Cried all the way home! He gave me no advice on a way forward. He didn't seem to like me. I could tell he wanted to get away from me and send me on my way as soon as he could. He didn't even recommend that I go back to my primary doctor, I had to ask. He did take my money though. I get that doctors don't have all the answers, but he just doesn't strike me as a doctor that likes people. I felt a very bad vibe on two occasions. This is the first time I have graded a doctor on a website.
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Dr. Kelley III accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    Evolutions Healthcare Systems PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Kelley III has admitting privileges

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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