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Dr. Joe Kelley III, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 49

  53 Reviews
Dr. Kelley III

Intercoastal Medical Group, Inc.

943 S Beneva Rd Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34232
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(941) 366-3062

Dr. Joe Kelley III, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in rheumatology.

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Dr. Kelley III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
AvMed
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
MultiPlan
PHCS
UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kelley III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chondrocalcinosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelley III treats Chondrocalcinosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kelley III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelley III treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kelley III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelley III treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kelley III 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

Dr. Kelley III's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Kelley III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kelley III

3.4

Based on 53 reviews

5 Stars
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(30)
4 Stars
1.8867924528301887%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.7735849056603774%
(2)
1 Star
37.735849056603776%
(20)

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Dr. K is patient, listens to the individual sitting with him, thoughtful and considerate, and considers the least harmful but most progressive method of treatment applicable. It was happenstance I ended up at his office nearly a decade ago, but I wouldn’t consider switching. Highly recommend to anyone seeking rheumatologic care.
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Dr. Kelley is one of the most empathetic, kind and reassuring physicians I have ever met. He listens, is open-minded and provides a treatment plan that both he and the patient agrees upon. He spends as much time with you as you need and is always accessible.
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I've been Dr. Kelley for eight years. He treats me for rheumatoid arthritis. He is on top of my medications and orders lab work religiously. I take medication that needs to be preauthorized and has also arranged for me to get financial assistance with copays. I've changed insurance companies so I can stay under his care.
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This doctor couldn't care less about helping patients. After waiting for almost a YEAR to get in with him, he wasted my time and money on three different visits without ever examining me, getting labs, or even recommending any kind of treatment for my SLE that I have had for nearly 10 years. Then, I get severely ill, miss ONE appointment, and he discharges me as a patient!?!! Thanks to this, I ended up in the hospital just a few months later with stage 3 lupus nephritis bc of my unmanaged SLE
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Dr. Kelley has been my doctor for a few years. He is very kind, knowledgeable, explains everything in detail. His kind and professional care is beyond excellent.
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Very unprofessional and inconsiderate. After spending weeks getting my record sent to Dr Kelly from my Rheumatologist in PITTSBURGH as the office instructed, I called to set up my appointment today and learned the Doctor would not accept me. I have rheumatoid arthritis and spend 6 months a year here in Sarasota. When I asked why, the nice office staff said the Doctor doesn’t give us reasons. Kelly referred to me by my local orthopedic surgeon. I urge anyone avoid his care.
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I've been a patient of Dr Kelley's for 7 years. He has has helped me to understand my condition and as it has gotten worse, he has changed my medication when needed. At one point, he put me on a new medication, that just wasn't working. I called the office and within the day, they had called in a new prescription for me! The staff has been working with my insurance, to get a specialty drug approved. With Dr Kelley's note to them, insurance went ahead and approved it.
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I am shocked by some of the negative reviews. I have seen this physician for the past 3 years & he has always been thorough in his exam & an excellent listener. Dr. Kelley is an excellent diagnostician & I have never felt rushed while he answers all of my questions. He & his staff have also gone out of their way to try to secure medications that are difficult to obtain due to insurance regulations. As an RN, I highly recommend this physician.
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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.
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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.
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2002
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Tennessee Med Center
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)