Dr. John Clarke, MD

General Surgery •  Male

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(727) 345-2929

Dr. John Clarke, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in South Pasadena, FL and has over 58 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus medical school in 1962. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palms Of Pasadena Hospital and Saint Anthony's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Clarke to book an appointment.


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Palms Surgical Associates

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Palms Surgical Associates1615 Pasadena Ave S Ste 330 South Pasadena, FL 33707
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I'm friends with every Doctor that I have ever had in my short life so far. Doc Clark walked in the room and it was like we new each other for 20 years. So far I'm over the top with happiness with Doc and for the first time I'm really looking forward to get to my surgery day. Doc Clark is the best of the best and I'm very very happy that Doc Clark is my Doc. and surgeon thank you very very much SIR.
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Dennis – Jul 12, 2020
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Dr. Clarke is the best!!!!!
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Eileen Clancy – Jun 30, 2020
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My wife, who had Hernia surgery two weeks ago, and I were very pleased finding a Doctor who cares, listens and is a great surgeon. Fantastic Doctor. We highly recommend Dr. Clarke.
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Richard O. & Linda B. Persson – Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Clarke's office is professional atmosphere. Minimal wait times. Scheduling appointments and questions are handled quickly. The entire staff is kind, friendly and welcoming. Dr. Clarke looks you in the eye and he listens. No distractions. 2x successful. Both times excellent and professional results.
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J Gibbs – Jun 22, 2020
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Dr. Clarke's office runs like a well oiled machine. Wait times are excellent. Making appointments and phone questions are handled quickly and with ease. The entire staff is kind, friendly and welcoming. The best part and the reason I drive so far to get there is Dr. Clarke. He is the salt of the earth. He is very humble and down to earth. He actually looks you in the eye and he listens. No laptop in his hands distracting him. He spends time with you and I never feel rushed. God Bless John Clarke.
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Fred Rakiski – Jun 08, 2020
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Dr. John Clark is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him for surgery. His office staff is also extremely professional and always kept me well-informed.
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Craig – May 30, 2020
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Excellent surgeon , explains conditions and procedures well. Very professional . Have had past successful surgeries with him . Highly recommend
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Larry – May 30, 2020
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Dr. Clarke is the very definition of a caring and knowledgeable Physician
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Brian miller – Apr 04, 2020
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Dr Clarke is a skilled MD with excellent hernia repair skills as well as a great bedside manner!!!
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Charles Porter – Mar 29, 2020
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Dr Clark is a skilled surgeon who is dedicated to his craft. Over the Christmas New Year holiday period (2019-2020) he treated me for a medical emergency at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is very attentive and concerned about his patients. I trust him with my life. He has the experience and skill to get you through the toughest situations. He has a great bedside manner.
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Jan 26, 2020
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Dr. Clarke and his Staff are awesome on a scale of 1 to 10 they all get a 12
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Jan 07, 2020
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Every thin went very well. Everyone was courteous and treated me very well. They were all very knowlegeable.
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George J. Martin Sr. – Nov 24, 2019
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I had a hernia procedure with Dr. Clarke Oct 15 2019. Today is one week after procedure and my recovery is going excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Clarke to anybody who need surgery.
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Yevsey Akkerman – Oct 22, 2019
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He is the best !!!! Dr. Clarke is kind, compassionate, very thorough, takes his time, explains so you can understand, knowledgeable to the max, excellent surgeon, have never heard anything negative only POSITIVE about him. Doctors and nurses use him. I love ?? this doctor (professionally).. You will not be sorry. He was a Blessing to me.
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Maria Barrett – Oct 02, 2019
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One could not ask for a more kind and compassionate physician as well as a top notch surgeon as Dr. Clark.
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Joyce goett – Sep 20, 2019
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Everybody always friendly and caring. Rare today in the medical field , when they most of the time look on the computer and not at the patient.
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Ute Ingmann – Sep 08, 2019
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Everyone happy and professional. Efficient in everything they do. Dr Clarke is very knowledgeable. Thank you for making me feel like I was your only during my time there.
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Mary Zylstra – Aug 31, 2019
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I thank Dr Clarke-MD & his entire staff for saving my life. They are an awesome team. Dr Clarke-MD is a true humanitarian. His staff: Marsha Wheeler&Kathy outstanding. His assistant,Jill Parker a treasure. Thank you all for caring. Palms of Pasadena Hospital the best when you need surgery or other procedures. Will recommend all the above to all I know. Thank you Virginia Hollenstein
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Virginia Hollenstein – Jul 24, 2019
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Dr. Clarke is a concerned, caring, and well studied physician, answering patients' questions in an easily understandable way. He follows through to ensure potential problems do not manifest into larger issues. I was very pleased with Dr. Clarke and would certainly recommend him without reservation.
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Jul 12, 2019
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Excellent Surgeon & willing to explain procedures fully. Also no question. Given to him is a dumb question. Full open comunication. He also returns/makes calls personally, not passing it off to other Staff Members. His Staff are also Great. I would recommend Him & His Office to Anyone!!
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Kevin & Teri Kennedy in SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – May 11, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Clarke's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clarke performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Clarke performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Carotid Artery Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clarke treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Clarke treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
Vascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clarke treats Vascular Disease more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Clarke treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Clarke's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Breast Exam
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Colon Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression

About Me

When I went to medical school, it was not to make money. Only 25% of the population had health insurance. Physicians' incomes were just average.That situation changed, but my philosophy did not. I have never done an operation on a patient that I woul...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1972
Andrews Air Force Base
Fellowship Hospital
1968
University Of Florida
Residency Hospital
1963
Shands Tchg Hosp-U Fla Coll Med
Internship Hospital
1962
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1958
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Media & Publications

  • Bland, KI (ed): The Practice of General Surgery. New York, WB Saunders, 2001, pp 803-809., 2001
  • Thomas HF, Clarke JM, Rayl JE, Woodward ER. Results of the combined fundic patch - fundoplication operation in the treatment of reflux esophagitis with stricture. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1972; 135:241., 1972
  • Clarke JM, Jurkiewicz MJ, Woodward ER. Inhibition of motility in autotransplanted gastric pouches. Surg Forum 1966; 17:320., 1966
  • Clarke JM, Woodward ER. Transthoracic fundoplication for hiatal hernia and short esophagus in a three-year-old child. Case report. Surgery 1968; 64:858., 1968
  • Clarke JM. Case for midline incisions. Lancet 1989; 1:622, 1989
  • Woodward ER, Rayl JE, Clarke JM. Esophageal hiatus hernia. Current Problems in Surgery. M. Ravitch, Ed. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc. Chicago, 1970., 1970
  • Clarke JM, Rayl JE, Woodward ER. Experience with the Thal and Nissen operations in the treatment of reflux esophagitis with stricture. A preliminary report. Am Surg 1969; 35:89., 1969
  • Clarke, J. Incisional hernia repair by fascial component separation: Results in 128 cases and evolution of technique. Am J Surg 2010, 200:1-7., 2010
  • Goode LB, Byrd C, Wilkoff BL, Clarke JM, Fontaine J, Fearnot N, Smith HJ, Shipko FJ. Explantation of chronic transvenous pacemaker leads: Report of five cases. PACE 1989; 12:108., 1989
  • Clarke JM. Culdocentesis in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1969; 129:809., 1969

Affiliated Hospitals

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Palms Of Pasadena Hospital

South Pasadena, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Saint Anthony's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

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

St. Petersburg General Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)