Dr. John Papa, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 63

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. John Papa, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Winter Park, FL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Papa has extensive experience in Ankle & Foot Surgery. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventhealth Orlando and Adventhealth Orlando, winners of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Papa, MD

Jewett Orthopedic Clinic PA

1285 N Orange Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 ()
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Based on 53 ratings

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Dr. Papa was my 2nd opinion after breaking 3 metatarsals 8 months prior. He sternly advised me not to move as he pushed on my foot and asked me to only use one finger when pointing to the locations that hurt. Essentially told me I needed to do physical therapy (even though I told him ALL of the things I was already doing). I couldn’t imagine doing physical therapy on this foot as it was still acutely hurting. ….3rd opinion sent me for an mri and my foot has not healed. Still broken! Wish Dr. Papa would have listened to me and taken me more serious when I advised that I am still in pain 8 months later. It’s not just normal
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Kristen Miles – Apr 26, 2022
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Dr. Papa repaired my ruptured Achilles’ tendon 5.5 years ago and recently repaired my torn Peroneal tendon in the same foot. He is an outstanding surgeon and truly mastered his craft. I recovered perfectly from both surgeries. I would not consider another surgeon for my foot and ankle care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 22, 2020
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I saw a local surgeon about removing my painful tib/fib plates and screws (18 months after placement for compound fractures in lower leg). I wanted to run again and the hardware hurt so I couldn’t. Local surgeon liked the hardware so much and doubted I’d be able to run (not sure why except that I’m mid 50s...guess he’s used to less active people). Anyway,I saw Dr Papa for a second opinion. Not only did he agree to remove it but recommended it as the plates were so close to surface that they were risky to come through the skin over time. I literally had NO PAIN the day of surgery. Went back to work 3 days later. Ran a little 6 weeks later and now 8 weeks later, I am running without pain! I’m so pleased that I saw Dr. Papa. I recommend him without reservation.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nurse Ratched in Cocoa – Dec 29, 2019
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Extremely inefficient office. I waited over an hour past my appointment time. Staff did not know why he was running late.No explanation, no update. I finally had to leave as I had driven a long way to see Dr. Papa. You might be better off going in as a walk-in than making an appointment. I won’t be returning.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 30, 2019
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Years of long-standing disease had resulted in significant bilateral foot pain and deformities. Dr. Papa carefully explained all options and reviewed the X-rays with me. He listened to my concerns and patiently answered questions. His calm assurance and professionalism helped me to know surgery was the correct option for me. He corrected the deformities and restored function of, first one foot, and then the other two years later. I could not be more grateful! He is a talented & gifted surgeon!
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Mar 17, 2019
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Dr. Papa is a very skilled surgeon and completely restructured my foot. He explained the surgery and follow up in detail and I felt comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. Little to no pain following surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Julie in Ormond Beach, FL – Jan 28, 2019
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I have contacted Jewett several times to ask if Dr John Papa would accept a patient under the VA Veterans Choice Program. None of my calls have been returned. Veterans have served their country, even died for it, and fought for your freedom. I can't rate any Dr highly that does not accept veterans as patients. I would be willing to change this rating if Dr. Jablonski would accept a patient under the VA Veterans Choice Program.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jim Coppens in Altamonte Springs, FL – Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Papa was conservative in his care approach & took time to explain recommendations & options. I felt comfortable & understood each step along the way. My procedure went better than expected. Jewett Orthopaedic Center is professional & well thought out with consideration for patient management & flow. It was far from the usual - hand the patient a clipboard from behind a glass door. Each person in his office was personable, professional &courteous and seems to truly care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl H in Daytona Beach, FL – Jun 12, 2018
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Could not be more impressed with Dr Papa’s knowledge skills and results on my foot he took a complex situation and managed to correct my deformity with minimal to no swelling bleeding or complications post surgery I find his skills astounding I would highly recommend them to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Linda – Feb 22, 2018
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He was very rude. Didn't listen to my ongoing issues with my ankle. I understand he is a great surgeon but i prefer my doctors to have a soul. He is very uncaring, and because of that i will seek treatment elsewhere. Not to mention i had to wait over half an hour for him to come in the exam room only for him to almost belittle me.
What went well
  • Office environment
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Orlando, FL – Oct 10, 2017
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I have never been so degraded by a doctor in my entire life. He did not look at any of my records/x-rays before my visit and treated me with complete disrespect. I felt as if I'd been raped after leaving his office. He might be a good surgeon, I have no idea, and I never will know because his bedside manner was so completely awful that I would NEVER go back to him for anything, much less surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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New Smyrna Beach, FL – Aug 25, 2017
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Dr Papa saved my foot I had one nightmare after another until I was lucky enough to be referred to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jim Driscoll in Pam coast fl – Jun 22, 2017
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Great Doc!! Dr. Papa is very detail oriented & exceptionally knowledgeable. On my first visit, he took time to explain my problems & all my surgical and nonsurgical options. I returned to Dr. Papa when I realized that I required surgery & again he took time to review all options & I decided on surgery- Could not be happier with the results! I know now why many of my friends (doctors included) said he is Great! An MD with fellowship training along with his passion & pride have given me life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Winter Park, FL – Apr 24, 2017
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Poor bedside manner. Refuses to listen to or help patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Hurtin in Orlando, FL – Nov 10, 2016
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Dr papa did not focus on appointment, he did the same thing on my last visits reason was to see what is the progression of my charcot foot and possible referral for shoes to be made, he did not do that, He asked why it is a year since last visit and I had to remind him that he requested a yearly visit Before entering the exam room he was walking up and down the corridor dictating in a little recorder in a loud voice for everybody to hear I find him rude and complete waste of time
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Ralph B Jooste in Orlando, FL – Aug 02, 2016
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There may be a foot/ankle surgeon equal to Dr. Papa, but there is no one better. From my initial meeting through surgery, Dr. Papa has been the consummate professional. Dr. Papa is, arguably, the best foot/ankle surgeon practicing. Thank you, Dr. Papa.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Joe Catanese in Goffstown, NH – Feb 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Papa, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Winter Park, FL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Papa has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
Residency Hospital
1986
Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers
Internship Hospital
1985
Weill Cornell Medical
Medical School
,

Awards

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Dr. Papa frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Papa specializes.

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Dr. Papa's office is located at 1285 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Papa

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Papa treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Papa treats other conditions, please contact the office at (407) 629-2444.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

Dr. Papa is experienced in the area of Ankle & Foot Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Dr. Papa's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Dr. Papa accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Locations

Jewett Orthopedic Clinic PA

Jewett Orthopedic Clinic PA1285 N Orange Ave Winter Park, FL 32789
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