Dr. John Small, MD

Dr. John Small, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. John Small, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

13020 N Telecom Pkwy

Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Small "Dr. Small provides nonsurgical and surgical expert care to ensure each patient receives individualized treatment. He specializes in spine surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

22  Procedures

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 Nebraska at Omaha
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Site Director, University of South Florida, University Community Hospital Carrollwood, Spine Rotation, 2008
  • Affliate Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics, 2008
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics, 2005
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Small's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Small to family and friends
39 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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Dr. Small's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I have been a patient of Dr. Small since 2003. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He is an expert in spinal cord surgery and I trust him 100%. I work at a doctor's office and we have some patients that have gotten back surgery with him and they all refer to him as an eminence in the...more
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Thank you for the kind words about Dr. Small. He is in the office three days each week and does have a PA and Nurse Practitioner working alongside him. We will happily share this with he and his team.

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I've tried to make an appointment since December when my insurance finally kicked in. After waiting 3 long mo, his nurse called me 2 hrs prior to my appointment to cancel it and let me know that his next availability is in July, so I had to see the NP instead. Two weeks prior my appointment with...more
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We are very sorry to hear that you've had to wait so long for an appointment and that you've had cancellations after you've waited all this time. We do have a team of 5 specialty trained, spine surgeons that will be happy to see you as an alternate option so you do not have to wait for another appointment with Dr. Small. Thank you for sharing your experience with us so we can look further into this.

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Dr. John Small and staff provided expert care and clinical management of a ruptured disc and later fusion. Full recovery is in process and the back stability has made a difference in quality of life and return to full function. After we worked out entry into a system during an emergency we could...more
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I saw Dr. Small for spondylitis. My pain would only aoow me to sit 2-5 min,.I had a large numb area on the outside of my leg and burning at both ankles. Back surgery was done to place rods an a cage. It has been 31/2 months and I am 100% pain free.. I am up to walking 6 miles 4-5 times a week. Dr....more
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This surgeon is the best. I had Cerivcal [ACDF...C5] fusion for pain and numbness at neck, right shoulder and arm 2 years ago.....and have no pain or numbness at all since the second day post-op. He is thorough and precise in exam and surgical expertise. He is well known in his field and is...more
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Thank you Dr. Garrett! We appreciate your kind review and have shared it with Dr. Small. We are happy to hear that you are pain-free, thank you for choosing Florida Orthopaedic Institute for your care.

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