Dr. John Small, MD

Dr. John Small, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. John Small, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Temple Terrace, FL. He has been practicing for 22 years.

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
  • 27 More

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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."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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


  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthroplasty
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Decompression
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Care
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

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

Dr. Small has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Small's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Small to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Small's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Titusville, Florida |
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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in Dade City, FL |
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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in Banner Elk NC |
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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in Tarpon Springs, FL |
Good doctor, but office and doctor do not communicate clearly to make sure next steps are clear. Office is way too focused on procedure and does a lot of duplicative work.
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in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Small was very professional, expressed his concerns and allowed me and my husband to have input concerning my well being.
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Small accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Small has admitting privileges

Florida Hospital Carrollwood
7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614
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Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL 33606
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