Dr. Joseph Whalen, MD

Dr. Joseph Whalen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Joseph Whalen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.

4500 San Pablo Rd S

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Contact Information

(904) 953-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 94% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 89% of peers
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Whalen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

30  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

25  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment

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.


  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Mayo Clinic/Mayo Grad Sch of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whalen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whalen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whalen to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Whalen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Joseph Whalen is probably the worst doctor I've ever been to in my life. Not only was he rude, but he really did not care about my condition and made me feel like I was just another number. His diagnosis is terrible, he did not explain my X-ray, and did not want to see me again after the...more
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After having had a tennis injury, I unfortunately went to a podiatrist in St. Augustine who misdiagnosed it. Months later, I was referred to Dr. Whalen at Mayo. If only I had gone to see him earlier. Dr. Whalen operated on my foot in December and has continued to give me wonderful post operative...more
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I found him to be very personable and I highly recommend him and his staff. In a time when I and my family were extremely stressed out he was very calm and answered all of our questions. Put it this way, my husband liked him and he doesn't like anyone!
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