Dr. Larry Padgett, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Padgett
Accepting new patients

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery

250 3rd St NW Ste 201 Winter Haven, FL 33881

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(863) 318-9696

Dr. Larry Padgett, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Winter Haven, FL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Padgett has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of North Caroina School Med medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Heart Of Florida and Adventhealth Lake Wales. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Padgett to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Padgett

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Padgett treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Padgett treats other conditions, please contact the office at (863) 318-9696.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Padgett is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Padgett
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Knee Dislocation
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Sprain
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Padgett is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Padgett
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Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Padgett's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Padgett accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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Cigna PPO
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LocalPlus
Open Access
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Padgett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Padgett

4.6

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (37)
  • Explained conditions well (37)
  • Listened & answered questions (37)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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Dr. Padgett is awesome! He only recommends surgery when and if needed. He helped my right knee tremendously. I have recommended him to many people!
What went well
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  • 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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Beth H. – Apr 05, 2021
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Explains everything and listens. Very caring
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
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Feb 19, 2021
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Dr Padgett repaired my rotator cuff and removed bone Spurs in my right shoulder. Procedure was fast and really no pain at all immediately afterwards. He explained to me that the recovery could be difficult and painful, which it was. Keys to recovery are a knowledgeable and experienced physical therapist of which I was fortunate to have located. The paring of an experienced surgeon and physical therapist team is critical to a favorable outcome. I cannot stress this enough.
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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Dec 21, 2020
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I took my 16 yr old soon, a pitcher being scouted by Div I schools, to Dr. Padgett for elbow pain. He said he needed surgery for ulnar nerve displacement. But post-op, his pain was worse. So Dr Padgett performed a 2nd surgery. When he was still in pain after recovering from this op, we travelled to see a world renowned nerve specialist. The specialist told us that Dr. P had "botched" BOTH surgeries and left his ulnar nerve "kinked off" in 3 places. Dr. Padgett never accepted responsibility.
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Mar 20, 2019
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There is no better Orthopedic Doctor in America. Doctor Padgett has taken care of my football team operations for years and has taken care of myself for knee surgery.
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Rod Shafer in Lake Wales, FL – Jan 28, 2019
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I saw the Dr. for an ongoing issue with my knee and he decided I needed surgery, which he could perform in a few weeks. He drained my knee at visit and the next day I awoke with it even more swollen and could not feel my foot (potentially due to a complication of my drainage). He never called me back personally n had his staff advise me to go to an ER. The following Monday he had his staff advise me that he could no longer due my surgery, my knee was now too complex for him and referred me out
What went well
No results
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
12 people found this helpful
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Apr 04, 2018
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Over the past 6 months I have experienced shoulder pain and decreased strength in both shoulders . Though initial X-ray revealed some impingement, we elected to go through physiotherapy with Polk Therapt. At the end of that course of treatment, I was fully restored to function without pain. It was in November if the same year when the symptoms returned, and while therapy did relieve some discomfort, we began to think MRI images would reveal the source of the problem. Indeed, I need more space.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn Lindsey in Lakeland, FL – Jan 08, 2018
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Well he has worked on my entire family who have had orthopedic needs. He is WORLD CLASS Ortho right here in Polk County. His ability to diagnose the problem (which is almost always confirmed by the MRI studies) is amazing. His outcomes are top notch, his skill and technique are so good that he disturbs only the tissues he is working on leading to faster than normal outcomes, no messing around in your joint. Very even natured, very professional and does a 5 star job!!
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JIM in Clearwater, FL – Oct 26, 2017
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Absolutely the BEST doctor around! I would drive a hundred miles for his care. He reworked both my daughters knees, one of my sons knees, and repaired major tears in my shoulder. He takes the time to talk with you and his PA's are great also!
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Lynne B. in Bartow, FL – May 06, 2017
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My husband has had multiple Orthopedic doctors over the years and Dr. Padgett is by leaps and bounds the best. His objective is what is best for his patient. He is a very caring doctor and it is obvious in the way he talks to you and listens to your concerns. We recommend him to anyone that wants quality care.
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Mrs. Ken Smith in Lakeland, Fl. – Apr 27, 2017
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Without question, one of the finest doctors I have ever had an association with.
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K. Smith in Lake Wales, FL – Mar 28, 2017
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My 70 yr. old husband saw Dr. Padgett on Feb. 2 for a shoulder issue. He had seen 2 orthopedic surgeons previously. Both said his only option was a shoulder replacement. Although Dr. Padgett agreed that would be a permanent solution, he did offer other intermediate steps he could try first. He received a shot in a different part of his shoulder than the previous shots and amazingly it has provided great pain relief. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Padgett. We would highly recommend him.
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Winter Haven, FL – Feb 14, 2017
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From the first time I met him, Dr. Padgett exhibited a true concern for my well being. Dr. Padgett was very thorough in his diagnosis on my shoulder. He offered me different options for rehabilitation. I chose to have surgery. He explained to me what the issues were, how he could correct them and what my expectations should be. Surgery went extremely well and my recovery time has been unbelievably short. I attribute this to his skills as a surgeon. His staff was excellent. I would highly him!!
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Doug Myers in Davenport, FL – Mar 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Larry Padgett, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Winter Haven, FL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Padgett has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Orthopedic Research Of Va-Richard Caspari, MD
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
1993
Mayo Clin
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of North Caroina School Med
Medical School
1987
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Larry Padgett, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Padgett frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Padgett specializes.

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Dr. Padgett's office is located at 250 3rd St NW Ste 201, Winter Haven, FL 33881. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery250 3rd St NW Ste 201 Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Padgett is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventhealth Heart Of Florida

Davenport, FL

54% Patient Experience Rating, 15% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Adventhealth Lake Wales

Lake Wales, FL

55% Patient Experience Rating, 14% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Winter Haven Hospital

Winter Haven, FL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)