Dr. Matthew Wells, MD

Orthopedics •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Wells
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Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

1414 Se 3rd Ave Ste 205 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Dr. Matthew Wells, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wells has more experience with Elbow, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wells to book an appointment.


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Dr Wells takes the time to explain your problem and what he can do to Help you.
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Dec 02, 2020
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I feel that I have an obligation to write the review on Dr. Matthew Wells. I was not experienced with any Orthopedic Doctor until March, 2020, when an accident happened and I broke my wrist. The doctor referred by the Emergency Room did not accept my insurance and I started search and research for a good doctor who will match my conditions. Finally, Dr Matthew Wells was chosen. Wright choice! No regrets! The office staff is excellent. The working ethics or morals are very high. The doctor manners of communication and conversation made me trustful from the first moment. The surgery was done very good and recovery had a great progress. Moreover, my husband, who has a long time problem with his nee, after seeing the doctor in my case, made a decision to discuss his problem with the Dr. Wells. The appointment is coming soon! Be safe and healthy everyone, but in the case, if something happens, I recommend very strongly Dr. Matthew Wells My mission is completed and I feel good. :)
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Tatiana Porf – Jun 04, 2020
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I was in a serious accident with multiple traumas last year and Dr Wells helped save my leg. I was from out of state and spent weeks in hospitals alone. When under Dr Wells' care I was not so alone. He ensured that not only my medical needs were met, but his efforts to check in on me helped make the difference for me physically and mentally. A great doctor and person.
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Charles Hosea – Apr 28, 2020
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Truly a hands on surgeon. Personable and true to his word. Physical Therapy department top notch and dedicated. Other support staff professional and efficient.
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Mar 27, 2020
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I had hip replacement done by Dr. Mathew Wells on May 2019, and knee replacement on Nov.2019, I couldn't be happier! He is a wonderful doctor! The office staff very courteous and helpful. Least but not less , the ladies in physical therapy Marta & Ronnie are Great! Thank you
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  • Office environment
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Estrella Martin – Feb 24, 2020
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I have visited many Orthopedic Doctors with serious shoulder lesions. No other physician took the time to understand the problem, discuss the history and prognosis. Finally found an Orthopaedic Surgeon worth his weight in gold.
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Argentina in Pembroke Pines, FL – Feb 01, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Wells for over 10 years now. He is an excellent and caring physician with a great attitude towards his patients. Hard to find that these days!
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Steven Alpert in Sunrise, FL – Jan 26, 2019
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Had an unfortunate accident fracturing my hip. Dr Wells was the on call othropediac surgeon at the hospital . I can not express the great care he provided to me. His calm demeanor kept my anxiety levels of what to expect at a low level. He explained everything to my spouse and me as to what the surgery entailed and how long my rehab would be. I was up and walking after the first day gingerly but after a few days I was up and walking with more confidence. I recommend Dr Wells very highly.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Cube in Davie, FL – Aug 31, 2018
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Sept. 26th 2016,I had suffered a horrific accident moving a heavy desk down a steep flight of stairs with the desk smashing through the fibula then tibia seeing the tibia protruding through the skin and bleeding. Ok enough of that,long story,cut to the chase,I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Wells as the surgeon to "fix" the mess in my lower left leg.Oct.1st was surgery day which went well,the very next day,I was discharged from the hospital on crutches,and made an unbelievable speedy recovery
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RICHARD PLACE in Ft Lauderdale, FL – Sep 29, 2017
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Dr. Wells is one of those rare physicians who truly care about their patients and have passion for their job. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manners. He spends appropriate amount of time with the patient and does everything to detect the problem and fix it. Dr. Wells respects his patients, listens well and takes time to explain the medical condition. On top of it all, his stuff is very friendly and helpful. The waiting time is very short. I would definitely recommend him.
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Olha in Davie, FL – Jul 10, 2017
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Great bedside manner. Very bright and gives off a positive vibe. He really knows his stuff.
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David in Ft Lauderdale, FL – Apr 04, 2017
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In a previous review, I complained about my account being sent to collect by Dr. Wells, office, This was told to me by the collection agency. When I call his office, I was told I had a zero balance. Recently, Dr. well called me explained me it wasn't his office, but the outpatient center, where the surgery was preformed. I am sorry for the poor review, and the misunderstanding. Dr. wells did an outstanding job with my surgery and wasn't to blame for the confusion with the collection agency
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Brett scott in Pompano Beach, FL – Dec 13, 2016
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Came to Ft. Lauderdale from DE last winter. Had a torn meniscus and needed it attended to. After on line research, I found Dr. Wells and because of his high ratings and location I made an appointment with him. The appointment was made quickly and after my initial meeting/examination I decided to have him perform surgery to fix my problem. Surgery went very well as did the follow up care, exams, and therapy. Dr. Wells is highly professional but also exceptionally personable and efficient.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Matthew Wells MD is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. He takes an individualized and compassionate...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2005
St Vincents Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1997
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1997
  • "America's Top Orthopedists" Consumers' Research Council of America, 2010
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, 1995

Media & Publications

  • >Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Hybrid Suture Anchor Fixation, 2011

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wells

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wells treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wells treats other conditions, please contact the office at (954) 764-8033.

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Wells typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

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 Limbs specialists.

Dr. Wells typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Internal Derangement of Knee
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Wells typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Shoulder/Upper Arm

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 specialists.

Dr. Wells typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Broken Arm
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Wells' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Wells accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
POMCO Group
Tricare
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine1414 Se 3rd Ave Ste 205 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine1414 SE 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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