Dr. Michael Clare, MD

Dr. Michael Clare, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Michael Clare, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.

13020 N Telecom Pkwy

Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clare "I believe a patient should always be a partner in his or her care, not merely a subject of it."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

67  Conditions Treated

  • Accessory Navicular Bone
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Claw Toe
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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38  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • 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 and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Haglund's Deformity Resection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Triple Arthrodesis


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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.


  • Gustavus Adolphus College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Nebraska Health Foundation / Creighton University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clare's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clare to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clare's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Clare is the best foot and ankle surgeon I have ever come across of. He is committed to getting you better, very personable, and always goes the extra mile to get you better. He was the only one who could figure out what was wrong with my ankle and did a major surgery and got me back to playing...more
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Shannon, thank you for taking time to review Dr. Clare and the experience you had with him. We are pleased that he was able to get you back to playing soccer and enjoying the activities you love! We'd love to share your story on our Facebook page with a photo of you playing soccer! If you have interest, please message us on our Facebook page. Thanks!

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I went to Dr Clare after my third tassel tunnel release surgery. There was a "pea sized" thing near the incision site, which Dr. Clare said wasn't really there. However, after subsequent visits, each time being told nothing there, then told me that it was so close to the artery he might nick it....more
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Dr. Clare listened, understood and is very knowledgeable about his practice. Don't be surprised if you see him owning his own practice soon. Thank you Dr. C, I am on my way to recovery.
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worst Dr. and assistant ever. DO NOT USE. contact me with any questions. dr. Clare reconstructed both my heels. never once check up on me at hospital, had major complications and infection and could not even even get him or his worthless assistant Ann Marie to call me back. instead of sending...more
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