Dr. Michael Clare, MD

Dr. Michael Clare, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Michael Clare, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Sarasota, FL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hca Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

360 Orthopedics

360 Orthopedics2750 Bahia Vista St Ste 100 100 Sarasota, FL 34239
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Clare is affiliated with Hca Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital Sarasota, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Easy Scheduling Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews
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Dr. Clare's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clare

3.8

Based on 29 ratings

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He asked precisely where my pain was and what aggravated it. While I am sure he had his thoughts, he considered my input. He is professional and thorough. I was very pleased.
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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Mar 27, 2022
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Dr. Clare is a pro. He's direct ,to the point and great at what he does.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Allan – Apr 11, 2020
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Had a horrible experience with Dr. Clare. After telling me the surgery that I had on my right foot was not "necessary" for my left, I opted for a lesser surgery to offset future pain. While still recovering from said surgery, a mere 4-5 weeks later, he told me I would need the surgery that I had on my right foot. When I spoke to AnnMarie and I explained the situation and wanted to try and work out the financial aspect of it, she accused me of trying to commit insurance fraud. Do yourself a favor, steer clear!!!
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Melanie D. – Jan 30, 2020
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After seeing 5 Orthopedic Doctors four wanted to amputate my right leg below the knee. The other Orthopedic Doctor, World Renowned from Orlando didn't want to help me at all. Dr. Clare consulted with me, explained his procedure and suggestion for me saving my leg. He and his staff treated us with respect and answered all of our questions to our satisfaction. Six weeks after the surgery I was up and walking on my own leg. I cannot thank Dr. Clare and Florida Orthopedic Institute 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
2 people found this helpful
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Kenneth Shumaker – May 17, 2018
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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 soccer 100%. And then fixed my toe. He has been nothing but helpful and I wouldnt go see anyone else but him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Shannon Greenwood in Trinity, Florida – Mar 05, 2018
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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. Sent me to vascular dr who said not close to artery would do surgery with him. Clare said not there. Now size of grape! Cannot do surgery ALL veins engorged with blood and I could bleed out per new doc!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Michele Jacobovitz in Odessa, FL – Mar 04, 2017
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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.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Tampa, FL – Jan 22, 2016
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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 me to a wound specialist referred me in house PT which caused additional infection have had to have heel removed, hardware out; charged me additional $3000. CHANGED DDR. & NOW HOPING TO KEEP MY FOOT.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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David smith in Fl – Dec 27, 2015
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Clare's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clare performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Clare performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clare performs Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Clare performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clare performs Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Clare performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Midfoot Fracture/Dislocation Surgery

Dr. Clare's conditions and procedures:

  • Accessory Navicular Bone
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • 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
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis

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(941) 269-6973

Dr. Clare accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health of Florida
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare HMO
My Blue Health Options HMO
Network Blue Health Options
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Preferred PPO
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe a patient should always be a partner in his or her care, not merely a subject of it.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Foot & Ankle Surgery/Lower Extremity Trauma Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
Medical School
2002
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Tampa General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University Of Nebraska Health Foundation / Creighton University
Residency Hospital
1996
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Gustavus Adolphus College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Clare, MD?

Call (941) 269-6973 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Michael Clare, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Clare, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Clare's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Michael Clare, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Clare frequently treats Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair, Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open, and Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Clare treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Clare, MD's office located?

Dr. Clare's office is located at 2750 Bahia Vista St Ste 100 100, Sarasota, FL 34239. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Michael Clare, MD speak?

Dr. Clare speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Michael Clare, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Clare has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hca Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital

Sarasota, FL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Lakewood Ranch, FL

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Shorepoint Health Venice

Venice, FL

47% Patients that would definitely recommend, 23% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)