Dr. Michael Clarke, MD

Hip & Knee OrthopedicsMaleAge 54

Dr. Clarke
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214

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(315) 251-3100

Dr. Michael Clarke, MD is a Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgery Specialist in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Clarke has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and UHS Wilson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Clarke to book an appointment.


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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (4/13/2017)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Clarke

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Clarke treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Clarke treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 251-3100.

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. Clarke typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Arthroscopy
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Dr. Clarke's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • 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
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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Dr. Clarke accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthNet
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthNow New York, Inc.
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Martin's Point
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Clarke's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clarke

4.7

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
90.47619047619048%
(57)
4 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
1 Star
4.761904761904762%
(3)
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What went well
  • Office environment (58)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (58)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (57)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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He has helped with my hip and I feel great after 3 years post surgery, so now I’m back to see about my knee!
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Apr 25, 2020
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Dr. Clarke is great! Helped me start living pain free after a total hip replacement. He is kind, supportive and explains things in a way that makes sense.
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JED – Feb 13, 2020
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Wonderful compentent respectful kind!!Explains everything and very supportive
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
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Sep 06, 2019
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I have nothing but positives in reviewing Dr. Clarke. He did a total hip replacement on me after trying more conservative measures. Nine months post-op, I have my life back.
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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Jul 23, 2019
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I have great confidence in this office.
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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Kathryn Scozzari – Jun 27, 2019
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Dr Clarke did my bi-lateral hip replacement surgery in 2018. I am extremely grateful for all he has done for me. Having gone to the Orthopedic doctors in Rochester, NY, only to be told I was too young for hip replacement and too old for hip repair. Dr Clarke said the only thing that would help me was hip replacement. He is the type of doctor where the quality of life means more than how long hardware will last. It's because of him that I have my life back.
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What could be improved
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Apr 06, 2019
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I chose doctor Clarke because he is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons I know. I am also a tough critic and don't trust many doctors. He is very knowledgeable and good at what he does.
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Mar 13, 2019
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Dr. Clarke replaced both my hips, I have forgotten when and where and am only reminded it was done when I get a questionnaire about the results. That means the surgery was as close to perfection as possible and I recommend Dr. Clarke to everyone I meet who is contemplating hip replacement. or appears to have hip problems.
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
3 people found this helpful
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KENNETH BANGERTER in ITHACA, NY – Jul 10, 2018
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Very knowledgeable with an excellent dr to patient rapport. Very straight forward, non condescending and cheery. He assessed my condition and gave me alternatives on my first visit. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. He is a perfect balance for a nice dr visit!
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
9 people found this helpful
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Karen in Vestal NY – Mar 21, 2018
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I'm a pretty tough critic, but he was exceptional. After 2 years of pain and diminished lifestyle I'm looking forward to getting back to my active life and running again. I can't say thank you enough.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Ed Roulston in SYRACUSE – Jan 20, 2018
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My first hip replacement with Dr Clark was in 2005. He took me as a patient after another well known hip surgeon would not perform surgery without me having significant weight loss first. My quality of life was suffering due to the pain. I was recommended to Dr Clark and he confidently told me he COULD do the surgery. My other hip replacement was done several years later. Excellent doctor, no problems at all! Would and have recommended Dr Clark to everyone! Great Doctor
What went well
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No results
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Lynn S in Baldwinsville, NY – Aug 30, 2017
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Dr. Clarke is an excellent doctor. Very professional, very compassionate.
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George Morehouse in Prattsburgh, NY – Jun 21, 2017
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I had a total hip replacement surgery on April 19, 2017. Dr. Clarke is excellent! He takes his time talking to you about the surgery. He did an excellent job on my surgery. I was home the next day ! I would highly recommend Dr. Clarke to anyone. If I need my other hip done, I will go back to Dr. Clarke.
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Mary Jay in Norwood, NY – Apr 26, 2017
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My experience was excellent with Dr Clarke and his staff. From the time my insurance kicked in1/1/2017 the wait time was nothing to get my resurfacing surgery completed which was on 1/25/2017. I like how he was straight to the point and let's get this done attitude. I did my research and knew he would do the best option for me (I was pushing for BHR surgery).It took him only a half hour or less to complete the procedure and let me tell you this Dr. knows what he's doing.top notch surgeon.
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What could be improved
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Michael Hogenes in Farmington , NY – Jan 29, 2017
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Would definitely recommend him. He is a straight forward shooter - talks in terms a lay person understands and dictates his diagnosis and actions taken / to be taken right in front of you. Wish more doctors acted like he did. Surgery date is in the future and if initial meeting is anything like surgery, I am confident that I'm in good hands.
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Donna B in Kirkville, NY – Jan 09, 2017
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My wife and I found Dr. Clarke charming, thorough and happily relatively conservative in his approach to my concerns. I thought I would need a knee replacement but he resolved my problem for now with recommendations other than that.
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John Gehl in Baldwinsville, NY – Jan 04, 2017
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Brilliant surgeon. I wouldn't consider any other hip surgeon. A bit brusque but much more patient-friendly than a few years ago.
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What could be improved
No results
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Ithaca, NY – Dec 31, 2016
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Doctor was "right to the point" in his explanation of the procedures he was going to use. - clear explanations.
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No results
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Leonard W. Barnard in Syracuse, NY – Dec 31, 2016
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During the last 6 monthsI have received excellent care by Dr Clarke and Mary Scozzari RPA. They have both explained any questions I had about hip replacement surgery. The surgery was explained and performed successfully. I would recommend Dr Clarke to others.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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Debra J in Cicero, NY – Dec 31, 2016
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Dr. Clarke diagnosed my problem within five minutes after three other orthopedic Drs could not. I recommend him to anyone I meet who has orthopedic issues.
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Lisacoveny in Cuyler, ny – Dec 31, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Clarke performs and oversees both laboratory and clinical research projects that aim to further advance the art of treating diseases of the hip, including...Read more

Biography

Dr. Clarke is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, board-certified by The Royal College of Surgeons. He performs primary...Read more

Specialties

  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, University Of East Anglia
Fellowship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Clarke, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Dr. Clarke frequently treats Hip/Pelvic Bones. See all practice areas where Dr. Clarke specializes.

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

Dr. Clarke's office is located at 5719 Widewaters Pkwy, Syracuse, NY 13214. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists PC5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

UHS Wilson Medical Center

Johnson City, NY

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average