Dr. Nicholas Sama, MD

Dr. Nicholas Sama, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. Nicholas Sama, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wellington, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, and more.

The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches

10111 Forest Hill Blvd Rm 151

Wellington, FL 33414
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Sama's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Sprain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sama treats Hip Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sama treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sama treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sama treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sama treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sama treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sama's 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contusion
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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 Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Sama, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wellington, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School
1999

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2010
  • Compassionate Dr. Award, 2010
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honor, 2012

Dr. Sama's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sama

4.4

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4 Stars
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1 Star
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EXCELLENT is an understatement when describing Dr. Sama and his staff! Several years ago, my elderly Mom shattered her femur. Dr. Sama and Joe, his PA expertly pieced her back together. They are the sole reason that she was able to continue to live independently at 93! Recently, she fell again, this time breaking her wrist. Once again, we received wonderful care. I also receive treatment for knee osteoarthritis. BEST MEDICAL CARE, CARING, PROMPT... No room here to adequately describe him!
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Simply put, there is no better Orthopedic Surgeon than Nic Sama. He has been my routine Orthopedic doc for 3 years, and no matter how minor or serious the affliction, he ALWAYS gave me his best. Then tragedy stuck and I was seriously injured. Dr Sama cared for me with the same level of kindness and compassion I had come to expect, this time coupled with serious surgical skills. If you need an Orthopedic Surgeon your search is over.
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Dr. Sama removed a metal plate and 15 screws from my tibia after I broke it skiing. He made sure it was completely healed before he'd operate and then I was up walking almost immediately afterwards. Great office and dr!
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DR. SAMA DID MY RIGHT KNEE A COUPLE YEARS BACK AFTER I WAS TOLD BY OTHER DOCTORS THEY COULDN'T DO IT, BUT I KNEW IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE UNKNOWN. BUT DR. SAMA DID NOT HESITATE TO SAY YES! THIS MAN GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER RUN AGAIN, BUT THANKS TO HIM I AM RUNNING AGAIN.
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I often reflect and ask myself why I was so fortunate to have been referred to him. He is clearly a patient first doctor. Spends time with you and clearly explains the issues and alternative treatments. He did 1 surgery on me. Very attentive before and afterwards. And more to come. I will choose him without hesitation and with full confidence. And he makes himself accessable. Staff is very good with minimal wait time.
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Kind, patient, wonderful bedside manner. We were blessed that Dr Sama was our surgeon when my elderly mother fell and crushed her elbow. He explained everything to us in a manner that we could understand & took the time needed to assure my mother what needed to be done for her to have use of her arm again. Surgery included a plate & 9 screws. The nursing staff in the trauma unit at Wellington Hospital were excellent & highly praised Dr Sama. They treated his patients with the same care he did
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Dr. Sama is a caring and top notch physician. Very knowledgeable and takes time to know you as a patient. He also educates his patients which is very rare these days! You can’t go wrong with him! He’s phenomenal!
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Wonderful doctor. Wonderful person. Very compassionate and caring plus he is up to date on current treatments. Went in for severe leg pain and he was the only Dr. that's assessment was complete enough to discover I had diminished pulses in the leg that was causing me pain that ended up being an arterial clot. Refer him to all my friends and would not go to anyone else.
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I've never had a better experience at a specialists office. Was taken right on time. Saw the P.A. briefly then Dr. Sama. He took the time to go over all my films and gave me a complete explanation of what was going on. He then gave me a coarse of action we are going to follow. Thank you Dr. Sama and staff for a great experience.
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Everyone says he is a good doctor. Hopefully his medical assistant isn't a representation of him.
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The experience I had in seeing Dr. Sama today was outstanding. I got the feeling he was speaking to me as if I was his brother, with real compassion and attention on getting all my concerns answered. I am grateful for his expertise. He provided lots of intelligent insight into what was going on with my knees. I have a clear plan moving forward and he will be my choice should my knees need further attention. If you're on the fence about seeing an orthopedic for something you have going on, I
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I've had two hip surgeries with Dr Sama. He explains everything, super kind,and always in a very cheerful mood. he knows what he's doing he has the latest updated Equipment and his staff is wonderful and it all comes with a hug. The longest I ever we waited at his office was 10 minutes to see him usually it's within five minutes.
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Good BEDSIDE manner. Helps you understand your problem by taking time to explain your issues.
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Today I met with Dr Sama He was knowledgeable, honest, sensitive and caring and I believe his diagnosis was direct and to the point. I am weighing my options and will see him again
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Dr. Sama is one of the most caring, kind, and knowledgeable doctors I have ever met. I trust his judgment and expertise without any question and highly recommend him.
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Can't get in to see him! Saw him on the first visit, when referred by the hospital, never saw him again! Every time I called, they scheduled the PA (who is a lovely guy, but not an orthopedic surgeon!) When I would insist I wanted to see Sama, I was told it would be weeks! So, my most serious injuries went undiagnosed for months and months, as I was bitterly complaining and continued begging for further diagnostics, finally diagnosed by others, not this office!
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Dr Sama is a sensitive and caring surgeon who is honest and easy to talk to. His demeanor is courteous as well as professional. He did an excellent job repairing my fractured elbow and the follow up care has been excellent. His office is efficient and the PA's are great. I am grateful for his care.
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In early May of 2015, I dislocated and fractured my ankle in several places during a skydiving accident. I was a few hours from home so I landed at the closest hospital, & boy am I so grateful I did. I needed emergency surgery & had a week and half stay in the hospital. Dr. Sama & his P.A. Joe, were truly amazing from the ER, to my hospital stay & after. Words can't express the level of appreciation for their care. He is very caring & professional. I would recommend him to everyone!
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Neighborhood Health Plan
State Farm
UnitedHealthCare
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Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, FL

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