Dr. Nigel Sparks, MD

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Dr. Nigel Sparks, MD
Dr. Sparks graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology. He was a member of the NCAA Division I nationally ranked Penn State Varsity Soccer Team and in 1992 was named the Big Ten Soccer Player of the year. Dr. Sparks' college soccer accolades also include being named to both the academic and athletic All-American Teams. Additionally, he was a member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic Soccer Team. Dr. Sparks attended Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa, where he also played for the Philadelphia Freedom Professional Soccer Team. Dr. Sparks completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed his fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at UHZ sports medicine institute in Miami, FL. During his fellowship, he served as an assistant team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of Miami and Florida International University. Training under some of the best sports medicine surgeons in the country has provided Dr. Sparks with extensive knowledge and understanding in the management of complex sports injuries. Formerly the Division chief of Orthopaedic sports medicine and Assistant Professor at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Dr. Sparks was a recipient of both the University of Florida Exemplary Teachers Award and University of Florida Faculty Teaching Award in orthopaedic surgery. During that time, he also served as the Team Physician for the Jacksonville Suns Baseball Team, the Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team, Edward Waters College and Stanton College Preparatory School. Dr. Sparks joins JOI as a member of our elite team physician staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Sharks and the University of North Florida. As a former professional and collegiate athlete, Dr. Sparks has a unique perspective on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Sparks practices at our Fleming Island office.

1845 Town Center Blvd Ste 405

Fleming Island, FL 32003

Contact Information

(904) 276-5776

Dr. Nigel Sparks, MD

Dr. Nigel Sparks, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

My goal is to treat the athlete in all of us. I want patients to maintain or exceed their current level of function and fitness. I believe in educating my patients about their injuries so that they have the ability to make good, strong choices about their care.
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Dr. Sparks' Experience

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Dr. Sparks' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • Penn State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Hahnemann University Pa
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Union Memorial Orth/Union Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Uhz Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Sparks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sparks to family and friends
4.1
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Sparks Says:

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate us.  We appreciate you choosing us as your orthopaedic provider and we strive to provide you with the best possible care and access.

Dr. Sparks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Jacksonville, FL |
Last year I sustained a right intertrochanteric hip fracture and was taken by ambulance to Baptist South, where Dr. Sparks performed an intramedullary gamma nail fixation. He is an excellent surgeon, kind and attentive, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Jacksonville, FL |
I have been a patient for 3 years. He is excellent, professional and a listening doctor. He helped rehab a knee that was so bad that i thought i would have to give up golf. I followed instructions and completed the rehab. I have completed being a walking scorer for 5 PGA tournaments. That consists of standing and walking over 5 hours. Also, he is a former big ten athlete and understands training. I am also a senior citizen and he is excellent with senior issues.
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  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Sparks has admitting privileges

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
800 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Baptist Medical Center South
14550 Old Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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