Dr. Paul Collins, MD

Dr. Paul Collins, MD

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63 y/o
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Dr. Paul Collins, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

Bay Surgical Specialists

960 7th Ave N

Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Collins "To provide the latest techniques in surgical care to improve the overall health and well-being of my patients. Give timely, professional service to the referring physicians."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Melanoma
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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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

  • Davidson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Davidson College, 1975
  • President's Award, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, 1992
  • Who's Who in the World, 1995
  • Who's Who in America, 1996
  • Florida End State Renal Disease Network, 2006
  • Surgical Teacher of the Year, Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program, 2006
  • Sigvaris Award, Venous Research Camp International, Inc, 1987
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1994
  • Nomination, General Graves B. Erskine Award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1986
  • Scabbard and Blade ROTC Honor Society, Davidson College, 1976
  • 4th Quarter Staff Scientific Publication Award, Letterman Army Medical Center, 1988
  • Men of Achievement 17th Edition, 1996
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1996
  • Excellence Award, Transatlantic Council Boy Scouts of America, 1985
  • Fistula First Champion Surgeon, 2006
  • Honor Student, Pediatrics and Surgery, University of South Florida School of Medicine, 1978
  • Regional Winner, Scientific Papers on Trauma, Resident Competition American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, 1984
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1996
Media & Publications

Dr. Collins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Petersburg General Hospital

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Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Collins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Collins to family and friends
4.1
based on 23 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Collins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr Paul Collins performed an Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in July. Four weeks after the surgery and all is well, I'm feeling great with no issues. Dr Collins has been able to guide me through the procedure and recovery giving me a great since of confidence for something I have very little knowledge of. I'm so greatful for the excellent care from both the doctor and staff at Bay Surgical Specialists.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I asked a member of the staff to explain the procedure being done. Deborah Lorenz said she would have Dr. Collins call me. He called but instead of explaining what he was doing he accused me of missing appointments and asked me in a very rude way was I going to have the procedure done. He has the worst bedside manner I have ever experienced. He comes across as a total uncaring doctor. I sincerely hope other people read this and find a truly caring doctor. HE NEEDS TO RETIRE!!!!!
in St Petersburg, FL |
My experience with Collin was very poor- I would not recommend him to anyone- the God complex he carries is overwhelming. I have multiple doctors in my life and this was the first experience with someone so inept and uncaring -Go back and find another doctor
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Collins accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    Evolutions Healthcare Systems PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
  • Meritain Health
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Collins has admitting privileges

St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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