Dr. Peter Candelora, MD

Dr. Peter Candelora, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Peter Candelora, an Orthopedic Surgeon started practicing 1989. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Florida Orthopedic Association Pasco Medical Society Hughston Society Tulane's Caldwell Society Florida Medical Society PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS BY Dr. Candelora Nutraceuticals General Orthopaedics Joint Replacement Hip Knee Shoulder Stem Cell Therapy FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, All Major Credit Cards, Check INSURANCES ACCEPTED accepts most insurance, gladly accept Auto and Workers compensation Insurance as well HOURS Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

5145 Deer Park Dr

New Port Richey, FL 34653
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Freedom Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Humana
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Candelora performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 97% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Candelora "Dr. Candelora founded the orthopaedic practice in 1991. He has developed special interests in total joint arthroplasty including the new minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements, reconstructive surgery, and the treatment of various shoulder and knee disorders. With the ongoing and rapid advancement of orthopaedic technology, our goal is to stay in the forefront of proven and accepted surgical innovations."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Leg
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bursa Injection
  • Casting
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Injection Therapy
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Splinting
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • X-Ray


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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

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  • Bucknell University In Lewisburg, Pa-Bs In Biology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Tulane University In New Orleans, La-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Orthopaedics-Tulane University In New Orleans, La
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Candelora's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Candelora to family and friends
based on 102 total reviews (62 with comments)
Dr. Candelora's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (62)
in Port Richey, FL |
Dr Candelero did a Total Right Hip Replacement for me on 9/27/2017. I have had very little pain, surgical incision is healing very well, and no complications. Dr Candelero is your Doctor for Orthopedics.....best of the best!!!
in New Port Richey, FL |
My visit with Dr. Candalora was truly wonderful. He truly cares... which is a main factor lacking in today's health care. What an amazing office, and an amazing doctor!
great experience, would refer him to all friends , etc.
I was pleasantly surprised with my experience with this office. From the beginning when I called to schedule my appointment to checking out, the entire office staff and Doctor were great. Dr Candelora was able to help me understand where my pain was coming from and I am already starting to get some relief. I would definitely recommend this Doctor
The doctors were very nice as well as the office staff. Everyone here made you feel very comfortable and the process from time in to time out was good.
what a lovely Doctor and staff
in Port Richey, FL |
Thank you for being patient with me. I felt like the staff has compassion and cares. Enjoyed my visit it's was pleasant. There was some miss communication that was given to the doctor about being able to use a temporary card. It's wasn't your fault.
Very satisfactory, professional, supportive
only have good things to say about Dr. Candlora. he was very kind to me when no one could tell me what was wrong with my hip.
very good!!!!
Very good experience every time we came.
in Trinity, Fl |
Good things are found in New Port Richey. I have broken many bones in my misspent youth. Now, in my senior years it's my arthritis what slows me down. I have had a chance to interact with many Orthopaedic doctors but nor has been as skilled and caring as Dr Candelora. I highly recommend him and his staff. They treat you like family and have the skill and knowledge to solve your problems. They have certainly changed my life for the better!
Dr. Candelora did an outstanding job on both of my hips. Recovery was great and follow up care on point.
Thank you Dr. Candelora. I can always count of you to take good care of me! My pain was excruciating and now I'm feeling much better. I appreciate you taking time to really listen and understand. I know I can always count on you.
He is willing to listen to your issues, and comes up with a game plan, providing you with options, rather than telling you what is going to happen.
Easy to talk to
Made me feel at ease and comfortable with my recovery. Was very specific and took time to help me learn about my situation.
very nice visit PA was very sweet
Spent a lot of time explaining and discussing different procedures. Grateful for this as some don't as much.
very empathetic, informative and helpful
Dr. Candelora was the 3rd doctor I had seen with my pain complaints. After a year with no relief, Dr. Candelora took the time to try and help and I believe he found the source. Three weeks later, I was almost pain free!
very happy with the office
everyone very professional. easy to understand my diagnosis and options.
Very professional staff
Doctor reviewed my MRI and and let me know my options.
The enture staff was pleasant and helpful.
He was brief but seemed to know the problem immediately.
The doctor was smart and really listened to my thoughts on not taking any pain medications.
I got the answers in a timely fashion.
i feel the staff cares and hope the shot calms the pain
Dr. Candelora is very knowledgable and thorough with his explanations of the diagnoses and treatment plans.
was well satisfied with visit.
The more time I see him the more I appreciate his expertise and personality
very knowgleabe
This provider was amazing!
everyone is very sweet and very profesional
My experience far exceeded my expectations. My results from the procedure are excellent.
in Lutz, FL |
I was sent to Dr. Candelora's office through workers comp. Dr. Candelora performed surgery on my right shoulder. He is knowledgeable professional and compassionate about you as a patient. I would highly recommend friends and family in need a of a good honest trustworthy Doctor.
The PA was very interested in my thoughts and interested with my concerns. All of the staff are very good at what they do.
Experience was smooth made my time here really easy.
Julie is great always a great help in person or on the phone
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Candelora accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Humana
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Medical Center of Trinity
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Trinity, FL 34655
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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
14000 Fivay Rd
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Florida Hospital North Pinellas
1395 S Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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