Dr. Peter Candelora, MD

Dr. Peter Candelora, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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62 y/o
(110)

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Dr. Peter Candelora, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Coastal Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

5145 Deer Park Dr

New Port Richey, FL 34653
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • 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.

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 97% of peers
Fracture Care
very high
more than 94% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Candelora's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Candelora's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Candelora "Dr. Candelora is originally from the Philadelphia area. He obtained his concurrent Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Dr. Candelora obtained his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. He received specialty training in rehabilitation and spine surgery in Los Angeles, CA, at the UCLA affiliated Rancho Los Amigos Hospital. His sports medicine training was done at the Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, GA, and his pediatric orthopaedic training was completed at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Candelora has practiced orthopaedic surgery in this area since 1989. He has served as Chief of Surgery at both North Bay Hospital and New Port Richey Community Hospital (now Medical Center of Trinity). He has also served on several Hospital committees including Credentials, Surgical Quality Review & Bylaws. He is a diplomat in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Florida Orthopedic Association, Pasco Medical Society, Hughston Society, Tulane's Caldwell Society and the Florida Medical Society. Dr. Candelora founded this 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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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."

4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

111  Procedures

  • 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 and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Injection Therapy
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Splinting
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • 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 and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • 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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Candelora has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Candelora's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Candelora to family and friends
110 total reviews (69 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (110)

  • 5
    (87)
  • 4
    (9)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Candelora's 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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (69)

the doctor and girls are all nice and I love to come here. They are all friendly and happy.
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I have been having terrible pain in my neck and my hand. I had a visit with Dr. Candelora and he explained to me what he felt could be the cause of all this. He went into detail about a treatment plan that worked for both of us. I am very happy with this and will be returning for follow up visits.
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Overall could not be happier with treatment and service received.
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I have been coming to this office for many years. During that time the Doctor and staff have worked with me to provide improvement to my situation and have allowed me to be apart of my ongoing medical plan. The doctor and his staff are highly professional and they keep their focus on proper...more
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Thank you for making my shoulder as good as new.
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