Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Abdo, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus.

Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

1011 Jeffords St Bldg C

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Abdo's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abdo "I pride myself in treating patients as I would want myself or my family to be treated. I strive to abide by the 3 "A's" - ability, available, and affable. Areas of expertise: Foot & Ankle Injuries, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee, Hip, Shoulder conditions, Fractures."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • 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)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • 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.


  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)-Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital-General Surgical Internship
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Boston Medical Center.-Boston University Orthopaedic Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abdo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Abdo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abdo to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Abdo's Performance
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  • 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 (11)
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Abdo, Matt (P.A.) and staff -- INCREDIBLE!!. I had a very chronic Achilles tendon tear. After meeting with Dr. Abdo & Matt -- Dr. Abdo performed my surgery - I was unable to walk for 2 months - he was very cautious about me walking too soon since it was a complex surgery. After I was able to put pressure on it - I began walking again, then started physical therapy. Excellent surgeon & P.A.; excellent staff - would highly recommend to anyone. My most sincere thanks to them! Kathy
I am writing this review on behalf of my 90 year old mother who broke her hip on February 21st. Dr. Abdo and his entire team were amazing. My mother is already walking without the assistance of a cane or walker and will be flying back to her fulltime home in NH on Tuesday. Their care and concern was above and beyond. Would recommend him to anyone.
in Clearwater |
This Physician is absolutely the best Orthopedic Surgeon you could ever find. He has an excellent bedsore manner and is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. He.reconstructed my foot after a serious injury and took care of the surgery and post surgery with compassion and healing instruction that fixed me up. Do not hesitate to use this fine professional. His.affiliation with the best hospital in my region, Mordant.Plant Lease is a number one hospital.Request to see him and I am surely the best.
in Oldsmar, FL |
Dr. Abdo has performed two different surgeries for me. Foot surgery for arthritic great toe and a total hip replacement. Both dramatically eliminated my pain and have allowed me to return to complete normalcy of life. Dr. Abdo is all business but in a friendly way. If you are looking for a doctor that will be straightforward, professional and yet caring, he is the one. I owe Dr. Abdo a debt of gratitude for restoring my life and livelihood. Thanks also to his competent staff and his PA Matt
Dunedin, FL |
My experience with Dr. Abdo overall was very good. He is an excellent surgeon! He does seem to have a tendency to want to move on to other patients rather than spend sufficient time responding to my questions. His assistant Matt, however, is one of the most thorough medical assistants I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with and fortunately knows all of the answers and is very patient with patients, no pun intended!
in Clearwater, FL |
I couldn't of asked for a better Doctor, PA or staff! This office is so kind and caring! From the time I broke my ankle they took such care for me and my health and well being! The entire off ice is professional along with caring and getting to know you! Thank you Dr Abdo and Matt for taking such good care of me! Shout out to the kind office staff along with the PT's and their office staff!!!
in New Port Richey, FL |
On November 27, 2015, I had a triple fusion in my right foot and a total ankle implant. Prior to this surgery, I was effectively disabled and suffering from severe chronic pain. Now, ten months later, I can truly say that Dr. Abdo gave me my life back. I am able to enjoy all of my favorite pastimes, such as home improvement, landscaping, gardening, hiking, and hunting. Thank-you, Dr. Abdo!
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Abdo is very thorough and caring. When I injured my foot as a teenager, I was scared and in severe pain. I could not have asked for a better provider. Dr. Abdo was patient with me and he performed an in office procedure which gave instant relief. I highly recommend him!
in Largo, FL |
Dr. Abdo has treated several members of my family over the years. He truly cares about his patients and has always taken a conservative approach with us. He is very thorough and we have had great results. Thank you Dr. Abdo and team!
in Saint Petersburg, FL |
After leg surgery failed and my leg was left crooked, he told me I was knock-kneed -- at 60 knock-kneed -- after never having been so my entire life. Unfortunately, I did not have a male advocate (he has a problem with women) to help me resolve my issues with him and I had to resort to starting all over again with another doctor. That is when I found out that he had entered into my file notes that I was walking well during follow-up appointments when I was still in a wheelchair! Loser!
in Holiday, Florida |
Dr Abdo treated my issues as though he was treating himself. If anyone is looking for an incredably talented physician than look no further. This man changed my life. I was in pain for years to the point I could not use left leg to walk up stairs now I am back to a point that I cannot even remember being. I am so happy with him I want to post my phone number as an incredably incredably incredably happy patient.
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Dr. Abdo accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Abdo has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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