Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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61 y/o
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Dr. Richard Abdo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)-Medical School in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.

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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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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 97% of peers

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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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Specialties

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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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Procedures

  • 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 and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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.

Education

  • 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abdo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abdo to family and friends
4.4
based on 44 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Abdo'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 (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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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in 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...more
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