Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

Dr. Richard Abdo, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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63 y/o
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Dr. Richard Abdo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

1011 Jeffords St Bldg C

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Insurance Accepted

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

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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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abdo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Osteoarthritis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Shoulder Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Abdo's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

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

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Dr. Abdo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abdo

4.4

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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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
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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 was above and beyond. Would recommend him to anyone.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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!!!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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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