Dr. Richard Pigeon, MD

Dr. Richard Pigeon, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(28)
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Dr. Richard Pigeon, MD is a spinal cord injury medicine doctor who practices in Safety Harbor, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

1840 Mease Dr Ste 409

Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Contact Information

(727) 796-6026

Insurance Accepted

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

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Herniated Disc
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more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
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more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
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more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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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

  • California State Polytechnic University, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Miami Jackon Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Miami Jackon Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital For Special Surgery Of The Spine Weill Medical College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Notre Dame, Masters Degree, Chemical Engineering
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pigeon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pigeon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pigeon to family and friends
3.9
based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Pigeon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Largo, FL |
Had to wait over an hour before I even got to see this physician. Saw him for a surgical consult for a ruptured disc only to be treated very unprofessionally. Once Dr. Pigeon found out that I'd already had a surgical consult with a competitor, his demeanor completely changed. Arrogant, condescending, hostile, unwilling to listen to his patient. This DR. showed no concern for his patient who was in excruciating pain from sitting for over an hour waiting to be seen. Will not recommend to anyone.
Safety Harbor, FL |
Wrong info given to me by this dr hurting me terribly. Shoukd have never had surgery feel like a robot now. Never will be the same. Please try conservative treatments. Dont listen to the route of epidurals and if they dont work to have someone cut you open and put all kimds of metal. Really that very rarely helps anyone. Still in the dark ages. Need a different mindset. These drs are not learning the real cause of pain. They will realize if they go through pain and then go through this
in Clearwater, FL |
N/A
in New Port Richey, FL |
I met Dr. Pigeon for the first time yesterday and was very impressed with his honest and clear opinion of my back. Unfortunately there is nothing to be done due to the severity of my osteoarthritis in my spine but he explained everything to me so that I understood the reason why this was so. He even took the time to explain the results of my MRI as well as the x-rays that had just been taken. I never felt rushed and all of my questions were answered to my satisfaction.
in New Port Richey, FL |
Caring, gentle man. I never felt rushed and everything was thoroughly explained. I had a spinal fusion and all went well. He explored alternative treatments before the surgery. He has incredible credentials!
in Inverness, FL |
Rest assured that Dr. Pigeon is one of the finest surgeon that I have ever known. No micro-surgery here, my back was a mess. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning and could not walk without pain. After the long surgery and a caring rehab team I am PAIN FREE. Thank you Dr. RICHARD PIGEON.
in Clearwater, FL |
Spent a lot of time explaining my condition and going over the X-rays and MRI. Didn't seem to be rushing us out. Dr Pigeon was very nice, friendly, knowledgable, and had a great bedside manner. He made me very comfortable with him examining me; he was thorough and yet careful about hurting me during the exam.
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Dr. Pigeon accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
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