Dr. Richard Pigeon, MD

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Dr. Richard Pigeon, MD
Dr. Richard Pigeon, MD is a spinal cord injury medicine doctor who practices in Safety Harbor, FL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Pigeon is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Pigeon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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 (6)
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 |
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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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      •  Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
      •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • 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
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Education

      • Medical School
        Yale University

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Miami Jackon Memorial Hospital
      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Miami Jackon Memorial Hospital
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Hospital For Special Surgery Of The Spine Weill Medical College

        Completed in 2003

      • Undergraduate School
        California State Polytechnic University, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
      • Other Education
        University of Notre Dame, Masters Degree, Chemical Engineering

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

      Procedures Performed

      • Arm Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • 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 Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • 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 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
      • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spine Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection