Dr. Robert Donnelly, MD

Dr. Robert Donnelly, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Donnelly, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

Full Circle Orthopedics, dba Florida Knee & Orthopedic Centers

1660 Gulf To Bay Blvd

Clearwater, FL 33755
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Insurance Accepted

  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Altura Benefits
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Donnelly performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Donnelly's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Donnelly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Donnelly "Orthopedic Surgery at Largo Medical Center since 2002, specializing in surgery of spine and joints."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Donnelly "We strive to form a lasting partnership between patient and physician to jointly meet your health needs. Healthcare built on a foundation of trust and understanding."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

88  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • 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 Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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70  Procedures


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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.


  • University of California
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Florida Neck and Back Institute PA - Research Institute International
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Woodridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center - University of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Donnelly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Donnelly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donnelly to family and friends
54 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Donnelly's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (10)

I would like to inform everyone who reads reviews that this place is very dysfunctional, unprofessional, and untrained. I had two visits which where the worst two visits I have ever done from a medical facility. On the first visit, the check in personnel charges me $375 without explaining why. I...more
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I have been a patient of Florida Knee & Orthopedic Center for over 15 years. I have had excellent care over the years. Dr Donnelly has been my doctor for years and did my cervical spine surgery a year ago and he did a wonderful job. I am going to be needing a total knee replacement and torn...more
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I had the worst back pain for the longest time. Dr. Donnelly was not only understanding and so friendly but he also helped solve a health issue that kept me from living life to the fullest. Not only is he an amazing doctor but his staff members are very nice and informative. I would recommend Dr....more
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What a great doctor! He recently replaced my right shoulder and my recovery time is much better than expected. He always listens and solves my medical questions. He is available when needed. I would recommend him to anyone with an orthopedic problem. He kept my pain to a limit and answered all of...more
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The staff and doctor are wonderful, truly caring. I suffered for some time before I finally sought help. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Donnelly a wonderful surgeon who I will be eternally grateful to for giving me my life back
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