Dr. Todd Atkinson, MD

Dr. Todd Atkinson, MD

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Dr. Todd Atkinson, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

8710 College Pkwy

Fort Myers, FL 33919

Contact Information

(239) 482-8788

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
very high
more than 99% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Atkinson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Atkinson "Dr. Atkinson is a dedicated physician, husband, and father. He is a former athlete playing football and baseball at Fort Lauderdale's St. Thomas Aquinas High School and then Harvard University. After graduating from Yale Medical School, he performed his orthopedic training at Duke University Medical Center where he was a team physician for the Blue Devils' basketball and football teams. He was then selected amongst his peers for the prestigious Intercontinental Shoulder Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Balgrist Hospital (Switzerland) where he spent one year working with internationally renowned shoulder surgeons. Dr. Atkinson moved to Fort Myers in 2004, is Board Certified, and has served as a physician for players of the Boston Red Sox, Bishop Verot Vikings, North Fort Myers Red Knights, and South Fort Myers Wolfpack. He specializes in routine and complex shoulder problems, sports medicine, and hip and knee replacement surgery. He is the proud founder of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of SWFL. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Atkinson "Treat every patient the way we would treat our family member."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

101  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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57  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement
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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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Balgrist Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Neoplasms of the Joint, 2001
  • Fatigue Increases Impact Response in a Muscle Contusion Model, 1998
  • Combined Pectoralis Major and Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Massive Rotator Cuff Deficiency, Nov 2004
  • Effects of Glenoid Version on Humeral Head Displacement and Joint Reaction Forces, Sept. 2006
  • The Expert Opinion: Complete Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon, 2001
  • arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, 03/10/2007
  • open rotator cuff repair, 07/09/2007
  • the safe shoulder, 07/27/2007
  • total shoulder arthroplasty, 03/28/2007
  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, 02/06/2007
  • shoulder instability, 02/19/2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Atkinson's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Atkinson to family and friends
67 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
    (58)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Atkinson'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (38)

Dr. Todd Atkinson is, in my opinion, the premier shoulder surgeon in Lee County. Both my husband and I had Dr. Atkinson perform rotator cuff surgery on us. The surgery went well, the recovery went well, and working with him and his staff has been a pleasure. I did physical therapy in Fort Myers,...more
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Dr. Todd Atkinson has performed surgeries on both myself (wrist) and my husband (bicep tendon) within the last 18 months and we could not be more impressed with the quality of care and surgical expertise of Dr. Atkinson, his staff, and his excellent rehabilitation personnel. He takes a measured...more
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After 30 years of shoulder pain, I finally went to Dr. Atkinson on a referral from my neighbor. He was thorough and professional in his examination and explained what he determined was the pain and how he would treat it. I had bursitis, arthritis, 3 bone spurs, a significant cuff tear and some...more
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Dr. Atkinson replaced my shoulder in December of 2017. It’s now April and I’m so pleased with him and his team! I am able to play golf already. Couldn’t be more happy !! Would recommend him to anyone looking for great surgeon.
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I recently had a meniscus tear and underwent an arthroscopy procedure with Dr Atkinson. He was extremely professional and did an outstanding job. 10 days out and I am already functioning at 80%. His staff and the wonderful people in physical therapy made the overall experience very simple and...more
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