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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Philip Clifford, Orthopaedic Surgeon is Good. Dr. Clifford has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 3.9
Courteous Staff 4.3
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.1
Follows Up After Visit 4.1

Specialties & Research

Dr. Philip Clifford, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Clifford graduated from University of Florida, Gainesville. He has 4 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Durham, NC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Clifford has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Durham Regional Hospital 
  • Granville Medical Center 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Philip Earle Clifford MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 18 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Philip E. Clifford practice?
Dr. Philip Clifford has 1 office location.
Dr. Philip Clifford practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery near Durham, NC.
See Durham Orthopedic Surgeons.