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Dr. Alan L Valadie has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Alan L Valadie has the following 16 expertise
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Bone Fracture
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Surgery
- Knee Disorders
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Herniated Disc
Dr. Alan L Valadie is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I had been having pain in my lower back and right hip for a year before I got my diagnosis from my chiropractor that I had degenerative osteoarthritis of my hip after an MRI was ordered. I am a very active individual being a competitive powerlifter for 15 years, 5K runner, downhill skier and tennis player more recently. I was devastated to find out that I would need my right hip replaced. I knew that I wanted to go to the best orthopedic surgeon when it was time and I chose Dr. Alan Valadie because all my patients that have seen him for knee and hip replacement told me he was the guy. I never heard anything negative about him; ever, so finally went to see him the beginning of this year. My pain was so bad two and a half years after initial diagnosis that I could barely work and had to give up everything else I was doing using a cane to get around. I was scared but knew I had no choice and did not want to live in pain the rest of my life so on July 10th I had total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Valadie was phenomenol! I couldn't believe it but IMMEDIATELY I was healed! From the moment I woke up I no longer had pain and I never had pain in my new hip nor pelvis after the procedure. It was amazing. I was walking as soon as I woke up, went home the next day and never even needed the walker! After a few days I didn't even need the cane! Unbelievable! I felt guilty for taking 2 weeks off after the surgery; I could have returned to work full time the next week post-op. All his staff at Coastal treated me fantastic including Rob Nixon and Ashley Fowler and Heather. Every step of the process went better than I could have ever hoped for and Blake Hospital was right up there with him and his staff from the anesthesiology group to the nurses and the other staff it was a very incredible experience. I will continue to recommend him to ALL my patients contemplating knee or hip replacement surgery. I am 6 weeks post op and haven't had a limp now for a few weeks and am able to do what I want to do now without any pain. Who would have thought I would be out of pain IMMEDIATELY?! He is amazing that's all I can say and he changed my life. Thank you Dr. Valadie. I am eternally grateful to you. None of my friends and family can believe how well I am doing thanks to you! I will recommend you to everyone I know!!! :) :) :)
Dr. Valadie is an excellent surgeon, but there is also another reason for his success. He turns away patients with any type of medical problems other than the one you're seeing him for. My first visit he was very personable and friendly. I am overweight and he told me I had to lose 40 lbs. before he would touch me. I then returned to my primary who gave me a diet to follow (which i did) but the weight didnt come off. When i went for my follow up with Dr. Valadie he was very curt (almost rude) to me. I asked about other possible options for my problem and he said "I'm a surgeon. That's what I do.". If you are healthy with no possible risk factors, by all means go to him. He's a good surgeon. But if you're overweight, have high blood pressure or any other health issue, don't waste your time. His #1 concern is his bragging rights, not helping patients
Dr. Valadie came highly recommended by the CEO at the hospital where he practices. I traveled over an hour to his office since he reputation for quality, professionalism and expertise on knee operations was so well recognized. As evidence of this expertise the nursing staff in the hospital OR and on the orthopedic floor all said he is the surgeon they would go to for a knee operation. They would know first hand his surgical results. His office staff and physician assistant are extremely professional and attentive. Dr. Valadie has an excellent bedside manner, is very well trained and specializes in knee surgery. One of his most noticeable traits is listening. He asks questions, solicits patient information and is very personable. My surgical results and recovery have been very good. Even my physical therapist noted how well I progressed during the rehabilitation process (since I live an hour away I did not go to the office PT department so this opinion is very unbiased). I have recommended his name to several of my friends who are contemplating knee surgery. Another good friend of mine had the exact same procedure (total knee replacement) that I had and experienced the same level of professionalism, courtesy and positive surgical results.
Don't go if you are in a lot of pain. It takes weeks for them to "get" your records, and then more weeks for the doctor to review the records. It took over 6 weeks just to schedule the first appointment. Furthermore when I called to schedule it, the system put me on hold for 30 minutes and then hung up on me. When I called back, it put me on hold another 20 minutes. When I mentioned all of this to the staff, they were rude and said that they are doing as the doctor instructs. I have to believe that if the doctor knew that this is costing him patients, he may change his process or staff. I've never experienced this level of incompetience in my life.If your in real pain, go somewhere else!
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
27 Years Experience
University Of Florida College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
Carolinas Medical Center
Dr. Alan L Valadie accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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