About Dr. Richard V Abdo MD

Dr. Richard V Abdo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Clearwater, FL. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics and Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Abdo has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

49 Ratings with 23 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard V Abdo is Great. Dr. Richard V Abdo has been rated by 49 patients. From those 49 patients 23 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard V Abdo is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.


1011 Jeffords St Bldg C
Clearwater, FL 33756

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Dr. Richard V Abdo has the following 4 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard V Abdo has the following 9 expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Richard V Abdo is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Achilles Tendon Repair

I was referred by a friend and have had excellent care. Surgery went well and the aftercare is outstanding. PA Matthew Krause has taken such great care of me. They are awesome. Would highly recommend .

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hip replacement surgery

After the right hip replacement done 2011 by another doctor and some problems, I hardly decided to do it again . But now six months after Dr. Abdo did the hip replacement surgery on my left hip , I am so happy and feeling great, many THANKS to Dr. Abdo and his team , thanks for normal life, life without pain. THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!

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Bunion was never corrected and ended up with Sepsis from surgery. When we contacted the doctor when I went home after surgery I was told to take an aspirin. If I did that and did not call the ambulance, I would have die.

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Five Stars

The best ortho doctor you can ever one better.

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All I am going to say is...get a SECOND OPINION BEFORE YOU AGREE TO HAVE SURGERY!!!!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (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.

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Boston University Medical Center


  • Dr. Richard V Abdo Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • AvMed Engage
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
    • Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Richard V Abdo

Richard V. Abdo, M.D. Born in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Richard V. Abdo earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Brown University in 1978, graduating with Honors in Geology-Biology. In 1982, he received his Medical Degree, Laude from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He completed his General Surgery Internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California in 1983, and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Boston University in 1987. Dr. Abdo began his practice at The Lahey Clinic in Boston where he was on staff from 1987 to 1994. He was Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of The Lahey Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship. In Florida, he has served on the Voluntary Faculty of the Dept. of Family Medicine from 2000 to present as Affiliate Assistant Professor, including the Sports Medicine Fellowship training program. Dr. Abdo joined Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa bay,P.A. in 1994. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Abdo has published and presented papers at local, regional, and national meetings. He serves on the editorial staff of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Foot and Ankle International. Dr. Abdo has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Morton Plant Hospital, as well as on several hospital committees. Locally he has volunteered as a team physician for high school and club sports teams. Dr. Abdo is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has achieved the ABOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certificate. He treats all types of orthopaedic related conditions.

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