David Richmond Whiddon, MDOrthopaedic surgery, Adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery Healthlynked Member
Excellence in Orthopaedics With over three decades of established group experience, Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida and their Board-Certified physicians specialize in every area of adolescent and adult Orthopaedic services including: Knee and Hip Replacement(Adult Joint Reconstruction), Spine, Neck, Hand, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery and Interventional Pain Management. The physicians at OAWF are among the most experienced and highly trained surgeons in the region; some have even taught advanced surgical techniques to other physicians from around the world. The combination of technical expertise and patient-centered care allows us to provide our patients with the highest level of comprehensive care. OAWF merges state-of-the-art technology, unsurpassed physician skills, and a patient friendly atmosphere to provide a superior experience for all patients. OAWF provides two in-house MRI locations, X-ray at each of our four offices, Bone Densitometry, EMG/NCV, Physical Therapy, Hand Therapy, and an Orthotics/ Prosthetics department. The physicians at OAWF have redefined the phrase “Complete Care” by providing their patients with easy and efficient scheduling options, friendly and courteous staff, injury-specific education, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, non-invasive treatment and minimally invasive surgical options. At OAWF you will always find someone who cares, from our friendly and courteous front desk staff, to our exceptional clinical staff, and prompt and thorough billing department, to our superior team of orthopaedic physicians.
Clearwater Office - Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida Ste 301, Clearwater, FL 33756
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery
- University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2018
- Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2018
- General Surgery Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2018
- Orthopaedic Surgery Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2018
- Otto E. Aufranc Fellow in Adult Reconstruction Tufts- New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, 2018
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Awards & Publications
Special areas of practice expertise
To provide the highest quality of comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgical Care available anywhere to individuals in Pasco and Pinellas County and beyond. My practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and total joint replacement surgery. Additionally, I treat disorders of the hip and knee with arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques intended to speed recovery and enhance early function. In many cases, surgery is the best treatment for debilitating arthritis. However, it is my goal to explain all the options for treating arthritis and the benefits of both operative and non-operative treatment. There is a lot of valuable patient information available today that can answer many questions a patient may have, or help to calm some concerns they may have. However, I believe that my staff and I may be your most valuable resource for any thoughts or concerns you have, which is why we are here. It is my goal to take the time to not only understand your orthopaedic problem but to also understand your goals and desires. That foundation permits us to determine the best course of action and balance the pros and cons of the possible options. I strive to stay on top of the latest advances in technology in order to continue to provide my patients with the very best treatment for their problem. I specialize in direct anterior total hip replacements and accelerated recovery protocols.