First Choice Medical Group

Florida Space Coast's Largest Orthopaedic Medical Center of Excellence with Offices in Melbourne, FL and Viera, FL

First Choice Medical Group

General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology and Interventional Pain Management in Melbourne, Fl and Viera, Fl

First Choice Medical Group located in Melbourne, Florida and Viera, Florida is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment to ensure pain, discomfort, and dysfunction are readily resolved and the quality of life you are seeking is successfully attained. First Choice Medical Group's Board Certified clinical team includes five Orthopedic Surgeons and a Neurologist practicing General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Neurology, and related Interventional Pain care. 

The Practice physicians include Anthony Lombardo, MD, FAAOS, Donald Vliegenthart, MD, ATP, Kenneth C. Sands, MD, FAAOS, Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS, Dr. Raymond J. DeLorenzi, MD, FAAOS, and Richard P. Newman, MD, FAAOS.

Our world-class team of Orthopedic surgeons and medical staff provide compassionate care that is focused on each patient's full continuum of care, which requires a more personalized approach to treatment.  In fact, our care delivery practices exemplify the very definition of patient-centric care, explicitly recognizing the importance of human interaction in terms of personalized care, kindness and being "present" with patients.  Our caregivers will listen to and honor the perspectives of your choices; and they communicate and share complete and unbiased information with you in ways that are affirming and useful in your care decision-making processes. 

First Choice's patient-centric culture strives to include providing an inviting, easily accessible, peaceful, healing environment that is designed specifically to allay fear, anxiety, and discomfort.  We also take pride in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with the latest in individualized care, including trigger point injections and pharmacological, physical, occupational, neurological and orthopedic treatment options.

 

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First Choice Medical Group

First Choice Medical Group located in Melbourne, Florida and Viera, Florida is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment to ensure pain, discomfort, and dysfunction are readily resolved and the quality of life you are seeking is successfully attained. First Choice Medical Group's Board Certified clinical team includes five Orthopedic Surgeons and a Neurologist practicing General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Neurology, and related Interventional Pain care. 

The Practice physicians include Anthony Lombardo, MD, FAAOS, Donald Vliegenthart, MD, ATP, Kenneth C. Sands, MD, FAAOS, Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS, Dr. Raymond J. DeLorenzi, MD, FAAOS, and Richard P. Newman, MD, FAAOS.

Our world-class team of Orthopedic surgeons and medical staff provide compassionate care that is focused on each patient's full continuum of care, which requires a more personalized approach to treatment.  In fact, our care delivery practices exemplify the very definition of patient-centric care, explicitly recognizing the importance of human interaction in terms of personalized care, kindness and being "present" with patients.  Our caregivers will listen to and honor the perspectives of your choices; and they communicate and share complete and unbiased information with you in ways that are affirming and useful in your care decision-making processes. 

First Choice's patient-centric culture strives to include providing an inviting, easily accessible, peaceful, healing environment that is designed specifically to allay fear, anxiety, and discomfort.  We also take pride in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with the latest in individualized care, including trigger point injections and pharmacological, physical, occupational, neurological and orthopedic treatment options.

 


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Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Affiliations

Affiliations
  • Crane Creek Surgery Center

    2222 South Harbor City Boulevard, Suite 540

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone:  321-541-1776

     

    Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital

    701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway

    Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

    Main Phone:  321-799-7111

     

    Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

    1350 South Hickory Street

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-434-7000

     

    Health First Palm Bay Hospital

    1425 Malabar Road, Northeast

    Palm Bay, Florida 32907

    Main Phone: 321-434-8000

     

    Health First Viera Hospital

    8745 North Wickham Road

    Melbourne, Florida 32940

    Main Phone: 321-434-9000

     

    Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center

    1035 South Apollo Boulevard

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-434-7216

     

    Melbourne Surgery Center

    95 Bull Dog Boulevard, Suite 104

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-729-9493

     

    Sebastian River Medical Center

    13695 US Highway 1

    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Main Phone: 772-589-3186

     

    Wuesthoff Medical Center Melbourne

    250 N. Wickham Road

    Melbourne, Florida 32935

    Main Phone: 321-752-1200

     

    Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge

    110 Longwood Avenue

    Rockledge, Florida 32955

    Main Phone: 321-636-2211

Insurance

At First Choice Medical Group, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.

Aetna
AmeriGroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Choice Care Network
Cigna
Clear Health Alliance
Coventry Health Care
GHI
HealthEase
HealthFirst (NY-NJ)
Humana
Multiplan PHCS
POMCO
Tricare
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr Lombardo and the office staff were professional, courteous and friendly."

    Verified Patient
  • "The surgery and follow up went smoothly. I had no issues or problems."

    Verified Patient
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    "They are always punctual and return calls and treat you with great respect."

    Angela Dale
  • Vitals

    "I found him to be very accurate with my diagnosis, and even found other things wrong that most doctors' didn't find."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Gave me confidence in him and in my ability to have a good experience in surgery recovery.. Was a great experience if a knee replacement can have one..highly recommend."

    Elizabeth Thorns
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    "I have been a Happy patient of Dr. Lombardo 22+ Years!! Now my Back is very bad and he told me to have Dr Saucedo help me, and He DID!"

    Fran Baker
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Lombardo had me walking. I could have lost my legs in the accident and my quality of life was compromised since walking was an issue. I can't thank him enough. "

    Kathy DeVercelly
  • Vitals

    "There are many orthopedic doctors in Brevard county & Dr. Lombardo is the very best one w/ out a doubt. He is very sports oriented & thus has a great deal of knowledge."

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. V was very thorough in exam, and X-rays. Explained diagnosis and options for treatment. Very pleased."

    Verified Patient
  • "I underwent bilateral knee replacement and could not be happier with the results. I am feeling great. I recovered faster than I though I would. I love Dr. Lombardo."

    SS - Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "I would recommend him to anyone. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is an amazing surgeon."

    Sydney Stephan
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Vliegenthart saved my left arm back in 1988. He corrected a botched surgery that almost cost me use and or loss of."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Listened to all of my concerns and is working with me to avoid surgery. I definitely found the right doctor for me."

    Verified Patient
  • "I was involved in an auto accident and I have gotten great relief from facet blocks."

    SC - Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Harrison has done both my should surgeries and I can't say enough good things about him. He helped ease my mind and my recovery was incredible."

    Courtney
  • RateMDs

    "HE did the surgery with a plate and 9 screws. I had my follow up care...and the surgeons were impressed with his work. I recovered well enough to be back on the job"

    Lori G.
  • Healthgrades

    "By week three, no pain at all. I don't know how that was even possible, but all I can say is Dr. Harrison is my HERO!"

    Tammy O.
  • Vitals

    "I have already had a great experience....we chose the right office, very impressed"

    Verified Paitent
  • Healthgrades

    "He operated on my husband and now he is up and moving again. His assistant Brittney is adorable she is so sweet and helpful great staff all around."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I thought I was going crazy until seeing Dr Newman. I think he is the best doctor anyone could hope to provide care to them."

    Verified Patient
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    "He takes time, makes you feel at ease and explains things to his patients where you never feel like you are being talked down to."

    Angela Dale