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Our Providers

Donald H. Vliegenthart, MD, ATP

Orthopedic Specialist

Serving patients in Melbourne, Florida since 1985, Dr. Donald Vliegenthart is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon with extensive surgical experience in Spine Surgery, Hand Surgery, total joint replacement, trauma and Sports Medicine.  At First Choice Medical Group, he is focused on delivery of non-surgical orthopedic care for patients with back, neck, and joint problems.

More about Donald H. Vliegenthart, MD, ATP

Dr. Vliegenthart earned his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, and subsequently completed residencies in Orthopedic Surgery at both the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and the University of South Florida. He was also appointed by President George Bush and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to the Medicare Program Advisory and Oversight Committee, where he served for five years.

Patients benefit from Dr. Vliegenthart’s extensive training and expertise in Orthopaedic care. He is able to provide high quality and customized treatment to patients to reduce pain, improve mobility, and improve overall wellbeing. He is currently accepting new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.

Hospital Privileges:

Sebastian River Medical Center

 

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Great Orthopedic Surgeon

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To me, this is an outstanding surgeon. I have full trust in this Doctor.

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First Choice Medical Group

Florida Space Coast's Largest Orthopaedic Medical Center of Excellence located in Melbourne, FL.

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints. There are many different types of arthritis each with its own specific symptoms.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a high-tech surgical procedure that is as minimally invasive as possible. It allows the surgeon to see and access the knee joint without having to create a major incision.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to compression of the median nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause both pain and motion issues in people. 

Fractures

A bone fracture is also known as a bone break. Essentially, a fracture refers to any break in bone continuity.

Herniated Disc

Disc herniation occurs when a spinal disc is damaged. When the disc is damaged, the inner contents begin leaking out.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, is a surgery performed on severely damaged or diseased portions of the hip joint.

Joint Injections

Joint injections like Hyalgan are used for pain relief in osteoarthritis patients. This type of treatment can provide effective relief, even if other treatments have failed in the past.

Joint Pain

Just as the name implies, joint pain means pain in the body's joints. When the cartilage wears away over time or is displaced for any other reason, the joints can no longer move smoothly because the joint is directly in contact with other bone.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery will replace a heavily damaged joint with a custom-fitted new joint crafted from biocompatible metal and plastic.

Knee Surgery

Knee surgery may be needed for many different reasons. Torn ligaments within the knee, tendon injuries, fractures, meniscal tears, and the wearing away of cartilage are all common reasons that people may need knee surgery.

Movement Disorder

Movement disorders are conditions that negatively impact the ability to move quickly, smoothly, and easily. There are a number of different movement disorders.

Orthopedic Surgery

There are a number of different orthopaedic surgeries that are commonly performed. These include rotator cuff repair, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, shoulder replacements, knee replacements, and much more.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff repair surgery is designed to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder dislocation, shoulder sprain, tears in the rotator cuff, bone fractures, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis shoulder pain are all common.

Sports Medicine

A sports medicine doctor specializes in treating nearly any condition that is associated with sports or physical activity injury.

Sports Injury

ACL tears, fractures, groin pulls, strained hamstrings, tennis elbow, and shin splints are just a few of the many common sports injuries that sports medicine specialists treat today.

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
Humana
Multiplan PHCS
POMCO
Tricare
United Healthcare

LOCATION

First Choice Medical Group
709 South Harbor City Blvd, #100
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 321-802-5850

OFFICE HOURS

For appointment or questions, call

321-802-5850
Contact us today.

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