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Dr. Howard Routman, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Howard Routman graduated at Nova- Southeastern University with the highest honors and completed his internship at the Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Routman then completed his residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. At this time he chose to complete an extra year as a fellow at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation where he studied shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Routman has since been involved in the investigation of shoulder prosthetic implants and also regularly performs shoulder replacements, outpatient arthroscopic shoulder repair and redo shoulder surgery. This has made Dr. Howard Routman a leading shoulder specialist in Florida. Dr. Routman is on staff at JFK Medical Center, West Palm Hospital (formerly Columbia Hospital), and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Outside of his extensive work at Atlantis Orthopedics in Palm Beach Gardens, is the founder of the Palm Beach Shoulder and Sports Medicine Foundation, which is a local, non-profit organization that promotes educational research and injury prevention.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Columbia Hospital
  • JFK Medical Center
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Hughston Clinic, Fellowship in Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Hughston Clinic, Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Ohio University (Internship)
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical School - Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1982703872

Office locations

Atlantis Orthopaedics

130 John F Kennedy Drive, Suite 201

Atlantis, FL 33462

Atlantis Orthopaedics

900 Village Square Crossing, Suite 170

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Professional, kind, caring physician...trust his advice.
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Dr. Routman is the best!!!
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Took time to explain what to expect during therapy , and listened to what I was concerned with.
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i though i was going to have a shoulder replacement. doctor 1) said ( with out even looking at my MRI or the report, just a xray) after doing a examination he stated you need a new shoulder, my gut feelingwas not sure about this guy. My P/T lady said go with the guy who does it all the time. With such a big operation I wanted to hear other doctor opinion. Dr routman has a book of credential plus he is the teacher of shoulder replacement !! Dr Routman said you don't need shoulder replacement surgery (he looked at MRI & Report and history of my neck) just outpatient surgery,Dr Routman is my doctor and will do my surgery!
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Fantastic! I had about 5% use of my arm before seeing Dr. Routman. He is a miracle worker! Since he repaired the problem, I now have 95% use of the same arm. My abilities to use my arm will reach over100% shortly. I highly recommend Dr. Routman. He makes hopes, dreams and arm usage - realities!
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Courteous, professional and knowledgeable of my specific shoulder problem. Provided a treatment plan and service with a smile :-)
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Great, but I must have chosen the busiest day of the year!! Staff all did a good job though, and eventually all was made well.
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Super excellent! This was a follow up visit for a study that Dr. Routman is doing on Shoulder Surgery. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe how good this man is in every way one can ratea doctor and a human being. The best I can way to describe Dr Routman is with clinical facts: 5 years after replacement surgery my shoulder is perfect. Full rotational movement; I habitually lift a 100b. motor battery for my boat without pain nor undue effort. I've become spoiled because my other shoulder which used to be my 'good' shoulder, is now my bad shoulder. And because of Dr' Routman's exercise PT protocol, that should has improved as well to the point of not needing surgery.
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It was great. This was my first visit and it went very well. I really liked Dr. Rothman and his staff.
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Dr Routman and staff show a genuine concern for their patients. and i love that.
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Pleased with his explanation and details on procedures. He made sure that my husband and I understood everything.
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Very helpful and encouraging. Overall a positive experience
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He addressed my issues very thoroughly and with great respect.
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On time, mannerly, professional and caring. Great characteristics to have in a doctor.
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There was a longer than usual wait due to a very sick patient who required EMS. Dr. Routman came out in the waiting room and sincerely apologized to all of us for the long wait time. The office staff in thePalm Beach Gardens office are phenomenal!!!! All of them. They work well together. They are pleasant, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. They were fantastic over the phone too. I was a new orthopedic patient in for a consult on my right shoulder. Dr. Routman walked in to the room, kindly greeted us and maintain eye contact. He is a good listener and patient. He answered all my questions I had, thoroughly. He explained the x-ray results and several treatment options. I felt reassured, Dr. Routman had my best interest and really cared about my well-being to regain full function of my right shoulder and diminish my pain. Dr. Routman was very kind and personable. He smiled and had a nice demeanor which eased my anxiety. Dr. Routman treated me as if I were a family member. He treated my with dignity and respect. We could not have asked for a more perfect Orthopedic Shoulder physician. Thank you Dr. Routman and your wonderful staff in the Palm Beach Garden office for your exceptionally outstanding care that I have received.
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Other than having to wait over one hour to be seen , I like Dr Routman , he seems to be to busy. He split my visit to see another patient, then came back and finished with me.
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long wait but everything done in office. left happy.
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He was personable, communicated well and gave me clear options for further evaluation and care. I am satisfied.
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Dr. Routman and staff are the ultimate professionals and my new shoulder is excellent. My expectations for care and the surgery were highly exceeded. In gratitude and appreciation, Jane
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He s professional and personable.
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Caring manner. Informative with patience!
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I appreciated that before making the decision to do surgery on my shoulder, Dr. Routman suggested doing physical therapy on a trial for 3 weeks.
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Excellent doctor, knows what he talks about. Very satisfied
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I really enjoyed the professional atmosphere and staff. In addition, everyone was cheerful and caring. My exam was as expected with good results. I look forward, albeit with trepidation, a great relationship. I know my shoulder future.
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Dr. Routman is BY FAR the best doctor and human being that my wife and I have ever met. We love and respect him. His heart and knowledge are second to none. If more people were like him, this world wouldbe a much better place!!! Dr. Steve & wife Ximena
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I am very appreciative for Dr. Routman seeing me so quickly. His staff is friendly and very professional. I highly recommend him.
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Great place office is beautiful. Friendly ppl.
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Very helpful, informative & understanding!
Less than 1 year ago
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My first visit. Referred by my PCP for for shoulder pain that an MRI revealed to be inflammation of the rotator cuff and tendons. Dr. Routman gave me his approach to treating 72 year old shoulders (conservatively), explained the steps hewould take to resolve the problem to bring the joint back to a good, functioning 72 year old shoulder,beginning with a cortisone injection guided to the perfect spot with that morning's Xray. Once the inflammation is brought under control and the tendons no longer swollen, I'll be seeing Dr Routman as needed or for periodic checkups.The combination of his knowledge, his ability to share it in a calming, constructive manner, and his genuine warmth made me a fan and satisfied patient.
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Dr. Routman rebuilt my husbands shoulder. He recovered quickly and is 100% pain free. While my shoulder issues are not as bad, I knew that Doctor Routman was the doctor to see! My appointment was informative and efficient. He explained theissues as well as treatment options, and took the time to answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Routman!
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My visit was very nice being that it was my first time. The front counter was very busy, need to be more attentive with the people who are coming in, however, they were very courteous. The doctor and his assistant werevery prompt and nice. I was finally comfortable in a doctors office setting. The procedure given hurt, however, the assistant made me feel at ease and it was over in a matter of minutes. The check out staff was very nice as well. I would strongly recommend this office and would be glad to return for service.
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Not the best visit... taken in 1/12 hours after my scheduled appt time. Though the Dr was rushed he listened and attended to my questions in a professional manner. He isn’t usually this late.. Chalking it up to a too busy morning. Still highly value his expertise..
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He was very through kind and attentive to my concerns. Worth the slight wait ( which is normal in most medical offices esp at a later appt. time) sadly i need surgery, but i am excited that I've chosen Dr. ROUTMAN and look forward to writing another feedback afterwards!
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The front desk was marvelous and the staff was well train. The waiting was just a bit long but everything went well. Very happy about the diagnosis from Dr. Routman and no surgery required. Recommended physical therapy! Got a shot and move on..
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Knowledgeable
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Very professional but also very approachable
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Very efficient office. Didn't wait long. Came with all needed imaging. Was reviewed and first saw PA who examined me, a few minutes later doctor came in and stayed untill all our questions were answered. Felt very comfortable speaking with him.Office followed up as they said they would. Just have to decide what to do now.
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He appears to be very knowledgeable. Takes time to listen, answer questions and address all relevant concerns.
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Awesome experience professional and to the point
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Dr. Routman is very knowledgeable and speaks in practical terms as to what's best for you.
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I believe I got in as a last appointment of the day. It was approximately 45 minutes beyond my appointment time that I was seen. Examination by Dr Routman's PA, and then Dr Routman were pleasant and informative, but felt abit rushed due to the late hour. As a seasonal resident who wasn't going to be in the area more than a month, I was generally satisfied. I believe if I needed to follow up with this practice were I staying in the area, I could have developed a helpful relationship.
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Great visit--relieved I didn't need surgery! Was very professional and reassuring.
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Felt listened to and a genuine concern for bringing me back to an optimum level of functioning.
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Always caring and sensible in his treatment.
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very complete answered question was straight forward about surgery and follow ups that would be needed. great bedside manner
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Great service and great information. First appointment was today.
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Dr. Routman and his PA where very informative about my condition and what is best treatment for me. The staff was were helpful in getting the paperwork and medication I need to go home. I'm looking forward in doing my physical therapy at the office.
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First time with Dr. Routman!! Really liked him. Would recommend him to others.
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I liked them very much. This was a first visit and as a medical malpractice lawyer I am a very sophisticated consumer of medicine so to speak period The office was very well organized, the people were extremely cheerful and Dr.Routman actually made me feel good, If you can believe that, and telling me what I thought was minor tendinitis was actually fractured condyle in my left elbow You could see his kindness and caring on his face Great guy and Obviously highly qualified
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