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Dr. Matthew Wells, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

*Please complete all check in information when booking your appointment!* Dr. Wells of Fort Lauderdale Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2008 and has been in private practice since 2005. Growing up in New Jersey, he developed a love for south Florida during the years that were invested in completing the intense University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Orthopedic Surgery Residency. Dr. Wells completed the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute Fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy where he trained under Dr. James Andrews and had the opportunity to treat countless professional, collegiate, and high school athletes. He served as a assistant team doctor of the Auburn University Tigers from 2004 to 2005 before moving to Fort Lauderdale. He continues to specialize in evaluating and treating athletes of all ages and competitive levels from professionals to weekend warriors. Dr. Wells specializes in shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle injuries. He prides himself in healing patients when possible without surgery. In those injuries that do require surgery, he strives for a minimally invasive, frequently arthroscopic approach to speed healing, maximize recovery, and minimize pain and scarring. He also continues to treat fractures and dislocations of all major bones with cutting edge techniques and physical therapy and rehabilitation protocols. Dr. Wells graduated summa cum laude from the Schreyers Honor Program of Pennsylvania State University and completed medical school with highest honors from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson (Rutgers) Medical School. Dr. Wells feels that his experience in college and medical school where he had to work several jobs to pay his expenses

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Broward General Medical Center
  • Westside Regional Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • American Sports Medicine Institute, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center (Internship)
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Broward County Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1639160955

Office locations

Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Med

1414 SE 3rd Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Thorough and to the point with minimal waiting time. Radiographer Robert was excellent.
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It was great and the staff was amazing. Quickest and most thorough doctors appointment I have ever had. Especially being a new patient. They made me feel like I was already a patient before.
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Dr. Wells was extremely helpful and professional in every way. He diagnosed my knee issue and thoroughly explained the source of the issue and options for treatment. I appreciated his conservative approach to trying to resolve the issue. I would highly recommend Dr. Wells and the office.
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I thought it was great, and I'm extremely picky from working with doctors my entire life. He is very professional and knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. Dr Wells was highly recommended. Also no hour wait, Thank you Dr. Wells.....!
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Excellent
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Great visit great bedside manner I was seen by dr wells and was very happy with visit!! Professional office and very nice staff!
Less than 1 year ago
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Thorough kind and respectful. It was a very positive experience .
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Dr wells was very great showed me in detail my problem and explain very well what my options were. I was very pleased with my visit.
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Excellent overall experience. Short wait, very personable and knowledgeable.
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Very pleasant office and staff. Welcome and friendly. Dr. Wells was very personable as well as knowledgeable.
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Great service
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I've seen Dr. Wells for numerous visits and at each appointment he takes the time to make sure I fully understand everything regarding his treatment plan.
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I had no idea how expensive an x ray and a couple of PT sessions would be. Very expensive so try to get as much info on pricing beforehand as possible. Dr. Wells is very very nice though. Their physical therapistis awesome too. Sweet lady. If you're going in for something small, just make sure you know what you're paying for.
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very good
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Dr. Wells is a very compassionate doctor and listed to my symptoms. After an in house X-ray he was able to show me what my issue was before I left the office. Very kind and knowledgeable!
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough..I actually learned a lot during this visit from Dr Wells! Everyone at the office was very courteous and even fun to be around. Very glad I came here!
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The nurse was running behind with another patient so the actual doctor was the one who came out and got me from the waiting room and took my history. I was taken in about 5min after my appointment time and wasout with x-rays, a shot, and a prescription within an hour. Pretty awesome service.
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Very professional office and staff.
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Dr. Wells is a caring a very competent physician. His office is extremely professional
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Very professional and friendly made us comfortable right from the start. He gave us focused attention and explained his thought process for the procedure and why he came to his findings
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Dr Wells is amazing. A great guy who takes the time to explain everything in detail.
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I think Dr. Wells was great. He explained everything in layman's terms which many doctors don't do.
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This is the most efficient ortho office I've ever been to. Dr Wells explained things well and listened intently. I was very pleased with his recommendations.
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Was pleased with the excellent and prompt service.
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Nice guy
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I arrived a few minutes before my post surgical appointment and was seen by the doctor almost immediately. My stitches were removed and I was out of the office within minutes. The staff very personable and caring.
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Great over all experience! Very professional and kind. Filled out my forms on ZocDoc before arrival for my appointment. Still had to fill out the forms AGAIN at the doctors office. This is one of my biggest pet peeves with ZocDoc.This has happened to me more than once before. So give yourself extra time to fill out forms. The pre-filling out form option would be great if it actually worked! Hopefully ZocDoc will do something about this in the future.
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Helpful staff. Dr was considerate and nice.
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Very professional and punctual. Staff was courteous and informative. Highly recommend this physician.
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Very professional. Went for second opinion and he took the time to review my x-rays and MRI and give me his diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
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I would like to thank Dr.Wells for all his knowledge and care he gave me today! Thanks to THE LORD for Dr. Wells. May Dr.Wells continue to have Heavenly Blessings and Beyond! :)
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Really good knowledgeable dr definitely will return.
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Capable, comfortable, thorough, explained rx options, gave practical recommendations.
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DR. WELLS WAS PROFESSIONAL IN HIS WORK, VERY ENCOURAGING AND COMICAL TO THE POINT OF MAKING YOU FEEL WELCOME.
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very good love being rhere.
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Very nice and straight to the point with good humour .
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Answered all my questions thoroughly.had a natural friendly manner.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Wells. He was thorough and straight-forward, explained my probable issue and different treatment options. Everyone on the staff was very nice, as well.
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Friendly staff, positive environment. Very little time spent waiting
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Dr. Wells is an excellent doctor! He explains everything so you can understand.
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Great, quick, and friendly.
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The doctor was patient and empathetic and made me feel confident that his approach to my problem made the most sense.
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Very empathetic, patient and helpful.
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I do not like to wait more than 30 minutes max to see the Dr. My time is as valuable as the Dr.'s , and waiting for an hour is unacceptable.
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He was informative, patient, kind, and knew exactly what my pain was and treated me for it in a split second :)
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Dr. Wells explained my knee injury thoroughly and gave me options for treatment.
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