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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Leighton specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder as well as knee, hip, and shoulder replacement. He has been in practice in Palm Beach County since 1994. He also serves as the team physician for local high schools and is the Medical Director of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Leighton is very sports oriented both in his own life and for his patient’s. He enjoys golf, tennis, softball and hiking. His approach to non-operative rehabilitation and therapy after surgery is aimed at getting patients back to the sports that they love; specifically, total knee and hip patients are expected to be hitting golf balls between two and three months after surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
Well organized office with pleasant and knowledgable staff.
This is a very impressive operation. Everyone was very nice and it was run so efficiently. I was a new patient and I was there for a total of 45 minutes, including paperwork and x-rays. I was quite pleased with everything and highly recommend them.
He is very straight forward..
Great staff and Doctor.
Caring kind doctor. Great bedside manner. Spent an hour with my mom- nurse practitioner was just as kind. Rarely does a dr spend so much time explaining your choices. I've been to this practice before with my sons collarbone surgery - and had the same caring experience with another doctor.
Dr. Leighton reviewed my X-rays and gave me detailed information on what options are available for treatment.
Extremely prompt and great staff. Was in and out in less than 45 minutes
Very satisfied with time spent, opinion and office staff
A bit of a wait but well worth it. Dr. Leighton is outstanding.
Dr. Leighton was great. Always is when I see him.
Dr. Leighton was very thorough in his examination. He did not just treat my symptoms but the cause of my problem.
Very satisfied with his professional evaluation and recommendations.
Thoroughly explained my condition and gave options, including the best treatment. Excellent communicator. Extremely pleased.
Longer wait than hoped for but professional visit once the appointment was in progress.
Was worth the wait. Dr. Leighton came across as a consummate professional who very quickly diagnosed my issue. I'm glad that I chose to see him.
Very professional. Right down to business. Described the problem I had clearly, showed me on x-ray, discussed the options and was able to initiate action immediately.
We had a good discussion and decided on the next steps to take. His assistant Laura set up the next two visits.
Not sure this issue is with the doctor but rather with office policy. I waited almost 2 hours to see the doctor. If things are running this late perhaps you should call and let patients know that they can arrive later. Things that get measured get better. If you are not tracking the time between when the patient arrives and when he/she sees the doctor, maybe you should. This is a basic quality control,technique.
Dr. Leighton was professional and answered all mu questions. I was pleased with my appointment.
Dr. Leighton seemed extremely knowledgeable and I would absolutely be trusting of his opinion. The downside, especially for a first visit, was the rushed nature of the appointment. I had questions about my injury, like what to do in between visits (icing, rotation, physical therapy exercises, etc.), that were not being answered because he was in a rush to get to the next patient. The office, or complex, is impressive, but the personal touch is lacking.
Very good, did procedure on back of knee , never felt a thing, relief right away.
Very nice Doctor. Explains everything in detail.
I was called into the exam room promptly. The nurse practiitioner went over my symptoms, ordered exrays and they were taken immediately. The doctor read them right away and conveyed his diagnoses to me. It all went swiftly, and efficiently. No complaints.
He is helping us find alternative therapy since surgey isn't an option
Dr. Leighton, the nurses and x-ray technicians were all very friendly and informative.
Highly professional, skilled and caring practitioner.
Very personable. Spoke to me clearly and explained everything
Dr. Leighton was very friendly while giving me a very clear diagnosis and explaining my options. Very efficient and professional.
Very professional and helpful with all explanations about surgery for total knee replacement.
Everyone was very polite and cheerful and helpful. Once I was brought back I was in and out in no time. Dr. Leighton's "bedside manner" is so reassuring and kind! He has a great sense of humor too.
Very professional. Easy to understand information about my issue.
Very friendly, explains everything in detail. Office staff are excellent, efficient and very freindly as well!
I liked Dr. Leighton's bedside manner a lot. He was personable, took the time to explain things, and his sense of humor made the visit more enjoyable. He connects well with his patient, is empathetic, and I recommend him highly.
Within seconds of being put in the exam room, Dr.Leighton walked in to speak with me. He examined, read my MRI and made recommendations for treatment. He answered all my questions and my spouses.
Brie, Dr. Leighton's PA, and Dr. Leighton were both excellent,
My problem was not severe but the Dr was direct, clear and easy to understand.
Satisfactory as always. Answered my questions .
Excellent P.A. Brea Doctor Leighton...Professional, re-assuring right to then point and performed procedure in office and sent me on my way. Highly recommend..
Great Visit. Dr. Leighton was great. Very informative and quick to accurately diagnose my ailment. Great job.
Very professional and found Dr. To be very personable as well.
Medical seriousness mixed with humor and gentleness.
Very good and I will go back for surgery
excellant staff aand very cheerful and efficient
Very happy with my visit. A diagnosis and treatment plan were quickly made, which eased my mind.
wonderful--took tie with me and answered all my questions
Professional, timely and treatment was very successful.
He always answers all questions and provides information needed to make informed decisions. I never feel i am on an "assembly line" as with some doctors.
I'm happy to have him as my Orthopedic doctor.
Very well. I am a long time patient of Dr. Leighton. Excellent doctor
Everyone in this office was very friendly and helpful. My anxiety was lowered when I got a smile from Dr. Leighton!
The PA was rude, he kept talking over me and not listening to what I said. No one seemed to care I was I pain.
very professional and not a surgical glutin
Overall excellent experience
Dr. Leighton was very professional and very knowledgable. He provided a complete diagnosis including X-ray and was able to provide immediate relief.
glad I went
Very pleasant, easy to talk to. Will most likely let him do makoplasty next year. Reason why I haven't given 5 star is because I haven't had the surgery yet.
not sure yet about diagnosis which is yet to come, but this was the most organized, expeditious doctors office I have ever been in. This is greatly appreciated.
Everything was good the doctor,nurses
Whole staff friendly and professional. Doctor was great.
Liked Dr. Leighton very much. I used him a number of years ago and liked him then.
He is a great doctor.
He was very direct & accurately diagnosed the problem. Was running behind about an hour & seemed a little hurried & inpersonable but was impressed with his diagnosis.
very informative and easy to converse with on and understandable manner
Vert efficient and diagnosed my problem quickly.
Everything went well. He was able to answer all my questions
very little information...ordered MRI...should know more next time.
Caring physician with great skill and knowledge
The Doctor was very knowledgable and diagnosed my problem within 5 minutes.