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Dr. Clare

Michael P. Clare, M.D.

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I believe a patient should always be a partner in his or her care—not merely a subject of it.

Dr. Clare specializes in foot and ankle surgery and post trauma reconstruction. He received his undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota in 1992. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine in 1996. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Foundation in 2001, and his postgraduate Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery/Lower Extremity Reconstruction at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in conjunction with Tampa General Hospital in 2002. He served as Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2002-2005, before returning to Tampa.

Dr. Clare is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, AO North America, and the AO/ASIF Teaching Faculty. He also serves as the Director of Fellowship Education for the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Foot and Ankle Fellowship.

Dr. Clare has presented lectures and research at over 70 local, national, and international meetings and instructional courses. He has published over 30 research articles, book chapters, and abstracts in diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle.


Dr. Clare was able to re-do a surgical procedure which was done by another doctor. The other doctor had most definitely done a poor procedure, which had caused years of pain. Dr. Clare was confident what was needed based on what I had described had occurred. Sure enough he was spot on. He is an outstanding surgeon who takes the time to discuss progression, what he expects will happen and why. Outstanding!

Nancy R.

Having been treated three times  by physicians of  Forida Orthopaedic Institute I must say I’m really impressed by their services.  They are GOOD at what they do and the Institute itself is fantastic!  Dr. Clare who repaired a broken ankle for me and Dr. Mighell who repaired a broken shoulder as well as Dr. Barna who relieved me from pain with my back.  Their P.A.’s are the best also.  I also must say that their physical therapy are also the best.  After having a bad 2011, I am pain free now and that is really something! Thanks to Florida Orthopaedic Institute and all its people!

Joan S.

In my opinion Dr. Clare is the only foot and ankle doctor to see.  I have been in pain for over a year, and Dr. Clare was the sixth Doctor that I had seen for my foot. He was the only one who knew what was wrong with me, and he knew right away. No one else had a clue and the Doctors that I had seen before him were supposed to be some of the best. Now I know who the best really is!  He is extremely  committed to his patients.  He is a true doctor, if only they could all be like him.Thank God for him, he is a blessing to the medical field. Thank you Dr. Clare, you truly saved my life.

Tina L.


  • Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Foundation
  • Medical Degree, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine

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