Orthopedic Hand Surgery
18344 Murdock Cir , Port Charlotte, FL
Dr. Ivan Olarte, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Olarte to book an appointment.
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Dr. Ivan Olarte, MD - Reviews
7 DJ – Feb 26, 2020
Dr. Olarte is a true professional. He listens to your problem and explains exactly what he can do to help you. My hand surgery at the HAND CENTER in Port Charlotte was accomplished with excellent results. From my first call to his offIce to post surgery, Dr Olarte and the entire staff have been excellent.
1 19 Sep 04, 2019
I was told that I could not be seen because I didn’t have an insurance card. I had a referral with my insurance ID number and my benefits were verified! Dr. Olarte’s staff could care less about their patients! Denied care because of no insurance card? They wouldn’t even accept a virtual card from Blue Cross Blue Shield!
1 15 Aug 27, 2019
The doctor was pleasant. I was charged extra for a splint which was expensive. It was covered in cloth and needed to be soaked in water, shaped on my hand then it hardens. The doctor didn't do this step however, it was done by a "nurse" who just laid it directly on the bottom of the sink to run the water over it. Laying it directly on the bottom of a dirty sink is not only unsanitary, but not a standard of care. If she was a nurse or properly trained, she would have known that. Since it was covered in cloth there was no way to disinfect it. I had to throw it away as soon as I got home. What a waste of money.
9 Ann in Punta Gorda, FL – Aug 05, 2019
Dr. Olarte is a kind, respectful, and an extremely knowledgeable hand surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone requiring specialized attention to the health/wellbeing of one’s hand. Dr. Olarte’s staff is also welcoming, accommodating, and organized. Truly a fantastic office.
9 Trudy Norsworthy – Jul 02, 2019
I've had arthritis most of my life and have been treated by many hand doctors in the past, but this is the best practice of all! Professionalism, friendliness, and kindness from the front desk to the doctors in my treatments. I'm a retired RN and infection control practices both in the office to OR are of the highest standard. Thank you for your care in the highest standard, Dr Olarte and staff!
8 Chris A in Tampa, FL – Jun 18, 2019
I have the highest respect for Dr. Olarte and his skills. He explained my condition and described the procedure he would perform to correct it in detail. The entire staff at Florida Hand Center was a pleasure to deal with. Dr. Olarte has worked on both of my hands in the last 5 years with outstanding success.
7 May 24, 2019
The greatest! I had carpel tunnel surgery and it went so smoothly. I had immediate relief. I can't say enough good things. Please go there if you want to say goodbye to pain.
4 May 16, 2019
I love Dr. Olarte and his staff. Everyone was extremely professional, friendly and efficient. You will not be sitting around waiting to be seen. I would highly recommend him.
4 1 May 01, 2019
I was referred to Dr. Olarte by my primary doctor. She felt confident that I would received the best treatment possible with him. I was not disappointed. From the moment Ii walked in I was treated timely, professionally by his staff. Dr. O was very professional and set me at ease immediately. He treated by fractured wrist and I have healed wonderfully. He advised me how to proceed going forward and assured me that he would continue to oversee my care if needed. I don't want to break any more bones, but if I did he's my doctor of choice. I highly recommend him and his team.
5 Apr 23, 2019
dr orlate is the kindess gentles doctor I have ever been to I have had nothing but the best experience and would highly recommend him and his office.
5 Apr 18, 2019
Dr. Olarte was very proactive in treating an infection in my hand, including surgery. A great outcome as all is healed after just 4 weeks. Dr. Olarte and his staff were wonderful throughout from my first visit to last. I feel very fortunate to have been treated by them and highly recommend.
4 Apr 12, 2019
Informative, reassuring and a relief to know everything with my surgery was correctible . Dr. Olarte is very easy to talk to and his method of communication medically is understandable . I have already recommended him to a friend for a similar problem .
5 Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Olarte has been awesome in his care of my hand inury! I did not require surgery but his injections, his patience is listening to my concerns about the pain over these past 9 months and his wisdom have been exceptional!
3 Apr 11, 2019
Awesome experience. Highly recommend Dr. Olarte. My recovery has been uneventful and painless. Very pleased
3 Apr 05, 2019
Dr. Olarte is wonderful physician. Excellent bedside manner, on-time appointments, extremely knowledgeable. My 10 year old son broke his ulnar and radius. He did an excellent job correcting it. My son says, "He is amazing at his job and a smart doctor."
3 Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Olarte is the best: kind, thorough, knowledgeable and gentle. He explains short and long term treatment options for your problem and listens to all your questions, providing complete and understandable answers. The staff at Florida Hand Center is top notch as well.
7 Lisa Reams in Punta Gorda, FL – Dec 28, 2018
Knowledgeable, personable- really makes you feel comfortable as well as well-cared for medically. Everything he told me prior to surgery went exactly as he had explained- no surprises.
8 NOKOMIS, FL – Nov 10, 2018
Over the past four years, Dr. Olarte has corrected the Dupuytren's contracture of two of my fingers. It is a wonderful procedure that takes only a few minutes, is virtually painless and restored the use and flexibility of my fingers. He also removed a very unusual lesion from my wife's finger. We both recommend Dr Olarte and the Florida Hand Clinic without reservation. We feel very fortunate to have such doctors in our area.
8 Sebring, FL – Oct 25, 2018
Dr Orlarte has a GREAT personality and being that we are from out-of-town (2 hr travel one way) takes that inato consideration
5 Emily Edwards in Punta Gorda, FL – Oct 18, 2018
From my very first appointment, they have been great. The staff is so friendly and their level of patient care is unmatchable. I was terrified to have my first procedure done because of the horror stories that I read online. Dr. Orlarte and his nurses made me feel so comfortable. The procedure was easy, and the recovery time is not long at all. I recommend this office to anyone. They are fantastic!
7 Toni Pizzarelli in North Port, FL – Oct 12, 2018
Dr. Olarte has done other surgeries on me as well and he is fantastic! Great mannerism and skill. Would definitely recommend to all!
2 sandra norton in port charlotte, FL – Sep 20, 2018
dr. olarte is a true professional and an asset to his field of expertise
1 David Catapane in Port Charlotte, FL – Aug 31, 2018
The Staff and Dr. Olarte where Incredible, Professional, Compassionate. I Highly recommend them.
2 N Michael Griffith in Sebring, FL – Aug 31, 2018
Compentency of office staff; skill of doctor and post operative explanation, were beyond what I expected.
2 23 unhappy in FL – Aug 16, 2018
Was referred by my health ins and ER to this office for evaluation of my hand after a bad fall. I was NOT told that the office required the 45 dollar copay and the FULL office visit fee upon making the appointment. They are contracted with my ins!! I was refused treatment ,the office manager would not bill my insurance company for the visit but I had the copay . What happened to patient care ? I spoke to my insurance company who states they can do this but its frowned upon. TERRIBLE ETHICS
1 thomas wilson in North Port, FL – Feb 16, 2018
1 Anna Fulton – Jan 17, 2018
I CAME TO DR. OLARTE DUE TO PAIN IN MY LEFT HAND, IT WAS AWFUL. I hand trigger thumb, carpal tunnel & dequervains, which Dr. took care of in December. I am so happy that I have no pain, I can lift things & the numbness and tingling are gone! Thank you Dr. Olarte! Also, the staff here is outstanding and professional. I would recommend this practice to anyone who was experiencing hand symptoms.
1 John Jefferson in North Port, FL – Oct 27, 2017
Dr. Olarte was amazing. Never had to wonder about anything. He always explained everything very well.
1 tom carlsen in Venice, F: – Aug 29, 2017
Excellent care and service with great results after the surgery. Have finally been able to experience uninterrupted sleep at night.
1 Jo A in Englewood, FL – Aug 17, 2017
Provided alternative solutions to an uncommon problem, saving my finger from possible amputation. Definitely will, and have, recommended this doctor.
1 Don Wilke Jr. in Punta Gorda, FL – Aug 17, 2017
Dr. Olarte gave me my hand back. I can't say it any other way do do him justice. When you shatter your wrist and you see the xrays, you cant imagine ever using your hand again. Dr. Olarte restored my wrist and did it with a smile!
1 Port Charlotte, FL – May 03, 2017
I came into the office with my left pinky finger almost fully contracted. Dr Olarte diagnosed Dupuytren's Contracture after his assessment and a few question about my ethnicity. The next visit he preformed an in office procedure call needle aponeurotomy. I walked out of the office with my finger straightened with the the mobility back. I highly recommend Dr Olarte. The office staff was friendly.
1 mike kulinich in north port, FL – Apr 07, 2017
was very impressed with the way it was done from previous procedures. would recommend the doctor and office to anyone hands down
1 Susan Hodge in Punta Gorda, FL – Mar 24, 2017
Please let me start by saying I have had shooting pains in my arms and neck for about 2 years prior to my surgery. Had I know that all the pain was connected to my hands and having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome I would have come to Dr. Olarte much sooner. Only when my hands were numb most of the time did I decide to visit Dr. Olarte. My surgery went smooth and with in a day I had no more numbness AND arm and neck pain were gone! Dr. Olarte you are a blessing!! Thank you!
3 2 Robert in Bonita Springs, FL – Nov 15, 2016
Very personable, excellent communication and did a DeQuervain's Release surgery which relieved my wrist pain immediately. Excellent surgeon and patient oriented.
Pamela Walker in port charlotte, fl – Oct 07, 2016
Dr Olarte is amazing. His personality is very nice. and His surgical hands are great. His has done surgery on both of my hands and has fixed them both with next to no scarring. I would and will recommend him to all my friends. His office staff is all very friendly also.
William Manda in North Port, FL – Oct 04, 2016
When I arrived with my injury, I never thought that they would be able to fix the damage that I had made for them. Dr Olarte assured me that he could help and fix me. Dr Olarte is a very compassionate and passionate doctor. He and his whole staff made my wife and I feel very welcomed and comfortable with every visit/operation. Dr Olarte, we can't thank you and your staff enough for what you have done for me/us. You made a very traumatic time for us a lot easier. Thank you again!
Jennifer thompson-kersting in punta gorda, fl – Sep 30, 2016
dr olarte was extremely professional and knowledgeable, he is prompt and considerate, informative and caring.
les in north port, fl – Sep 08, 2016
Easy going, listens well, polite and courteous
Kira B. in Cape coral, FL – Jul 08, 2016
Dr Olarte is one of the best hand and arm surgeons I know of. He is very professional and was able to fix the problem in my hand and elbow. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a hand or arm surgeon.
Jason Greggs in Rotonda West, FL – Jun 23, 2016
Very informative with what was going to take place and what I could expect during the procedure and after. His recommendations for treatment were perfect for me.
Karen Nielsen in Port Charlotte, FL – Jun 23, 2016
Professional, yet personable.
2 1 Angelina Medina in Arcadia, fl – Jun 23, 2016
Our experience was great. He was very thorough with what the procedure was going to be the outcome and the length of recovery. He was very professional and the best part that he spoke Spanish and we could understand each better.
1 lynn clawson in Port Charlotte, FL – Jun 23, 2016
everything went well and as good as I expected.. it would have been nice though to have at least 2 days of some type of pain meds after the surgery instead of just over the counter aleeve or Tylenol. was very uncomfortable the first 2 days.
Margaret Galyon in Ft Myers, FL – Jun 13, 2016
Dr Olarte and his staff were very friendly and helpful each and every time I was seen in the offcie
3 9 Bob in Cape Coral, FL – Jun 01, 2016
Very autocratic and inflexible. He schedules his appointments so the patient arrives 15 minutes before he actually expects to see the patient. In other words, his time is way more important than the patients.
Paula in Estero, FL – May 20, 2016
I saw Dr Orlarte last week after struggling with wrist and hand pain for seven months. I am an avid golfer and was concerned that I needed to give up the game. Dr Olarte listened patiently to my concerns, explained my X-ray showing bone on bone arthritis, recommended a treatment and fitted me with a wrist brace. Three days later I broke 80 for the first time in my 40 year golfing career!! My friends and I were stunned! I'm enjoying golf again.
1 Karen a. Fentress in Lake Suzy, FL – Mar 18, 2016
He has great bedside & chair side manner. Compassionate.
1 Tammy beauchamp in Punta Gorda, FL – Mar 16, 2016
Dr. Olarte is very personable. He listens to you and discusses without qualms, whatever your issue is.
5 6 Ft Myers, FL – Feb 02, 2016
Misdiagnosed my wrist injury refused to look at previously taken x-ray series. Did not follow proper protocol to diagnose my injury. Healthcare professional can not recommend his services.