Contact & Locations

The friendly staff at Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence welcomes your call and looks forward to serving you. Our professional staff is ready to set up your appointments at one of our convenient Broward County orthopedic offices. 

Please call our Ft. Lauderdale office at (954) 771-8177 or our Margate office (near Coral Springs and Parkland) at (954) 580-4080. You will reach a real person during our office hours – no voice mail or confusing automated system. Alternately, you can use our online appointment request form.

Location & Phone

Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence

Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence – Fort Lauderdale Office

Phone: (954) 771-8177
Fax: (954) 771-3629

4701 N Federal Highway, Suite A39
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


The Fort Lauderdale office is conveniently located next to Holy Cross Hospital.

Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence – Margate Office

Phone: (954) 580-4080
Fax: (954) 580-4081

2964 North State Road 7, Suite 205
Margate, FL 33063


Note: GPS may not find our correct location. We are NOT in the Best Buy plaza. Our Margate office is located directly across the street from the Northwest Medical Center.

Office Hours

Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Medical Emergencies

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call emergency medical services at 911 immediately. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Meli Orthopedics, and they will contact us.

After Hours Urgent Medical Needs

If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to our doctors after our regular hours, please call our main office line for Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence at (954) 771-8177 in Fort Lauderdale or (954) 580-4080 in Margate. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day. Your call will be returned promptly.

Insurance / Billing / Payment

At both our Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence in Ft. Lauderdale and Margate, we accept workers’ compensation, Medicare, and most major insurance plans. Please call your insurance provider to confirm coverage or with questions about your specific insurance provider's policies and coverage.

If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, you will need to pay at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

If you have a question related to your bill or insurance, contact the billing specialists at Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence at (954) 771-8177 in Fort Lauderdale or (954) 580-4080 in Margate.


If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and requires a referral from your primary care physician, our staff will gladly obtain the referral for you.

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

The doctors and surgeons at Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence have hospital or surgery center affiliations with:

  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Broward Health Imperial Point
  • Broward Health North
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • Broward Health Coral Springs
  • Northwest Medical Center
  • University Hospital & Medical Center

Prescription Requests

Prescriptions and refills for established patients are routinely issued during our regular office hours (see above). You can make your request by calling (954) 771-8177 in Fort Lauderdale or (954) 580-4080 in Margate. No refills are issued during the evenings, weekends, or holidays, as the doctors do not have access to your medical records during those times. It is helpful to anticipate your refill needs to avoid an interruption in your medication therapy.


Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence is continually looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals within many areas of our organization. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, cutting-edge work environment where opportunities to make a meaningful contribution flourish, we invite you to send us your resume for consideration.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to Tina Cestnick at

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