Welcome! Thank you for selecting Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence, formerly known as Orthopedix MD, for your orthopedic care. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (954) 771-8177 in Fort Lauderdale or at (954) 580-4080 in Margate. You can also use our online appointment request form.
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Providing a top-quality healthcare experience is important to us. Tell us how we did – and discover what others are saying about the care they have received at Meli Orthopedic. We’d love to hear from you!
“Dr. Livingstone performed surgery on both my hands with great results. Dr. Livingstone was wonderful both in and out of the OR. The office staff was very pleasant and helpful. I told the doctor that I wish I had another hand just to see her again. One other quick comment: her injections were absolutely painless!” ~ Self-verified patient via Vitals
“We could not be happier with the excellent service and care provided by Dr. Poovendran and his entire staff. They made my son feel so comfortable and alleviated any concerns we had about his broken arm. Their service was fast and efficient. We can't thank them enough and are so happy they are there for us.” ~ via Healthgrades
“Dr. Livingstone repaired a distal biceps tendon tear for me. My experience with her and her staff has been excellent from Day 1. I am two months post-op now and everything has gone far better than I expected. Dr. Livingstone is the best!” ~ Derek Sullivan, Hollywood, Florida, via Healthgrades
“I would like to take a minute and thank John Benevento and his great staff for helping me get back on track to recovery. Everybody there is well-aware of my needs and concerns, and on every visit, they truly take care of me. Since my first visit, I’ve received nothing but great care. My recovery is progressing with each visit. I’d like to thank John and his staff for a great job so far and looking forward to being back to 100% recovered!” ~ Thomas Bianchi via Healthgrades
“Dr. Poovendran spent as much time with me as needed to answer all of my questions. I never felt rushed at any time during my visit. He did not jump into the treatment I was set out to receive, but instead gave me ALL of the options for my rheumatoid joint-deteriorating disease. Thank you!” ~ Self-verified patient via Vitals
“PA Stephen Fender listened to me and never rushed me. He answered my questions and recommended a very adequate treatment for my leg issue. He deserves more than five stars. Today, I can say that I won the lottery. Thank you for making my day!” ~ Sarina Eliyakim via Healthgrades
“I have been searching for a surgeon qualified and knowledgeable in how to repair my specific wrist injury. After seeing numerous surgeons claiming to know how to treat a scapholunate ligament tear and triangular fibrocartilage injury, I feel confident in Dr. Livingstone’s approach and plan on how to proceed, and I feel confident scheduling my surgery with her.” ~ Albert Hall IV, Key West, Florida, via Healthgrades
“Dr. Segall is a very caring doctor who responds immediately when you leave a message, which is not typical of most doctors nowadays.” ~ Joanie, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, via Healthgrades
“Coming to this physical therapy office has been a great experience. John Benevento is caring, loving, and excellent with the therapies. I highly recommend this office to anyone who needs physical therapy.” ~ Jackie Tucker via Healthgrades
“I have seen both Dr. Meli and Dr. Poovendran. Both doctors are excellent and caring and go out of their way to help you. The physical therapists are also excellent. John, Juan, and the entire staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Meli Orthopedics.” ~ Angel Shafer via Google
“The staff at Meli Orthopedics is outstanding! They are very thorough, kind, and considerate. They spent time with me to determine my specific needs. It's a great facility and the atmosphere is uplifting!” ~ Barbara Mangini via Google
“Dr. Livingstone and her staff are the most professional people I have ever dealt with in the medical industry. They run the office like a well-oiled machine. They are courteous, friendly, and willing to go above and beyond to help you. Dr. Livingstone is the kindest person. She is very knowledgeable in her field, and treats everyone with the utmost respect. It was a pleasure to deal with such a special person. She treats people as equals and has a great bedside manner. Thank you for everything you did for me, Dr. Livingstone.” ~ Dianne Orofino via Google
“Dr. Livingstone did my hand surgery a few years ago. She is a very caring surgeon and takes her time understanding her patients. My hand has healed perfectly! I highly recommend her.” ~ Cheryl Gomez via Google
“This is an expert group of orthopedic doctors. I have now seen Dr Meli and Dr. Livingstone and both are professionals who are willing to answer questions. Their staff is professional and friendly. They also have excellent in-house PT!” ~ John Dean via Google
At Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence, formerly known as Orthopedix MD, our goal is provide you the best orthopedic care in a comfortable and compassionate setting. Find out why patients rave about their treatment at Meli Orthopedic. Call us in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. You can also request your appointment now.