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Charles W Rush, MD

Charles W Rush, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Charles Rush was born in Dothan, Alabama and is married with 3 children. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and did his internship and residency at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rush is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and has been in private practice since 1985. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Florida Orthopaedic Society, and the Sarasota County Medical Society. He served as Chief of Surgery at Doctor's Hospital in 1990 and Chief of Staff at Doctors Hospital in 1991 and 1992. Dr. Rush specializes in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery. He is one of the physicians at Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center who performs minimally invasive knee surgery. In addition, he performs endoscopic carpal tunnel releases that minimize the size of incision and can speed recovery. Dr. Rush is very active in the community as a high school team physician, and as a coach for youth basketball. Dr. Rush was the HCA Doctors Hospital 2005 Physician of the Year and is a member of the Board of Trustees HCA Doctors Hospital.
Care Philosophy

Patient care is our highest priority. Whether it is through our new state-of-the-art facility, our broad range of orthopaedic specialties, or our caring staff, we're confident that you will feel at home at our office. You may be from around the corner or halfway around the world, as our patient’s are truly international and come here to Sarasota for world-class orthopaedic care. Our goal is to improve your health with our comprehensive evaluation and expert care. Our specialties include sports medicine and arthroscopy, joint replacement surgery, correction of hand and foot deformities, neck and low back pain, and treatment of arm and leg pain from compressed nerves. At Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center, our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality orthopaedic services available anywhere. Kennedy-White strives to be an advocate for our patients, to educate ourselves regarding new techniques and procedures, and to treat our patients appropriately whether through surgery, medications, cortisone shots, or rehabilitation. We work hard to select the most qualified, caring staff, to be efficient and effective in your care, and make your experience with health care a pleasant one. It is our job to get you feeling your best as safely and quickly as possible. Use the menu in the left corner of the screen to look around and learn more about us. Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to helping you in any way that we can!

Medicare Assignment

Auto Accident Insurance

Workmans Group


Cigna - Open Access Plus

Omni Administrators


Beech Street

Blue Cross Blue Shield


Evolutions - PPO

Golden Rule Insurance


United Healthcare - HMO

Carpal Tunnel

carpal tunnel syndrome


Knee Replacement