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Douglas F. Savage, MD

4.6 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion
ALIF – Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusionanimation
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
PLIF – Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
Spinal Fusion
TLIF – Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Recovery

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Patients Treated:



Douglas F. Savage, MD received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, also in Norfolk, and did his surgical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB in Texas.

Following his internship, Dr. Savage joined the University of Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery as a Research Fellow. He also performed his neurological surgery residency there.

He resumed his military career again at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center as Assistant Chairman of the center’s Department of Neurosurgery. In 1992, Dr. Savage joined Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates.

Dr. Savage is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Florida Neurosurgical Society and the North American Spine Society.

During his career, Dr. Savage has made numerous presentations and contributed to publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery.

Education & Training

Medical School:

Eastern Virginia College, Norfolk, Virginia


Intern, Department of Surgery Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Lackland AFB, Texas


University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery


Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Florida

Board Certification(s):

National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate; American Board of Neurological Surgery

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.6 out of 5 (99 ratings, 37 comments)

  • May 15, 2023

    Dr. savage had a PA that was compassionateand and excellent. I would recommend Dr.Savage and his staff to all my friends

  • May 12, 2023

    Dr. Savage is highly competent, explains things well, is a good listener and very accessible. His associate (nurse practitioner/physician assistant), Monica, was very helpful, too.

  • May 7, 2023

    Thanks to everyone

  • Apr 29, 2023

    Dr Savage holds great respect.. the doctor and the staff is very friendly and explained everything excellent. The only thing that I have a problem with is that I have been a lot of [ ] and I have to make some inquiries before Dr Savage can do [ ].. I just went to him this[ ] so I decided that I would try to get in touch on [ ] to see if they can get any of these tests scheduled for me.. sometimes or I feel bad a doctor's office might have a better pool of getting these type of tests scheduled quicker. But overall my experience with Dr Savage went very well and I will always recommend him to my family and friends.. thank you for having a survey about him and his staff that makes his visit flow as needed... Thank you, [ ]

  • Apr 26, 2023

    The receptionist - Kayla was wonderful. Dr. savage and jarred were the best and so supportive so happy they were there for [ ]! BTW, Brandi was outstanding too!

  • Apr 24, 2023

    Every was fantastic

  • Apr 23, 2023

    Dr. Savage explained my test results clearly. He also answered all of my questions to meet my expectations. Also both of his assistants were personable and professional.

  • Apr 22, 2023

    Dr Savage gave me a better understanding of my condition. Better than the 4 collier physicians I have seen previously. Thank you

  • Apr 19, 2023

    I have told 3 people in the last 24 hours since my visit I wish all of my Drs and specialists could be Dr. Savage. In the last few years I have had an ever increasing list of "uncommon" medical conditions. It has become upsetting if not downright depressing ho w impersonal treatment has become and is. Speaking to Dr. Savage as a new patient, I felt so comfortable, heard and that he genuunely cared. The staff at the desk and anyone I encountered were pleasant and professional.

  • Apr 12, 2023

    all were pleasant

  • Apr 5, 2023

    Dr Savage is a wonderful listener and communicator. He provided a great level of comfort with what could have been a very stressful discussion.

  • Apr 4, 2023

    Nurse Brandi is AMAZING! She has an amazing, mother-like energy and made the visit enjoyable! She made sure my paperwork was done and re-did the back to work papers my employer requested with no questions asked. She was very attentive and thorough with my exam and inputting information in the system all while sharing laughs and smiles with me and my sister. The front desk staff were all really nice too! Dr. Savage was amazing and showed that he cared about my well being. He was very professional and did a very good job explaining the procedure and aftercare while in the ER and was also very caring and thorough during my post op visits to make sure I was on the right track to recovery. His other doctor (dont remember his name) was super caring and nice too and insisted I come back in if ANY problems came up. The office has an amazing staff all together!

  • Apr 1, 2023

    Everybody was great good job

  • Mar 31, 2023

    The whole office from the time you check in until the time you check out is probably the best staff I have had. .

  • Mar 15, 2023

    The care was perfect as well as the staff a-z. This is my 3rd procedure with Dr. Savage. I have recommended him to many very highly over the years.

  • Mar 3, 2023

    APRN Jared Rardin was very knowledgeable about the surgery recovery. explained everything very well

  • Mar 3, 2023

    Dr Savage

  • Mar 1, 2023

    I can't thank Dr Savage enough: I have my life back after surgery.

  • Feb 21, 2023

    All involved where outstanding

  • Feb 19, 2023

    I work in the healthcare industry and was very impressed with my entire experience with Dr Savage and his staff

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