I became acquainted with Dr. Helgemo and his clinic through a seminar he held in Sebring.  As I sat there, with a room full of people, and listened I thought certainly this doctor has never examined me — yet here he is talking about me! His descriptive narration on carpal tunnel was exactly the reason I attended his seminar. I made an appointment with his office for the near future. I have to say at this point I have worked in public health with the State of Florida. Customer service is my pet peeve! Seriously — I believe it will make or break any business.

Beth H. |  Sebring, FL 

Awaiting surgery in August. Wonderful Doctors and Staff. Looking forward to surgery to end my pain.

Nancy N. | Port Charlotte, FL

Theresa was my first encounter, she was extremely helpful, very professional and very kind and compassionate. Megan, was wonderful, same as above, love her smile. Amanda, at check out was very busy, but stayed focused on just me, absolutely amazing. Dr Helgemo liked him right off the bat, fantastic surgeon. Its been 5 days since surgery, no pain, and I’ve sleep through the since. I’m back in NC, went back to work yesterday, they all couldn’t believe it, but I will be calling soon to schedule right wrist.

Sharon Y. | Brevard, NC

So far, with only the Seminar and one office visit – I AM VERY PLEASED. Everyone is very professional and courteous of the patient’s needs.

Deana T. | Port Charlotte, FL


I was very impressed with the knowledge of Dr. Helgemo and his personality as well as hi being up to date on all hand issues.Dr. Helgemo is terrific and so is the staff. The efficiency and caring was at a high customer service level.

Joan K. | Fort Myers, FL


Very pleased with the entire staff. Glad we made the 2 hour trip from Winter Haven to see Dr. Helgemo.

Daniel F. | Winter Haven, FL


After Attending the seminar, I was impressed with Dr Helgemo’s knowledge and concern. His staff is also very knowledgeable and their concern is noticeable. Will definitely recommend the Florida Hand Center as we have no one in this area that is so qualified.

Phillip C. | Lake Placid, FL

Dr. Helgemo was thorough and explained things well. I am very satisfied.

Jeannie T. | Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Helgemo and his entire staff were very kind, courteous and informative during my recent office visit.

Karyl H. |Venice, FL

Dr. Helgemo was very compassionate about my situation and I really appreciated him saying he’s always interested in some personal note about his patients, unfortunately mine happened to be the recent loss of my husband, but Dr. Helgemo was so sympathetic for my loss. He was very good about injecting the shots too!!

Carrie T. | North Port, FL

The waiting room with that incredible fish tank is beautiful. The care and understanding I received from the nurses was wonderful. They explained everything to me. I was very impressed with Dr. Olarte. He was professional, but kind. He explained what was going on with my hand, and what he wanted to do. He was eager to answer any questions I had. Overall, I have a very good impression of the Florida Hand Center and will be glad to reccommend them to anyone who needs hand treatment.

Jeanne T | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo listened & interacted; he explained & educated me! He is awesome!

Bruce J. |Palm Harbor, FL

Excellent overall service.

Aurielo D. | Marco Island, FL

I really enjoyed talking with Dr. Helgemo.

Kevin M. | Matlacha, FL


I was referred by my primary care Dr Stephanie Shell and I am extremely happy so far. Everyone in the office is was very courteous and caring.

Millicent J. | Port Charlotte, FL

Above and beyond the expected.

Tom S. | Punta Gorda, FL

Thank you for a very positive first appointment. Staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Helgemo patiently explained the carpal tunnel issue and how it could be corrected. Surgery was performed just days later and again I had a very positive experience with Dr. Helgemo and each staff person encountered. Looking forward to recovering from carpal tunnel issues of right hand in the coming weeks, as well as surgery for the left hand later this month. Thank you for taking such good care of me!

Nancy A. | Trinity, FL

I fully appreciated that my appointment time pretty much met the the actual time of the treatment. No long wait in the waiting room nor the treatment room. The facilty was well run, professional and very clean.

John B. | Punta Gorda, FL


Dr. Helgemo listens and gives encourgement with treatment options.

Diana V. | Port Charlotte, FL


I was very impressed by way everything seemed to be run very smoothly. Everyone went about their specific duties knowing what they were to do and did them well. I was very pleased with Dr. Helgemo and am very relaxed and anxious to have my hand feeling good again.

Robert E. | Port Charlotte, FL

It’s only the day after surgery and my hand and arm feel great!!!! The nurses are the sweetest bunch ever and very efficient, clear and attentive. Thank you Dr. Helgemo.

Mary Ann W. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo is the best! He did my wrist replacement 6 years ago, and I was very satisfied with the results. I gained all use back. I will only allow him to ever touch my hands and wrists with a scalpel. That’s a lot of trust in someone.

Carmen B. | North Port, FL Basilar Joint Arthritis

Dr. Olarte spent time with me to explain diagnosis and treatments available. I was very impressed with him and look forward to my next visit.

Donna H. | Port Charlotte, FL


Procedure was very well done!  Staff was very nice to me, and I would recommend anyone to visit this clinic.

Aaron T. | Port Charlotte, FL

I had several trigger fingers (surgery on two) and left and right carpal tunnel release.  The outcome was excellent.  I have referred others whenever I hear of hand or finger problems.

Regina W. | North Port, FL

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