About Gardner Orthopedics

About the Practice

Gardner Orthopedics in Fort Myers, Florida, is dedicated to educating and treating adult patients with orthopedic needs. The medical staff is led by Ronald Gardner, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic surgeries and sports medicine.

From arthritis to injuries, surgery is sometimes necessary to restore function to joints and muscles and reduce pain, but the doctors at Gardner Orthopedics will present all possible options for relief — including non-surgical methods.

With a focus on providing patients with all medical options in a caring office environment, Gardner Orthopedics offers regenerative medicine, imaging services, orthopedic rehabilitation, and surgical services. The office also offers prompt appointments for emergency care.

Patients of Gardner Orthopedics experience a warm, fun, and friendly environment from the moment an appointment is set through diagnosis and treatment. The doctors care about each patient, and it shows in every step of the treatment process. To and learn more about the available services at Gardner Orthopedics, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Our staff is fluent in several languages: Polish, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.



  • Ronald Gardner, MD
    Ronald Gardner, MDBoard Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Robert Martinez, MD
    Robert Martinez, MDBoard Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Edward Dupay, DO
    Edward Dupay, DOBoard Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Andrew Hodge, MD
    Andrew Hodge, MDBoard Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Brad Castellano, DPM
    Brad Castellano, DPMBoard Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon
  • Madhish Patel, DO
    Madhish Patel, DOBoard Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Alan Nguyen, DO
    Alan Nguyen, DOPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine
  • Vidya P. Kini, MD
    Vidya P. Kini, MDPhysical Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist


  • John Kmetz, PA-C
    John Kmetz, PA-CPhysician Assistant
  • Anne Bailey, DNP, FNP-C, APRN
    Anne Bailey, DNP, FNP-C, APRNNurse Practitioner
  • Sherry Valverde, MSN, APRN
    Sherry Valverde, MSN, APRNNurse Practitioner
  • Valerie Starnes, APRN
    Valerie Starnes, APRNNurse Practitioner
  • Nicole Stegawski, PA-C
    Nicole Stegawski, PA-CPhysician Assistant
  • Chandler Francis, PA-C
    Chandler Francis, PA-CPhysician Assistant
  • Kyle Braile, PA-C
    Kyle Braile, PA-CPhysician Assistant
  • Matt Meagher, PA-C
    Matt Meagher, PA-CPhysician Assistant
  • RuthAnne Merritt, APRN
    RuthAnne Merritt, APRNNurse Practitioner
  • Chabeli Benitez, PA-C
    Chabeli Benitez, PA-CPhysician Assistant


Some Kind Words From Our Patients

The Gardner Staff is phenomenal, from the PA’s, The Techs, to the Administrative Staff. They are courteous, respectful and knowledgeable and they deserve recognition!
Everyone associated with Gardner Orthopedics is the best! My hip replacement went smoothly & PT is ongoing due to a concerning problem with numbness & drop foot. However, that is a problem to be solved in the future. I would highly recommend Gardner Orthopedics as we have been with Dr. Gardner for 15 yrs. & he, and his staff are top-notch in the medical field.
I had the Coolief procedure done in preparation for knee surgery. I was a little nervous going in, but the staff is wonderful and Shannon (PA) was doing the procedure, so I knew I was in good hands. Every step was explained along the way and she answered any questions that I had. We even had some laughs, as well! I’m pleased with the results so far! Dr. Gardner’s staff is the best!