Brett C. Puckett, MD

PuckettDr. Brett Puckett is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in hand and microvascular surgery. He is able to diagnose and treat everything from the elbow to the fingers, with a particular interest in traumatic conditions such as lacerations, fractures and nerve injuries. Formerly the Director of Orthopaedic Senior Clerkship and Assistant Professor at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Dr. Puckett is a two-time recipient of both the University of Florida Exemplary Teachers Award and University of Florida Faculty Teaching Award. Offering a range of in-depth knowledge in his specialty, Dr. Puckett excels at providing top-notch care for his patients.


Medical Degree

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

  • University of Florida Health and Sciences Center, Jacksonville, FL

Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship

  • University of Texas San Antonio and the Hand Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Pediatric Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX


  • Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member, Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Florida Medical Association
  • Member, Duval County Medical Society
  • Affiliate Member, Clay County Medical Society



Patients that Inspire

“Three weeks ago I was working with a radial arm saw, the wood kicked back, and I was left with a severe dislocation of my thumb. I went to the ER immediately and called Dr. Puckett, a friend and trusted physician, to care for my injury. As an anesthesiologist, I work with lots of surgeons and have learned the good from the bad. When I knew I was hurt I did not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Puckett for help. With a little healing left to do after my surgery, I am feeling good and back to trout fishing thanks to him.”

-Dr. Robert R

Last year my son broke his finger on the playground playing football. Dr. Puckett was able to see him immediately. He explained the problem very clearly to me and my son in terms that were easy to understand. He reassured my son that his finger would heal if he kept it stable. Dr. Puckett gave us specific guidelines to follow; my son would have been tempted to play sports otherwise. By the third week it had healed perfectly because of Dr. Puckett’s care. He is a delightful doctor, with a great bedside manner. I would recommend him to both adult and pediatric patients alike!

-Susannah D

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Chiropractic Physician

Expert Chiropractic Medicine encompasses manual manipulations of the spine and extremities to restore proper mobility of the joint. Additionally, manual manipulations focus on proper biomechanics to avoid compensation throughout the body that could lead to pain and injury.



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