My name is Lezanne Bowman, I am 46 years old, and Dr. Zehr changed my life! For six months, I lived with excruciating pain in my right hip. I consulted a chiropractor and physical therapist, neither of which were able to provide any relief or a correct diagnosis. I then consulted with an orthoped...

Lezanne Bowman

I received excellent care and would recommend Dr. Zehr to anyone.

Dennis R. Mclean

Excellent all around!

Deborah Huckins

I don’t have enough positives to describe Dr. Zehr and his entire staff. From the first phone “hello” until the final post op “see you later”, I was treated with the utmost respect and was well educated for each step of my joint replacement surgery. Although dreaded, the surgery and re...

Dr. Jay Jones

If knee surgery could be considered pleasant, Dr. and staff made it as pleasant as possible. After 5 weeks, I was fishing on our 21-foot center console and even hooked a tarpon. Wish my right knee felt as good. That will be next.

Fred Amerspek

Zehr Center of Excellence

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."


In the search for the ever elusive pinnacle of excellence in health care the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics is forever seeking new techniques, new systems and new clinical pathways to provide our patients with the absolute best orthopaedic care that can be attained anywhere. Over the years Dr. Zehr has seen many health care systems, surgical procedures and hospital programs from which he has synthesized the best of these into what is arguably the finest way to provide modern orthopaedic joint surgery. From the office setting, through pre-op conditioning, through surgery and the hospital stay to full recovery, the patient remains fully informed, involved and reassured the entire way through this journey into a relative unknown.

Orthopaedic Center Of Excellence

Dr. Zehr designed, refined and directed the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence at the Cleveland Clinic Florida Naples until the departure of this prestigious institution from the Southwest Florida area. Although this program no longer exists the fundamental and unique elements of this nationally and internationally visited program are in large part intact at the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics and at Physicians Regional Medical Center where Dr. Zehr currently performs his joint replacement procedures. Although some aspects of this program are in redevelopment, the quest for excellence is an unending and integral part of our mission and is, indeed, our habit!

Included below is a link to a video of the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence as it existed under the direction of Dr. Robert Zehr. Please understand that this video is offered merely as a testimonial to the dedication of the many members of the professional staff who made this center one in which patient care was unparalleled in its excellence and one to which patients gave constantly superior ratings and thanks.

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