Shoulder, Hip and Knee
Fellowship Trained Fort Myers Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery of Shoulder and Knee. Dr. Farmer specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, in addition to primary joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of fractures. Dr. Farmer was the first physician in the area to perform an Osteochondral allograft transplant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee.


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Dr. Farmer, born in London, England, attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He completed his internship and residency at Montefiore / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He then pursued additional training in complex arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

During his fellowship, he was a team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team that went to the World Series in 1993, and the Philadelphia Wings indoor Lacrosse team. He has been the physician for the Nuveen Masters professional tennis series, AVP volleyball, and the Florida Flame NBA development basketball team, in addition to several local high school teams.

DA resident of Fort Myers since 1993 and a father of two sons, is currently the Chairman of the Orthopedic Department for the Lee Memorial Health system, as well as the Medical Director of Omni Home Healthcare.

His favorite and most enjoyable hobby is spending time with his sons. As an active golfer, tennis player, and skier, it gives him a unique understanding of the importance of keeping you active with minimum downtime.


Orthopedic Services and Sports Medicine


Rotator Cuff Tears • Dislocations & Labrum Tears • Fractures & Arthritis • Impingement Syndrome


Total Hip Replacement • Fractures • Avascular Necrosis • Osteoarthiritis/Inflammatory Arthritis • Tendonitis/Bursitis


ACL/Ligament Tears • Cartilage Damage/Defects • Fractures & Arthritis • Meniscus or Cartilage Tears

Five stars says it all!! I have been a patient here since 2012. Dr. Farmer is an excellent doctor. My case is a work comp one and let me say he fought for me to get the treatment I deserved. 

My family's experiences with Dr. Farmer have been fabulous. I am a 60-something woman who had both shoulders damaged from old sports injuries and arthritis. Dr. Farmer repaired both shoulders and my recovery, in both time and degree was amazing. I was back on the golf course in no time. My husband had a hip replacement a year ago and also recovered quickly and is back to his active lifestyle. I have referred several people to Dr. Farmer and they have all been thrilled with the outcome. This doctor is an absolute master at what he does...highly skilled, very experienced, and artist when working with the tiny details of complicated surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Farmer and his fine staff."

Our Doctors

Mark E. Farmer, M.D.
Shoulder, Hip and Knee

John N. Mehalik, M.D.
Shoulder and Knee

Sandra B. Collins, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity

Andrew M. Belis, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle

Andrew M. Gross, M.D.
Pain Management

Jaclyn Gorovoy Holt, D.O.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ronald Leavitt, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity

George I Soliman, M.D.
Pain Management

Alicia F. Cowan, M.D.
Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery

Patricia Nicholas, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle