Fellowship Trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

 

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  • Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, and Ankle Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Overhead Athlete Injuries
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthritis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, and Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder and Elbow Replacement
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedures

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My Philosophy on Patient Care

I feel that patient care should involve a team approach that focuses on the patient. I encourage patients to be advocates for themselves and family members and encourage them to ask as many questions as needed. Communication between each patient and me is the foundation upon which a great relationship is formed. I try my best to make patients feel at ease when coming to see me. As we move through the process of the initial visit through the course of treatment, excellent communication continues to be a vital aspect of care.

Good lines of communication can only exist if each patient has a good understanding of their problem and the course of treatment that we formulate. I usually ask the patients to choose their course of treatment based upon my educating them on their problem. As a result, I spend a significant amount of time educating patients on what exactly their problem is and the different treatment options that exist. Using models and diagrams, I try to help each patient visualize their problem in order to gain an understanding and appreciation of what their body is telling them.

In my practice, treatment options can range from very simple modalities such as ice and stretching to extremely complex surgical procedures. I pride myself on using more invasive options, such as surgery, as a final option, after exhausting more conservative measures first. The decision to proceed with surgery is a major decision in any persons life.  I understand that every patient has their own life with their own stresses. I know that their orthopaedic problem is only a small part of this life. I do my best to work with patients to minimize the stress on their life from their  orthopaedic problem and the necessary treatment options.

Finally, I pride myself on providing patients with world class orthopaedic care. I continue to keep up to date with the knowledge base and further this process by continuing to advance the science of orthopaedic surgery through research and teaching. As a result, I often lecture at the local and national levels and have been fortunate to have been recognized with several prestigious awards for my research.

If you or a family member have had the misfortune of sustaining an orthopaedic injury, or if you are having pain in a joint, I encourage you to call my office and I look forward to teaming with you to get you back in the game!

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