Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Fall prevention, Balance evaluation and rehabilitation
My approach to treating patients
We believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.
I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.
I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth.
Our purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to us that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.
Our new and modernized Ft Walton Bch office provides electronic medical records, digital x-rays, fluoroscopy, MRI, bone density, physical therapy, neurometrics, ultrasonography and balance assessment with VNG testing for comprehensive quality care, patient convenience and value-based outcomes. Also on site is a fully equipped, staffed and certified Ambulatory Surgery Center with 3 operating rooms. After years of experience with bone grafting and tissue transplantation i.e. ACL knee reconstruction, I have become interested in regenerative medicine, wherein stem cell treatment alternatives may provide for improved orthopaedic outcomes involving sports injury, neurological & musculoskeletal system pathology.
This web site information is meant only for general purposes, and in no way should substitute for face to face physician interaction.
Other staff in my practice
Additional specialist providers are available through our professional answering service 24 hrs/day at 850-863-2153.
For any emergency you should go directly to the nearest emergency hospital facility and/or call 911.
My partner associates include:
Theodore Macey, MD, Jason Thackeray, MD, Mark Tenholder, MD, James Watt, DO, Joseph Agostinelli, DPM, Thomas Fusco, DPM, Neurologist: Michael Shawbitz, MD, Pain Management: Donald Chipman, MD, and ortho-certified physician assistants Scott Williams and Rick Sneller, Special Studies Tech Alan Eken, Senior Nursing Manager: Millie Freeman, RN
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