About

My Approach to Healthcare

I believe in patient-centered healthcare in which the patient’s interests are the most important part of the health care encounter. I take time to educate each patient so that each patient gains a clear understanding of his or her condition. By presenting various options and discussing the risks and benefits of each option I work to help guide patients in their treatment decisions but ultimately they are the ones to choose what is right for them. Although I am trained in the latest in surgical techniques, I believe that elective surgery is an option to be performed when other more conservative techniques have failed.

Practice Scope

  • Nonoperative and operative care of fractures, sprains and strains
  • Hand surgery including carpal tunnel and trigger finger
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Special interest in shoulder injuries
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder instability
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement

Education

  • Wilkes University BA in Engineering Science – Valedictorian
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University – 2nd in class
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Orthopaedic Residency – One of top 10 orthopedic programs in the U.S.

Interests

  • Particular interest in Arthroscopic Shoulder surgery
  • Developing and implementing an Osteoporotic Treatment Protocal for all osteoporotic fracture patients within Pen Bay Healthcare with the goal of reducing further fractures in elderly patients