My personal goals as a physician are patient safety, enhancing the total patient experience, and providing a positive, transforming medical experience. These components are the power source of my orthopedic energy.
My Orthopedic Skill Set
Since 1987, I have been practicing general orthopedics. Over 30 years, and performing over 500 surgeries per year, I have developed a wealth and depth of surgery knowledge, experience and skill.
I treat patients for general orthopedic conditions to include arthritis and degenerative conditions, traumatic injuries, sports injuries, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot problems.
Some of the most frequent surgeries I perform are total knee and total hip replacements, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, fracture care (operative and non-operative), ligament reconstruction and many other reconstructive procedures.
Using and introducing the latest techniques and implants demonstrates my commitment to keeping up-to-date with the latest medical education and process improvements in orthopedic surgery. I am proud to be an early adopter of Zimmer’s cutting edge total joint arthroplasty. I use the Persona Total Knee with FuZion Instrumentation and the Kinective Total Hip replacement with Forever Hip Technology. For sports medicine and arthroscopy, I utilize Arthrex instrumentation. For fracture care, I use Synthes Instrumentation. These and many more state- of- the- art techniques allow me to provide excellent quality surgical outcomes for every patient.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Graduated Magnum Cum Laude
Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Post Graduate Training
Internship – Walter Reed Medical Center
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA
Madigan Army Medical Center
Member of American Board Orthopedic Surgeons since 1989
Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1987
In 1987 I was a Major in the US Army and arrived at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Upon my departure with the Army, I decided to stay in Sierra Vista and start my private practice. I have been practicing orthopedics in Sierra Vista, Arizona ever since.
Cochise County has been my home since 1987. I enjoy living here, the community, the climate and environment. I am an avid cyclist. Frequently you will see me riding on the roads or mountain biking on the trails of our county. Other activities that I enjoy are diving, kayaking, and hiking. I also like listening to music and playing the guitar.
I am blessed to have my wife, Rhonda, six children, and four grandchildren to enhance the joy in my life.