The orthopedics team uses surgical and non-surgical methods to treat arthritis, fractures, strains, and sprains.

HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Primary Services

We provide care for patients of all ages. We treat all orthopedic conditions, including arthritis, fractures, strains, and sprains–using either surgical or non-surgical methods.

A minimally invasive surgery that uses a miniature camera to examine or repair the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle

Shoulder rotator cuff repair
Performed arthroscopically 

Joint replacement
Available for shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees

Advanced knee reconstruction
Includes cartilage grafting and ligament repairs

Foot surgery
Includes bunions, hammer toes, and torn tendons

Fracture care
Surgical and non-surgical

Hand surgery
Reconstructive and trauma care


What is orthopedics and sports medicine?

Orthopedic medicine focuses on problems and injuries of the bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. It also includes the surgical and non-surgical treatment of arthritis.

Sports medicine focuses on sports injuries, such as concussions, nerve injuries, strains, sprains, and broken bones.

What can I expect at my appointment?

An orthopedic specialist will evaluate your condition and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan, including physical therapy if needed.

Is surgery always needed?

No. Surgical and non-surgical treatments are available and are based on the specific needs of each patient.

Is a referral needed to see an
orthopedic specialist?

A healthcare provider’s referral is accepted, but not necessary to be seen. However, some insurance companies may require a referral.


Meet Ronald Wheeler, MD


Meet Angela Hamilton, APRN, FNP
Meet W. Andrew Hodge, MD, MBA, FACS

What to Expect

For your first orthopedic appointment, the physician or nurse might review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and request imaging tests if necessary. After the diagnosis is made, treatment options will be discussed and a treatment plan is agreed upon between you and the doctor. The orthopedic specialist works closely with your physical therapist when physical therapy is needed. While some conditions may require surgery, the goal is to avoid surgery whenever possible.


What our patients are saying

“Everyone was so helpful and caring. I felt well-cared about, like a person”

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