Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin Expands Staff, Adds Pediatric Services


 
Dr. Herb Schwarz

Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin has expanded its staff with 20 new providers and added pediatric services. The clinic, located on Bedford Way, has also extended its after-hours clinic, giving patients access to a provider without an appointment from 8 am-8 pm Monday-Friday and on Saturdays from 8 am until noon.

"Vanderbilt Orthopaedics has now brought its brand of nationally recognized specialists in musculoskeletal care from downtown Nashville to Franklin directly," said Herb Schwartz, MD, the Dan Spengler, MD, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics. "For the convenience of Williamson County and surrounding counties' residents, it is possible to see same-day experts who only care for specific orthopaedic subspecialties such as hand, sports medicine, spine, hip-knee joint preservation, arthritis and muscle-joint-bone problems unique to children and adolescents. The practice of evidence-based medicine and documented quality outcomes are now an everyday experience."


Dr. Gregory Mencio

Gregory Mencio, MD, leads the clinic's new pediatric orthopaedics division. Because their skeletons are growing and dynamically changing, children are not just small adults, Mencio noted. Their orthopaedic problems are different and often demand nuanced approaches to treatment. Pediatric orthopaedists treat both complex musculoskeletal problems in children, such as congenital bone deformities, clubfeet, hip disorders, scoliosis and other spinal deformities, as well as more common conditions like sprains, strains, fractures and sports injuries.

"Our pediatric orthopaedic providers have extensive training and years of experience in treating orthopaedic problems from newborn through teenage years," said Mencio, the Neil E. Green, MD, Professor and Chair of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt. "The pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin has on-site x-rays, casting services and full access to all of the resources at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. From broken bones and sports injuries to the most complex orthopaedic conditions, our team can provide children with the region's most advanced musculoskeletal care in an easily accessible, family-friendly environment."

Another new clinic at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin is the Hip Preservation Clinic. It offers patients a unique care model in which pediatric and adult reconstructive surgeons collaborate to avoid or delay a total hip replacement.

Other services include the spine program at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin, led by Byron Stephens, MD, which brings a team approach to care. The team physician of the Nashville Predators, John "Jed" Kuhn, MD, who is director of Sports Medicine, treats patients with shoulder injuries. Others staffing the Franklin clinic include Andrew Gregory, MD, who served as team physician for both the men's and women's volleyball teams in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Paul Rummo, DO, another physician for the Nashville Predators, and Warne Fitch, MD, the head team physician for Vanderbilt Athletics. Douglas Weikert, MD, one of the nation's top hand surgeons, who has repaired the hand injuries of professional athletes, also staffs the Franklin clinic.

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

Attacking the Dysfunction in Health Care

Read More

THA Honors 26 Hospital Leaders at Annual Meeting

Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) today honored 26 hospital administrators, employees and volunteers during its 2018 Annual Meeting. The awards luncheon was held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

Read More

AMA Announces Playbook to Successfully Adopt Digital Health

Best practices based on lessons learned from multiple sources are combined into an authoritative resource

Read More

PYA Publishes New White Paper: "Urgent Care Centers: A Solution to Overuse of Hospital Emergency Rooms--Valuation Considerations"

PYA, a national management consulting and accounting firm, recently released a white paper that offers insights on valuation considerations related to urgent care centers.

Read More

Corker: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee, Extends Successful U.S. Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation he authored with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.

Read More

TDH Issues Public Health Advisory On Cannabis

Evidence, Known Harms Increase Concerns about Risks to Health

Read More

HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II flew to Nashville to share thoughts and updates on healthcare coverage in America during a Nashville Health Care Council Event held at Lipscomb University.

Read More

The War Against Opioids in Pain Management

Awareness, innovative therapies are effective tools to manage pain and ward against addiction.

Read More

Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control

About one in 25 patients in America has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day, according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read More

Physician Spotlight: Changing Minds

Acadia Healthcare CMO Michael Genovese, MD, JD, tackles misconceptions around mental health and addiction.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
Gregory Mencio, Herb Schwartz, Hip Preservation Clinic, Joint Replacement, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Orthopaedics, Orthopedic, Pediatric Orthopedics, Spine Program, Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: