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POA Staffing Updates

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates Announces Staffing Updates

(Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) announces the retirement of Dr. Eric Franks and Dr. Edward McGinnis. It is difficult, if not impossible to list the accomplishments of these exceptional orthopaedic surgeons who have served our local communities for over 21 years and 34 years, respectively.

Dr. Eric Franks joined POA in 1998 as one of POA’s Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons alongside Dr. Thomas Brandon. Dr. Franks was instrumental in many sports medicine advances on the Eastern Shore, as he and Dr. Brandon performed the first cartilage replacement surgery in March 2000. Dr. Franks also had a passion for continuing education and was influential in creating educational programs instituted for both physician assistants as well as area athletic trainers at POA.

Dr. Brandon stated, “Dr. Franks was my first Sports Medicine Partner and had an immediate impact on me through his pursuit of knowledge and skills. He significantly contributed to the expansion of sports injury prevention and treatment of athletes and active individuals of all ages. Together we made many advances in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery in the Delmarva region. I will forever be grateful for his contributions to the community and POA.”

Dr. Edward McGinnis joined POA in 1985 as the 7th physician of the practice. Dr. McGinnis has demonstrated commitment to orthopaedic research and education by holding positions as an instructor and administrative chief resident at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and as a board examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His commitment also extended to his work with his patients, as he helped them become active participants in their own prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. Dr. Brandon said, “There was no one smarter and more skilled, then Dr. McGinnis. He is truly one of a kind and will be missed as a partner, physician, and person.”

Although we are saddened by the retirement of two extraordinary individuals, POA is continuing to raise the bar of orthopaedic excellence with cutting edge clinical research trials, utilization of advanced technology and adding orthopaedic surgeons to elevate the level of care we provide. We are proud to announce the recent addition of Dr. Taylor J. Wiley, Orthopaedic Surgeon, on September 3, 2019. Dr. Wiley joins our Sports Medicine Team comprised of Dr. Thomas Brandon and Dr. Jason Scopp, after recently completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine from Brown University as well as an Orthopaedic Surgical Residency from University of Connecticut Health Center.

POA Welcomes New Orthopaedic Surgeon

September 3, 2019- (Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is pleased to announce the addition of Sports Medicine Fellow and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Taylor Wiley, to our team of orthopaedic specialists. Dr. Wiley joins our Sports Medicine Team alongside, Dr. Thomas Brandon, and Dr. Jason Scopp who have treated patients in the Delmarva Peninsula Region for over 45 years combined.

Dr. Brandon shared, “Dr. Wiley’s addition to our Sports Medicine team allows POA to further offer the most advanced and comprehensive treatment of sports injuries in the region.”

Dr. Taylor Wiley completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at Providence College and his Medical Doctorate at New York Medical College. Dr. Wiley selected the University of Connecticut Health Center to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and recently completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Brown University.

Dr. Wiley has contributed to several publications including: “Acromioclavicular Joint Injury, Surgical Treatment: Open” as well as “Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum.” Dr. Wiley was also recently awarded the ‘West Point Sports Medicine Fellows’ Specialty Day Research Award.’

We are excited Dr. Wiley has joined our practice to help serve the needs of our community, particularly in the areas of the shoulder, hip and knee that need proper diagnosis, customized treatment plans, and restored mobility. David Davies, POA CEO, says “We are thrilled to bring such talent to the Eastern Shore. With Dr. Wiley’s addition, POA continues to deliver first-class patient care here locally, as well as provide greater accessibility for all your orthopaedic injuries and conditions, when you need it most.”

About Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates is a multi-specialty orthopaedic practice that has been offering communities across the Delmarva Peninsula an expansive continuum of orthopaedic services since 1952. With offices in Berlin and Salisbury, Maryland and Millsboro and Seaford, Delaware, POA provides a broad spectrum of advanced orthopaedic treatments and diagnostic services including, foot and ankle, hand and elbow, hip and knee, shoulder, spine, sports medicine, joint replacement, joint preservation, and orthopaedic trauma care. POA is continuing to raise the bar of orthopaedic excellence with cutting edge clinical research trials and adding orthopaedic surgeons to elevate the level of care we provide. POA is also affiliated with the AAAHC accredited Deer Pointe Surgical Center and POA Physical Therapy located in Salisbury, Maryland.

 

POA a part of FDA Approved Total Shoulder Replacement System Research

Outcomes of a rigorous medical device study begun in 2012 and supported by Dr. Thomas Brandon and the Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) clinical research team has resulted in FDA approval for patient use of the Arthrex Eclipse Total Shoulder Replacement system effective August 1, 2019. POA was one of sixteen (16) national sites selected to participate in a research study that evaluated the effectiveness of a total shoulder replacement system, through Arthrex, a global leader in orthopedic surgical device designs, research, manufacturing and medical education.

Dr. Thomas Brandon, a primary investigator in the study stated, “We have participated in this randomized clinical research study since 2012 and each patient in the study was followed for 24 months after surgery. It has been a privilege to be part of this cutting-edge research and these significant advancements in shoulder replacements to provide better outcomes for our patients.” Dr. Brandon also mentioned, “the Eclipse Total Shoulder Replacement System replicates the true anatomy and function of the shoulder. With this advancement, this Eclipse system has several advantages such as: decreased operating time, reduced bone removal, and improved shoulder function, compared to other devices that utilize the traditional stemmed total shoulder arthroplasty.”

Arthrex commented, “The Eclipse system is a novel, less invasive, bone-preserving total shoulder replacement that has been clinically proven in Europe and Canada with more than 20,000 successful implantations over the past 14 years. The Eclipse system was the first total shoulder implant to replace traditional long stem fixation with short, fenestrated cage screw fixation for bone ingrowth, eliminating the need for bone cement. Its success as a total shoulder replacement has been demonstrated by outstanding long-term clinical results for the treatment of shoulder arthritis.”

About Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates is a multi-specialty orthopaedic practice that has been offering communities across the Delmarva Peninsula an expansive continuum of orthopaedic services since 1952. With offices in Berlin and Salisbury, Maryland and Millsboro and Seaford, Delaware, POA provides a broad spectrum of advanced orthopaedic treatments and diagnostic services including, foot and ankle, hand and elbow, hip and knee, shoulder, spine, sports medicine, joint replacement, joint preservation, and orthopaedic trauma care. POA is continuing to raise the bar of orthopaedic excellence with cutting edge clinical research trials and adding orthopaedic surgeons to elevate the level of care we provide. POA is honored to announce our newest physician to our team, Dr. Taylor Wiley, will be joining us starting September 3, 2019. Dr. Wiley will see patients at our multiple POA locations throughout the region. POA is also affiliated with the AAAHC accredited Deer Pointe Surgical Center and POA Physical Therapy located in Salisbury, Maryland.

POA Surgeons Deliver a Strong Leadership Presence at the Annual Conference of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association

Surgeons of Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates delivered a strong leadership presence for cutting edge surgeon education and healthcare policy at the annual conference of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA) in Annapolis on February 9, 2019.
Presentations to the statewide society of orthopaedic surgeons were led by Dr. Jason Scopp on Joint Preservation and Dr. Pasquale Petrera on Joint Replacement highlighting key state of the art advances in our practice to enhance surgeons’ education and patient care.
Dr. Scott McGovern also addressed the future role of the society regarding education and healthcare policy as he was elected President of the MOA for 2019 following his six years serving on the Board of Directors.
Dr. McGovern, President of the MOA, is pictured with past president, Dr. Robert Sterling.
Excellence in Motion.

Policy Change: Use of Visco-supplementation (Orthovisc, Monovisc, Synvisc) for Knee OA

Following with the treatment recommendations established by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) has adopted the clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. These guidelines exclude the use of visco-supplementation therapy as an effective treatment option.
Our Physicians and staff are committed to providing you the highest quality, most effective current treatment options for your knee osteoarthritis. These may include physical therapy, bracing, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications, weight loss and/or surgery.
We look forward to continuing to serve your Orthopaedic care needs. If you have any questions regarding this information or next steps in your treatment, please do not hesitate to ask your POA Medical Team.

Dr. Scopp Awarded “Best Rated Abstract” by the
International Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society

Dr. Jason Scopp was recently honored by being awarded the “Best Rated Abstract” certificate of achievement by the International Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS).  His publication “A 4-year follow up on patients treated with GelrinC for articular cartilage lesions demonstrates substantial and sustainable clinical improvement” led to his recognition during the annual ICRS Summit last week in San Diego, CA featuring bio-orthopaedics in sports medicine.

Dr. Scopp shared, “Awards for clinical studies are a collaborative effort.  I want our staff to know that this is a shared award with all of POA. From the staff the makes the appointments, prepares the patients, orders the tests, coordinates the surgery… none of this is possible without the support of POA.  Excellence in Motion.”

Dr. Petrera Among Internationally Respected Faculty Presenters/Instructor at the ICJR’s 6th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Conference in Houston, Texas

Dr. Petrera was recently honored by being asked to join a highly respected team of renowned surgeons from around the world as an invited faculty member for the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction’s 6th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Conference. Over this three-day conference, Dr. Petrera and the other faculty members on this international team of highly-regarded orthopaedic surgeons presented, lectured, lead panel discussions and provided hands on instruction to help other orthopaedic surgeons from around the world further hone their knowledge base and skills for performing the direct anterior approach hip procedure.

Dr. Petrera shared, “While there, I was able to network with many of the key opinion and thought leaders worldwide in anterior hip replacement surgery. Being able to connect at this level and in this type of educational venue helps me ensure that my patients continue to receive the latest, up-to-date techniques when it comes to hip replacement.”

The anterior approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing surgical alternative to traditional hip replacement that typically offers patients a faster recovery, less post-surgical pain, and improved mobility related to the minimized trauma to the surrounding areas provided by the procedure.

Learn more about this procedure.

Kemuel Carey named 2016 Maryland Physician Assistant of the Year

news_carey_top_paPOA is proud to announce that the Maryland Academy of Physicians Assistants (MAPA) named Kemuel Carey, MHS, PA-C, ATC, as the 2016 Physician Assistant of the Year at their annual conference in Ocean City, Maryland.

Each year, MAPA recognizes one individual for their exceptional leadership and skill as a Physician Assistant (PA). This year, the prestigious award was given to Carey for his unwavering dedication to his patients, his advocacy for the PA profession and his commitment to his community. According to Carey, “A great PA is one who focuses on providing excellent patient care and is engaged within a team of health care professionals. He/she is empathetic and seeks the best health care solution for each patient – treating each patient as if he/she was a family member.” This has been and continues to be Carey’s goal each day at POA.

In addition to this award, the American Academy of Physician Assistants named Carey as a distinguished fellow. For the past four years, he has served on the MAPA Legislative and Reimbursement Committees and is also a member of the Advance Practice Professional Committee at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was also appointed as Liaison from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and has served in that role since 2013.  In addition, he currently serves as Secretary for the  Board of Directors of Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery – a national specialty organization of the AAPA.

Even at an early age, Carey was intrigued by medicine. He has spent his life seeking more training and education in his field, in order to provide exceptional patient care. This December, Carey will graduate with an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration.

“I was honored and humbled to receive this award,” Carey said. “I am fortunate to work with a great team at POA with a common interest in helping patients in need of orthopaedic care.”

Please join us in congratulating Kemuel Carey on this outstanding accomplishment and honor.

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