Practice Philosophy

As an experienced Orthopedic Surgeon with sub-specialty training in Arthroscopic Surgery, I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe the most important aspect of providing quality care is establishing a good relationship with my patients and involving them in the treatment plan. I like to provide education about your current injury, both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and also how to prevent future injuries. For me, each patient who walks through the door is treated like family.

What  to expect

During an initial visit, patients can expect to be seen in a timely manner and have all questions answered before leaving. My practice is unique in that we provide comprehensive care of the shoulder and knee with the latest surgical techniques and implants.

As evidence of my commitment to patient satisfaction, I routinely ask my patients to provide anonymous feedback about their office visit. For example, in my North Mountain office, more than one patient recommended coffee in the waiting room. We now provide coffee for our patients at that location.

I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and helping you achieve your goals.

My Approach to Patient Care

I work to develop a partnership with my patients, and this begins with listening. One of the most important pieces of information that I like to hear is how your symptoms affect your quality of life. We will discuss my findings and the details of your diagnosis. I believe that knowledgeable and informed patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. I will then present you with the reasonable treatment options and allow you to select which you would like to pursue.

Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques. If non-surgical treatments fail or if your injury is best treated with surgery, we will discuss the details as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure.

Our approach is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to us that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment and that is one of the reasons why I chose to create this web site.

I encourage you to learn more about your diagnosis by visiting the Valley Orthopedics health education at