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Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon Joins Florida Orthopaedic Institute

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Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon Joins Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Shoulder & elbow surgeon specializing in fracture reconstruction
as well as shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty

TAMPA, Fla. – August 1, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) announced today the addition of Benjamin J. Lindbloom M.D., to its group of more than 40 fellowship-trained physicians. Dr. Lindbloom is an orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeon who specializes in fracture reconstruction as well as shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

“We are pleased to welcome such a talented physician to Florida Orthopaedic Institute and the Tampa Bay community,” says Roy Sanders, M.D., president of FOI. “Dr. Lindbloom trained as a Fellow at Florida Orthopaedic Institute where we got to know him well, and are pleased that he is able to join our team permanently.”

Dr. Lindbloom completed his residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which is described as one of the most active and substantial orthopaedic trauma training centers in the country. He is also a candidate member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Lindbloom has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in Orthopaedic trauma surgery, tendon repair, infections, and shoulder surgery. He has also given numerous presentations on various topics including shoulder fractures and shoulder reconstructions. Dr. Lindbloom is involved with resident lectures at the University of South Florida and is part of the medical staff for Plant High School Football.

Dr. Lindbloom will begin seeing patients August 1, 2018, at the North Tampa and Sun City Center offices in the Tampa Bay area.

About the Florida Orthopaedic Institute:

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, one urgent care center South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Announces High School Athlete of the Week Program for Hillsborough County Students

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Announces High School Athlete of the Week Program for Hillsborough County Students

Tampa, Fla. – July 9, 2018 – The Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce the creation of a new Hillsborough County high school Athlete of the Week program, recognizing male and female high school student-athletes for contributions both on and off the field. The program will name its first recipients this September and will run throughout the academic year.

FOI CEO Joe Gordon believes the new awards program is a natural extension of the work FOI is doing with student-athletes throughout Hillsborough County.

“We are excited to begin this new awards program recognizing the best and brightest athletes in Hillsborough,” said Gordon. “At FOI, we take our partnership with these schools seriously, and serving as team physicians to keep student athletes’ safe is integral to our mission of keeping people of all ages healthy and active.”

FOI has the largest and most advanced sports medicine program in the region and provides team coverage for organizations throughout Tampa Bay. They have served as team physicians for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Mutiny, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay Storm, University of South Florida, University of Tampa and most Hillsborough County High Schools.

The FOI Athlete of the Week Award will be given to two student-athletes each week, and each award has its own criteria.

The FOI Athlete of the Week – Team Player Award is given each week to a Hillsborough County high school athlete whose coaches feel does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team, and continuously works to improve their skills, attitude and training.

Athletes who earn the FOI Athlete of the Week – Leadership Award must exemplify strong relationship building skills, shows excellent initiative on and off the field, and serves as a role model for his or her peers.

Coaches and Athletic Directors throughout the county are encouraged to nominate student-athletes during the academic year. Nominations can be made at the FOI website, here.

About Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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7 Things That Could Happen If You Sleep on an Old Mattress

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Reader’s Digest

BY: Emily DiNuzzo

You could develop allergies from dust mites

Bill Fish, co-founder of tuck.com and a certified sleep coach, says that there is a chance dust mites could be an issue if you sleep on an old mattress. “Our goal should be to spend one-third of life on our mattress, as that means we are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep on a nightly basis,” he says. “In doing so, however, our bodies give off dead skin and natural oils that can be appealing to dust mites.” Fish notes that dust mites could be an issue for any mattress, but the older the mattress, the more mites you can assume which could be a real issue for allergy sufferers and people with asthma. John D. Ramirez Jr., DC RN DACNB, from the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa adds that these mites are also a potential hazard to people with skin conditions like eczema. It is specifically the dust mite droppings that are highly allergenic, CNN reports. Here are the ways you are probably sleeping wrong.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Dr. Anjan Shah Wins Doctor of the Year at Brandon Regional Hospital

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Dr. Anjan Shah

Wins Doctor of the Year at Brandon Regional Hospital

Tampa, Fla.June 22, 2018 – Dr. Anjan Shah of Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) was recently nominated and elected by the Brandon Regional Hospital nurses as DOCTOR OF THE YEAR for 2017. There were a total of 22 physicians nominated and 82 votes cast for the award. Dr. Shah won by a convincing margin.

Nominees are members of the Brandon Regional Hospital medical staff who support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Nursing Department and works as a team to provide exceptional service to every patient, every time. Characteristics considered for this award include Accountability, Safety, Integrity, Collaboration and Compassion.

Dr. Shah serves as Brandon Regional Hospital Chief of Surgery and Director of Orthopaedic Trauma. He is board certified and fellowship trained in orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Shah obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, in 2002. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Following residency, Dr. Shah received his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.

Specializing in complex peri-articular and poly trauma injuries, Dr. Shah is a staffed trauma surgeon with Orthopaedic Trauma Service, a division of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, that he helped create. The OTS team provides expert care for patients with severe musculoskeletal injuries, including pelvic and hip reconstructions, one of Dr. Shah’s areas of expertise.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Physician Presented with Prestigious Award from American Orthopaedic Association

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Physician Presented with Prestigious Award from American Orthopaedic Association

Tampa, Fla. – July 9, 2018 – Hassan Mir, M.D., Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, has been awarded the American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

Also known as the ABC Fellowship, the fellowship recognizes young leaders for their early contributions to orthopaedics, identifying and promoting their leadership skills to the broader orthopaedic community. Since 1948, fellows have traveled for four to five weeks touring orthopaedic centers in United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and North America, depending on the year.

Tours are designed to connect young surgeons with other orthopaedic leaders. It also helps prepare Fellows for the greater challenges of leading and improving orthopaedics, especially when confronting critical issues that impact the field.

“This is a distinct honor and one of the highest awards given in Orthopaedics,” says Roy Sanders, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. “The American Orthopaedic Association equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment. We’re proud of Dr. Mir and this prestigious recognition.”

Mir, who is also the Director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of South Florida, obtained his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from West Virginia University in 2003 and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. Mir completed his Physician Executive MBA at Auburn University.

Mir is involved with clinical and health policy research, medical education, and multiple national orthopaedic organizations. He has served as the Digital Editor for Orthopaedic Trauma Association International, on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Diversity Advisory Board and Council on Advocacy, on the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Leadership Committee, on the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma, and as a consultant reviewer for multiple journals. He has authored several articles and chapters and has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings. Additionally, he has participated as faculty at dozens of courses and training programs across the country.

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About the Florida Orthopaedic Institute:

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute Hires Joseph R. Gordon as Chief Executive Officer

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Hires Joseph R. Gordon as Chief Executive Officer

Tampa, Fla. – July 10, 2018 – After a national search, Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) has hired Joseph Gordon, FACHE, as its new Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Mr. Gordon will direct all operations and related lines of business to meet the organization’s operational and financial goals. In addition, he will be responsible for leading practice growth through organic expansion as well as M & A activities.

Mr. Gordon has over 30 years of senior-level operations and business development experience throughout the healthcare continuum, working for some of the nation’s leading healthcare and payer organizations. He holds his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His past experience includes a wide variety of healthcare companies including Community Health Systems, Health Connextions, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co., FVC, Select Medical Corporation, LTACH Hospital Group, Select Specialty Hospitals, Brooks Rehabilitation Solutions, GNA Respiratory, Grancare, Timken Mercy Medical Center, Kindred, Outer Drive, and Seaway Hospitals.

“Joe has the depth of knowledge needed for strategic growth going forward, and has the operational skill set the FOI Board requires,” says Roy Sanders, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. “He is a strong motivator with creative problem-solving abilities. Joe is results-oriented with extensive start-up experience and brings significant multi-site, multi-state operational knowledge to our Institute, while maintaining an exceptional reputation in the profession with proven, measurable results. We all look forward to the expertise and enthusiasm Joe brings.”

Prior to this position at FOI, Mr. Gordon served as Sr. VP & Chief Strategy Officer for General Medicine in Novi, MI. General Medicine, founded in 1983, is the nation’s premier post-hospitalist care company, currently operating in 13 states. Before General Medicine, he served as Strategy Director for the HM Home and Community Services division of Highmark Health, the third largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation, employing more than 35,000 people.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Thomas M. Davison, M.D. Retired from Florida Orthopaedic Institute

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On July 1st, 2018 Dr. Thomas Davison retired from practicing with Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

Patients, referring physicians and employees thank him for over 30 years of dedication, providing the highest quality care for patients. Dr. Davison attended Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania and completed his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Since completing his residency in 1983, Dr. Davison practiced as a general orthopedist in Brandon, board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as the Chief of Staff at Brandon Hospital and on the board of trustees.

To find another General Orthopaedic physician at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, view our physicians here.

Updated on July 12, 2018.

Florida’s Largest Orthopedic Group Breaks Ground for Expansion in Brandon

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Florida’s Largest Orthopedic Group Breaks Ground for Expansion in Brandon

Florida Orthopaedic Institute to begin development on the 29,000 square-foot facility to accommodate growth and need for care of patients in community

TAMPA, Fla. (October 17, 2017) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) today announced its plan to build a new, larger facility in Brandon to accommodate its growing practice. The FOI building will serve as the anchor tenant at the Brandon Gateway Medical Plaza located at 560 S. Lakewood Drive. Crews will break ground Tuesday, October 24, on the 29,000 square-foot facility, which will replace the 13,000-square foot location on East Brandon Boulevard. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2018.

“We’re excited to expand our Brandon medical center so that we can treat patients more efficiently and maintain a level of care they have come to expect at Florida Orthopaedic Institute,” says Marc Katzin, chief operating officer. “The facility will include the newest technology and treatment options so that patients can receive all of the care they need at one location,” added Katzin.

Features include 30 exam rooms, x-ray and MRI machines. Patients will also be able to receive physical and occupational therapy. Florida Orthopaedic Institute will be the primary tenant occupying more than half of the Plaza’s 53,000 square feet.

FOI partnered with the developer, builder and property manager Ryan Companies US to build the center. Rojo Architecture designed the space and Collier Arnold is the real estate broker.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan has nearly 1,300 employees in 13 offices and has completed projects in 38 states. For more information, visit ryancompanies.com.

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ConforMIS Knee Replacement Segment with Dr. Palumbo

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FOX 13 News

BY: Dr. Joette Giovinco
February 28, 2018

TAMPA (FOX 13) – Golf is one of Ed Kaloust’s passions but he admits, over the past few years knee pain took its toll on his game.

“I was bone on bone. I couldn’t play golf well, I couldn’t walk for more than 20, 30 yards and I’d have to sit down.”

The 77-year-old Medi-Weightloss CEO says he was getting shots into his knees and taking five Advil a day, but his knees kept getting worse.

This device has revolutionized the hearing aid.

“So it really got to a point, in spite of my stubbornness, I knew that I had to do something,” Kaloust recalls.

After thoroughly researching all options that something was a knee replacement called Conformis, custom made to fit only him

“Every implant will have a serial number and even the name of the person on the implant so that implant will be made to match that person and that person alone,” Dr. Brian Palumbo is Kaloust’s orthopedic surgeon.

According to the manufacturer, the process begins with scanning the knee, hip and ankle of the patient. A computer analyzes the information creating a blueprint that’s used to three d print a custom implant.

Palumbo says in addition to matching size, implants are constructed to match the geometric configuration of the patient’s bone.

“The jigs are made in a way you simply have to snap them onto the patient knee and make your resections of the bone and the alignment is already computed into the system,” Palumbo explains.

Palumbo says surgeries are quicker since you do not have to spend time fitting patients with off-the-shelf options or placing stabilizing rods. He says it ultimately results in a more natural fit.

“The more natural you make the patients knee feel during the operation the less challenge they’re going have and less difficulty they’re going to have with their recovery,” Palumbo says.

Ed says, “In my 2nd week i was able to drive to the office and work 3 hours a day, without a cane.”

After spending weeks in rehab Ed continues to exercise, “Finally in my life I’m back in the gym on a regular basis only because of the confidence I have in my knee.”

Kaloust says he plans to have knee replacement surgery on his second knee in November 2018.

There have been some recalls of the devices, including a voluntary recall in 2015 involving 950 devices.

ConforMIS Technology with Dr. Palumbo on Bay News 9

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Video Courtesy: Bay News 9

Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgeon, Dr. Brian Palumbo, discusses ConforMIS, a 3-D technology used to create a custom knee replacement. The ConforMIS implant is uniquely designed, sized, and shaped for each patient’s needs. Hear from Edward Kaloust, a patient of Dr. Palumbo, as he talks about his quest to finding knee pain relief and his experience with the surgery.