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Expanded Orthopedic Care Right Here in Portage County

Christopher Tisdel, MD, Jacob Calcei, MD, James Walter, DO, Rikesh Patel, DO, and Jeffrey Tharp, DO
From Left: Christopher Tisdel, MD, Jacob Calcei, MD, James Walter, DO, Rikesh Patel, DO, and Jeffrey Tharp, DO

Most people don’t think about their joints until the pain comes. And with hundreds of bones and joints in our bodies, most of us will experience some kind of orthopaedic trouble. University Hospitals Portage Medical Center has expanded orthopedic services to better serve the community and provide comprehensive orthopedic care close to home. This team of orthopedic specialists are equipped to help patients with minor injuries to the more complex bone and joint challenges and get them back to feeling like themselves again.

“Our goal was to create a group that could handle all of our patients’ musculoskeletal needs in one place – and that’s exactly what we have done,” says Christopher Tisdel, MD, the most senior Orthopedic Surgeon at UH Portage Medical Center. “We have subspecialists in every area of orthopedics, which allows practitioners to communicate and coordinate care in an unprecedented way.”

For all ages and levels of care, our orthopedics and sports medicine team combine medical care excellence, innovative scientific research and personalized attention to provide the best possible outcomes right here in Portage County. The team of fellowship trained experts includes:

In other words, from diagnosis to surgery to recovery to rehab, it’s all under one roof. “So far, people have had nothing but positive things to say about it,” says Jeffrey Tharp, DO, orthopedic spine surgeon at UH Portage Medical Center. “We’re really proud of what we’ve built here and it is a huge benefit to our patients.”

The orthopedic group at UH Portage Medical Center offers comprehensive care from minor injuries to the more complex treatment, close to home in Portage County. To schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call 330-443-4990.