Committed to Providing You With Fast, Lasting Relief

In 1998 the physicians of the esteemed Lake Centre for Orthopaedics expanded their practice to become Florida Musculoskeletal Institute, a comprehensive orthopedic care center offering an unparalleled range of allied healthcare services to people suffering from bone, muscle and joint pain. FMI’s doctors and staff are trained in the most advanced and well-established treatments and technologies to create a pioneering, interdisciplinary approach to next-level orthopaedic care.

 

Feeling better for a little while is never enough.

At FMI, we shun fads designed to enrich practitioners instead of patients. Instead, our doctors specialize in the most technologically advanced surgeries, therapies, equipment and procedures that research, testing and real-world application have proven to provide safe, genuine relief. We have been a local forerunner in a variety of leading-edge treatments that other practices have endeavored to duplicate or have yet to be qualified to perform, including:

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement – This revolutionary procedure involves a specialized table that allows your surgeon to enter the hip joint from the front, requiring less intrusion into tissues and dramatically faster healing. Most patients are able to be up and walking the same day of their surgery. FMI was the first local practice with the training and qualification to perform this procedure.

Arthroscopy – Arthroscopic surgery is effective in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and injuries of the joints and tissues. It can be used to repair cartilage and ligament damage, perform biopsies and more, with less pain, trauma and risk and faster recovery times than traditional surgery.

Regenerative Medicine – Regenerative medical treatments utilize your body’s own ability to heal itself by boosting its power naturally. These include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which uses your blood to help heal and regenerate tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues, and Stem Cell Therapy, which delivers your own healing stem cells to injuries, arthritis and degenerative conditions. 

Occupational Medicine Services
Because so many injuries occur on the job or due to vocational activities, FMI has established the Workers’ Health Center for Occupational Medicine to treat job-related diseases and injuries and help resolve workplace hazards. Our center provides medical exams, urgent care, injury evaluation and management, drug and alcohol screening and a host of other services. To learn more, please review our Occupational Medicine page.

You can rely on Florida Musculoskeletal Institute to continue to be at the leading edge of quality orthopaedic medicine in Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties, both now and through the future. At FMI, we don’t measure our success by the number of patients we treat, but by the number whose lives we improve.


Our Orthopaedic Providers

 

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

CARL OLLIVIERRE, MD, FACS

Dr. Ollivierre is among the few surgeons nationwide to specialize in the latest breakthrough in hip joint surgery, the anterior approach hip replacement. This pioneer technique involves less trauma to muscles and tissues, shorter recovery and rehab times and a dramatic decrease in the risk of hip dislocation.

Medical Degree - Howard University, College of Medicine
Internship - Howard University Hospital
Residency - Washington Hospital Center, General Surgery; Howard University Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship - Sports Medicine, Virginia, Sports Medicine Institute, Georgetown University
Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Languages Spoken - English and Spanish

Community Involvement
Dr. Ollivierre participates in many trips to Haiti to assist in medical care, and as a guest teacher at St. George's University in Grenada. 

 

Board Certified Orthopaedic Physician

JOHN COWIN, MD

Medical Degree - Medical School, George Washington University
Internship - George Washington University Hospital
Residency - George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship - Orthopaedic Surgery at Nuffield, Orthopaedic center, University of Oxford, England
Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Affiliations & Certifications
Chief of Staff, Leesburg Regional Medical Center

Languages Spoken - English, German

 

 

 
 

Board Certified Podiatrist

KARSTEN WEBER, DPM, FACFAS

Medical Degree - Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida
Residency - JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida
with emphasis on trauma and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
Board Certified - American Board of Podiatric Surgery

 

 

 
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Family Nurse Practitioner

CHELSY FAZIO, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Education:

  • Master of Science, Nursing, Simmons College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Clinical Experience:

  • Registered Nurse II Staff Nurse/Relief Charge-Critical Care IMCU, The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, FL
  • Registered Nurse II - Endoscopy, Staging & Recovery, Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgical Associates, The Villages, FL

Professional Memberships & Licensure:

  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau