November 6 saw the return of the largest and most celebrated marathon in the world, the illustrious New York City Marathon, and this year its participants included two health practitioners from Florida Musculoskeletal Institute (FMI).
If you have or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, good news – FMI has added another member dedicated to helping manage osteoporosis, including bone density evaluation and therapies to reduce bone loss and prevent fractures.
Stephanie Summerhill, PA-C, comes to FMI with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Stephanie has extensive experience and training assisting physicians in general orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, fracture care and myriad other responsibilities. Stop by to meet Stephanie and learn more about how she can help manage your osteoporosis..
Dr. Cowin wins Top Doc honors and recognition
Ocala Magazine recently named its list of Top Doctors for 2011, giving special recognition to the “physicians who have risen to the top of their profession, and who have the unequaled respect of their peers and patients.” FMI is proud to announce that its own Dr. John Cowin is among the doctors honored by the magazine.
FMI surgeons, Drs. Cowin and Ollivierre, will return to Haiti Dec. 9-12 to provide after-care to scores of Haitians injured inJanuary’s devastating earthquake. This will be the doctors’ second tripto the area. “There are many patients needing follow-up care,” says Dr. Cowin. “Many have had surgeries, including amputations, brokenbones and infections that will need to be monitored.” Adds Dr.Ollivierre, “We will only be there a few days, but we intend to do all wecan for as many as we can.”
Knee Replacement Surgery Patient Travels 1500 Miles for Dr. Ollivierre
If you're considering hip replacement surgery, we have good news: you are a likely candidate for an exciting surgical breakthrough, the Novation Element anterior approach hip replacement method.
This groundbreaking technique is beneficial in numerous ways. First, its front approach allows your surgeon to reach the joint without detaching your hip or thigh muscles from the bones, avoiding the discomfort, lengthy healing times and risk of dislocation associated with traditional hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Huntt performs gender knee replacement - the solution shaped to fit a woman’s anatomy
Traditionally, knee replacement implants have been designed based on an average size of women's and men's knees. Orthopaedic surgeons reported that they were frequently making adjustments during surgery to make traditional implants fit female patients. The new gender knee, which is contoured to fit the anatomical shape of women's knees, has addressed that problem and is now being offered through Florida Musculoskeletal Institute.
We’ve moved to a new location in the Villages!
FMI is excited to be in the new state-of-the-art orthopaedic health center located in Lake Sumter Landing. This location will provide the full roster of orthopaedic, podiatric and occupational health services, and offer superior convenience to our many patients in the community. Our new office located at:
910 Old Camp Road, Building 110, Suite 112
is now accepting new patients.
We look forward to seeing you there soon!
Dr. Ollivierre teaches in Grenada
Dr. Ollivierre recently returned from a week-long guest teaching position at St. George's University in Grenada. He was invited to fill this position by Chancellor Charles Modica. From May 23rd to May 29th, 2004 Dr. Ollivierre was a guest professor at the Clinical Skills Department of the School of Medicine, where he lectured on Musculoskeletal aspects of human anatomy.
St. George's University located in Grenada, West Indies is the first truly international school of medicine. Graduating 5,000 over the past 25 years, St. George's University has physicians practicing worldwide. Dr. Ollivierre's diverse background and numerous accreditations made him an excellent candidate for this position.
It is an honor to be selected for this position and exciting international news for the Leesburg community.