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October 01, 2017

Southbury 5 DocsDanbury CT – OrthoConnecticut/Danbury Orthopedics is pleased to welcome five new physicians to the practice. The new team members include Board-eligible orthopedic surgeons Justin C. Paul, MD, PhD and Paul M. Tomaszewski, MS, MD, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon James W. Depuy, MD; and Board-certified pain management specialists Jesse T. Hochkeppel, MD, and David S. Kloth, MD.

Dr. Justin Paul, an orthopedic surgeon and spine surgery specialist, received his BS degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and his PhD in Neurobiology from The Rockefeller University. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and his spine residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.  He trained in minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University and has published numerous scientific articles on avoiding complications in spine surgery.

Dr. Paul Tomaszewski, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, graduated from Boston College with a degree in Biochemistry and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Dr. Tomaszewski completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Tomaszewski has sports team coverage experience at the collegiate and professional levels, with teams including the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Wizards, and universities such as Towson and Loyola. 

Dr. James Depuy, a well-known orthopedic surgeon in the greater Danbury community for more than 28 years, is best known for his expertise in knee and shoulder reconstruction, which he perfected during his Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Yale University, where he published several papers having to do with diseases of skeletal development and pathology of the wrist. He is a member of the State and County Medical Societies and maintains operating privileges at Danbury Hospital, the Danbury Surgical Center, and the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center.
Dr. Jesse Hochkeppel is a board certified interventional pain management specialist.  He completed his fellowship training at Stanford University, where he specialized in multidisciplinary management of a wide variety of sub-acute and chronic pain conditions.  Dr. Hochkeppel combines holistic care with leading edge treatment modalities to help his patients improve the function and quality of their lives. He currently serves on the executive board for the Residents & Fellows Section of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). Throughout his career, he has performed extensive educational research resulting in multiple publications, participation on expert panels, and speaking internationally at multiple conferences including the Bioethics Consortium in Oxford, England.

Dr. David Kloth, who has merged his well-established Connecticut Pain Care practice with OrthoConnecticut, earned his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesia with subspecialty training in pain management at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kloth has been the president of multiple societies, including two national organizations—the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and The North American Neuromodulation Society—as well as the Connecticut Pain Society, which he helped found. Dr. Kloth specializes in the treatment of chronic spinal pain and the use of regenerative medicine therapies for musculoskeletal injuries. The addition of Dr. Kloth to the OrthoConnecticut team will expand the range of services offered in the new Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence at 2 Riverview Drive in the Berkshire Corporate Park. 

“We are excited to welcome these five new, talented physicians to our OrthoConnecticut team. Adding their expertise to OrthoConnecticut demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of comprehensive care to our patients and our community,” states Dr. Michael Brand, President of OrthoConnecticut.

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is the new name of the combined practices of Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, Coastal Orthopedics, and Connecticut Pain Care, where 31 fellowship-trained, Board-certified physicians provide care in nine office locations. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal health. Offices are located in Danbury, Darien, New Canaan, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. To schedule an appointment with any of the physicians at OrthoConnecticut (Danbury Orthopedics/New Milford Orthopedics), please visit myorthoct.com or call 203.797.1500.

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August 07, 2017

Multipractice merger unites Coastal Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics and Connecticut Pain Care

OCT Hand specialistsFour large, well-known practices are uniting under the new name: OrthoConnecticut.  Coastal Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, and Connecticut Pain Care have merged their practices and expertise to provide improved patient-centered care for the full range of musculoskeletal issues. The new group has the strength of thirty-one Board-certified orthopedic and pain management specialists in nine office locations in Connecticut.

The practices that form OrthoConnecticut are each highly reputable, independent physician groups, and have collectively cared for residents in our region for more than 90 years. By joining forces, they are able to enhance delivery of the highest quality, comprehensive musculoskeletal care through a range of integrated services.  Services are offered at multiple convenient office locations including Danbury, Darien, New Canaan, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury and Westport.

OrthoConnecticut is also expanding its pain management services to include 4 fellowship trained, Board-certified pain management specialists, who provide the latest treatments to alleviate and control chronic pain. The physician team uses advanced interventional pain therapies and regenerative medicine techniques to repair damaged or injured structures, and help restore patient function. The Pain Management specialists see patients in Danbury, New Canaan, and Norwalk.

In addition, OrthoCare Express, the practice’s walk-in orthopedic urgent care service for the treatment of acute orthopedic injuries, now offers four convenient locations at their offices in Danbury, Norwalk, Darien, and Westport. OrthoConnecticut provides on-site physical therapy and hand therapy in Danbury, Norwalk, and Westport.

“OrthoConnecticut brings together the same local specialists that our patients have come to know and trust,” says Dr. Michael Brand, Co-President of OrthoConnecticut. “This new alliance allows us to provide the most advanced care in a more individualized and efficient fashion, offering a broad array of services and locations. Our name has changed but our patients can expect the same type of high quality individualized service that they have received for years,” adds Dr. Michael Lynch, Co-President. Patients can still reach their physicians using the same contact numbers from the prior practices.

The unification will bring together the top musculoskeletal experts in the area and will help to meet the areas future needs for orthopedic, spinal and sports medicine care in this ever-changing healthcare landscape. As a combined entity, OrthoConnecticut can better serve its patient population through partnerships with other healthcare providers and expanded relationships with insurance companies. The end result will be cost-effective and convenient complete musculoskeletal care for the community.

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is a multispecialty practice staffed by leaders in orthopedic and pain care, and is the united practice of Coastal Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics and Connecticut Pain Care. The practice’s network of 31 fellowship trained, Board-certified physicians offer appointments and follow up care in 9 office locations. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal health. Offices in Danbury, Darien, New Canaan, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. To make an appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, please note the following:

OrthoConnecticut/Danbury Ortho appointments:  203 797-1500
OrthoConnecticut/Coastal Ortho appointments:  203 845-2200
OrthoConnecticut/New Milford Ortho appointments: 860-355-8000
Connecticut Pain Care appointments: 203 792-7246

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April 07, 2017

Four physicians from Danbury Orthopedics have been named Top Doctors for 2017, according to Connecticut Magazine andMoffly Media, both of which recently published their annual surveys.

In the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery, Michael Brand, MD, Joseph DiGiovanni, MD, Ross Henshaw, MD, and John Lunt, MD, were each awarded the honor for the fifth year in a row.

do top docs photo reduced size web“Danbury Orthopedics is honored to have four of our physicians recognized as the top in their specialties in Connecticut for the fifth year in a row,” said Dr. Michael Brand, President of Danbury Orthopedics. “To be recognized by your peers is an honor, and validates the time and focus we put into giving each of our patients the highest quality of care available.”

Dr. Brand is a Harvard University trained sports medicine specialist with expertise in treating knee and shoulder problems. Among his accomplishments, he helped bring state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques to the region, helping patients achieve faster recoveries and improved outcomes. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and treating the full spectrum of knee issues.

Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni specializes in problems of the upper extremities. Trained at Mount Sinai Hospital and Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU, he is skilled in treating nerve compressions, osteoarthritis in the hand, trigger finger, volar plate injuries (jammed fingers) as well as wrist injuries and fractures.

Dr. Ross Henshaw graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is skilled in advanced arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder, hip and knee injuries through incisions no wider than a fingernail. An athlete himself, he uses innovative techniques to help patients get back on track as soon as possible.

Dr. John Lunt, a renowned specialist in surgery of the upper extremities, trained at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His fellowship was in hand surgery at Columbia Presbyterian. Using advanced diagnostic tools, he excels at recognizing rare nerve compression problems and other hard to detect nerve issues.

Moffley Media’s list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a respected national medical data research group. The Top Doctors are nominated by their peers for being outstanding in their medical specialties, recognizing their abilities and professional standards. The annual list is based on survey results from more than 5,000 questionnaires that are distributed to physicians across the state that asked respondents to name providers they would recommend, other than themselves, to whom they would send a loved one for “expert medical care.” Similarly, Connecticut Magazine’s list is compiled by recommendations from other doctors in the state.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is the preeminent healthcare research and information firm, led by physicians, that selects Top Doctors on a National and Regional level. The list of Top Doctors 2017 appears in the April 2017 issue of Connecticut Magazine and appeared in the January 2017 issues of Moffly Media’s publications, which include Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Westport and Stamford magazines.

About OrthoConnecticut/Danbury Orthopedics

OrthoConnecticut is a multispecialty practice staffed by leaders in orthopedic care, and is the parent practice of Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, and Coastal Orthopedics. The practice’s Centers of Excellence provide integrated treatment, offering individualized and compassionate care by a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. To make an appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, please visit myorthoct.com or call 203.797.1500.

April 02, 2017

Danbury, CT — Danbury Orthopedics has opened a new state-of-the-art Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence at 2 Riverview Drive in Danbury. The new center, the first of its kind in the region, will offer the full spectrum of high-quality orthopedic services , pain management, advanced imaging including MRI and physical therapy under one roof.

Riverview Drive facility

The new 40,000-square-foot building, located in the Berkshire Corporate Park, will merge Danbury Orthopedics’ three former locations into a single centralized facility. By consolidating all of their physicians and staff into one state-of-the-art location, Danbury Orthopedics can diagnose and treat the complete range of musculoskeletal issues for all ages in one easily accessible location with minimal wait time and a more efficient patient experience.

The new Center of Excellence brings together the Danbury Orthopedics’ renowned team of specialists and subspecialists in the fields of foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee, spine, sports medicine, and regenerative medicine. Physical therapists and pain management specialists are also on site to aid in recovery.

White Street Surgical Center Remains Open

Danbury Orthopedics’ surgical facility, the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center, will remain at its location at 226 White Street, Danbury. This facility features three outpatient operating rooms, which allow patients to receive the highest level of surgical care and return home the same day. The satellite offices in Ridgefield and Southbury also remain open for our patients’ convenience.

About OrthoConnecticut/Danbury Orthopedics

OrthoConnecticut is a multispecialty practice staffed by leaders in orthopedic care, and is the parent practice of Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, and Coastal Orthopedics. The practice’s Centers of Excellence provide integrated treatment, offering individualized and compassionate care by a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. To make an appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, please visit myorthoct.com or call 203.797.1500.

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