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March 26, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Danbury, Conn. - The physicians at OrthoConnecticut have once again been honored with some of the country’s most prestigious “Top Doctor” awards.

Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., has recognized Dr. Andrew Bazos, Dr. Michael Brand, Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni, Dr. Ross Henshaw and Dr. John G. Lunt and Dr. Robert Yaghoubian of our northern offices as Top Doctors for 2019. In our southern offices, Dr. Brian A. Bast, Dr. Jeffrey V. Deluca, Dr. Joshua B. Frank, Dr. Jay Kleeman, Dr. Michael Lynch, and Dr. Nicholas Polifroni are the recipients of this admirable award. Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors awards are given to leaders who are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year. These Top Doctors' medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories—and much more—are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Only those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Physicians do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.

In more good news, the physicians at OrthoConnecticut were also among the winners of the annual Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards. Vitals Patients’ Choice winners are chosen according to the overall rating a doctor receives from his or her patients for the calendar year. Awards are given for Compassionate Doctor, On-Time Physician, and Patient’s Choice. In our southern offices, Dr. Nicholas Polifroni, Dr. Paul Protomastro and Dr. Michael G. Soojian have been recognized by Vitals. In our northern offices, Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, Dr. John Dunleavy, Dr. David Kloth, Dr. Philip Mulieri, Dr. John Mullen, Dr. Randolph Sealey, Dr. Daniel Southern and Dr. Paul Tomaszewski have all won Vitals Patients’ Choice awards for 2019.

The physicians at OrthoConnecticut were also named to the Healthgrades Honor Roll. In our northern offices, awards were given to Dr. Andrew Bazos, Dr. Michael Brand, Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, Dr. James Depuy, Dr. John Dunleavy, Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni, Dr. John Dunleavy, Dr. Edton Ganal, Dr. John G. Lunt, Dr. Philip Mulieri, Dr. John Mullen, Dr. Randolph Sealey, Dr. Daniel Southern and Dr. Robert Yaghoubian. In our southern offices, awards were given to: Dr. Brian A. Bast, Dr. Jeffrey V. Deluca, Dr. Mark Fletcher, Dr. Joshua B. Frank, Dr. Jay Kleeman, Dr. Michael Lynch, Dr. Nicholas Polifroni and Dr. Paul Protomastro.

The awards and recognition clearly speak to the very high quality of training and experience held by the practice. OrthoConnectiut’s team includes specialists in every orthopedic discipline, providing the finest orthopedic diagnostic and treatment and the most modern technique available today.

For more information, or to make an appointment with any of the award-winning OrthoConnecticut physicians, please visit myorthoct.com or call 1.833.ORTHOCT.

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is the regional leader in non-surgical and surgical orthopedic care. Experienced, and highly trained orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. 29 fellowship-trained, board-certified and board-eligible physicians see patients at conveniently accessible offices in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, Litchfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. The practice also offers walk-in orthopedic urgent care, 7 days a week, at locations in Danbury, Darien, Norwalk and Westport. More info at myorthoct.com or call 1.833.ORTHOCT.

February 14, 2019
January 10, 2019
It’s winter time, which means cold, snow, and ice are here to stay for a while. With all the fun winter has in store, it also means that more accidents can happen.

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Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy this season:

  • Walk on footpaths where there is no ice to get better traction.
  • When using stairs outdoors, take slow, shorter steps and hold an available hand rail.
  • Bend with your knees when snow shoveling.
  • When the path to your destination is slick, be careful about lifting or carrying heavy objects, such as luggage or gear, as you are more likely to slip. Ask for help when available.
  • Wear helmets when doing outdoor sports such as ice skating, sledding or skiing.
  • Warm up before participating in outdoor sports. Warm muscles are less likely to get injured.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration while doing outdoor activities.

Accidents Happen.

It’s important to have fun and enjoy your favorite activities in these winter months, but if you find yourself needing immediate care, OrthoCare Express is an excellent option. OrthoCare Express is the walk-in, orthopedic-specific urgent care service of OrthoConnecticut, the region’s leading multispecialty orthopedic practice. OrthoCare Express has convenient locations in Danbury, Darien, Norwalk and Westport, providing Fairfield and Westchester County residents with direct access to Orthopedic Surgeons and orthopedically-trained Physician Assistants who can immediately diagnose and treat the full range of orthopedic emergencies, from broken bones from falls on the ice to knee ligament injuries from skiing.

Many urgent care offices exist, but OrthoCare Express is unique in that it is “orthopedic focused” which enables patients to avoid the step of seeing a generalist at another urgent care office who is not qualified to diagnose a musculoskeletal injury or ailment. A walk-in appointment at OrthoCare Express ensures that the patient promptly sees a highly trained, Board Certified orthopedic specialist or PA the first time - saving time, money and limiting the often painful interim period until treatment is delivered.

“We are delighted to be able to provide the finest orthopedic care on an emergency basis to people across Fairfield and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut, and to Westchester County in New York, states Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Michael Brand. “Having trained, orthopedic specialists available so readily for emergency care has made OrthoCare Express desirable for patients driving from as far as 30-50 miles away and our 4 locations meet the growing demand,” he adds.

OrthoCare Express does not require an appointment. With on-site digital X-ray and all the resources to cast or brace right in the office, an emergency visit to OrthoCare Express provides the most efficient emergency orthopedic service in the region.

So, stay safe by being prepared and cautious so that you can enjoy all that winter has to offer. However, if you find yourself needing immediate orthopedic attention, skip the ER and go straight to the source at OrthoCare Express in Danbury, Darien, Norwalk and Westport. For more information and specific locations hours, visit https://myorthoct.com/orthocare-express.

December 18, 2018
Hospital program meets the needs of the growing demand for Joint Replacement Surgery

For Immediate Release

Drs Deveney and DunleavyDrs Deveney and DunleavyDecember 18, 2018 – Danbury CT: The Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute’s new Total Joint Program recently launched as part of its ongoing commitment to offer the most advanced surgical expertise for replacement surgeries, enhance patient experience and improve outcomes. OrthoConnecticut surgeons Dr. Robert Deveney and Dr. John Dunleavy are pleased to be part of the team that offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment and helps patients return to significantly improved mobility and quality of life.

Dr. Dunleavy and Dr. Deveney have served as part of a team of area physicians helping to establish the protocols for Danbury Hospital’s Total Joint standardized care plan. “We are pleased to offer our patients comprehensive, personalized care from the beginning of their journey through to their recovery,” said Total Joint Specialist, Dr. John Dunleavy.

Danbury Hospital cares for over 900 total joint patients each year and patient education has always been a core focus. The patient care plan includes a mandatory pre-op class, early mobility, access to less invasive surgical techniques, pain management resources and standardized care for optimal patient recovery.

The Joint and Spine Institute’s Total Joint Program at the Hospital has a dedicated unit with 12 private patient rooms and a specialized team of nurses, physical and occupational therapists. This environment gives patients the confidence they need to feel secure going into surgery. Educating the patient about all aspects of the care is an essential part of the caregiver’s directive and customizing care is a top priority. Both emotional and physical needs are addressed at the outset and throughout the care spectrum.

OrthoConnecticut is excited to continue their work with Danbury Hospital’s Total Joint Program as part of the core specialty team ready to meet the demands of the aging population and the growing need for replacement surgery in our community.

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is the region’s premier, multi-specialty orthopedic and pain management practice, helping patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. It is the combined practice of Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, Coastal Orthopedics and CT Pain Care. 31 fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians offer patient care at 9 offices in Danbury, Darien, Litchfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. The practice’s urgent care service, OrthoCare Express, is open 7 days a week for emergencies and is available in Danbury, Darien, Norwalk and Westport. To make an appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, or to learn more about OrthoCare Express, please visit https://www.myorthoct.com/ or call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628).