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September 01, 2017

OrthoConnecticut | Coastal Orthopedics has announced it is moving its Westport office to a new facility that will occupy an entire floor at the Westport Center for Health. The Westport Center for Health is a 38,000-square-foot, Class-A medical office campus that provides a conveniently assembled array of medical services to Fairfield County. Located at 323 Riverside Avenue in Westport, C.T., the new office is located directly off I-95, less than one mile from downtown Westport, and offers serene outdoor spaces with sweeping views of the Saugatuck River. It also includes ample parking, including 77 garage spaces, for patients and staff.

“We’ve been part of the Westport community since 1963, and are pleased to expand our practice into a new, larger medical campus at the Westport Center for Health. We were attracted to the center’s impressive roster of medical practices and ideal waterfront location, and are excited to open this new facility,” said Dr. Michael Lynch, Co-President of OrthoConnecticut. “This new office allows us to provide improved convenience to our patients in a modern, upscale environment.”

The Westport Center for Health represents the largest collection of medical offices in Westport. The vision for the Westport Center for Health as a one-stop-shop for medical services is coming to fruition and enhances the town of Westport by delivering a premium venue for healthcare services. The campus has grown into an environment with a strong sense of community that will benefit both the facilities’ staff members and their patients.

The brand new Ortho Connecticut | Coastal Orthopedic’s 5,000 square foot facility will offer comprehensive orthopedic care as well as a walk-in urgent care facility including physician offices, digital X-ray, and physical therapy. OrthoConnecticut | Coastal Orthopedics’ new center at Riverside aims to become Westport’s destination of choice for all facets of musculoskeletal outpatient care.

Ortho Connecticut | Coastal Orthopedics is a leading orthopedic practice dedicated to the highest quality, patient-centered care and the promotion of medical excellence in the community. The practice has been providing outstanding and compassionate care to patients in lower Fairfield County since 1963 and has maintained an office in Westport since 1994 at the Willows Medical Center (known as “Fort Apache”). They also have offices conveniently located in Norwalk and Darien. In 2015, Coastal Orthopedics joined with Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics under the name of “Ortho Connecticut.” The merger allows the combined groups to serve a wider geographic region with access to world-class care, in state of the art facilities that are close to home.

For more information, please visit the Ortho Connecticut | Coastal Orthopedics website at myorthoct.com or call 203 845-2200.

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.

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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August 01, 2017

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

Orthopedic and Pain Care Practices announce new name: OrthoConnecticut

August, 2017 – Four 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 (formerly known as Coastal Ortho Express in the Norwalk area), 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, Darien, Norwalk and Westport. OrthoConnecticut provides on-site physical therapy in Danbury, Norwalk, and Westport and hand therapy in Norwalk.

“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 specialists, please note the following:

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

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.