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November 02, 2017

See and hear about our new Westport Office and OrthoConnecticut | Coastal Orthopedics services.

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.

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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