Hermiston has two new surgeons in town.
Patrick Harrison, D.O., has joined Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine from Kearney, Nebraska, where he has been practicing since 2015. He is now accepting new patients.
Good Shepherd Medical Group Vice President Troy LeGore said in a statement that having another orthopedic surgeon is good news for Umatilla and Morrow counties, because the area is facing an active, but aging population. Medical journals project that in the next 20 years there will be a 174 percent increase in patients in need of a hip replacement, and a 673 percent increase in knee replacements.
“The addition of Dr. Harrison will help with the demand for care that our community already has,” LeGore said.
According to a news release from GSMG, Harrison has been practicing the anterior approach to hip replacements, custom-cutting guides approach to knee replacements and platelet-rich plasma injections for osteoarthritis, all of which improve the patient experience by reducing time in surgery and/or recovery.
Harrison brings with him a wife and three children, one of whom is in college. His hobbies include golfing, hunting and fishing.
To schedule an appointment, call 541-298-7075.
Earlier in the month Good Shepherd also welcomed R. Todd Jones, M.D., who is working as a general surgeon. He will work with primary care physicians, emergency room physicians and hospitalists to provide procedures for a variety of conditions, and has extensive specialized training in treating venous disease such as varicose veins, ulcers and deep vein thrombosis.
Jones is a native of Bellingham, Washington, and recently completed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital of New York. His wife Jennifer Poste, M.D., is a local endocrinologist.
“Working in a smaller community really gives me a chance to have a more intimate relationship with my patients and their families — something that ‘big city’ medicine would never have to offer,” he said in a statement.
To schedule an appointment, call 541-667-3804.