Total joint replacement specialist will join the group in December
(ALBANY, NY) – OrthoNY will welcome Dr. Daniil Polishchuk on December 1. He will see patients primarily in the group’s Schenectady office, 530 Liberty Street, performing surgeries at nearby Ellis Hospital. He will also practice at the Clifton Park location, 103 Sitterly Road.
Dr. Polishchuk earned his medical degree, with a distinction in research, from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey before holding a fellowship with Columbia University at New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Center for Hip and Knee Replacement.
Dr. Polishchuk’s extensive orthopaedic research has been published numerous times, and while a senior resident, recognized as the best of the year. Fluent in both English and his native Russian, he has practiced orthopaedic surgery at Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, New York, since 2012.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Polishchuk to Schenectady,” said Alan Okun, CEO. “His expertise in total joint replacement will truly benefit our patients, complementing the care already being provided by our physician team there.”
“Dr. Polishchuk joins 36 other physicians and a team of more than 20 physician assistants and nurse practitioners providing care at eleven locations in the Capital/Adirondack Region. We strive to be where our patients live, work and play. It’s how we continue Saving Lifestyles.”
Appointments with Dr. Polishchuk are being scheduled now. Please call (518)489-2663, or visit orthony.com.
OrthoNY was formed by the merger of Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga on January 1, 2013. Your bone and joint experts are committed to Saving Lifestyles through whole orthopaedic care in Albany, Clifton Park, Delmar, East Greenbush, Glens Falls, Latham, Malta, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady. For more information, visit www.orthony.com.
Golf tournament highlighted by $10,000 winner
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY) – OrthoNY hosted the 14th Annual “Best Foot Forward” Golf Invitational at Brookhaven Golf Course in Porters Corners in late September. Close to 100 golfers participated, all OrthoNY joint replacement patients.
The unique tournament is free for invited golfers and celebrates their successful recovery from joint replacement surgery. Every year, prizes are awarded to the winning foursomes, and for the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin, but this is the first time the event saw a hole-in-one winner. After a month-long follow-up to confirm his winning swing, OrthoNY presented Michael Horrigan with a $10,000 check, thanks to insurance provided by Hole-in-One USA. (Photo attached.)
Horrigan was also part of the winning foursome on the front nine. His teammates were Bob Chehowski, Ernie Hoover, and Dan Tallman. On the back nine, the winners were Dr. Mary Espisito, Dan Fields, Dr. Joseph LaRosa and John Quattrachi.
“We started the ‘Best Foot Forward’ with just 27 golfers in 2001,” states tournament coordinator Regina Colaes, OrthoNY’s director of corporate compliance and provider recruitment. “Not only has it grown with the number of joint replacements we see, it has become a popular event because of the camaraderie. Complete strangers, with seemingly nothing in common other than a joint replacement, have become good friends because of this tournament, and beyond it. Everyone in attendance was thrilled to applaud Mike’s hole-in-one.”
CEO Alan Okun commented, “OrthoNY is pleased to host this special golf outing for joint replacement patients. It’s the ultimate example of how we are Saving Lifestyles, enabling people to recover and return to the activities they love.”
OrthoNY Adds Physician Assistant
James McGork, III, returns to the Adirondack Region with OrthoNY (ALBANY, NY) – OrthoNY welcomed James McGork, III, back to the Adirondack Region earlier this month. He joins Dr. Thomas Varney, seeing general orthopaedic patients in the Glens Falls office.
For the past two years, McGork has worked at North Country Hospital in Newport, VT. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with Queensbury’s North Country Sports Medicine. McGork has close to 20 years of medical experience, ranging from service as a critical care EMT to nursing assistant to physician assistant. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, and earned his Physician Assistant Certificate/Associate Degree through Albany Medical College/Hudson Valley Community College.
“We are pleased to welcome Jim McGork back to New York,” said Alan Okun, CEO. “Like his colleague, Dr. Tom Varney, Jim has strong roots in the Adirondacks. His orthopaedic expertise and familiar face are certain to put our patients at ease.” Appointments with Jim McGork may be scheduled by calling (518)489-2663.
To learn more, visit orthony.com.
OrthoNY was formed by the merger of Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga on January 1, 2013. Your bone and joint experts are committed to Saving Lifestyles through whole orthopaedic care in Albany, Clifton Park, Delmar, East Greenbush, Glens Falls, Latham, Malta, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady.
The following orthopedic surgeons are members of the OrthoNY team in Schenectady. New York. These physicians see patients from Rotterdam, Glenville, Colonie, Cohoes, Latham, Loudonville, Ballston, Amsterdam, Mechanicville and other surrounding areas. The OrthoNY Schenectady office is located at 530 Liberty Street. For appointments call 518-489-2663 or request an appointment online. Read more »
The following orthopedic surgeons are members of the OrthoNY team in Glens Falls, New York. These physicians see patients from Queensbury, Fort Edward, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Fort Ann, Hartford, Gansvoort and other surrounding areas. The OrthoNY Glens Falls office is located at 125 Broad Street. For appointments call 518-489-2663 or request an appointment online. Read more »
Dr. William Montgomery , fellowship-trained spine surgeon from OrthoNY, will be the chairman of a minimally invasive spine (MIS) course on August 1, 2014 in Saratoga Springs. The program entitled, “Foundational Techniques in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Regional Meeting” is being presented to spine surgeons from throughout the northeast. This hands-on course will offer participants an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of minimally invasive spinal techniques.
Didactic content and cadaveric workshops will focus on the management of spinal pathologies using Stryker technologies. Participants will learn how to evaluate MIS techniques including MIS decompression and TLIF. They will also discuss the management of possible complications arising during and after surgery and many other important topics.
Dr. Montgomery is a partner of OrthoNY and has been with the practice since 2008. He sees patients in our Malta, Clifton Park, and Albany Offices. For an appointment call 518-489-2663 (BONE).
Walk-in bone and joint services to be available weekday afternoons
(ALBANY, NY) – Starting Monday, June 30, OrthoNY will offer expanded orthopaedic urgent care at 121 Everett Road. The Albany location will be open Monday through Friday, 1 pm until 8 pm, with no appointment necessary.
Patients with sudden bone and joint issues will be seen in a new Urgent Care suite, staffed by a full-time physician assistant. Additional OrthoNY physicians and medical professionals will continue to provide care as needed.
Orthopaedic urgent care is efficient and cost-effective, eliminating the need for emergency room visits to treat common injuries. When acute care needs are bone and joint specific, OrthoNY is an optimal choice for treating sprains, strains, minor fractures and sports injuries. The urgent care is provided by orthopaedic specialists and supported by onsite radiology services.
“We recognize that many bone and joint issues are sudden and unexpected,” said Alan Okun, CEO of OrthoNY. “Since introducing orthopaedic urgent care in April 2013, we have seen an average of 20 to 30 patients each weekday night in our Albany and Malta locations.”
“Clearly, there is an ongoing need for walk-in orthopaedic care. We are happy to expand our services so injuries can be treated as quickly as possible, getting people back to work, school and life. It’s one of the ways we can keep Saving Lifestyles.”
In addition to the Albany location, OrthoNY Urgent Care is also available in the Malta Medical Arts Building at 2388 Route 9, just south of Route 67, off Exit 12 of the Northway. Malta’s walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 9am to Noon.
To learn more, call 489-2663, or visit orthony.com.
Welcome Patients of Schenectady Regional Orthopedic Associates!
Effective July 1, 2014, the physicians and physician assistants of Schenectady Regional Orthopedic Associates are working with OrthoNY. The same locations and services will be available to you, along with the resources and services available for all OrthoNY patients.
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(ALBANY, NY) – OrthoNY will welcome Dr. Thomas Varney back to the Adirondack Region on July 7. He will see patients in the new Glens Falls office which opened this spring.
Dr. Varney earned his medical degree from Tufts University after receiving a degree in biophysical chemistry from Dartmouth. He completed an internship in the surgery department at the University of Massachusetts (Worcester) before holding both clinical and research residencies in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery there.
Following his residencies, Dr. Varney served as staff surgeon and department head for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam, and as a staff surgeon in orthopaedics at the Naval Health Clinic in Newport, Rhode Island. He then returned home to Queensbury to care for patients at North Country Sports Medicine. Most recently, he has been practicing orthopaedic surgery at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Varney back to the Adirondacks,” said Alan Okun, CEO. “His orthopaedic expertise and familiar face are certain to put our patients at ease.”
“Dr. Varney joins 29 other physicians and a team of 20 physician assistants and nurse practitioners providing care at nine locations in the Capital/Saratoga Region. We strive to be where our patients live, work and play. It’s how we are Saving Lifestyles.”
Appointments with Dr. Varney may be scheduled now. Please call (518)489-2663, or visit orthony.com.
Dr. Lawrence Fein of OrthoNY (www.orthony.com) will be presenting a community education program entitled, “Worn Out Knees: New Customized Options. This program, developed with Saratoga Hospital, will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30PM at the Regional Therapy Center, Suite #34, Malta Commons Business Park, 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta, New York.
Topics to be discussed will include surgical options for worn out knees, non-operative alternatives, arthroscopy, and new innovations in total knee replacement, specifically the custom knee replacement option.