Two Orthopedic Surgeons Join Team at OSI

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Dr. Joel B. Nilsson, M.D., and Dr. Richard E. Duey, M.D., are the new orthopedic surgeons at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute of San Antonio, TX.

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The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute (OSI) of San Antonio, TX, would like to introduce the two new orthopedic surgeons who have been added to the team, Dr. Joel B. Nilsson, M.D. and Dr. Richard E. Huey, M.D. Both are fellowship trained and recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Impressed with the two men’s extensive medical backgrounds and credentials, OSI chose them from a number of qualified candidates.

Dr. Joel B. Nilsson, M.D., has several specialties, including low impact joint replacement, sports reconstructions, minimally invasive techniques, and hand surgery. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, he went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Physiology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Soon after, he attended and graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine. Once Dr. Nilsson’s education was completed, he embarked on a 14-year career in the United States Army, which ultimately brought him to Texas. The skilled doctor’s passion for orthopedic surgery began during his orthopedic residency at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center/William Beaumont Army Medical Center combined program, where he trained in the full range of orthopedics.

Dr. Richard E. Huey, M.D., had a unique, yet inspiring, upbringing. Raised by his missionary parents, he spent six years of his childhood bringing hope to those who needed it in Africa. The experience taught him the value of helping others. After graduating from high school, Dr. Huey returned to Africa with Mercy Ships, an organization dedicated to helping and healing the world’s poor. After five months with Mercy Ships, Dr. Duey returned to the U.S. to attend Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Chemistry. An ambitious young man, he then received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. The doctor then embarked on a five-year residency training program in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas, where he mastered various techniques of orthopedic surgery.

Both physicians are committed to the medical field and care deeply about giving the best possible care to their patients. Understanding that each patient is a unique human being, Dr. Nilsson and Dr. Huey leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding and deciding on the finest remedy for each patient’s ailment. Like with all of the physicians at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute, they see surgery as a last resort, but don’t rule it out as the optimum solution.

The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute prides itself on its dedication to people and the research that it takes to relieve and cure people. Having Dr. Joel B. Nilsson, M.D., and Dr. Richard E. Huey, M.D., as members of the staff at OSI furthers that dedication, not only because the two surgeons are dedicated themselves, but because their proficiency in medical practice enables them to exercise that dedication without limits.

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