Clearlake, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Two experienced orthopedic surgeons will now provide orthopedic care and access to minimally invasive treatment for the hip, knee, shoulder, hand and upper extremities in Lake County at the Clearlake Family Health Center. The orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Michael W. Shifflett and Dr. Brian Freeto, have a long history of providing exceptional care in the Napa Valley.
In making the announcement, David Santos, Vice President of Operations at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake, expressed great enthusiasm and excitement. “Orthopedic coverage with these highly skilled surgeons means patients will no longer have to travel for high quality orthopedic services. It is now available right here, close to home,” says Santos.
Highlights of the skills and background of these surgeons include:
Dr. Michael W. Shifflett is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement, general orthopedics and sports medicine. He brings considerable experience in trauma reconstruction and fracture management, as well as minimally invasive treatment options for hip and knee reconstruction. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his internship and residencies at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Brian Freeto specializes in sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic surgery and complex reconstruction of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Freeto is highly skilled in minimally invasive treatment options. Board Certified, Dr. Freeto earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, completed his residency and internship at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Under this new agreement these board certified orthopedic surgeons will see patients at the Clearlake Family Health Center in Clearlake, California.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 707.995.4500 or go to http://www.sthelenahospitals.org.
St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 170 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit http://www.StHelenaHospitals.org for more information.