Orthopaedic Physician Dr. Brett Smith Joins Baptist Health Care as Total Joint Specialist

Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center are proud to announce that orthopaedic surgeon Brett Smith, M.D., MS, has joined its team of physicians.

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Dr. Brett Smith

His expertise and training will bring the Andrews Institute Total Joint Program to the next level – providing our patients the best total joint replacement and reconstructive surgeries in our region.

Gulf Breeze, FL (Vocus) February 12, 2010

Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center are proud to announce that orthopaedic surgeon Brett Smith, M.D., MS, has joined its team of physicians. Dr. Smith is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in total joint replacement and reconstructive surgery. He will see patients at Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile located at 9400 University Parkway, Suite 407 in Pensacola, Fla. Dr. Smith will serve as the co-medical director for the health care system’s Total Joint Program and will conduct his surgeries at Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Smith has completed an adult reconstructive surgery fellowship at the prestigious Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Arizona and recently served as the orthopaedic attending physician for Allegheny General Hospital. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania - Hahnemann School of Medicine and earned a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Society and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“Dr. Smith comes highly recommended as a skilled orthopaedic and total joint reconstructive surgeon,” says Dr. James Andrews, founder of the Andrews Institute. “His expertise and training will bring the Andrews Institute Total Joint Program to the next level – providing our patients the best total joint replacement and reconstructive surgeries in our region.”

Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Institute are national leaders in orthopaedics and sports medicine that offer innovative treatments for people of all ages and activity levels. When people are hurting or injured, they strive to provide a quick and thorough diagnosis in order to get patients back to their daily activities faster than ever before.

For an appointment, call (850) 208-6480. New patient appointments can be requested at: http://www.TheAndrewsInstitute.com

About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine:

Located minutes from Pensacola, Florida in Gulf Breeze, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The Institute's 40 physicians and medical experts provide top-notch service to every patient and it's the only place in the world to offer surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehab and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport’s greatest professional athletes. http://www.theandrewsinstitute.com

The Andrews Institute is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care. Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Nationally recognized for performance excellence and quality achievement, Baptist received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2003; and has consistently ranked in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction as recognized by Press Ganey. Baptist Health Care includes four hospitals, two medical parks, Baptist Manor, Baptist Home Health Care and Durable Medical Equipment, Baptist Leadership Institute, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and Lakeview Center. With 6,000 employees, Baptist Health Care is the largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida. For more information, please visit: http://www.ebaptisthealthcare.org

Contact: Nikki Troxclair, Andrews Institute, 850.916.8571

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