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Dr. Kenneth A. Grinspun

Orthopedics

Kenneth Grinspun is a knee and shoulder specialist. His interests include robotic total knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff and knee ligament repairs.

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Dr. James D. McKinney

Orthopedics

Originally from South Alabama, Dr. James McKinney graduated from Auburn University in 1977. He then received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1981.

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Dr. Gregory J. Roberts

Orthopedics

Greg Roberts is a native of the Upper Cumberland region, having grown up in Celina, Tennessee.

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Dr. John M. Turnbull

Orthopedics

Dr. John M. Turnbull is a native of Livingston, Tennessee. He returned home after extensive training to provide the residents of the Upper Cumberland with specialized orthopedic care.

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Dr. Shawn Stachler

Orthopedics

Dr. Shawn Stachler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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Dr. Christopher Juels

Orthopedics

Dr. Christopher Juels, DPM is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon who provides specialized expertise in total ankle replacements.

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Dr. Michael A. Pahl

Orthopedics

Dr. Michael A. Pahl is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine. He performs arthroscopic, reconstructive and replacement surgery of the shoulder and knee.

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Dr. Walter Jermakowicz

Neurosurgery

Dr. Jermakowicz, MD, PhD, received his medical degree, as well as a doctor of philosophy in neuroscience, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2012.

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Dr. Joseph A. Jestus

Neurosurgery

Dr. Joseph A. Jestus, a native of Chicago, Illinois., received his medical degree in 1991 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Dr. Derek Worley

Sports Medicine

Dr. Derek Worley is a native of the Upper Cumberland region, having grown up in Livingston, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee where he majored in exercise science.

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Dr. David Burstedt

INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dr. David Burstedt, MD, PT, began his career in health care by earning a master’s degree in physical therapy from Idaho State University.

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