The Deaconess Hospital Orthopedic program uses a multidisciplinary team approach, so patients benefit from the expertise of multiple medical disciplines.
Through extensive education, patient care experience, and on-going medical education, our orthopedic surgeons are truly experts in their field. They offer accurate diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment utilizing the best tools medicine has to offer. As necessary, they collaborate with neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, rheumatologists, radiologists and other specialty physicians in order to provide every patient the best care possible.
Complementary Medical Professionals
While directing a patient's overall care, orthopedic surgeons rely on a number of medical professionals to provide comprehensive care. Mid-levels and medical doctors manage pre-existing and other medical conditions. Nurses offer patient education and care. Physical and occupational therapists develop and administer exercise and rehabilitation programs. Pharmacists make recommendations regarding medications. Dietitians address increased nutrition needs related to healing. Case managers, social workers and religious life professionals offer other essential services.
Team members coordinate care from diagnosis through recovery. They offer comprehensive education to help patients recover quickly and avoid future injuries. As important, they always have time to address each patient's questions and concerns.
Dedicated to the specialized care of joint replacement patients
The health care team at Deaconess Joint Replacement Program includes physicians, physician assistants, patient care technicians, nurses, orthopedic technicians, physical therapists an occupational therapist - all specializing in joint care. Physicians and staff are committed to patient education and compassionate care from diagnosis through recovery.
"The Deaconess Joint Replacement Program was great, both before and after surgery. The staff was amazing and they had me up and walking the day of my surgery." - Cedric
Gary R. Moore, MD - Medical Director
Eugene Richardville, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, LMHC, Social Worker
Pat Reuber, PTA, MSEd, CFT
Laura Macke - Case Manager
Lisa Porter, NP
Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Management Team
Deaconess Clinic Downtown
421 Chestnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, 812/426-9311