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Congratulations to our 2021 Top Doctors Featured in Atlanta Magazine

Congratulations to our physicians who were named Top Doctors in their field by Castle Connolly and Atlanta Magazine! To earn this prestigious recognition, physicians are nominated by their peers and go through a rigorous screening process by Castle Connolly's physician-led team of healthcare researchers. For over 65 years, the doctors of Peachtree Orthopedics have been honored to provide expert, compassionate care to their patients.

New All-in-One Medical Facility Opens in Cumming

Peachtree Orthopedics is excited to announce the grand opening of its brand-new medical facility in Cumming on Monday, June 7. This facility will provide a one-stop location for specialized, orthopedic care using cutting-edge technology, and is conveniently located right off GA-400 on Exit 13 at 2860 Ronald Reagan Blvd.

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Dr. Scott Kimmerly Patient Testimonial: "He’s with you every step of the way."

"That first evening after surgery, Dr. Kimmerly personally gave me a call. Never in my life have I had a doctor personally call me after a surgery and check in on how I was doing. That was so unique and so cool. It made me feel like the farthest thing from a number and like I was a part of the family. If you're going through life-changing surgery, you need a doctor who believes in you. You need a doctor who recognizes what your hopes and dreams are for the surgery and who's going to help you get there. That's who Dr. Kimmerly is. He believes in you. He's with you every step of the way."

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Peachtree Orthopedics Named an AJC Top Workplaces 2021

Congratulations to Peachtree Orthopedics and all our employees for winning AJC Top Workplaces for the third year in a row! Thank you for your continued commitment to our patients and each other, and for making Peachtree Orthopedics a wonderful place to work.

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Dr. Kelley & Dr. Schiff Patient: "For me to feel the way I feel now is incredible.”

"The thing that sets Dr. Schiff and Dr. Kelley apart from other doctors I've seen is how straightforward they are about everything. They tell you exactly what they're thinking and what they think you should do, and I feel amazing. I can't believe that I'm able to feel the way I do now after having to go through six months of constant, agonizing pain. The way they were able to help me through this whole thing, and for me to feel the way I feel now after believing I would never feel ok again is incredible." (This video was filmed and produced prior to COVID-19.)

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Peachtree Orthopedics Wins Best Orthopedists in Forsyth County

The votes are in, and we are proud to have been named as the Best Orthopedists in Forsyth County! Thank you to our patients who voted for us and for their support. We are committed to providing highly specialized orthopedic care in a safe, friendly atmosphere by top orthopedic surgeons using the latest state-of-the-art technology - not just in Forsyth County - but in 7 other locations throughout greater Atlanta and surrounding cities.

Peachtree Orthopedics Congratulates Marist School on AAAA Football Championship

"We've [Marist School] got what I consider to be the best medical care that you could possibly get at the high school, and possibly any level, with Dr. Marvin Royster. He spends countless amounts of time and energy helping our players getting them ready." ~ Alan Chadwick, Marist Football Head Coach

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Congratulations to Yva Gauthier, DNP!

Peachtree Orthopedics wants to congratulate Yva Gauthier, nurse practitioner for Dr. Herndon Murray, on recently earning her Doctorate of Nursing. The entire Peachtree Orthopedics family is incredibly proud of her for achieving this accomplishment!

Thank You to Our Radiologic Technologists!

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire. In honor of National Radiologic Technology Week from November 8-14, Peachtree Orthopedics wants to thank all our incredible radiologic technologists who provide our patients with state-of-the-art MRIs and X-rays in a safe and comfortable setting. They are a valued, important part of the Peachtree Orthopedics family and are always appreciated for their hard work and dedication.

Thank You to Our Nurse Practitioners!

"Real strength has to do with helping others." - Mister Rogers. In honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 7-13, Peachtree Orthopedics wants to say a special thank you to our incredible nurse practitioners who provide the utmost care, compassion and support to our patients every day and are always appreciated for their incredible kindness and commitment.

Dr. Dominic Carreira Presents Hip Arthroscopy Expertise at Virtual International Meetings

Recently, Dr. Dominic Carreira had the honor and privilege of sharing his expertise on hip arthroscropy (including hip labral degeneration), small joint arthroscopy and tendoscopy during virtual, international meetings held by The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

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Congratulations to Dr. McCollam: The 2020 Georgia Orthopaedic Society's F. James Funk Humanitarian Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen McCollam, who is this year's winner of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society's F. James Funk Humanitarian Service Award! Dr. McCollam was selected by his peers for his devotion over the past 30 years to providing healthcare to the underserved population of Haiti. He has been instrumental in sustaining and improving orthopedic care offered at Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) in Dechapelle, Haiti.

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Cumming Office Nominated for Best of Forsyth Awards

Peachtree Orthopedics' Cumming office has the honor and privilege of being nominated for "Best Orthopedist" in Forsyth County by the Forsyth County News' "Best of Forsyth Awards." We love our patients, and we hope you love us too. We would greatly appreciate your votes and support. Voting runs from October 1st to October 31st, and people can vote once a day every day.

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Peachtree Orthopedics Breaks Ground on New Clinic in Cumming

Peachtree Orthopedics (PO), one of Atlanta's oldest orthopedic practices, broke ground on a new medical complex on August 11, 2020. This facility, projected to be completed by the summer of 2021, will provide a one-stop location for clinic, imaging (Xray and MRI), and physical therapy services.

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Dr. Tim Griffith is the Atlanta Braves New Head Team Physician

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Tim Griffith, who has earned the prestigious title of Head Team Physician for the Atlanta Braves! Dr. Griffith is a Georgia native, and the Braves have been his "life-long favorite Atlanta team."

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Congratulations To Our 2020 Top Doctors!

Congratulations to 13 of our physicians who have been named Top Doctors this year by Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Trend Magazine! For each magazine, our doctors were nominated by fellow physicians around the state and were rigorously screened by third-party research companies. These accolades are another prime example of how our doctors are top, leading orthopedic surgeons in Georgia, providing exceptional, compassionate care to their patients.

Peachtree Orthopedics New In-Office Safety Protocols

Your safety is our main priority. That's why we have new in-office protocols in place. So please know when you visit any of our offices, your well-being is at the forefront of everything we do.

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Telehealth Virtual Medical Visits

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Peachtree Orthopedics is now offering telehealth virtual visits so you can see an MD from the privacy & safety of your own home or office.

Did you know that many orthopedic issues can be diagnosed using telehealth virtual appointments? You can get the specialized orthopedic care you need, without risking your health. It's simple to use, and the secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology can be used with any device.

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Peachtree Orthopedics donates $5,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. are not getting enough food to eat during the coronavirus pandemic? Across Atlanta and surrounding counties, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta and East Lake Family YMCA have already distributed more than 100,000 meals within the past two months to children and their families in need. To help support their services, Peachtree Orthopedics has donated $5,000 to the YMCA. If you would also like to donate/volunteer or are in need of assistance, please visit their website.

How to Prevent Shoulder Injuries & Treat Injuries at Home

While gyms around Atlanta may be slowly opening back up, many of you may still feel more comfortable working out and lifting weights at home. Dr. Ashok Reddy shares several tips on how to prevent common shoulder injuries and what to do if you do injure yourself. During these challenging times, please know that we are always here if you need us.

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Thank you to our nurses!

In honor of National Nurses Week in May, Peachtree Orthopedics wants to give a special shout-out and thank you to all of our nurses, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. They tirelessly and faithfully dedicate themselves and give their all to make sure our patients are well taken care of, safe and healthy.

Ankle Sprains: How to tell if you have one and treatment options at home

Dr. Dominic Carreira talks about how to tell if you have an ankle sprain (a common injury), how to treat yourself at home and when you should consult a specialist doctor.

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Message to Patients about Coronavirus

The physicians at Peachtree Orthopedics are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus and protocols around it are changing quickly, and we are working to mitigate any impact on our providers, staff and patients.

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Dr. James Beskin Retiring After 28 Years with Peachtree Orthopedics

"I am so grateful for my professional experiences with each of you that now make up my wonderful memories of practicing and serving as an orthopedic surgeon," Dr. Beskin wrote in a letter to his patients. "I could not be happier or more appreciative of my time here. There is so much to reflect upon. I remain inspired by the progression of health care and thankful for my ability to contribute."

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Peachtree Orthopedics Named an AJC Top Workplaces 2020

Peachtree Orthopedics is proud to be named a Top Workplace for the second consecutive year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC. We thank our dedicated and compassionate staff members for this honor, as their feedback helped make this distinction possible. They give their all every day and make PO a truly great place to work!

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Dr. John Chao's Patient: "I never felt so well taken care of."

"I just trust Dr. Chao so implicitly. He is passionate about what he does, and you can tell. No ego at all. It's about the patient. Compassionate, thorough, very smart and very capable, and now one of my favorite doctors. I never felt so well taken care of."

Watch as Dr. John Chao's patient, Beverly Losman, describes how he treated her broken ankle quickly and efficiently while also providing sympathetic care and got her back up and running in no time.

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Peachtree Orthopedics Employees Raise $400 for Atlanta Mission

On February 22, 2020, Peachtree Orthopedics employees gathered together to support Atlanta Mission and ran the 5K Race to End Homelessness. Peachtree Orthopedics employees raised $400 for the non-profit organization, which provides shelter, meals, job attainment services and counseling for homeless men, women and children in Atlanta.

Peachtree Orthopedics is proud to give back to the greater Atlanta community through our partnerships with various organizations. For more information on how you can volunteer or donate to Atlanta mission, please click here.

Dr. Walter McClelland Serves as "Doctor of the Day" at Capitol

Recently, Dr. Walter McClelland served as "Doctor of the Day" for the Georgia State Capitol. He met with legislators and discussed key issues facing the physicians and patients of Georgia, in addition to staffing the on-site medical clinic. The occasion was particularly interesting for Dr. McClelland since his grandfather served in the Georgia Legislature from 1956-1968.

Dr. Tim Griffith Discusses Youth Sports on Krush Performance Podcast

Dr. Griffith discussed sports specialization, the dangers of starting at too young of an age, what people can do to limit their risk while at the same time raising their potential, and how injuries, dropout rates and sports costs are all on the rise.

Krush Performance is a nationwide podcast in Canada hosted by Jeff Krushell, an MLB strength and conditioning coach, who focuses on the science of human performance and talent development. Click on this link to hear his interview with Dr. Griffith.

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Dr. Stephen Smith, PA Katie Smith medical mission trip to Honduras

Dr. Stephen Smith and his PA Katie Smith traveled to Honduras in late 2019 with One World Surgery where they and 38 other volunteers performed 41 knee replacements in just 3 days in the remote village of Tegucigalpa. This annual medical mission trip is very near and dear to Dr. Smith's heart. Watch as he explains why he "takes away as much from the trip as the patients get out of the trip."

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Ironman athlete is victorious once again thanks to Dr. Kercher

For many Ironman athletes, a leg injury can be devastating and possibly end one's triathlon days. This was the possibility that faced Laura Sophiea until she met Dr. Jim Kercher. "He cared about who I was. He knew from my story that I was an athlete and that I wanted to continue to be an athlete."

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Cumming office is newly remodeled and expanded!

Our Cumming office has recently been re-modeled and expanded to better serve the growing Forsyth County population! Our waiting room has more than doubled in size for our patients' comfort, and there are additional exam rooms so our physicians can see more patients. We also provide same-day care in Cumming and our other offices located throughout greater Atlanta. You can schedule an appointment by calling 833-3URGENT.

Why Dr. William Littlefield is the go-to hand doctor in Forsyth County

For many parents, a child breaking a bone can be a stressful and anxious experience - especially if that child is an athlete. So many questions can roam around a parent's mind. What's the best treatment option? Who's the best doctor in town for this kind of injury? Will my child be able to play sports again?

For one Forsyth County, that exact scenario played out a few years ago. Robin Beer's son Seth broke his thumb while playing high school football. Robin asked around and quickly learned that Dr. William Littlefield at Peachtree Orthopedics was THE go-to doctor for hand injuries.

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Dr. Walter McClelland moderates and speaks at American Society for Surgery of the Hand annual meeting

Dr. Walter McClelland was the moderator and speaker for an Instructional Course Lecture at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in September. The ICL was titled "Current Techniques in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery," and Dr. McClelland's talk was on "Arthroscopic Options for the Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear."

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Peachtree Orthopedics congratulates Bright Futures Atlanta

Peachtree Orthopedics would like to congratulate Bright Futures ATL on the dedication of their new youth center. Over the past year, Peachtree Orthopedics employees volunteered their services by helping with landscaping and various other needs in preparation for the construction of the center.

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Dr. Timothy Griffith publishes latest "Tommy John" study

Our very own Dr. Timothy Griffith has done it again with another comprehensive study on revision UCL reconstruction (or "Tommy John" surgery)!

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Haiti Mission Trip in May 2019

This past May, Dr. Michael Bernot, Dr. Ashok Reddy and Dr. Hal Silcox III traveled to Haiti to provide much-needed and vital orthopedic care to people in need. In less than a week, they volunteered their services and performed 15 surgeries for adults and children. These surgeries gave the Haitians a new lease on life, and many were able to return to work and school.

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We're Open on Saturday!

We know that orthopedic accidents don't just happen during the week, so we're here for you on Saturday mornings as well so you can carry on with your weekend.

- See an orthopedic specialist right from the start.
- Avoid a trip to the ER.
- Get immediate specialty care for minor orthopedic injuries needing urgent attention but do not require an ER visit, such as:

- Sprained or twisted ankles
- Broken or fractured bone
- Injury at sports practice
- Neck or back pain
- Muscle strains or tears
- Injury after a fall

Peachtree Orthopedics' Saturday Clinic is open from 8 - 12 a.m. at our West Paces office. Call 404-355-0743 for a same day appointment with a certified orthopedic specialist.


Outpatient Joint Replacement at Peachtree Orthopedics

Outpatient total joint replacement has been made possible by recent advances in technology, anesthesia, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Streamlined surgery, along with the proper physical therapy regimen, means an easier procedure and a faster recovery. Other benefits include:
  • Outpatient surgery centers are less intimidating for patients.
  • A streamlined procedure means lower out-of-pocket costs.
  • Minimized tissue damage, less scarring and fewer complications.
  • Pain management techniques for less medication, fewer side effects.
  • Being home the same day and a quicker return to your activities.


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Feel Better Faster | Video

It's our goal to get back to doing the things you love. Watch the video and find out why Atlanta trusts Peachtree Orthopedics.

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AAOS Face-Off

By: Xavier A. Duralde, MD and Walter B. McClelland Jr, MD

Dr. Xavier Duralde and Dr. Walter McClelland were featured in a recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) publication (AAOS Now) debating the treatment approach to bicep tendon pathology. This prestigious publication is read by a global network of over 39,000 orthopedists.

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Feel Better Faster with Peachtree Orthopedics

With Peachtree Orthopedics, you're set for life. No matter your age or orthopedic issue, we'll get you back to doing the things you love. Atlantans have trusted us to do just that for more than 65 years, and we look forward to providing a lifetime of care for you and your family as well.

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