Advanced Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon Joining Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron Oct. 4

Dr. Emily Tan, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity specialist, is joining the team at the Blue Water region’s most preferred orthopedic practice, Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron. Providing advanced bone, joint and muscle care for the hand and upper extremity, Dr. Tan will be available to see area residents starting the first week of October at 940 River Centre Drive. Patients in need of specialized hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900 to be seen by Dr. Tan.

As a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon, Dr. Tan specializes in surgical and nonsurgical care for a wide variety of common and complex hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems. Her expertise includes providing the latest, evidence-based treatments and techniques for a range of hand and upper extremity conditions, including: 

  • Arthritis.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.
  • Nerve conditions and injuries.
  • Rotator cuff injuries.
  • Sports injuries.
  • Tendon and ligament injuries, including tendonitis and sprains.
  • Trigger finger.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Tan to our team of specialty-trained, dedicated doctors,” said Dr. Steven Heithoff, fellowship-trained, board-certified hand surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron. “She shares our dedication to staying at the forefront of patient-centered care and advancing the field of specialized care to better serve patients now and in the future.”

Dr. Tan earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. She went on to complete an internship at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, before completing her orthopedic surgery residency at Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio. After her residency, Dr. Tan underwent extensive fellowship training in hand surgery at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. Dr. Tan also serves as the CEO and founder of White Coat Coaching, where she produces an orthopedic podcast as well as coaches and provides online courses for students interested in orthopedics.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tan, call (810) 985-4900.