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07/30/2019

Hard-working feet can get badly damaged and aligned improperly in the long term, commonly leading to foot conditions like bunions. Susan, a greenhouse associate who had spent decades on her feet, lived with the pain and limitation this disorder caused for years.

Throughout her life, other doctors had told Susan that a corrective procedure for bunions was simply “cosmetic,” but other treatments were never enough to alleviate her symptoms. That’s why Susan took further action and sought out Dr. William Braaksma, the region...

06/26/2019

The doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, in congruence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, urge consumer cautiousness with stem cell, regenerative medicine and reparative therapy products. The practice does not offer stem cell treatments and, serving as the region’s most preferred orthopedic practice, provides advanced subspecialty care using proven, safe methods to help patients stay healthy and active. 

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron actively chooses not to offer stem cell or regenerative...

03/08/2019

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron is now offering weight management counseling and the ITG Diet Plan. The practice’s weight management and ITG Diet providers are available to offer patient consultation at 940 River Centre Drive in Port Huron. Patients seeking safe, effective weight loss are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900 to schedule an appointment with one of the practice’s specialty-trained doctors.

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron is offering weight loss...

02/18/2019

Is back pain slowing you down? Please join Dr. E. Neil Pasia on Tuesday, March 5th for a free seminar. He will be discussing Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS), common causes, and innovative treatment options to help keep you on the move. 

Dr. E. Neil Pasia completed his doctor of osteopathy degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at Midwestern University's St. James Hospital, and then completed a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. Dr. Pasia joined Orthopedic...

01/10/2019

The specialists at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron offer patients insight into how varying MRI image quality as well as radiology services can affect health care and the diagnostic process. Choosing between the standard 1.5T and the more advanced, stronger 3T MRI scanner is an important healthcare decision. Experts at the practice say both scanners are safe and offer accurate imaging. However, 3T machines, like the one they offer as a $300 service for cash-pay and insured patients, are able to provide clearer, more detailed images and are ideal for...

12/13/2018

Mary Corwin, a 54-year-old semi-truck driver from Yale, Michigan, has suffered from severe ankle pain for many years. Wanting to find a permanent solution to relieve her pain, Mary began her search for answers and was referred to William Braaksma, M.D., at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron.

Dr. Braaksma is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the only fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon in the region. He ensured that Mary tried nonsurgical treatment options like braces, activity modification, and cortisone injections first....

10/15/2018

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron will assist to make area high school athletes safer by continuing their use of the state-of-the-art ImPACT concussion program. The practice and its sports medicine specialists, Dr. Todd Murphy and...

10/12/2018

The specialty-trained doctors and surgeons of Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron are serving as the Official Team Doctors of the Port Huron Prowlers for the 2018 – 2019 season. As official team physicians, they will provide athletic injury prevention, recognition, evaluation and treatment for Prowler athletes.

 

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10/02/2018

Gary G. Doss, D.O., general orthopedics and sports medicine surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, retired from orthopedic practice at the end of September after providing orthopedic and sports medicine care to residents of Port Huron and the surrounding communities for 35 years.

Dr. Doss, who joined Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron in 1983, has been dedicated to diagnosing and treating area patients’ bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions for nearly 40 years.

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10/02/2018

Ernie Hamm of Fort Gratiot lived for years with debilitating back pain that steadily grew worse over time. The 65-year-old says he was no longer able to even walk to his mailbox. Eventually, Ernie decided to consult with Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s Dr. E. Neil Pasia.

After thorough examination and imaging, Dr. Pasia determined that Ernie had significant damage in his spine, including spinal stenosis and a bulging disc. Ernie’s damage was more extensive than average, with additional disc degeneration and a form of...

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