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WILMINGTON, NC (October 29, 2013)— The region’s most comprehensive center for orthopaedic care is pleased to announce the addition of three new providers to their medical staff.
OrthoWilmington welcomes Joanne B. Allen, M.D. a physical medicine & rehabilitation and sports medicine specialist to their medical team. Dr. Allen maintains a private practice and has joined OrthoWilmington on a part-time basis to treat OrthoWilmington established patients.
Dr. Allen is a board-certified specialist in both physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R, also known as physiatry), as well as in sports medicine. Dr. Allen specializes in musculoskeletal medicine, noninvasive pain management, non-surgical spine and sports injuries, and rehabilitation medicine, which includes Workers’ Compensation injuries. She will be performing electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies for patients of OrthoWilmington.
A cum laude graduate of Duke University with degrees in zoology and psychology, Dr. Allen earned her medical degree from Bowman School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Spain Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Allen served as a medical staff / consultant for the 1996 Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing, China, and she actively volunteers with many sports-related associations, including the 2012 London Paralympics. She is currently Team Physician for the U.S. Sailing Team.
Dr. Allen treats patients at the 2716 Ashton Drive office of OrthoWilmington.
Two Specialized Physician Assistants Join OrthoWilmington Staff
OrthoWilmington has also added two physician assistants, both of whom are board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
OrthoWilmington welcomes Catherine E. Williams, MMS, PA-C (Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant- Certified). Catherine treats sports medicine injuries, general orthopaedics, and has prior experience in emergency medicine. Along with Dr. John O’Malley, Catherine provides comprehensive sports medicine care for patients at the 2716 Ashton Drive, Wilmington office. She joins Dr. O’Malley in providing team coverage for many of our local professional, collegiate and high school teams.
Williams graduated from Wake Forest University with double Bachelor of Science degrees in Health & Exercise Science and Biology, and earned a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest School of Medicine.
OrthoWilmington welcomes Renee V. Wall, PA-C, MPAS (Physician Assistant- Certified, Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies). Renee brings over seven years of spine experience to Orthowilmington. She has a special interest in operative and non-operative spine care, as well as general orthopaedics. Along with Dr. Todd Rose, Renee provides comprehensive spine care to patients at the 3787 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington office and the Brunswick Forest office in Leland, North Carolina.
Wall received her undergraduate degree in Experiential Education from Prescott College in Arizona, and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland.
Through five locations in Wilmington, Jacksonville and Leland, OrthoWilmington provides comprehensive orthopaedic services, specialties and technologies to patients throughout southeastern North Carolina. OrthoWilmington’s extensive medical team includes fellowship-trained and board-certified experts in hand & upper extremity, sports medicine, foot & ankle, spine, hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement & reconstruction, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and trauma. The group also provides AccessOrtho a walk in orthopaedic urgent care for non-acute injuries at the 2716 Ashton Drive office.
For more information, including patient education resources, visit orthowilmington.com. Please call 910-332-3800 for an appointment.
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