4th Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail at Summit Center

Free Halloween Event for Families  FLAGSTAFF, AZ- The Summit Center kicks off Halloween with its annual Trick-Or-Treat Trail in the early evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. This year, there will be a multi-themed motif inside the Summit Center. Enchantment awaits for kids of all ages! They will have a fun and safe evening parading through beloved children’s movie wonderlands. The Trick-or-Treat Trail is a fun way for youngsters to still experience the thrill of trick-or-treating, but without the “fright factor” because of the friendly Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and DeRosa Physical Therapy staff welcoming them. “The Trick-or-Treat Trail promises fun for the entire family,” said Yvette Carrasco, NAO Radiology Technologist and member of the volunteer planning Read More

New Spine and Pain Center Opens!

The non-surgical services in the Spine and Pain Center are now accessible in a newly remodeled and designated area inside the Summit Center. John Ledington, MD, and an expert team of specialists, provide services such as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), injection therapy, nerve testing, pain management through the Pain Wellness Clinic, and non-surgical interventional medicine for nerve pain. Care is is provided for more than just the back and neck, as pain can be a whole-body condition. In the neighboring clinic, just footsteps away, is the other clinic within the Spine and Pain Center, also in the Summit Center. Here, care for patients with conditions such as stenosis, arthritis, disc problems, compression fractures, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and other debilitating problems of the Read More

Understanding the Bare Bones About Osteoporosis

By Timothy Bonatus, DO, Orthopaedic Surgeon  The facts about osteoporosis in the United States (according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation): More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. Nearly half of all women and one in 12 men age 50 and older will have at least one osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Nearly 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures of the back, wrists and hips occur each year. Nearly 75 percent of all hip fractures occur in women and approximately 90 percent of women over the age of 75 have osteoporosis. Only 20 percent of those who experience an osteoporosis-related fracture pursue follow-up treatment for osteoporosis. Of those elderly patients who experience a hip fracture, as many as 40 percent die within one Read More

Meet Tim Fitch, PA-C

Urgent Ortho provider    Why Flagstaff? Our family found just what we were longing for here and enjoy living where others love to live. What is your motivation for a healthcare career and for orthopaedics? I am primarily motivated toward helping with the alleviation of suffering, and promoting a path of independence for patients. What’s a proud moment in your work? A supervising physician once asked me to operate on his own cervical disc herniation. What is your clinical expertise and areas of interest? My expertise lies in seeing patients as if they were my relatives, and withholding judgment. In yoga, it’s called Prem; unconditional love. My interests are the needs of others. What do patients appreciate in you? My genuine interest is Read More

$10 Sports Physicals for the 2017-2018 school year

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and DeRosa Physical Therapy will be hosting their annual Sports Physicals day. All student athletes who need to fulfill an annual pre-participation physical evaluation for the 2017– 2018 school year are welcome! All schools are welcome! NOTE: Please know all students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a requirement. Saturday, July 22 8 – 11 a.m. Summit Center, 1485 N. Turquoise Dr. in Flagstaff NOTE: Please complete required paperwork FIRST Form 15.7A and Form 15.7B which you can download from AiaOnline.org There is only a $10 charge (cash/check only) for each physical, performed by a licensed medical/orthopaedic provider. All proceeds from Flagstaff High School students will be matched and donated back to FHS Read More

Wide-awake hand surgery offered in Flagstaff and Prescott Valley

New Trend in Hand Surgery Allows Patients to Remain Awake By MELISSA SEVIGNY • MAR 23, 2017 (Aired on KNAU) LISTEN Some doctors are operating on hands in a new way: with the patient wide awake. It eliminates the risks and side effects of general anesthesia. But the technique has been slow to catch on in the United States because of a decades-old myth about the dangers of injecting adrenaline into hands. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on how that’s starting to change. A lot of people wouldn’t want to watch a doctor cut open their hand. But for Rita Stuckey of Prescott, getting to watch her own operation for arthritis was actually pretty great. “I watched Read More

KAFF radio interview with Chamber of Commerce President, Julie Pastrick, Dec. 2016

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics’ newest surgeons, Dr. Brandon Clark (Arthritis and Fracture Care Center) and Dr. Eamonn Mahoney (Spine and Pain Center) recently sat down with Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Julie Pastrick, to share in a conversation about the services and care they are now providing our community.

HIRING a full-time Patient Communications team member!

Job Title: PBX Operator / Patient Navigator in the Patient Communications Team at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics inside the Summit Center, located at 1485 N. Turquoise Drive in Flagstaff. General Summary: Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is an independent, physician-owned practice with a community of 80+ employees, 11 physicians and 4 locations throughout Northern Arizona. Our hallmark is our people and their united efforts to deliver exceptional orthopaedic and spine care to our customers – patients.  The Patient Communications Representatives are part of a tight, integrated team whose primary function is to provide a welcoming, pleasant first-experience for patients. This job’s primary role is two-fold – and involves providing verbal (50%) AND face-to-face (50%) customer service. As a PBX Operator, responsibilities include answering phones while accurately and Read More