West TN Bone & Joint, Surgery Center to expand on Stonebridge

West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. and Physicians Surgery Center are partnering to expand their 207 Stonebridge Blvd. site to create a more spacious and comfortable environment for patients. When completed in 2018, the expansion will generate about new 40 jobs and create a 25,000-square-foot, dual-use facility.

The surgery center is modernizing its building to refine the patient experience while expanding its family waiting room and building additional privacy suites for patients in need of longer monitoring and more acute care. Meanwhile, West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic – Stonebridge, which uses the surgery center for many outpatient procedures, will add about 14,000 square feet to its Stonebridge clinic space to better serve patients.

Practicing at the Stonebridge location are Adam M. Smith, M.D., and Michael S. Dolan, M.D., FACS; Eric J. Homberg, M.D., board certified in interventional pain management; and Nurse Practitioners Teresa Kee, FNP-BC, and Drew Freeman, FNP-BC.

“The demand for orthopedic surgical services and interventional pain management has grown so rapidly that we need to expand so we can maintain a comfortable and state-of the art environment for our patients and referring providers that we serve,” said Jason T. Hutchison, M.D., president of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic.

The Physicians Surgery Center originally opened in 1995 as a facility focused on eye care. Today, its surgeons and staff complete almost 6,000 surgeries per year within the medical specialties of ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastics and urology.

“Physician-owned surgery centers are one of the key solutions to the crisis of rising health care costs, consistently exceeding the standard of care and producing savings for patients and insurers alike,” said Dr. Sean Neel, a board-certified ophthalmologist and medical director of the Physicians Surgery Center.

West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic was founded by Lowell F. Stonecipher, M.D., in 1973. Its main Jackson facility is nearby on Physicians Drive. It has full-time clinics in Dyersburg and Paris and satellite offices in Parsons, Union City, Lexington, Bolivar, Ripley, Trenton and Dover. Bone & Joint physicians and its medical teams specialize in sports medicine, joint replacement, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder, hand, spine, and pain management.

“We are focusing daily to have a patient-oriented and educated culture,” said Donna Klutts, CEO, West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. “Patients insist on prompt service, improved safety and quality, greater respect, compassion, convenience and a closure of the current information gap between the physician/provider and the patient. Absent satisfaction, the patient (our consumer) will go elsewhere. We’ve also focused on increased technology advances and patient preferences on reducing costs.”

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