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Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine intends to model itself after orthopedic practices found in larger cities like Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles where the surgeons are all fellowship trained in different areas of the body.

Seven highly talented orthopedic surgeons recently joined forces, creating a unique medical practice for the Coeur d'Alene area.  

They've formed a world class fellowship trained group of surgeons that provides specialized care for the entire body called Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

Their goal is to deliver better patient outcomes by combining decades of experience and specialized training, said Dr. Jonathan King.

“All seven of us have our own niches, and so we're stronger as a group,” said King, who specializes in shoulder and knee reconstruction. “With rare and difficult cases, the partners collaborate and draw on the unique experiences of each individual surgeon.”

The board-certified surgeons at OSSM are fellowship trained, which means they received an additional year of training in their area of expertise under the tutelage of some of the best surgeons in the nation.

“There's so much knowledge with my fellow surgeons that it means we're able to solve complex and challenging cases together.” said King, who trained at the Kerlan Jobe Institute. “It's an incredible practice of medical professionals.”

The desire to provide the best patient outcomes is what drives the medical practice, which recently formed as a result of a merger of Orthopedic Associates of Coeur d'Alene and Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, two successful, local practices. OSSM will serve patients from its offices in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Kellogg.

“There is great value in our ability to collaborate,” said Dr. William Sims. “We all respect one another and we know that the group is comprised of great individuals who are singularly focused on making things better for the patient.”

Sims grew up in Coeur d'Alene and trained at the University of Washington, after residency he gained further specialized training in an accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga.

“My goal was always to return home to the Coeur d'Alene area and serve my hometown,” said Sims. “It's great that we're able to see our patients around town and interact with them outside the office.  The greatest reward that we have is playing a role in improving our patient's quality of life.”

OSSM intends to model itself after orthopedic practices found in larger cities like Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles where the surgeons are all fellowship trained in different areas of the body.  This allows patients to receive superior care from surgeons specializing in their specific problem.

The physical therapy branch of OSSM, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), contributes to  superior patient care. Direct communication between the surgeons and physical therapist ensures that patients will receive the highest level of therapy, producing the best possible outcomes.   

“Coeur d'Alene is still a small town in many respects,” said Sims. “We wanted to create a world class model of care that provides the ultimate experience for patients with orthopedic needs.”

OSSM will provide a one-stop shop for operative care, including physical therapy and rehabilitation, said Dr. Roger Dunteman, who graduated from Northwestern University Medical School with honors.

“Every surgery presents its unique challenges,” he said. “We're able to face those head on and truly make a difference in people's lives. I work with a lot of triathletes who have severe knee problems. Getting them back to competing is very rewarding.”

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides care for life- and sports-related injuries, including knee, ankle, hip, shoulder and elbow. Patients can have their surgeries performed at Kootenai Health, Northwest Specialty Hospital or Pleasant View Surgery Center in Post Falls.

“Patients have choices,” said Dunteman.

The OSSM surgeons are on call at Kootenai Health to perform emergency surgeries, including on weekends. Patients have access to all of the medical specialists at Kootenai Health.

“It's part of giving back to the community,” said Dr. Scott Brown, OSSM's foot and ankle specialist. “We take a lot of pride in helping people recover from devastating injuries.”

The comprehensive team of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists at OSSM are able to provide superior patient care. The driving purpose of the group is to produce the best possible  outcomes.

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