Hand surgeon joins Southeastern Sports Medicine team

Press release

From Park Ridge Health:

Hendersonville, N.C. (June 19, 2013) – Southeastern Sports Medicine (SESM) is thrilled to welcome hand surgeon Jim Phelps, M.D., M.P.T., to its team of physicians. Dr. Phelps will begin seeing patients of all ages July 1 at SESM’s Asheville, Waynesville, Hendersonville and Weaverville clinic locations.

Dr. Phelps graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he received both his Medical Doctorate and a Masters of Physical Therapy. He then went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Phelps completed his fellowship in New York City at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons’ CV Starr Hand Surgery Center, where he trained using the latest techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Dr. Phelps also studied under leaders of the field in Sydney, Australia, at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, and in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Phelps specializes in treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Conditions Dr. Phelps commonly treats include fractures, nerve compressions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendonitis and ligament injuries. He offers a wide variety of treatment options including both operative and nonoperative therapy-based approaches. Some of the surgeries performed by Dr. Phelps includes repair of fractures, ligaments and tendons; joint replacement; and various minimally invasive procedures. He will be working closely with SESM’s athletic trainers to provide care for student athletes across the region.

To find out more about Dr. Phelps or schedule an appointment, please call SESM’s Asheville office at 828-274-4555 or the Waynesville office at 828-454-9816.

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 130 primary care and specialty providers, cardiac care and rehab, state-of-the-art surgical care, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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