New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center

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We Are Open!

Posted on March 23, 2020.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center remains open during the COVID-19 outbreak at our Nashua, Manchester, and Londonderry locations. Our community hospitals and urgent care centers are preparing for, and treating, cases of COVID-19 and have significantly limited their ability to treat orthopedic patients. To the extent possible, please do you part to avoid urgent care centers and hospital emergency departments for orthopaedic care so that patients with COVID-19 symptoms can be treated. Our MRI and Physical Therapy departments are continuing to see patients and perform scans.  In addition, we are offering telemedicine services so that you can be treated by an orthopaedic provider without having to leave your home or health care facility.

We understand and deeply respect that you may be concerned about COVID-19 infection in public places, even at our office. We want to assure you that our staff have further heightened our already extremely rigid sterilization standards in the office to reduce the risk of transmission to our outstanding team and to you, our valued patient. Should you need to visit one of our offices, you have the option to wait outside or in your car and be notified via text message when your exam room is available after checking in with our staff.

Important Notice

Posted on March 22, 2020.
 

COVID-19

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Patients:

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center remains open during the COVID-19 outbreak at our Nashua, Manchester, and Londonderry locations. Our community hospitals and urgent care centers are preparing for, and treating, cases of COVID-19 and have significantly limited their ability to treat orthopedic patients. To the extent possible, please do you part to avoid urgent care centers and hospital emergency departments for orthopaedic care so that patients with COVID-19 symptoms can be treated. Our MRI and Physical Therapy departments are continuing to see patients and perform scans.  In addition, we are offering telemedicine services so that you can be treated by an orthopaedic provider without having to leave your home or health care facility.

We understand and deeply respect that you may be concerned about COVID-19 infection in public places, even at our office. We want to assure you that our staff have further heightened our already extremely rigid sterilization standards in the office to reduce the risk of transmission to our outstanding team and to you, our valued patient. Should you need to visit one of our offices, you have the option to wait outside or in your car and be notified via text message when your exam room is available after checking in with our staff.

If you have traveled outside of the country recently, had a fever, cough, respiratory illness and/or have been around someone who may have come in contact with COVID-19, please call to discuss your upcoming appointment and/or surgery with our office at 603-883-0091. Due to working in close proximity with all patients, we want to ensure we are taking necessary precautions to make the office a safe environment for everyone that we serve.

This is just one of the ways that we can show our care for you and everyone in our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center
 
 
Physicians: Eric R. Benson, MD, Daniel P. Bouvier, MD, Andrew T. Garber, MD, Douglas M. Goumas, MD, Robert J. Heaps, MD, Kathleen A. Hogan, MD, Heather C. Killie, MD, Christian M. Klare, MD, John T. Lynn II, MD, Lance R. Macey, MD, Anthony R. Marino, MD, Marc J. Michaud, MD, Dinakar S. Murthi, MD, Gregory W. Soghikian, MD, Steve I. Strapko, MD, James C. Vailas, MD, Jinsong Wang, MD, PhD, Matthew W. Wilkening, MD
 

COVID-19 Important Notice

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Dear patients, during this time your safety is our priority. Please note that the Salem and Milford offices are temporarily closed. Our other offices will remain open for service so if you are in need of urgent orthopaedic care please call: 603.883.0091.

Our Offices Are Open!

Posted on March 17, 2020.

New Hampshire Orthopedic Center remains open during the evolving situation with COVID-19. If you are scheduled for a upcoming visit and answer yes to any of the following questions, please contact our office to discuss your appointment:
 
1)   Have you had recent fever over 100 degrees F?
2)   Do you have a dry cough?
3)   Do you have and breathing problem?

A message to our patients regarding COVID-19

Posted on March 13, 2020.

Dear Patients:

We understand and deeply respect that you may be concerned about COVID-19 infection in public places, even at our office. We want to assure you that our staff have further heightened our already extremely rigid sterilization standards in the office to reduce the risk of transmission to our outstanding team and to you, our valued patient.

If you have traveled outside of the country recently, had a fever, cough, respiratory illness and/or have been around someone who may have come in contact with COVID-19, please call to discuss your upcoming appointment and/or surgery with our office at 603-883-0091. Due to working in close proximity with all patients, we want to ensure we are taking necessary precautions to make the office a safe environment for everyone that we serve.

This is just one of the ways that we can show our care for you and everyone in our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Physicians Named as ‘Top Docs’ for 2019

Posted on March 20, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each year, roughly 3,000 physicians licensed to practice in New Hampshire are asked to nominate specialists they would most recommend to family and friends. Those selected as ‘Top Doctors’ received the greatest number of recommendations within 45 specialties. New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center physicians have been voted ‘Top Doctors’ in New Hampshire Magazine 33 times since 2001-more than any other orthopaedic group in the state.
 
The votes for 2019 have been counted and seven New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center physicians have been included in the Top Doctor listing:
 
Eric R. Benson, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
 
James C. Vailas, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
 
Gregory W. Soghikian, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
 
Robert J. Heaps, MD – Top Doctor for Hand Surgery
 
Jinsong Wang, MD, PhD – Top Doctor for Hand Surgery
 
Douglas M. Joseph, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
 
Marc J. Michaud, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
 
Congratulations to all those voted ‘Top Doctors’ for 2019.

Dr. Kathleen Hogan recognized for her opioid-free approach to pain management

Posted on March 15, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As our nation’s opioid crisis continues to make headlines, it’s important that we not merely raise awareness of this raging epidemic but offer solutions. Kathleen Hogan, MD, a surgeon at New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, is heeding that call and taking steps to help combat this dangerous issue.

While many opioid abusers are recreational users, many others developed their addictions after taking painkillers following surgical procedures. Drugs such as fentanyl, among others, have long been prescribed for patients in these situations, and while effective, these types of medications can also be highly addictive.

That’s why Dr. Kathleen Hogan, a Board-certified orthopaedist specializing in knee and hip replacements, opts to treat her patients using a non-opioid medication called Exparel whenever possible. The anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the patient during surgery and not only greatly reduces pain, but can minimize or eliminate the need for post-op opioid prescriptions.

This is one component of Dr. Kathleen Hogan’s multimodal approach to pain management, which was recently featured in The Nashua Telegraph. In the article, Dr. Kathleen Hogan mentions that in addition to taking opioids out of the equation, this treatment option also speeds up recovery times for most patients.  

While the opioid issue knows no geographic boundaries, New Hampshire is one of the country’s biggest problem areas. Although Dr. Kathleen Hogan is leading efforts to eradicate opioid addiction in her community, the work doesn’t end there. She is also introducing this alternative treatment plan to other parts of the world. As part of the Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach group, Dr. Kathleen Hogan does mission work in other countries such as The Republic of Congo and Cuba, among others, performing knee replacements and providing safer pain management to underserved regions.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is proud to call Dr. Kathleen Hogan one of our own. She is an innovative and passionate leader who is dedicated to all those she serves Yixing Teapots.

Dr. Douglas Joseph transitioning to non-surgical role

Posted on February 5, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no denying that Douglas Joseph, M.D. is one of the area’s premier orthopaedists. Specializing in minimally-invasive hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder for torn meniscus, ligaments and rotator cuffs, he was named the Top Orthopaedic Surgeon by New Hampshire Magazine seven times.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is proud to have Dr. Joseph as a member of its team and he is one of many who help provide the day-to-day care that their patients need to achieve comfort and recovery. Although Dr. Joseph will continue treating patients, he will no longer be performing surgical procedures, instead referring them to his partners at New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center.

“We have an incredible staff here at New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center and I believe we provide better comprehensive care than anybody else in the community and state,” said Dr. Joseph. “I will continue doing my best to make our patients pain-free.”

Dr. William Rix Is Retiring

Posted on January 14, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A practicing orthopaedist since 1978, William Rix, M.D. recently announced his retirement. He will truly be missed by those who had the privilege of working with him, as well as by the countless patients he treated and helped keep in motion throughout the years.

For Dr. Rix, you could say that being an orthopaedist is in his blood. Or, better yet, his bones. His father was an orthopaedist and his grandfather was a surgeon.

He acknowledges that growing up, his only aspiration was to become an orthopaedist. He accomplished that goal and has served as a general orthopaedist more than four decades, and has been a vital member of the team at New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center.

For the past few years, Dr. Rix shifted his focus to musculoskeletal medicine and also assisted his partners with some of the more challenging orthopaedic injuries they were attempting to treat – “head-scratchers,” as he called them.

Practicing since 1978, Dr. Rix recently announced his retirement. He will truly be missed by those who had the privilege of working with him, as well as by the countless patients he treated and helped keep in motion throughout the years. The team at New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful doctor and appreciates the countless contributions he made to the community.

The team at New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful doctor and appreciates the countless contributions he made to the community.

Voted Best Orthopaedic Office 6 Years In A Row

Posted on August 9, 2018.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center has been voted Best Orthopaedic Office in New Hampshire for six years running, from 2013 through 2018. Thank you to our patients for recognizing our continued excellence in Orthopaedic care!