Posted on August 1, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles
Dr. John C. McAndrew of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic P.C.
Physician specializing in General Orthopaedics – Foot & Ankle
Hobbies: Wood working, forestry, hunting, & fishing
Guilty Pleasures: Antiquing
First Job: Meat cutter in grocery store
First Car: Ford Torino Hatchback
Favorite Song: Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”
Have you always planned to go into medicine? If not, what was your original career path?
Yes, since 8th grade. Prior to that I wanted to be a Fireman
What advice would you give your High School self? Get a haircut, no beer drinking.
Who has helped you the most during your career? Dr. Frazier Ward – Attending Mississippi Orthopaedic Faculty
Best advice you have ever received: Think a problem over carefully before setting a plan in motion to deal with it.
What is your philosophy on patient care? Listen to a patient’s complaints. They will tell you what is wrong with them.
What do you think is in the future of Orthopaedics? On the positive side I look for advances in cartilage healing and continued improvement in fracture management.
What do you love most about living in Mobile or Baldwin County? The weather, closeness to salt water fishing and recreation.
What would you like to see most in the Bay Area? a cruise line
Favorite local event? Mardi Gras
Married with two children
University of Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Sports Medicine, University of Oklahoma
Areas of Specialty
Foot and Ankle
American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Medical Society of Mobile County, Alabama Medical Society
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