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A Fall Fitness Routine Can Help with the Holidays

Posted on November 18, 2014 to News and Press

Once again, the holiday season is fast approaching. While many of us look forward to the fun family get-togethers, some of us are not looking forward to packing on the pounds or the maintenance and busyness that comes along with holiday decorating, house cleaning, meal preparation and shopping. The list can go on and on.

How can you protect yourself against all that the holidays bring? Start a fall fitness program to get yourself in the habit of being healthy before the whirlwind of it all begins! Here are 5 workout tips to not only help you prevent weight gain, but also protect your body from possible injury.

Lunges

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Lunges are a great way to work all the major muscles of the hips, glutes and thighs.

Jump Rope

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Jumping rope is an easy and quick exercise that burns lots of calories and is good for the heart.

 Running

Running, wether inside on a treadmill or outside, has great short term and long term benefits.

Running, whether inside on a treadmill or outside, has great short-term and long-term benefits.

Crunches

Doing crunches is a great way to strengthen your core muscles which also helps your back.

Doing crunches is a great way to strengthen your core muscles, which also helps your back. 

Cycling

Cycling is a great way to build stamina, burn calories, improve heart health and much more.

Cycling is a great way to build stamina, burn calories, improve heart health, and much more.

These are some great tips for protecting your body from holiday damages. As for protecting you against family members who might outstay their welcome, well that’s a whole other blog. Make a plan for yourself to get fit and stay fit this year and you can have a positive outlook on the upcoming months. The New Year will be here before you know it!

If you need help in a specific area or want an expert opinion, give us a call at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, 251-410-3600, or visit us at www.alortho.com.

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Dr. M. Preston Daugherty, Jr. to Retire from Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic

Posted on October 22, 2014 to News and Press

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After 42 years of compassionately serving the Mobile community as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. M. Preston Daugherty, Jr. has announced he will retire from active practice with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic (AOC) on November 3, 2014.

A graduate of the Medical College of Alabama, Dr. Daugherty completed his orthopaedic residency at University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon completion of his residency in 1972, Dr. Daugherty began practicing orthopaedics in Mobile with Earl, King, Semon & Daugherty. He later moved to Old Shell Orthopaedics, which in 2003 merged with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinics.

Patient interaction and care has always been fundamental to Dr. Daugherty’s practice and his decision to practice medicine. Dr. Daugherty chose to pursue orthopaedics because he wanted to treat patients of all ages. When asked what he will miss most about practicing medicine, Dr. Daugherty is quick to respond “the patients”. And after 42 years of service in the Mobile area, when asked what treasured memories he will take with him into retirement, Dr. Daugherty reflects fondly on having had the privilege of treating the grandchildren of some of his early patients.

Upon retirement, Dr. Daugherty is looking forward to, first and foremost, some rest and relaxation with his wife of 51 years, two daughters, two granddaughters, and his dog Andy. He also looks forward to traveling throughout the United States, possibly by train. Although he is not yet sure where his travels will take him, he is excited by and open to the adventure of the unknown.

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic physicians and staff acknowledge Dr. Daugherty for his many years of dedicated service and wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors. He has been an essential partner to the practice and his presence will be sorely missed.

After Dr. Daugherty’s retirement, AOC will continue to serve his patients with uninterrupted care. Our appointment schedulers will work one-on-one with existing patients to make sure they are appropriately reassigned to one of our 21 remaining physicians. We will be happy to accommodate all patient needs as best as we can in this process. If you are a patient of Dr. Daugherty’s and have any concerns regarding your physician reassignment, please feel free to call (251) 410-3600 to speak with one of our appointment schedulers.

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AOC’s Halloween Costume Contest

Posted on October 20, 2014 to News and Press

At Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic we take pride in providing our patients with the best service and most effective treatment we can. Our staff also likes to provide our patients with a reason to smile. That’s why each year at Halloween the doctors and staff like to dress up in funny and interesting costumes.

Although we haven’t had our 2014 Halloween dress up day yet, here are a few pictures from years past:

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This is a fun Toy Story group from 2011

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In 2013, we had a surprise visit from the Harlem Globe Trotters! (Or maybe their wanna-be’s)

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This crayon crew from 2012 was sure to brighten up the patients day!

If you haven’t had a chance to see some of our amazing costumes in-person, stop by for a visit on Friday, October 31, 2014. We would love to see you!

Want to see more photos?

2011 Facebook Album

2012 Facebook Album

2013 Facebook Album

2014 Facebook Album (coming soon)

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2nd Annual Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic Charity Clay Shooting Tournament

Posted on September 18, 2014 to News and Press

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It’s that time of year again! The 2nd Annual AOC Charity Clay Shooting Tournament will be held at Taylor Creek Shooting Preserve on Friday, November 7th at 11:00 am. This year ALL proceeds from this community outreach event will benefit Ransom Café.

Ransom Café exists to combat physical and spiritual hunger locally and throughout the world by using quality fresh ingredients in the food served, helping others to learn about food preparations, job preparedness, participating in community missions and showing the love of Jesus through acts of service. They are able to do this through the generous support of our community.

November 7th is right around the corner, so please take this opportunity to register early for the tournament.  Early-bird pricing for single shooters is available through Friday, October 10th (extended through Tuesday, October 14th). In addition to door prizes and goody bags, we will also have prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, the best overall shooter, and the most improved shooter.

Lunch is provided to all participants before we start. Registration and lunch begins at 11:00 am, the shoot begins at 12:00 pm, and our awards ceremony begins at 4:00 pm. If you are unable to join us, please consider sponsoring a shooting station for this incredible ministry. Shooting station sponsors have an opportunity to bring and set up a tent to “host” the station they are sponsoring.  This is an excellent opportunity to visit with our shooters by providing marketing materials, snacks and/or beverages.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.  We appreciate your support for Ransom Café.  Please contact Sarah Lightfoot if you have any questions at (251) 410-3707 or sarah_lightfoot@alortho.com.

Use this entry form to sign up and see a list of sponsorship opportunities: AOC Clay Shoot Registration Form.

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Two More Reasons to Choose the Best

Posted on August 20, 2014 to News and Press

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to announce the addition of two new fellowship-trained, orthopaedic surgeons – Hand Specialist Dr. Jared L. Burkett and Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. Grant M. Shell.

Jared L. Burkett, MD

AOC Hand Department

Dr. Burkett is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.  He is originally from Dothan, Alabama, and he and his wife Shilpa have two children together, daughter Norah and son Dylan. Dr. Burkett completed both medical school and his residency in Mobile at the University of South Alabama. The Burkett family is looking forward to being near both friends and family when they return to the area at the conclusion of his fellowship. Dr. Burkett will begin practicing at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic in late-August of 2014. 

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Grant M. Shell, MD

The Foot and Ankle Division at AOC


Dr. Shell
is a Mobile native who attended McGill-Toolen High School and the University of South Alabama. He is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery and chose this specialty because he believes the foot and ankle are a vital area to one’s overall health and mobility.   His wife Anne and their two children, daughter Marnie and son Whit, are excited to return home to Mobile where they are close to family and friends. Dr. Shell will begin practicing at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic in late-August of 2014.

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Both Dr. Burkett and Dr. Shell will begin seeing patients in late-August 2014. Call 251.410.3600 today to schedule your appointment.

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Meet Erica Ford: AOC’s Director of Physician & Public Relations

Posted on August 5, 2014 to News and Press

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Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to welcome our new Director of Physician & Public Relations, Erica Ford. Erica, a Mobile native and St. Paul‘s alum; she received her Master’s in Health Education from Auburn University. After graduating, she began her career in marketing and public relations at a large pediatric dentist office in Birmingham and has continued to work with physicians in some capacity for the last eight years. Erica has a passion for all things health and wellness and loves her career in the healthcare industry.

Erica and her husband, local dentist Corey Ford, moved back to the Mobile area from Birmingham after he completed dental school at UAB. As one of six kids, Erica is happy to be back home close to family.  In her free time, Erica enjoys chasing her one and two-year old daughters around the park, pool and beach.

Erica is excited to join the wonderful staff of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic . As a former patient of Dr. Zarzour, she knows the level of service AOC gives and looks forward to becoming part of the team.

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Summer Sports: Who Will You Draft?

Posted on June 3, 2014 to News and Press

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Which doctors should you trust for Summer Sports Injuries?

With summer fast approaching, it means one thing…football training. Preparation for the 2014 football season will soon be under way, and coaches are eager to implement new schemes devised from the lengthy offseason. If everything goes according to plan, their strategies should lead their team to a championship. But let’s be honest, everything rarely goes according to plan. The fact is, by the time season starts, solid starters will have turned to sideline supporters. Every summer, teams lose numerous players to off the field training injuries.

Some of the most common injuries in football primarily deal with the ankles, knees, and shoulders. These are often times cause by poor flexibility, form, and diet, all of which can be reduced if training properly. Others are just unavoidable. So who should you trust on your team when an injury occurs? Who should you choose to keep your team in playoff contention…?

Here are some game changing picks that should surely be chosen in the first round:

           NAME                                     POSITION                                           COLLEGE

Clayton G. Lane                                  MD                            Boston University School of Medicine

Analysis:  A true team player, Dr. Lane treats his patients like family. Originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, Dr. Lane traveled far from home to receive the best training possible. It paid off. He has worked with the New York Giants, New York Knicks, and New York Mets. A solid pick for any team.

W. Christopher Patton                     MD                                      Baylor College of Medicine

Analysis: Team chemistry is key to any winning team, and Dr. Patton has perfected just that. He is a student of the game, keeping up with everything new involving breakthroughs in sports medicine. With shoulder and knee injuries still prominent, Dr. Patton is surely to make an impact early.

César M. Roca, Jr.                               MD                           Tulane University School of Medicine

Analysis: A truly multidimensional prospect, Dr. Roca is a game changer. An avid sailor on the side, Dr. Roca knows how to stay calm and perform under pressure. Poise on call makes him one of the best. Specializing in shoulder and knees, Dr. Roca has everything a team is looking for to compete for a championship.

 

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16th Annual Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic Charity Golf Inivitational

Posted on May 6, 2014 to Community Events

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It’s that time of year again! The 16th Annual AOC Charity Golf Invitational will be held at Azalea City Golf Course on Wednesday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. This year ALL proceeds from this community outreach event will benefit Victory Health Partners.

Victory Health Partners provides for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the medically underserved by providing affordable, quality healthcare services to those that may not otherwise have access. They are able to do this through the generous support of our community. Since 2003, Victory Health Partners has provided services to over 15,800 residents in and around our community.

May 14th is right around the corner, so please take this opportunity to register early for the tournament. The format will be a “4-Man Scramble”. We will also have a $10,000 hole in one contest, a putting contest, four (4) closest to the pin prizes and prizes for the 1st & 2nd place teams with the best gross & net scores.

Lunch is provided to all participants before we start. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., lunch at11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. If you are unable to join us, please consider sponsoring a hole for this incredible ministry. Hole sponsors have an opportunity to bring and set up a tent to “host” the hole they are sponsoring.  This is an excellent opportunity to visit with our golfers by providing marketing materials, snacks and/or beverages.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.  We appreciate your support for Victory Health Partners.  Please contact Sabrina Alexander if you have any questions at (251) 410-3654 or sabrina_alexander@alortho.com.

Use this entry form to sign up and see a list of sponsorship opportunities: AOC-14-16_GolfForm-WEB

 

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Dr. Setzler Is Adding Chatom to His List of Locations!

Posted on April 17, 2014 to News and Press

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We are happy to announce that starting on Friday, April 18th Dr. Roger M. Setzler will begin holding clinic at our Chatom office location on campus at Washington County Hospital. Dr. Setzler is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in the treatment of hand and upper extremity disorders.

Dr. Setzler will hold clinic in Chatom on alternating Fridays, starting at 8:30am. To request an appointment, please call (251) 410-3600 or complete our Request an Appointment form.

To learn more about Dr. Setzler and the AOC Hand Team click here.

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Comebacks Start Here: Mr. Terry’s Success Story

Posted on February 11, 2014 to News and Press

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Recently, Buddy Terry, patient of Dr. Patton, underwent an Anterior Cruciate ligament repair surgery for his right knee injury. Terry successfully underwent surgery and was able to start a regimen of sport specific rehabilitation at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic Physical Therapy. Thanks to the doctor and staff, and Terry’s willingness to stick to his plan for recovery, he was able to hike to the highest point in Nevada, Boundary Peak.

The hike to the top is about 10 miles round trip with an elavation gain/loss of 6000 vertical feet. This climb includes steep grades, lots of rocky uneven footing and fall potential. Terry wore his Donjoy brace, which is strapped to the pack in the picture only for a short time while he enjoyed the view, to help him during the climb, especially the downhill portion.

Mr. Terry says, “You guys do great work…”. Here at AOC we strive to help individuals get back on their feet, in more ways than one, through all we do and we are so glad to have made it possible for Buddy Terry to get back to doing what he loves.

If you have a success story or something you would like to share with AOC, please email us at info@alortho.com

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patton, call 251.410-3600.

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