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Dr. Glenn Fuoco

Dr. Fuoco is a board-certified physician specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehab with a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Fuoco graduated in 1997 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Fuoco completed his residency in 2001 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

His Fellowship in Interventional Spine/Pain Management was completed in 2002 at The Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, FL.

Peter J Howard, MD

Peter J Howard, MD

Dr. Peter Howard is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Howard obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. After his undergraduate education, Dr. Howard completed his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then trained in orthopedics at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine. During his final year, he served as chief resident at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. Seeking additional sub-specialization; he trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital. During his time there he worked with and cared for the Houston Astros, Texans, Dynamo, Rockets, the Rice University Owls, and many high school teams.

Dr. Howard’s areas of interest include the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and biologic therapies. Dr. Howard focuses on helping athletes and weekend warriors get back to full activity.

Shoulder problems: Rotator cuff repair, revision rotator cuff repair, PRP ( platelet rich plasma ) injections, shoulder dislocations, labral tears, Latarjet surgery, throwing injuries, baseball injuries, tennis injuries, bicep pain, golf injuries, pitcher’s shoulder, clavicle fracture, collarbone fracture, shoulder separation, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement.

Elbow problems: Tommy John surgery ( ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction ), elbow arthroscopy, radial head replacement, fractures of the elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, distal bicep repair, tricep repair, and many more procedures.

Hip Problems: Femoroacetabular impingement, hip arthroscopy, torn labrum, labrum tear, cam lesion, pincer lesion, cam and pincer lesion, hip muscle tear, abductor tear, hamstring tear, hamstring pain, hip ligament damage, hip labral reconstruction, groin impingement.

Knee problems: Anterior cruciate ligament tears ( ACL ), medial collateral ligament tears ( MCL ), posterior cruciate ligament tears ( PCL ), lateral collateral ligament tears ( LCL ), meniscus surgery, meniscus tears, football knee injuries, soccer knee injuries, volleyball knee injuries, revision ACL surgery, ACL reconstruction, ACL replacement, cartilage transplants, meniscus transplant, and many more procedures.

Joint Replacement: Dr. Howard specializes in Shoulder, Knee, and Hip replacements.

Biologic Treatments: Dr. Howard also received advanced training in Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, Bone Marrow Concentrate Aspirate Injections, and Stem Cell Injections. Dr. Howard is also FDA certified for MACI cartilage transplants.

Dr. Howard’s treatment philosophy is to try to exhaust all non-surgical options before considering surgery. He works with his patients to educate and explain their condition so that they can fully understand their treatment options. If surgery is a choice made by the patient, he believes in being with the patient through their full course of surgery and recovery. He also believes working closely with the physical and occupational therapists that care for his patients. Dr. Howard stays up to date on the newest treatment options so that he can provide the latest treatments to his patients.

Dr. Howard is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

In his time off Dr. Howard enjoys fishing, boating, going to the beach, biking, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard please contact the office today at 727-787-5577 for the Palm Harbor office or 727-848-4249 for the New Port Richey office.

Daniel Dziadosz, MD

Dr. Dziadosz is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Dr. Daniel Dziadosz attended Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School. Upon graduation from medical school in 2004, he remained at the New Jersey Medical School where he completed both his internship and residency in the Department of Orthopaedics. In 2009-2010, he traveled to Tampa, FL where he successfully completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute / Tampa General Hospital under the direction of Drs. Roy Sanders and H. Claude Sagi.

Since 2010, Dr. Dziadosz has had multiple peer reviewed publications and has held the title of Assistant Professor at both the University of Kentucky and Mercer University School of Medicine. In addition, he is an active member in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and AO North America, allowing him to help educating practicing and resident orthopaedic surgeons in fracture care.

Dr. Dziadosz’s main area of interest in the clinical setting focuses on complex trauma and fracture care, including pelvis and acetabular fracture fixation, deformity correction, infection, malunion and nonunion (non-healed) of fractures as well as complex hip and knee revision surgery for failed joint replacement.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Dr. Neil Kumar

Dr. Neil Kumar is a Valrico native who recently joined Brandon Orthopedic Associates as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopedic residency training at Drexel and was elected chief resident and an American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader. Dr. Kumar completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, one of the nation’s top institutions for adult and pediatric sports medicine.

Dr. Kumar has numerous publications in the areas of knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery. He has presented at several regional and national conferences and reviews scientific articles for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He is currently a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Kumar specializes in adult and pediatric sports medicine, with expertise in knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus injuries, shoulder labrum tears and dislocation, and rotator cuff repair using minimally invasive techniques. He has a particular interest the treatment of young athletes, with proficiency in cartilage restoration, patella (kneecap) dislocation, and ACL surgery in children with open growth plates. Dr. Kumar is committed to the practice of evidence-based medicine so his patients can return to their active lifestyles as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Todd Beery, D.O.

todd beery

Dr. Todd Beery is double board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.
Dr. Beery earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University and completed residency at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident. He pursued post-doctoral fellowship training in pain medicine at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Beery uses a multidisciplinary approach to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and spinal disorders by incorporating physical therapy, medications and interventional procedures. His treatment philosophy is centered on delivering comprehensive, compassionate care with the goal of optimizing and restoring function. Treatment plans are individualized and integrate the use of minimally invasive non-surgical techniques such as fluoroscopic guided procedures, peripheral nerve blocks and ultrasound guided injections. He also performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS) to assist in diagnosing peripheral nerve injuries.

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dzi-Viet Nguyen D.O.

Dzi-Viet Nguyen D.O.

Dr. Nguyen earned medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida.  He then completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Grandview Hospital and Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

He is fellowship trained in Hand and Microsurgery at Foundation for Orthopedic Research and Education in Tampa, FL.

Memberships:

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association

Mitchell R. Herrema, D.O.

Dr. Mitchell Herrema

Mitchell Herrema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with honors. He also earned academic All-Big Ten while playing football there and was named MSU’s “Student Athlete of the Month” in April, 2001.

After completing his undergraduate degree, he remained at MSU to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He also did several specialty rotations including sports, trauma and total joint arthroplasty at the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. After residency, he completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction and total joint arthroplasty at Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida in Fort Myers, Florida. During fellowship, he performed or participated in over 1,000 total joint arthroplasty procedures, including anterior hip, partial knee resurfacing, revision hip and knee replacement, and total shoulder replacement. He received additional training in robotic- assisted partial knee and hip replacement as well as knee arthroscopy.

Dr. Herrema brings a conservative approach to his practice. He believes in trying nonsurgical options prior to knee or hip replacement. These options include injections, physical therapy, bracing and other anti- inflammatory agents to help reduce pain from arthritis. Dr. Herrema specializes in revisions of failed or older surgeries that need reparation or refinement.

Dr. Herrema enjoys traveling and outdoor activities including running, golf and kayaking. His wife, Heather, is a neurologist in St Petersburg, Florida, with specialty training in Parkinson’s disease. Dr Herrema and his wife enjoy spending time with their daughter, Emma.

Paul J. Pagano, M.D.

Dr. Pagano is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty in Spine Surgery.

Dr. Pagano is an Orthopaedic Spine specialist whose practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine. Specific interests include adult deformity, minimally invasive spinal fusions, tumor resection and reconstruction, trauma and disc replacement surgery.

Dr. Pagano is a native of the Youngstown, Ohio area where he practiced for 13 years until relocating to the St. Petersburg area with his family in August of 2013. Dr. Pagano received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 and received his degree in medicine at The Ohio State University in 1995. Dr. Pagano completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2000. Following his residency, Dr. Pagano performed a two part Orthopaedic Spine fellowship with Dr. Richard Holt in Louisville, Kentucky and with the late Dr. Thomas Whitecloud at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Pagano is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The North American Spine Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Pagano continues to use his engineering background as an active medical consultant holding patents in the field of spine surgery. He has also been an instructor in minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Mark D. Torke, M.D.

Mark D. Torke, M.D.

Specializes in general orthopaedics including fracture care, arthroscopy, pediatric orthopaedics and joint replacements (partial and total).

EDUCATION:

Dr. Torke graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He completed medical school (M.D.) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Torke also completed a pediatric orthopaedic residency at the Alfred I. Dupont Institute.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Dr. Torke is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

ASSOCIATIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

Dr. Torke is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He holds a teaching appointment with the University of South Florida/ Morton Plant Mease Family Residency Program and Barry University Physician Assistant Program.

Dr. Torke is a consultant for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball and the Dunedin Blue Jays minor league baseball team.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Dr. Torke is on-staff at Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals (BayCare Health System), Mease Ambulatory Surgery Center and HCA Countryside Surgery Center.

Sang H. Choi, M.D.

Sang H. Choi, M.D.

Specializes in general orthopaedics including fracture care, arthroscopy, total joint replacement. He subspecializes in foot and ankle and hand surgery.

EDUCATION:

Dr. Choi graduated from the University of Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. He completed medical school (M.D.) at the Indiana School of Medicine. He completed orthopaedic residency at the McLaren General Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Choi completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery in Warren, Michigan and a Hand surgery fellowship in Detroit.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Dr. Choi is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

ASSOCIATIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

Dr. Choi is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Dr. Choi is a consultant for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball and the Dunedin Blue Jays minor league baseball team.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Dr. Choi is on-staff at Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals (BayCare Health System), Mease Ambulatory Surgery Center, BayCare Trinity Surgery Center, HCA Countryside Surgery Center, and New Port Richey Surgery Center

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