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.


  • 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.

Peter Lopez, M.D.

Peter Lopez, M.D.

He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Medical School. He completed a general surgery internship at Columbia University and his orthopedic residency (at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center) in New York. He completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified), is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in addition to Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Lopez was recertified in 2009.

He joined Brandon Orthopedic Associates, in 1999. Dr. Lopez specializes in Hand Surgery as well as general orthopedics. He is an expert in the treatment of complex traumatic and degenerative upper extremity conditions, and has a particular interest in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, and Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. He is one of a few surgeons around the country performing Arthroscopic Thumb (CMC) Arthroplasty.

Jorge A. Rodriguez, Jr., M.D.

Jorge A. Rodriguez, Jr., M.D.

His Doctorate of Medicine degree was earned from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Rodriguez served his internship and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta.

His fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery was completed at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

He is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Team at Bayfront Medical Center and the Surgical Evaluation Team at Northside Hospital. He was a team physician for the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Certified Expert Medical Advisor for the State of Florida

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