2018 News

Arizona’s Largest Orthopedic Group Expands, Delivering Comprehensive Orthopedic Care in a Larger Clinic

Mesa, Ariz. (December 20, 2018) – Five years ago, Arizona’s largest orthopedic practice, The CORE Institute, opened its first clinic in Mesa on the campus of Banner Desert Medical Center. Given the successes of that endeavor, it is now time to grow again.

The CORE Institute first began caring for East Valley residents in 2009, opening a location in Gilbert. Another large clinic was opened in Mesa in 2013, and most recently in November, in Scottsdale.

“Two things are driving the need for a new location: a growing population in the East Valley and a growing aging population in need of orthopedic services,” said Dr. Jason Scalise, Vice Chairman and Orthopedic Surgeon at The CORE Institute. “On the heels of opening our first Scottsdale facility last month, we are committed to meeting the increasing demand for our services and providing residents access to the highest level of integrated orthopedic care.”

The new clinic is equipped with 2,000 additional square feet and six additional exam rooms. The new Mesa orthopedic clinic will cover all orthopedic specialties including sports medicine, spine surgery, hand and upper extremity, bone health, foot and ankle care, pain management, adult joint reconstruction, musculoskeletal oncology, interventional spine, and shoulder. Physicians caring for patients in their new Mesa facility include Michael Amini, MD; Amalia De Comas, MD; Shane Hess, DO; Brandon Hirsch, MD; Kelly Krohn, MD; Michael Talerico, MD; John Wallace-Talifarro, MD; Nicholas Wischmeier, MD; K. Adam Lundberg, DO; Jeffrey Holmes, DPM; Frank Raia, MD; Tyler Collins, MD; and Ejovi Ughwanogho, MD.

The CORE Institute currently has 19 orthopedic facilities across the Valley including Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, and Surprise. To schedule an appointment online with The CORE Institute providers, visit www.thecoreinstitute.com.

The CORE Institute Partners with Legacy Center Sports Complex to Become Preferred Orthopedic Partner

Orthopedic Physicians Will Offer Onsite Medical Coverage and Expedited Care to Legacy Center Athletes

Brighton, Mich. (September 21, 2018) - The CORE Institute® joins forces with Michigan’s premier multi-sport facility, Legacy Center, to deliver onsite medical coverage, expedited medical care to athletes and ongoing education to staff and athletes.

“We are excited to partner with The CORE Institute because of their reputation in the orthopedic community”, said Justin Cessante, National Director of Football and Executive Director for the L.E.A.D Foundation at The Legacy Center. “It’s our mission to positively impact the thousands of families and athletes that walk through our door every year. We’re confident our new partnership with The CORE Institute will significantly assist in this mission and provide a great service in preventing and repairing injuries.”

“We have provided best-in-class care and treatment to the Greater Detroit community since 1959, with a goal of keeping life in motion,” said Vikas Khanna, Executive Vice President at The CORE Institute. “Whether our patients are high school or college athletes, we care about their injury. Our partnership with the Legacy Center places a focus on athletes and showcases our commitment to the sports medicine community and importance for athletes to continue to be active in their favorite sport.”

Under the new partnership, The CORE Institute will provide onsite medical coverage for sporting events and tournaments and deliver expedited care in alignment with their ‘2-Day Athlete Guarantee’, which promises to evaluate any athlete with an acute injury within 48 hours. In addition, the orthopedic physicians will collaborate with the Legacy Center to educate staff and athletes on various orthopedic conditions, treatment options and recovery pathways.

Access To Highly Skilled Surgeons in Scottsdale Means Patients No Longer Have To Travel For High-Quality Orthopedic Services

Phoenix, Ariz. (September 25, 2018) - #1 Orthopedic Group and Largest Orthopedic Practice in Arizona, The CORE Institute®, will begin seeing orthopedic patients in Scottsdale starting November 5, 2018.

The expansion provides convenient access for patients and families to meet the growing demand for orthopedic services in the Northeast Valley. The 6,500 square-foot clinic is located at 90th Street and Shea Blvd and will cover all orthopedic specialties, including sports medicine, foot and ankle care, musculoskeletal oncology, spine surgery, pain management, interventional spine, hand and upper extremity, adult joint reconstruction, chiropractic care and physical therapy.

“We are excited about expanding our presence in the Scottsdale community,” said Steve Myerthall, MD, Market President and Orthopedic Surgeon at The CORE Institute. “The CORE Institute first began seeing patients in 2005, and over the years we have seen a growing demand for our services across the Valley, as well as out of state. We feel that expanding into the Scottsdale area provides a great opportunity for our physicians and therapists to offer increased access to patients seeking our orthopedic care, close to home or work.”

The CORE Institute’s new Scottsdale clinic is the tenth clinic location for the orthopedic group in Arizona, where the practice also has seven physical therapy locations, two spine centers and an orthopedic specialty hospital. The CORE Institute physicians will expand their clinic locations to meet the growing need for their services in Scottsdale. Physicians caring for patients in their new Scottsdale location include: Ali Araghi, DO, Robert Cercek, MD, Tyler Collins, MD, Amalia DeComas, MD, Eric Feldman, MD, Melissa Galli, DPM, David Jackson, MD, A. Kurt Lundberg, MD, Tony Nguyen, MD, Nina Patel-Hinkle, MD, MD, Frank Raia, MD, Ryan Scott, DPM, Scott W. Siverhus, MD, MS.

“The CORE Institute is thrilled to expand our Excellence through Evidence® platform in Scottsdale to significantly enhance the orthopedic care available in the greater Scottsdale area,” said Vice Chairman, Dr. Jason Scalise. “We’re excited to bring our standardized care approach, proprietary quality IT platform, and proven outcomes to continue to redefine orthopedic services and care across the Valley.”

The CORE Institute – Scottsdale
8952 E Desert Cove Ave, Suite 113
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

To schedule an appointment with The CORE Institute providers, please call 1.866.974.2673.

For more information, please visit www.thecoreinstitute.com/scottsdale.

The CORE Institute Adds Fellowship-Trained Providers Specializing in Shoulders, Adult Joint Reconstruction, Trauma, Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle

Phoenix, Ariz. (September 12 2018) - The CORE Institute, #1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group by Ranking Arizona, proudly announces the addition of eight new surgeons to its provider team.

“We are excited that physicians of such quality continue to share the vision of The CORE Institute and by doing so, choose to bring their clinical expertise and leadership to our community,” said Jason Scalise, MD, Vice Chairman and Director of National Physician Integration at The CORE Institute.

The new additions are:

  1. Michael H. Amini, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Amini earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and completed his residency at Campbell Clinics Orthopaedics, where he also cared for professional athletes on the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball team. He completed his fellowship training in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Amini cared for patients in private practice in Tucson, Arizona.
  2. Jesse Anderson, MD, FRCSC, a Canadian board certified and dual fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He has a keen interest in primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. Dr. Anderson also has an interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and ankle, including non-operative treatment options and rehabilitative principles for sports injuries. Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario, completed his residency at the University of Alberta, followed by his fellowship at the University of Toronto.
  3. Peter Boyle, DO, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision total hip and knee replacements. Dr. Boyle graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by his residency at Rowan University, and then completed his fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at The Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Boyle cared for patients in Dallas, Texas, where he also served as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health and Science Center.
  4. Ammar R. Karim, DO, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma, adult and pediatric fracture care as well as pelvic and periarticular trauma. Dr. Karim earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was completed at Rowan University, followed by an Orthopedic Trauma fellowship at Ohio Health Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH.
  5. Alex O. Renshaw, DO, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. A graduate of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Renshaw completed his residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio followed by a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas, where he assisted in the care and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
  6. Michael B. Rose, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in advanced knee ligament reconstruction, hip arthroscopy, knee cartilage restoration, malalignment correction and shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Rose received his medical degree from Duke University, completed his residency at Oregon Health and Science University, and his Sports Medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver, where he also served as assistant team physician to the NFL’s Denver Broncos and MLB’s Colorado Rockies.
  7. Michael Talerico, MD, a fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric fracture care, infections, post-traumatic deformities, osteomyelitis, amputations, nonunions, malunions, pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, periarticular fractures, leg length discrepancy, periprosthetic fractures, and foot and ankle trauma. Dr. Talerico earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University, completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by his fellowship at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington.
  8. Nicholas K. Wischmeier, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction. A graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Dr. Wischmeier completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he was Team Resident Physician to a large student athlete population, followed by a fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery at the Florida Orthopedic Institute. He has a special interest in ankle replacement surgery, foot deformity correction, sports injuries and ankle trauma and arthritis.

“Each of these new physicians brings a set of high-level skills and competencies” said Dr. Scalise, “which I am certain will be of great value to our community and our patients.”

The CORE Institute Hosts Saturday Sports Clinic as Part of ‘2-Day Athlete Guarantee’

Athletes Who Sustain an Injury on the Weekend Now Have an Option Outside of the Emergency Room or Urgent Care

Novi, Mich. (August 31, 2018) Is it soreness, or a serious injury? That’s a scary question for many student athletes and their parents. It can take two weeks of waiting to see an orthopedic expert before they get an answer, and by then, half of their playing season may be lost. Or, even worse, an injured athlete may have “played through the pain,” doing themselves serious damage. The CORE Institute wants to change all that.

The CORE Institute is opening a Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic at their Novi location for the third year in a row. This program is in alignment with their ‘2-Day Athlete Guarantee’, which promises to evaluate any athlete with an acute injury within 48 hours.

Throughout the fall season, the clinic will be staffed by a sports medicine specialist. The CORE Institute team will also have access to a full range of diagnostic imaging equipment, including X-ray.

"The CORE Institute already has a great reputation in the community for their dedication to sports medicine," said Bob Ogar, athletic trainer at Detroit Catholic Central High School. "As a high school athletic trainer, it is important that our athletes receive prompt care after their injury. This seasonal injury clinic provides our athletes with an immediate recovery plan with a guarantee they’ll see an orthopedic specialist to start the treatment path urgently, and gives families and our coaching staff peace of mind."

“Whether our patients are high school or college athletes, this program makes student athletes a top priority because we know they want to get back in the game as soon as possible if they can,” said Dr. Jefferey Michaelson, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician at The CORE Institute. “A two-day turn-around time showcases our commitment to the sports medicine community and the importance for young men and women to continue being active in their favorite sport.”

The CORE Institute Saturday Sports Injury Clinic promises quick and cost-effective care for patients of all ages for acute, non-urgent sports injuries including: Sprains and strains, closed fractures and possible fractures, minor dislocations, or other sports-related injuries. The clinic will not be staffed to evaluate concussions or neck injuries.

The program runs every Saturday from September 8 until October 20, 2018, from 8:30am until 10:30am. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Most insurances are accepted. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The CORE Institute – Novi is located at 26750 N Providence Parkway, Suite 200, Novi, MI 48374.

For more information, please visit www.thecoreinstitute.com/athlete or call 248.485.7039.

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