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Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage, also known as OPA, offers a range of medical services for treating various musculoskeletal conditions. The center has expertise in a selection of surgical and nonsurgical procedures and techniques. It serves the residents of Alaska. Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage provides rheumatology services to diagnose and treat rheumatic diseases. In addition, the center offers online and on-call options for scheduling appointments. It provides treatment solutions for various conditions related to joints and soft tissues, such as rheumatoid gout, fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases. Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage performs arthroscopic surgeries for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscus repair purposes.
MASTER CARD, VISA
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
ArthritisHip damage is most often caused by degradation of the cartilage that provides cushioning between the end of the thigh bone (head of the femur) and the hip socket (acetabulum). Common causes include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, bone irregularities and osteonecrosis (bone decay). There are several surgical and non-surgical treatment options. If joint replacement surgery is needed, this involves the removal of the damaged parts of the hip and insertion of an artificial joint. The new joint restores pain-free movement, which increases the patient’s mobility and quality of life.
Weight ManagementAt OPA, many cases of back pain can be managed conservatively via lifestyle modifications, which may include an individualized exercise regime, weight loss, medication, traction and massage. If surgery is required, the lowest risk, most-effective approach is offered to resolve a patient’s pain and restore function.
Primary CareYou or your primary care provider can schedule an appointment by calling (907) 562-2277, Monday - Friday, 8-5 pm. Please have your insurance information ready when you call. You will receive a courtesy reminder phone call the day before your scheduled visit.
Family PracticeDr. Moates Atkins completed her master of science from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, graduating summa cum laude. She received her doctorate of nursing practice in family practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. LEARN MORE
Carpal Tunnel SyndromeDr. Ala is the latest member of the hand and wrist team at OPA. He focuses on treating patients with various hand, wrist and elbow conditions including fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, joint replacement and more. LEARN MORE
UltrasoundDr. John Botson specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, the management of osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound, including on-site ultrasound diagnostics, ultrasound-guided injections, and infusion therapy, along with bone densitometry. LEARN MORE
MRIAll relevant diagnostic images from referring and other providers such as X-Rays, MRI films, and CT films. Plain film or CD versions are accepted.
OrthopedicsYou may schedule with any of our providers — but you may need to wait longer for an appointment with a physician. Please note that our physician assistants are not only certified PA-Cs, they have additional advanced training in orthopedics and many individuals further specialize in specific areas of concern. All work in concert with our physicians and of course if surgery is indicated, you will meet with a surgeon to discuss that possibility further.
ArthroscopyThe shoulder has a wide range of motion thanks to its ball-and-socket structure formed by the collarbone (clavicle), upper arm bone (humerus) and shoulder blade (scapula). Unfortunately this construction also makes the shoulder relatively unstable and vulnerable to injury. Injuries are often caused by sports like swimming, tennis, weightlifting and pitching or other activities that involve excessive, repetitive overhead motion. Common injuries include dislocation, subluxation, torn rotator cuff, torn labrum (a cuff of cartilage), bursitis, tendonitis, impingement and fractures. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat many shoulder conditions. In very severe cases that do not respond to conservative treatment, shoulder replacement may be necessary to restore the patient to full motion and a pain-free state.
Ankle SurgeryDr. Eugene M. Chang is Alaska’s only orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery. He’s also a life-long Anchorage resident and graduate of East High School, proud to be serving his hometown community. LEARN MORE
Joint ReplacementOPA treats patients with shoulder issues virtually every day — and we offer many non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments along with more complex surgeries such as reconstruction and total joint replacement. Our shoulder team includes several leading physicians with shoulder expertise.
Hand SurgeryChristopher J. Manion, M.D. specializes in general orthopedics, trauma, sports medicine, arthroscopy, primary adult reconstruction, foot and ankle, and hand surgery and non-surgical treatments. LEARN MORE
Orthopedic SurgeryThe vision of Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage is to provide the finest orthopedic surgery care in North America through quality, patient-centered care. We welcome those applicants who can embrace that level of patient commitment with a daily renewed attitude of excellence.
ArthroscopyDr. Hall is one of the original members of OPA and one of Alaska’s leading joint replacement surgeons. His special interests include general orthopedics, trauma, total joint replacement, and arthroscopy. LEARN MORE
Hip ReplacementOur team includes two of Alaska’s hip replacement experts. Dr. Kavanaugh is fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in primary and revision hip replacement. R.J. Hall, M.D. is also a well-known, board-certified hip surgeon
Knee ReplacementMany of our providers at OPA have extensive knee expertise and offer the latest treatment options ranging from non-surgical care to minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to total knee replacement and revisions.
Bunions ProblemsThe foot and ankle are responsible for mobility and balance, and provide a firm basis of support for the body. They are composed of bone, ligaments, tendons, fascia, nerves and blood vessels and are very complex structures. Common problems include arch or heel pain, flat feet, sprains, fractures, arthritis and bunions and other things that can prevent normal foot and ankle function and cause significant pain.
Sports MedicineAddition, six full-time certified athletic trainers serve numerous local youth sporting programs and events at no charge to prevent sports injuries and care for injured athletes.
Manual TherapyMatt Crowe has worked as a physical therapist in Anchorage and Eagle River since 2012. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula and has additional training focused on the clinical examination and manual therapy treatment of the hip, shoulder and shoulder girdle. LEARN MORE
Physical TherapyDuring the visit, the provider will listen to your concerns, evaluate the area of concerns, order X-rays or MRIs as needed, make a diagnosis if possible and suggest an initial treatment plan. The plan may include anything from rest to physical therapy to exploring surgical solutions.
Occupational TherapyWill Berry is both a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. He graduated Cum Laude from occupational therapy school and now specializes in rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Originally from Mississippi, he's worked as an OT in Anchorage for over a dozen years and fully enjoys Alaska life as a mountain biker, hiker and backcountry snowboarder. LEARN MORE
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- by Karen E. on 12/27/2014
I have been a patient with this group for over two years now. I have been very satisfied with all of their services.
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