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NVRH Orthopaedists Get a Name Change!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Orthopaedics have a new name -- Four Seasons Orthopaedics! Patients will see new signage and some creative new art in the waiting rooms. Jill Bliss, graphic designer, created four seasons of the orthopaedic tree symbol, a bent tree that is braced to make it grow upward and straight. The orthopaedic tree has been the symbol of orthopaedists around the world since 1741.

The surgeons had been looking for a name to embrace the beauty of the land and honor its’ people. They all feel that the NEK is a special place, both in its natural beauty and in the peoples’ spirit and love of the outdoors. Four Seasons seemed to provide an answer and description of what they sought; the region has become a destination for many activities. Together, they have over 70 years serving the people of the NEK and beyond.

Drs. Dreisbach, Gagnon and Prohaska are in their same locations, with the same great service and talent, but while their new name reflects the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom and the four distinct seasons, it also characterizes the phases of life where orthopaedics plays a role. From the growing child and their many sporting pursuits to the elderly and every stage in between, Four Seasons Orthopaedics wants to help keep people moving and active. Their intention is to treat injuries of all kinds and to keep one’s muscles, bones and joints as healthy as possible, no matter the season.

Practice Managers Marti Erwin and Angela Gaskin have embraced the change, “It’s been a fun and revitalizing experience. We are all thrilled with the change, and our patients are very supportive as well.”

The most common procedures performed by NVRH orthopaedists remain the same: total joint replacements; rotator cuff repair; carpal tunnel release; knee and shoulder arthroscopies; knee ligament reconstruction; tennis elbow repair; ganglion cyst excision; achilles’ tendon repair; fractures – reduction and fixation; trigger finger release and joint injections.

Drs. Gagnon and Prohaska can be reached at 802-748-5361 or 748-8902, while Dr. Dreisbach can be reached at 802-748-7488.

 

 


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