Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

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September 18, 2017
Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute
Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon
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Orthopedic Surgeon, 
Dr. Patrick Harrison is
looking forward to building lasting relationships with his patients that come
from serving in a rural community.

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HERMISTON, OR – Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute is excited to announce Patrick Harrison, D.O., as part of the Good Shepherd Medical Group (GSMG) team of orthopedic surgeons, which includes Jeremy Anderson, D.O.
 
As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Harrison comes to Hermiston from Kearney, NE, where he has been practicing since 2015. When asked what drew him to Hermiston and Good Shepherd Health Care System, Dr. Harrison shared that it was all about the relationship, “Dr. Anderson and I have been friends for many years, served together in the Army, and have been discussing joining our practices for quite some time. The opportunity and timing were perfect for me to come to Hermiston.”
 
Having another orthopedic surgeon in Hermiston is good news for Umatilla and Morrow counties, according to Vice President of GSMG, Troy LeGore. “It’s a fact of life that our population is aging, and with baby boomers set to retire, and projections are they plan on being more active than previous generations, there is the potential for more orthopedic conditions. The addition of Dr. Harrison will help with the demand for care that our community already has.”
 
If projections are correct more baby boomers will be having hip and knee replacements than ever before. “Medical journals are projecting that in the next 20 years we’ll see a 174 percent increase in patients in need of a hip replacement and 673 percent increase in patients demanding knee replacements,” apprised Dr. Harrison. Statistics are according to a study published in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ 2006 annual meeting. With statistics also stating that 90 percent of patients who have joint replacements experience no pain and are able to maintain their active lifestyle.
 
As for his clinical acumen, Dr. Harrison is well rounded. He has been practicing the anterior approach to hip replacements which allows patients a speedier recovery and better quality of life. With knee replacements, he has perfected the custom cutting guides approach which allows for some patient-specific instrumentation to be used which allows for more accurate alignment of the joint and less surgical time. He has experience with platelet-rich plasma injections or PRP, and stem cell injections, as a nonsurgical and effective treatment for osteoarthritis and other conditions.
 
When asked what he feels the future of orthopedics will be, Dr. Harrison expressed, “Robotics, but it needs to be perfected and married with the surgeon's experience and perfection – something that we are definitely exploring for Hermiston.”
 
Regarding his patient care, Dr. Harrison believes in providing the best quality service for his patients, “I treat every patient with the same compassion as if they were my own family. That’s one of the benefits and attributes I love about practicing in a small town.”
 
Dr. Harrison is joined by his wife and three children of which, two are in high school and one in college. When not in the office or the operating room you can expect to see Dr. Harrison golfing, hunting, or fishing.
 
Dr. Harrison is a part of the Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute at Good Shepherd Health Care System and is welcoming new patients. His office is located at the Good Shepherd Medical Plaza at 620 NW 11th Street in Hermiston, OR 97838. His office can be reached at 541.289.7075, or find them on the web at  http://www.gshealth.org/good-shepherd-medical-group/orthopedics/
 
 
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Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is a progressive non-profit community health system located in Hermiston, Oregon founded in 1954 by a group of well-minded community members wanting to make an impact on the community by providing health care services in the form of a fully functioning acute care hospital. Accredited by Det Norske Veritas, GSHCS has grown to provide inpatient care, emergency services, same-day surgery, health education classes and events, and a wide range of outpatient imaging and lab services.  Additional services include primary and specialty care offered by the Good Shepherd Medical Group, Good Shepherd Clinic Pharmacy (with locations in Hermiston and Boardman), Home Health/Vange John Memorial Hospice, Home Medical Equipment retail outlet, and the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation.
Contact:
Nick Bejarano, Marketing & Communications Director
nbejarano@gshealth.org, (541) 667-3460