Orthopedic Care Center | COE Orthopedic Care Center

Welcome to Trinity Orthopedic Center of Excellence

The medical specialty of orthopedics is concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system - the body's muscles and skeleton, including the joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Trinity's board certified orthopedic specialists have been treating patients from throughout our region for decades.

Evaluation Procedures

Before a treatment or rehabilitation program can begin, your orthopedist must first determine the reason for, and source of, your condition. This typically involves a comprehensive physical examination plus a detailed medical history, in addition to a complete history and description of the symptoms related to your condition. During this gathering of information, be sure to notify your physician of any other illnesses, injuries, or complaints that have been associated with the pain or condition, as well as any previous treatments or medications prescribed. Preliminary diagnostic tests may then follow, including blood tests and/or x-rays.


Your treatment will depend on your condition. However, unless otherwise indicated, initial treatments are generally conservative, with surgical intervention only as a last resort.

The Orthopedic Surgeon

A physician who specializes in orthopedic surgery is, of course, called an orthopedic surgeon, or simply an orthopedist. These medical experts are highly educated and skilled in the workings of the musculoskeletal system, which includes diagnosing conditions or disorders, identifying and treating injuries, recommending rehabilitation for an affected area/function, as well as determining ways to prevent further damage.

After approximately 14 years of medical education, orthopedic surgeons, like those with Trinity Medical Group, usually become board-certified by passing both oral and written examinations given by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Many orthopedic surgeons choose to practice general orthopedics, while others specialize in certain areas of the body (i.e., foot, hand, shoulder, spine, hip, or knee), or in a specialized area of care, such as sports medicine, trauma medicine, etc. Some may even work in several areas and collaborate with other specialists in caring for patients.


 Providers in this field:
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Seth Evert PA-C

Seth G. Evert, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant and a member of Trinity's team of provid --More--

Ravindra Joshi MD

Ravindra Joshi, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who has served the needs of patients in northwestern Nor --More--

Alexandre Kindy MD

Dr. Alexandre Kindy is a member of Orthopedic Associates, the area's leading center for the surg --More--

Paul MacLeod MD, FAAOS

Dr. Paul MacLeod is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with 25 years of experience caring for peo --More--

Dawn Mattern MD

Dawn Mattern MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She sees active patients --More--

Amber M. Rice DNP-C

A member of Trinity's orthopedic team of providers at Orthopedic Associates, Amber Rice, DNP, is --More--

E. Dexter Scott MD

Dr. Dexter Scott is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with over 30 years experience caring for p --More--

Desiree Striha FNP-C

Desiree Striha is a board certified Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner, experienced in orthopedic asses --More--

David Uthus MD

Board certified with over 15 years orthopedic surgery experience, Dr. Uthus received his medical edu --More--

Donna Verhasselt PA-C

Donna Verhasselt, PA-C, is a board certified physician assistant and a member of our provider team a --More--