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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Summer 2012 Whatever you do, do it well. Meet Our Orthopedic Trio Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is proud to introduce members of our orthopedic team. Alongside physician assistant Josh Caruso, RPA-C, this elite duo puts the people in this community first. DANY TOMBLER, MD, FRCS[C], orthopedic surgeon at Claxton-Hepburn, hails from Cornwall, Ontario, and has more than 30 years of experience in the specialty. Part of his medical training involved a fellowship in sports medicine from the Carleton University Sports Medicine Clinic in Ottawa. Dr. Tombler describes his interest in medicine as a family legacy—both his father and uncle practiced general surgery—paired with a fascination with science. "I am a very science-oriented person, and medicine has a blend of science and social interaction that few professions offer," says Dr. Tombler. "I love working with my hands, and orthopedic surgery is a very physical and reconstructive specialty that I enjoy mentally." Typifying a health-conscious lifestyle himself, Dr. Tombler believes a healthy body and mind are keys to a happier, more productive life. "I enjoy the teaching quality of being a physician, being able to share healthy lifestyle habits with patients as well as treating them," Dr. Tombler says. "I get as much fulfillment in talking to someone about diet and lifestyle as I do treating a broken bone." "We lend a hand in treating a lot of injuries, such as sprains, bruises, and bone and joint problems, in the emergency department. With new technology in orthopedics continually becoming available, we can deliver an increasingly valuable service to patients." —Thomas Herzog, MD, orthopedic surgeon Thomas Herzog, MD AN AVID TRAVELER whose medical career spans Georgia, California, Florida, and Okinawa, Japan, Thomas Herzog, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Claxton-Hepburn, brings his well-rounded experience in orthopedics to the medical center family. Dr. Herzog has always had a knack for fixing things, which inspired him to take up the profession. New technologies in the field keep him engaged. "Advancements in arthroscopy and joint replacement procedures are becoming more available, and there's more to come," says Dr. Herzog. "This field continues to continued on page 2 "Orthopedic treatments and surgeries typically yield a high level of success, and most patients who undergo orthopedic surgery recover and see results quickly. For example, most patients who have a joint replaced are walking the next day."—Dany Tombler, MD, FRCS[C], orthopedic surgeon Win a lawn mower. See page 2 for details. Volume 11 Number 3

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