On January 1, 2017, SVMC Orthopedics opened with a new roster of board-certified orthopedists.
Joining Matthew Nofziger, MD, a member of the SVMC medical staff since 2004, is Jonathan Cluett, MD; Suk Namkoong, MD; and James Whittum, MD, all of whom previously practiced at Orthopedic Associates of Northern Berkshire in North Adams, MA (bios below).
Operating out of a newly renovated office space, SVMC Orthopedics is poised to exceed the orthopedic needs of the community in terms of quality and level of patient-focused care.
“This expansion is important and essential to the SVHC mission to provide exceptional care,” says Dr. Cluett. “Not only will we be able to see patients in a more timely manner, we’ll be able to provide them with new treatment and surgical options.”
Among the priorities the orthopedic team is implementing is a truly patient-centric approach to care.
Cluett explains, “Our goal is to provide the best continuum of care to patients from the first appointment to any post-acute care. This means being accessible to patients and referring physicians, decreasing the variability of care, and providing the highest quality care and treatment options possible.”
Services offered by the team include anterior hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.
Cluett notes, “In the past, patients often had to travel an hour or more to receive these types of procedures. We now have several providers who can provide those services here, allowing the patient to receive comprehensive care from one facility and have the luxury of being close to home.”
In addition to the new surgical procedures, the orthopedic team will continue to offer care and management of sports injuries, arthritis, fracture management, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic surgery, and surgeries on hands, wrists, feet, elbows, and ankles.