A Job Well Done!

“I recently had surgery on my right wrist to correct deformity caused by rheumatoid arthritis. At my initial consultation, Dr Philbrick recommended a plate for the back of my wrist, as well as a number of other procedures to correct problems with the wrist caused by rheumatoid arthritis…

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Barton J. Rice Tackles Triathalon

“Dr. Hawkins completed a meniscus and ACL tear on 29 DEC 2017. I just want to thank him and your staff. My knee is better than new and I recently took third place last weekend at the Boston Triathlon! If that is not a success story, then I do not know what is one then! Many thanks to you!”– Barton J. Rice

Our Top Docs are Top Notch!

We are so very proud of Dr. Arvidson and Dr. Ergin for being named Top Docs! Such well-deserved recognition by their peers! Congrats!

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Salem Orthopaedist Helps Multi-Sport Athletes Maintain Their Edge

Family. It’s a term that’s often used to define a group of people related to one another, but in the case of Tori and Lee Sipes of Windham, it is also how they define their relationship with their orthopaedist.

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Dr. Joshua Philbrick Joins Essex Orthopaedics

Dr. Philbrick is an expert in surgery of the upper extremity, and arthroscopic surgery of the wrist and shoulder, including shoulder replacement.

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Essex Ortho Life Changers!

Kevin Graber has always been a “rub some dirt on it” kind of guy when it comes to injuries, toughing it out in hopes that it will just eventually feel better. That all changed for Kevin, 45, when he broke his ankle, suffered

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Succeeding at the Highest Level

As a gymnast, Samantha Jezak of Windham is no stranger to injuries – large and small. Her knees and wrists take a lot of impact, but she credits Dr. Matthew Hawkins with allowing her to …

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Back on the Golf Course!

As a nurse at Holy Family Hospital, Christine Giarrusso was familiar with the doctors at Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Therapy. So when it came time for her own surgeries, there was no

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When It Comes to Rotator Cuff Surgery, Less is More

Robert Degregorio bought a new house and proceeded to paint all the ceilings and doors himself.  No small accomplishment for anyone, but for Robert, who had been in pain for years…

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Worth the Trip!

Andrew Chabon of Andover passes by many physical therapy facilities on his way to Optima Sports Therapy, but the travel is fine by him to get the care he expects and deserves. “I travel to get to Optima for one reason – Jeff Kamuda

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Dr. Thomas Hoerner Provides Advice to Professional Golfers

Dr. Thomas Hoerner recently served as the MAKO robotic surgery expert providing expert orthopaedic advice to the professional golfers and their fans at the Stryker booth during the PGA…

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Dr. Tahsin Ergin to Treat Athletes at Olympic Training Center

He won’t be competing for a gold medal, but Dr. Tahsin Ergin, of Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Therapy will be heading for the US Olympic

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Did You Know?

Essex Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is once again a collection site for Toys for Tots. We encourage you to drop off your new, unwrapped toy to us to help ensure every child has a wonderful holiday!

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It’s All About You!

Essex Orthopaedics and Optima Sports Therapy recognize your needs are unique. So is our practice. Click HERE to find out what makes us the perfect fit for your orthopaedic and physical therapy needs.

My children have been to Essex Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for so many sports related injuries and all the doctors we have seen were accommodating, professional and compassionate. I work in healthcare myself and I see so many things. I trust this group completely. Dr. Ergin was great with Jessica and he respected her sense of urgency to have her surgery early on this past summer so she could get back to her high school sports this fall.

We could not be happier with the outcome.

Wendy, Methuen, MA


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The terrible weather couldn’t hold back our PA-C Chris Shields and his wife, Kelly, who recently crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon together with personal bests. They ran the Boston Marathon in memory of their friend Chrissy Fields Cedrone (Kelly’s sister-in-law) who was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2014 and passed away on January 28th last year. They are grateful for all the support they received to reach their fundraising goals. A huge thanks to all and a congratulations to Chris and his wife, Kelly. They certainly honored their friend well.

Did you know that we are now also serving the greater Claremont region at Valley Regional Healthcare? For more information call 603-542-7666.

We are proud to be a part of the nationally-recognized orthopaedic team at Holy Family Hospital!