Our Physicians

 

Larry W. Carter, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Adult Reconstructive Surgery

A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Dr. Carter completed his Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 1994. Dr. Carter is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Orthopedics, at the Medical College of Georgia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Carter has a special interest in Sports Medicine and Total Joint Replacement. Dr. Carter is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Paul J. Herzwurm, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Sports Medicine

Dr. Herzwurm joined the practice in 1995. A graduate of the Medical College of  Georgia, Dr. Herzwurm completed his Internship and Residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He served for two years on the staff of Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia, and completed a Fellowship in Total Joint Surgery in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Herzwurm is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Thomas A. Parfenchuck, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery

Dr. Parfenchuck earned his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Following his Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, he completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Spine Institute for Special Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Parfenchuck joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 1995. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Douglas R. Phillips, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Phillips earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis. He completed his Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 1998. Dr. Phillips is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has a special interest in Arthroscopic Surgery and Total Joint Replacement.

Kevin J. O'Shea, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
Sports Medicine

Dr. O'Shea is a graduate of Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Dr. O'Shea then completed a Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Following this he worked as the Southeast Regional Foot and Ankle expert for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines for 4 years. Dr. O'Shea is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Joseph P. Rectenwald, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Rectenwald completed his internship and residency at the University of South Carolina/Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio/University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas, prior to joining the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 2003. Dr. Rectenwald is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.

Randall M. Meredith, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Total Joint Reconstruction
Sports Medicine

Dr. Meredith is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and completed a Total Joint Fellowship at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Internship at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, and served as Chief of the Total Joint Service at Eisenhower until June 2007, when he joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Meredith is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Terry L. Arrington, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Total Joint Reconstruction
Sports Medicine

Dr. Arrington is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He completed a Fellowship in Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery with OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 2010. He is a Candidate Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Emerging Leader in the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Arrington is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

John S. Clapp, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery

Dr. Clapp earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He also completed a Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the Harvard Combined Spine Surgery Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, Dr. Clapp worked at the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals. He joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 2012. Dr. Clapp is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Matthew Link, M.D.
General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Adult Reconstruction

Dr. Link is a graduate of Furman University and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Internship and Residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon. Dr. Link served for four years on the Orthopaedic Staff at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Georgia, prior to joining the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 2014. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Link has special interest in arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee disorders.

Brian E. Abell, D.O.
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Sports Medicine
Trauma

Dr. Abell is an undergraduate of West Point and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, where he then served as a staff Orthopaedic Surgeon for six years. He completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship and served as an Associate Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the University of South Carolina. He has authored several book chapters relating to injuries of the foot and ankle, and has served as a moderator at several national meetings. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

Emeritus Physicians

John L. Chandler, Jr., M.D.
1915 - 1990

Edward S. Forrester, Jr., M.D.
1934 - 1989

Mercer T. Bridges, M.D.
1920 - 2010

Charles Freeman, Jr., M.D.
1925 - 2015

H. Sherman Blalock, M.D.
1936 - 2011

William L. Clark, M.D.
Retired 2004

Thomas E. Bailey, Jr., M.D.
Retired 2009

LeRoy R. Fullerton, Jr., M.D.
Retired 2011

W. Howard Hudson, M.D.
Retired 2015

 

 

Mid-Level Providers

Shawn E. Gunder, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Leigh Ann Hogg, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Judah C. Johnson, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Mark D. Keesling, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Bernard A. Scherer, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Blythe J. Watson, PA-C
Physician Assistant

 

 

 

 
 

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Augusta

(706) 722-3401   Office
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University Hospital Professional Center 3

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811 13th Street

Augusta,GA 30901

Evans

(706) 854-2140   Office
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Evans Town Park

2511 Associates Way

Evans, GA 30819