Dr. James Andrews, Ochsner Health to create sports medicine institute: 9 details

Alan Condon -  

Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, MD, and Jefferson, La.-based Ochsner Health have cemented a five-year partnership to create The Ochsner Andrews Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute.  

Nine details to know:

1. Dr. Andrews will integrate his newly launched Andrews Medicine platform with Ochsner, enhancing orthopedic care for patients across Louisiana and Mississippi, according to a March 17 news release.

2. The institute will work with Dr. Andrews to expand Ochsner's orthopedic sports medicine fellowship program and to improve the system's physical therapy and sports performance initiatives.

3. Dr. Andrews will provide guidance on programs and share clinical best practices with Ochsner physicians and sports medicine teams. He will also engage in research and professional development initiatives.

4. The partnership will enable Ochsner to "offer a nationally recognized and competitive sports medicine fellowship program to train the next generation of physicians," Deryk Jones, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Ochsner's section head of sports medicine, said in the release.

5. Three Andrews Institute fellowship-trained physicians practice with Ochsner: orthopedic surgeons Benjamin Guevara, MD, and Karim Meijer, MD, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Nicholas Goyeneche, MD.

6. Dr. Andrews is a founding member of Andrews Institute, a trademark of Andrews Medicine in Pensacola, Fla., and a co-founder of the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala.

7. Ochsner has more than 36 orthopedic surgeons at 25 locations and is a Center of Excellence for total joint and spine procedures. It is the only hospital in Louisiana that has been awarded the Joint Commission's gold seal of approval for advanced total hip and knee replacement.

8. The Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute includes 16 orthopedic surgeons fellowship trained in sports medicine and 17 sports medicine physicians trained in nonoperative therapies such as ultrasound-guided orthobiologics.

9. Over the course of his career, Dr. Andrews has mentored more than 650 orthopedic sports medicine fellows and more than 80 primary care sports medicine fellows, according to the release.

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