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WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
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WCA Hospital Orthopedics Opens

William Fritz, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at WCA Hospital Orthopedics.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, March 26, 2012)—WCA Hospital is pleased to announce the expansion of orthopedic services in Chautauqua County with the opening of WCA Hospital Orthopedics. Conveniently located on the main campus of WCA Hospital, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown, New York, WCA Hospital Orthopedics is an orthopedic medical practice under the care of William Fritz, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon. The medical practice provides specialized orthopedics for patients of all ages in need of total joint replacement, sports medicine surgical procedures, and other general orthopedic care.

Dr. Fritz specializes in general orthopedics and surgery which includes trauma care, sports medicine surgery, joint replacement, and hand, foot, and ankle care. WCA Hospital Orthopedics is accepting new patients at the office by calling (716) 485-7990.

“As the regional health leader, it is our mission to provide compassionate, high quality health care that positively impacts and improves the health and well being of those we serve,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. “Our new orthopedic medical practice provides a full complement of orthopedic services from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, and strengthens our commitment to continually offer expert care and services right here, close to home.”

William Fritz, MD, board-certified in orthopedics, received his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. Dr. Fritz completed his orthopedic residency and fellowship in microvascular surgery/plastic surgery from the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). A highly-skilled surgeon with over 25 years of experience in orthopedic medicine, Dr. Fritz provides the highest standard of orthopedic care in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Prior to joining WCA Hospital, Dr. Fritz was in private practice for 28 years serving Venango County and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.

Services at WCA Hospital Orthopedics include total joint replacement including hip, total knee and partial knee, and shoulder replacement; sports medicine including shoulder and knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL), rotator cuff repair; and other general orthopedic surgery including fracture care, hand surgery, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, foot and ankle surgery, and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and work-injuries including low back, neck and foot.

WCA Hospital Orthopedics also provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care. Services are provided by experienced physical and occupational therapists, provided by the WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. Patients at WCA Hospital Orthopedics will have immediate access to the comprehensive programs, services, technology and compassionate care of WCA Hospital.

WCA Hospital Orthopedics is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (716) 485-7990. Most major insurances accepted. For more information regarding the new medical practice, please visit their website at or contact the office, at (716) 485-7990.

Dr. Fritz is a key-note speaker of the WCA Hospital Community Speaker’s Bureau. To schedule a speaking engagement, contact WCA Hospital Public Relations at (716) 664-8614.

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