SPH welcomes new orthopedic staff

South Peninsula Hospital Orthopedics and the office of Dr. Brent Adcox welcome Dharti Patel, Physician Assistant, to its care team.

Patel moved to Homer this month from New York City, where she was a hand and wrist orthopedic PA at New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lennox Hill Hospital. Prior to that she worked for five years at Mount Sinai Hospital as an orthopedic PA. She is a graduate of St. Johns University in New York.

As physician assistant to Dr. Adcox, Patel will assist with surgeries, offer clinic visits, and do minor procedures such as fracture reduction, laceration repair, joint injections, casting and splinting. She will also take call for the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Patel enjoys skiing, hiking, mountain climbing and the great outdoors, and is most looking forward to being a part of a small community where she can get to know her neighbors and patients, the hospital said in a press release.

Her arrival expands the capacity of orthopedic care for the community, and should result in shorter wait times for appointments at the clinic.

More information and appointments can be made by calling the SPH Orthopedic Clinic at 235-0310.