Edward Fisher, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, will be joining Myrtue Medical Center and Cass County Health System in February 2015. Dr. Fisher is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 25 years of experience.
Edward Fisher, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
“We are thrilled to bring a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon to live and practice in southwest Iowa on a full-time basis,” noted Todd Hudspeth, CEO of Cass County Health System. “This will allow patients to receive quality orthopedic care, including joint replacement surgeries, with the convenience of staying in their hometown hospitals.”
MMC and CCHS have a long history of working collaboratively to enhance services and employment opportunities. This joint venture is the most recent in that ongoing partnership. “It is great to be able to work together to bring Dr. Fisher to both of our communities,” said Barry Jacobsen, CEO of Myrtue Medical Center. “Rural hospitals need to be creative and work together in order to ensure we continue to meet the healthcare needs of the citizens who depend on us.”
Dr. Fisher will provide full orthopedic services at hospitals, conducting clinics and performing surgeries at least two days each week in Atlantic and Harlan. His care will encompass a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries including:
• Joint replacement (hip and knee)
• Carpal Tunnel
• Arthroscopies (knee and shoulder)
• Rotator cuff
• Fracture and dislocation procedures
Dr. Fisher completed medical school and his orthopedic internship and residency training at the University of California, Irvine. After practicing in California for seven years he moved to Russellville, Alabama where he practiced for 15 years. He has been working in Clarksdale Mississippi since 2009.
Dr. Fisher and his fiancée, Maggie Doran, will relocate to southwest Iowa in early 2015.
(CCHS Press Release)