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Third Physician Group and First Orthopedic Practice Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

Third Physician Group and First Orthopedic Practice Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
10/01/2011
10/1/2011

White Plains Hospital recently welcomed Westchester Orthopaedic Associates to its larger family.  The practice of Louis McIntyre, M.D.; Michael Panio, M.D.; and Eric Zitzmann, M.D. is the third physician group to join the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, a recently formed division of the hospital aligning local doctors with hospital services.  This new venture enables physicians and White Plains Hospital to share information, promote growth, better utilize resources and expand quality care to its fullest potential.“We are pleased to have Drs. McIntyre, Panio and Zitzmann, who together bring decades of experience and great skill in orthopaedic care, join our Physician Associates group,” said Jon B. Schandler, President and CEO, White Plains Hospital.

Westchester Orthopaedic Associates has long been recognized as a leading orthopaedic practice in Westchester County, successfully treating both routine and complicated problems affecting the bones and joints for over 30 years.  According to surgeon Dr. Louis McIntyre, “The greatest reward for us as physicians is restoring our patients to their normal level of physical functioning, where they can resume participating in the recreational activities they love. Everyday we receive new referrals from people who have heard about us from grateful patients which is a powerful validation of our success.”

Dr. McIntyre has longstanding ties to the greater White Plains community.  A resident of White Plains, he currently serves as the team Doctor for the White Plains School District Athletic Department.  He is a graduate of Pleasantville High School, the College of the Holy Cross and the New York Medical College, where he received his medical degree in 1986.  He completed his residency training in orthopedics at the Long Island Jewish Hospital and his fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine in Richmond, Virginia at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia in 1992.

Dr. Michael Panio has been in practice in White Plains since 1976 and is a former chief in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at White Plains Hospital.  He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Cornell University, and completed residencies in surgery and orthopedics, respectively, at the New York Hospital in 1973 and the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1976. Dr. Panio is one of only a few physicians in Westchester County currently licensed by the FDA to perform Oxford Meniscal bearing knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Eric Zitzmann, a founding member of Westchester Orthopedic Associates, obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Cornell, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Zitzmann has a special interest in adult hip and knee replacement surgery and foot surgery.

The group also offers outpatient physical therapy by skilled PT specialists trained in hands-on techniques and therapeutic exercises designed to restore patients their normal level of physical functioning and prevent recurrence of further injury.  Flexible hours, a convenient and comfortable location and free parking are all provided.

A unique additional feature of the practice is the Westchester Orthopedics Sports Injury Hotline.  The hotline is overseen by Dr. McIntyre and designed to provide an immediate response to student athletes in high school and college who have suffered a sports-related injury.  Parents, athletic trainers and coaches from regional high schools and colleges can use the service to obtain a free consultation with Certified Athletic Trainer Michael Mirabella immediately following an injury and to arrange for any needed testing, physician appointments or physical therapy as soon as possible.

For further information on the Sports Injury Hotline at Westchester Orthopaedic Associates, please call 914-539-2934 or go to: http://westchestershoulderandknee.com/sports-injury-hotline/.

For more information on Westchester Orthopaedic Associates, please call 914-946-1010.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas.

Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 60,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation. In 2012, the Hospital received Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and, in 2016, earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital. In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide.

For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.