Category: News and Events

Biologics – Fighting Arthritis Caused by Autoimmune Disease

By Mark W. McFarland, DO As an Orthopaedic Specialist, I regularly treat patients who suffer from Osteo-arthritis, which is an inflammatory condition that often occurs in the joints of people as they progress from middle into old age. This “wear and tear” arthritis does not affect everyone, but many people will have it in some… Read more »

Losing Weight as a Treatment for Chronic Pain – Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD

As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I see patients in my practice who report suffering from chronic pain caused by a variety of diseases or injuries. Often times, we discuss many different methods of treating the pain, ranging from the use of non-narcotic medications to very potent opioid drugs, lifestyle changes, Physical Therapy, interventional procedures… Read more »

Free – Chronic Disease Self-Management Class at OSC

Do you struggle with chronic illness or pain which impacts your ability to enjoy life, work and activities? OSC is pleased to announce that we will offer a FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Class, beginning January 7th, 2015. The class will be held at OSC on Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, and will continue… Read more »

Smoking and Back Surgery – Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

As a Spine Surgeon, the standard instructions I give to patients when preparing for spinal surgery always includes telling them to stop taking their blood thinners (including ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin), not to eat or drink after midnight the day of their surgery and to stop smoking before and after surgery. Most patients generally understand… Read more »

2015 OSC Community Lecture Schedule

We are delighted to announce our Community Lecture Schedule for 2015. Each lecture is specifically created to address an Orthopaedic or Pain Management topic that is of interest to our patients, is presented by one of our highly skilled and experienced specialists, and is interactive in nature, with plenty of time for you to ask… Read more »

OSC's Fundraising Yard Sale – Saturday, November 22, 8 AM

Come join the employees of Orthopaedic & Spine Center as we host a Yard Sale on Saturday, November 22, starting at 8 AM, rain or shine! 15% of the proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Arthritis Foundation. Where: Orthopaedic & Spine Center Parking Lot 250 Nat Turner Blvd, Newport News,… Read more »

November OSC Community Lecture – John D. Burrow, DO

Overcoming Arthritis Pain: Effective Treatments for the Hips and Knees Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 7:00 PM OSC, 250 Nat Turner Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606 Dr. John Burrow is Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Joint Replacement and Revision Surgery. Join him for an interactive discussion about treatment options for painful arthritis of the… Read more »

OSC Celebrates Physician Assistant Week – meet Erin Lee, PA-C!

Why did you decide to become a Physician Assistant? Since I was a little girl it was clear to me that I wanted to be in the medical field. I grew up working in my dad’s oral surgery office and I loved helping others. I also loved assisting him in surgery. When a friend recommended… Read more »

OSC Celebrates Physician Assistant Week – Meet Jamie McNeely , PA-C!

Why did you choose to become a Physician Assistant? Originally, I thought I wanted to be a Physical Therapist and I started taking all the prerequisites to go to PT school. My school advisor asked me “Have you shadowed a Physical Therapist? If not, maybe you should do so and make sure that PT is… Read more »