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Sports Medicine Specialist Jeffrey B. Witty, MD, Joins North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

New patient appointments are now being scheduled with Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Jeffrey B. Witty, MD, who has joined North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond. To schedule an appointment, please call (985) 230-APPT [2778] in Hammond.

Jeff Witty

Witty is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in orthopaedic sports medicine and comes to North Oaks from the Lafayette area, where he was a practicing physician for three years.

After earning his medical degree from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery through Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. A fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery followed through Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, where he received training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and in-depth exposure to procedures and health concerns unique to athletes. Professionally, he belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.

Over the course of his medical training and professional practice thus far, Witty has provided athletic coverage for a variety of sports, organizations and schools, including the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Louisiana State University, Southwest Mississippi Community College, Tulane University, and Vermillion and Acadia Parish High Schools, to name only a few. He will continue to share his athletic coverage expertise as a member of North Oaks Health System’s official health care provider team for Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics.

In describing his approach to patient care, Witty points to the achievement of two core goals key to establishing a successful relationship with those under his care. “The first is clear communication, and the second is education specific to his or her particular problem so that he or she can understand what is going on and why a particular treatment is recommended,” Witty explains. “I find that if these two goals are achieved, my patients are motivated to get better and play and active role in their recovery, which leads to better outcomes and happier patients.”

North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center—Hammond is located within the North Oaks Clinic Building, Suite 100, at 15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive on the North Oaks Medical Center campus.

A second clinic is located in Livingston within North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex at 17199 Spring Ranch Road in Livingston, just off I-12 at Exit 19 Colyell/Satsuma.

North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center’s exceptional team of surgeons, physician assistants and nurse practitioners help patients of all ages, and each specializes in a different aspect of orthopaedics.

Hammond providers include: Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist Bryan Dudoussat, MD; Adult Reconstruction Specialist J. Gregory Kinnett, MD; Trauma Specialist Brian Ladner, MD; Spine Specialist Matthew Lafleur, MD; Sports Medicine Specialists Jeff Witty, MD, and Katy Morris, MD; Physician Assistant Marc Pitre, PA-C; and Nurse Practitioners Carla Graves, APRN, Janet Morse, ANP-C, Lane Newman, FNP-C, and Melissa Varnado, FNP-C.

Livingston providers include: Spine Specialist Matthew Lafleur, MD; General Orthopaedic Specialist Robert McAfee, MD; and Physician Assistants Randy Herrin, PA-C and Marc Pitre, PA-C.

Hours of operation for the Hammond and Livingston locations of North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.