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Dr. John “Chip” Rowe joins OMC Orthopedics

Dr. John “Chip” Rowe joins OMC Orthopedics

Specializing in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Injuries

Dr. John “Chip” Rowe recently joined Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Medical Group at the OMC Orthopedics clinic in West Plains. Dr. Rowe is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports injuries and treatment of arthritis. Dr. Rowe treats patients of all ages and joins Dr. Susan Jolly and Dr. James Rushford at OMC Orthopedics.

“I am excited about living in the Ozarks with the beautiful lakes and rivers and serving this community. I was impressed with the cohesiveness of the OMC medical staff in working together and with the administration,” said Dr. Rowe. “I like to take time with my patients to sit down and explain what is going on and what their options are. Working full-time at OMC Orthopedics will allow me to follow my patients through all aspects of their care, from consultations to surgery and follow-up appointments.”

Dr. Rowe completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, California and completed his undergraduate degree from University of California in San Diego.

Prior to coming to OMC, Dr. Rowe was an orthopedic surgeon at Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Illinois.

“We are very honored to welcome Dr. Chip Rowe to the OMC medical staff,” said OMC President and CEO Thomas Keller. “He has an impressive background and will allow OMC Orthopedics to meet the community’s need of being able to see more orthopedic patients here at home.”

Dr. Rowe has three daughters that live in San Diego, California. One is a full-time beach lifeguard, one is working to become a certified public accountant, and the other is a social worker who works with PTSD veterans.

While he performs all aspects of orthopedic care, Dr. Rowe especially enjoys sports medicine using minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and treatment of arthritis of the hips, knees and shoulders. He has been performing hip replacement through the anterior approach since 2008. OMC Orthopedics is located at 1210 N. Kentucky Avenue in West Plains. For more information, call 417-256-1745.

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