Greenwood Leflore Hospital can boast of one of the finest teams of Orthopedic Surgeons to be found in Mississippi, with Dr. Bruce Newell, Dr. Asa Bennett and Dr. Donna Dipaolo standing ready to evaluate and treat everything from broken toes to total hip replacements.
The reputation of Greenwood Orthopedic Clinic has established it as one of Mississippi's premier bone and joint practices, with its current staff building on the rich legacy created by Dr. Fred Sandifer and Dr. Bill Anderson in the 1970s. Those two surgeons, both graduates of the world-renowned Campbell Clinic training program in Memphis, set the standard for quality care that has been maintained well into the 21st century.
Dr. Bruce Newell, a 1972 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, has been with Greenwood Orthopedic Clinic for more than twenty years, bringing with him extensive training at Lloyd Noland Hospital and the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. He is Board Certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Newell welcomed Dr. Asa Bennett to the group in 2001. Dr Bennett is a 1995 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine who went on to complete a General Surgery internship in Chattanooga and an Orthopedic residency at UMMC Jackson. He is also Board Certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dr. “Donna” Dipaolo joined Greenwood Orthopedic Clinic in 2007. A native of New Jersey, she carries degrees from Rutgers College, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Cornell University Medical College, where she served as a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellow in 1990-91. She held the position of Clinical Director of Orthopedics at Jersey City Medical Center for five years and has had numerous articles published in academic medical journals and was a previous clinical faculty member at New Jersey Medical School.
At Greenwood Orthopedic Clinic, these doctors are well-equipped to handle both chronic degenerative disorders and unexpected injuries. All three have a keen interest in sports medicine and stay busy with the treatment of high school, college and professional athletes as well as that of weekend amateurs. From Friday night sprained ankles to Monday morning golf game aches, Drs. Newell, Bennett and Dipaolo are dedicated to getting their patients back on the field or court.
Those with a more sedate lifestyle will find Greenwood Orthopedic Clinic accessible and friendly, ready to handle the natural changes of aging in hips, knees and shoulders as well as less common challenges such as rheumatoid arthritis and scoliosis. Whether the patient is headed for surgery or the physical therapist, the orthopedist will be there to guide the treatment plan from beginning to end.