In July 2019, Florida Orthopaedic Associates celebrated our 50th anniversary. The timeline below highlights some the milestones and accomplishments that got us here.
Celebrate 50 Years with Us
Drs. Richard Huster and Taylor Griffin open Huster and Griffin, M.D., P.A., becoming the first orthopaedic surgeons in DeLand, Florida.
Huster and Griffin, M.D., P.A. opens its second office in Deltona.
Soon after Dr. Royce Hood, Jr. joined the practice, Huster, Griffin & Hood, M.D., P.A. moves the DeLand office to its current location at 740 West Plymouth Avenue.
On-site x-ray services are offered at the practice.
Dr. Hood performs physicals on the local high school athletes.
The practice changes its name to Orthopaedic Associates of West Volusia, P.A.
Dr. Mark Hollmann joins Orthopaedic Associates of West Volusia. Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Hollmann plays an integral role in the advancement of joint replacement surgery in Central Florida.
Orthopaedic Associates of West Volusia partners with Stetson University to provide comprehensive orthopaedic care for their athletes. Dr. Hollmann serves as head team physician for all athletic teams.
Orthopaedic Associates of West Volusia moves its Deltona office to Orange City.
Orthopaedic Associates of West Volusia changes its name to Florida Orthopaedic Associates.
Shortly after Dr. Stephen Reed joins the practice, Florida Orthopaedic Associates expands to Seminole County with its Lake Mary office.
The addition of Dr. Stephane Lavoie brings a new level of medical service to patients, being the only fellowship-trained spine surgeon in the Sanford and West Volusia areas.
Certified Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Henry Samsoe, PA-C joins the practice and is responsible for patient care from prescribing medication to administering musculoskeletal joint injections. He also supports and manages both pre-operative and post-operative appointments for surgical patients.
Florida Research Associates forms to provide research specializing in orthopaedics.
Dr. Jonathan Waldbaum joins the practice as its first Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician, specializing in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries with a particular focus on back and neck injuries.
Dr. Hollmann is the first surgeon in Central Florida to perform the MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee replacement surgery.
Ashley Reed Manresa, PA-C joins the FOA team providing comprehensive patient care to all patients within the practice and surgical first assistance to the physicians.
Dr. Royce Hood provides a new minimally invasive approach to hip replacements with direct anterior hip replacement surgery at Florida Hospital DeLand.
Practicing in Central Florida since 1974, military veteran Dr. Thomas Brodrick joins the practice. Dr. Brodrick was a successful engineer before going to medical school.
FOA welcomes Dr. Brandon Steen who specializes in primary and revision shoulder replacements, reverse shoulder replacements, as well as arthroscopic shoulder and elbow procedures.
Dr. Mark Hollmann establishes a Rapid Recovery Total Joint Program for total hip & total knee patients at Florida Hospital Deland. This program is first of its kind in Volusia County and allows patients to leave the hospital the next day after their total hip or total knee procedure.
Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Thomasson joins the practice. Dr. Thomasson specializes in sports medicine with special emphasis in arthroscopy and joint replacement of the shoulder, hip and knee.
Dr. Thomasson serves as the team physician for University and Pine Ridge High Schools and works as an orthopaedic consultant for Justin Sports Medicine in Central Florida, serving the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
FOA welcomes DeLand native and joint replacement specialist Dr. Nathan Turnbull. Dr. Turnbull is experienced in direct anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, reconstruction of failed hip and knee replacements and complete fracture care.
Florida Orthopaedic Associates expands in Volusia County with the opening of its fourth office in New Smyrna Beach.
FOA welcomes Physician Assistant Michael Cool, PA-C to the team.
Physician Assistant Nicholas Baroni, PA-C joins the team.
Physician Assistant Tyler Sawyer, PA-C joins the team.
Dr. Hollmann is recognized as one of the most experienced joint replacement specialists in Central Florida, ranking 10th in the State of Florida for performing the highest volume of total knee replacement procedures.
Dr. Thomasson performs a successful outpatient total knee replacement surgery, the first of its kind at the Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Due in large part to Florida Orthopaedic Associates’ physician experts, Florida Hospital DeLand receives designation as a shoulder replacement center of excellence. It is the only facility within Volusia County to receive accreditation in all three joint replacement areas (shoulder, hip, and knee).
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, in partnership with Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Lavoie, receives Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for spinal surgery. Fish Memorial is the only hospital facility in Volusia or Flagler Counties to earn certification for spinal surgery from the Joint Commission. The hospital also earned certification for total hip and total knee replacement surgery.
The FOA walk-in clinic opens in Orange City. The clinic is dedicated to treating sports injuries, breaks, accidents, sprains and fractures.
FOA announces the opening of its physical therapy clinic as part of the DeLand office.
Dr. Lavoie and AdventHealth Fish Memorial are the first in Florida to use TrackX Technology, an advanced image-guidance system for spine procedures.
Dr. Turnbull is the first physician in Volusia County to use the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for joint replacements; performed at AdventHealth Fish Memorial. Drs. Hollmann, Reed, Turnbull and Thomasson are also using the robotic technology for total knee and partial knee procedures at AdventHealth Fish Memorial.
Dr. Thomasson is the first in Central Florida to be using the latest technology to treat hip pain with precision. Dr Thomasson uses this technology to perform hip arthroscopy for problems such as femoral acetabular impingement.
Dr. Steen was invited to participate as faculty at the 6th annual DJO revision shoulder arthroplasty course in Tampa. He participated in a panel discussion on managing humeral bone loss and taught the cadaver labs.
FOA welcomes Physician Assistant Josh Stewart, PA-C to the team.
Florida Orthopaedic Associates was recognized by the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance as a Platinum Legacy Member for our 40+ years with the Chamber.
Physician Assistant Ryan Adamcik, PA-C joins the team.
Dr. Thomasson helps cut the ribbon on the Rinehart Surgery Center – Lake Mary, an affiliate of Orlando Health, where he will perform outpatient surgical services. He also serves as the President of the Board for the new facility.