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Dr. Peer goes from NFL to Portage Health

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Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Peer starts in September 

Dr. Christopher Peer Just last week Dr. Christopher Peer was working with NFL players during training camp, but come September the board certified orthopaedic surgeon will be available for patients at Portage Health.

Dr. Peer is set to join Portage Health at the beginning of September and will specialize in sports medicine, highlighted by work on shoulders and knees.

“I believe in caring for athletes at every level,” said Peer. “I specialize in shoulders and knees, but have experience in all types of sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures.”

Dr. Peer completed Medical School at Georgetown University before doing his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of New Mexico. He then went on to an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in Kansas City and spent time working with the Chiefs.

A fellowship, such as the one completed by Dr. Peer, is the highest level of training any doctor can obtain in the United States.

He’s continued working with the Chiefs as an Orthopaedic Consultant while working at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont.

“Dr. Peer brings added expertise to our sports medicine institute as well as his experience in general orthopaedics,” said Jim Bogan, president and CEO of Portage Health.

Dr. Peer joins Dr. Jennifer Bow and Dr. Larry Carroll on Portage Health’s orthopaedic team, which is available for 24/7 emergency care. He will begin taking cases in September; appointments can be made now by calling (906) 483-1040.

Visit portagehealth.org/peer for more information.

Dr Peer is operating on my 33 year old son tomorrow at 8:30 am.

My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and I will get there as soon as possible. I pray for a good result!
Posted by: Application at 12/17/2011 1:52 AM


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