(April 23, 2018) CARTHAGE, NY – Tri County Orthopedics, Carthage Area Hospital’s orthopedic practice, will move into remodeled clinic space in the Carthage Professional Building on April 25.

A regional leader in upper extremity surgeries and care, Tri-County Orthopedics opened its doors to patients in 2009 under the leadership of Surgeon Nata Parnes, M.D., who continues to lead the practice. Parnes also serves as Carthage Area Hospital Director of Orthopedics. The clinic has maintained outpatient services in the Carthage Professional Building since its inception in Suite 1 on the north side of the building. Beginning Wednesday, the clinic will serve patients in Suite 5, on the building’s south side.

The move will not interrupt any services or scheduled patient care. The new clinic space provides Tri-County Orthopedics with additional square footage and makes room for the anticipated expansion of services later this spring.

No phone numbers will change as a result of the move. Patients can still reach Tri-County Orthopedics at 315-493-3333 and fax to 315-493-4875. Clinic hours will also remain the same, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Carthage Therapy Services was previously housed in the space that Tri-County Orthopedics will occupy. The hospital moved its outpatient Therapy Services team into larger clinic space at the main hospital campus, 1001 West St., in March.

“We anticipate no changes in service or care for our valued patients as our orthopedics practice moves into its new clinic space,” Carthage Area Hospital CEO Rich Duvall said. “We are excited to unveil an expanded clinic that will soon offer patients additional services in one convenient location.”

About Tri-County Orthopedics

Tri-County Orthopedics specializes in shoulder and upper extremity surgeries and care. The practice is working with hospital leadership to establish a “Center of Excellence” for shoulder and upper extremity orthopedics at Carthage Area Hospital.

Director of Orthopedics Nata Parnes, M.D, and his team provide care and surgeries for shoulder, elbow, and upper extremity cases as well as carpal tunnel, trigger finger and boxer fractures. Clinic staff also includes Board-Certified Physician Assistants Maryellen Blevins, RPA-C, and Nicole Bartoszewski, RPA-C. Dr. Parnes has received national and international awards for excellence in his field. He completed two years of fellowship training in shoulder, elbow, and upper extremities in the Harvard Shoulder Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has also trained with leading experts in France, England and Switzerland.

Dr. Parnes is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has published multiple papers and co-authored several book chapters on shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, advanced hand treatment, and fracture treatment around the shoulder and upper extremities.

Ask your provider for a referral today or call 315-493-3333; most insurances accepted, including TRICARE, Martin’s Point, Medicaid, and Medicare.

From left: Tri-County Orthopedics providers Maryellen Blevins, RPA-C, Director of Orthopedics Nata Parnes, M.D., and Nicole Bartoszewski, RPA-C.

About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties. The hospital formed a clinical affiliation with Crouse Health, Syracuse, in 2017. The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, urology, neurosurgical care, physical therapy and behavioral health.