Dr. Jeffrey Peterson of DeKalb Community Hospital Specialty Clinic was named Doctor of the Week by DeKalb Community Hospital. Dr. Peterson specializes in orthopedic surgery and lights up when talking about his chosen field. "I love taking care of patients," Dr. Peterson beams, "They are like family to me. I have a great staff and I really love what I do." When asked why he chose orthopedics over other specialty fields, Dr. Peterson smiles, "I got into orthopedic surgery because I saw an opportunity to give patients back the life they had prior to their injury or health issues. That part of my job just makes my day."
Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Peterson uses both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative disease, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. Having been in practice for over eight years, Dr. Peterson has worked with many different age ranges and types of patients including one of his younger patients, Gracie Lynn Cowan. "Dr. Peterson is very nice and I really like him," Cowan grins, "I like coming here. The nurses are nice, too!"
Cowan's Grandma, Nancy Lance agrees, "We drove all the way from McMinnville to come here today. Dr. Peterson is great with kids and adults alike. I have brought two of my other grandkids to see Dr. P and they all just love him. He is excellent."
Dr. Peterson's staff was pleased with Dr. Peterson's recent recognition. "Everyone just loves Dr. Peterson. He is great to work with and his patients just adore him," said staff Michelle Cathcart, "DeKalb County is very lucky to have him here."
Dr. Peterson is located in the Specialty Clinic Building in front of DeKalb Community Hospital. For more information on Dr. Peterson or other specialty services, go to: www.dekalbcommunityhospital.com
Pictured: (from left to right) Dr. Peterson and staff: Whitney Holt, Kim Driver, Dr. Jeffrey Peterson, and Michelle Cathcart. Dr. Peterson was named 'Doctor of the Week' by DeKalb Community Hospital.
Pictured: Patient, Gracie Lynn Cowan, smiles for the camera while waiting to see Dr. Peterson.