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April 27, 2015

Moore Orthopedic Clinic Physicians to Join Palmetto Health

21 Physicians Becoming Part of Palmetto Health Physician Practice Network 

Palmetto Health welcomes the 21 physicians from the Moore Orthopedic Clinic who are joining the organization to create a new employed practice. Palmetto Health and the Moore physicians have worked together for many years, and this move will significantly strengthen Palmetto Health’s capacity and capability to meet patients’ needs for orthopedic services in the Midlands and beyond.

In joining Palmetto Health, the Moore physicians will also join the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, an accountable care organization of nearly 800 regional providers who are focused on achieving best practices in clinical outcomes and evidence-based care.

Over the next 90 days, Palmetto Health and the Moore physicians will be working closely to finalize details including Moore’s future office locations and surgery transition plans.

“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Moore physicians to Palmetto Health,” said Charles D. Beaman, Jr., chief executive officer, Palmetto Health. “They are an important part of the Columbia community and share our commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. Their mission, vision and values make them an excellent cultural fit with Palmetto Health. We look forward to partnering with them to further develop and implement our comprehensive orthopedic, sports medicine and physical and rehabilitation services program to meet our patients’ needs.” 

“The Moore physicians are excited to join Palmetto Health and more closely align our efforts to provide excellent orthopedic care,” commented Dr. Bradley P. Presnal, Moore Orthopedic Clinic. “We share Palmetto Health’s commitment to patient-centered care and its not-for-profit mission. We also look forward to becoming part of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group to help deliver orthopedic care to patients, partner in clinical research and provide graduate medical education to train the next generation of orthopedic physicians.”

The Moore physicians, by specialty, include:

Foot and Ankle
W. Bret Smith, D.O., M.S.
Ryan M. Putnam, M.D.

Joint Replacement
Kim J. Chillag, M.D.
Bradley P. Presnal, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Hopkins, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopedics
Mark D. Locke, M.D.
Christopher R. Hydorn, M.D.
Michael P. Horan, M.D., M.S. 

William T. Felmly, M.D.
Michael W. Peelle, M.D., MHA
P. Doug deHoll, M.D.
W. Alaric Van Dam, M.D.
John Clavet, M.D.
Pranitha Nallu, M.D.

Sports Medicine
S. Wendell Holmes Jr., M.D.
Frank K. Noojin III, M.D.
Mickey F. Plymale, M.D.
David A. Scott, M.D.

Upper Extremity
Earl B. McFadden Jr., M.D.
David B. Fulton, M.D.
Mae Young, M.D.

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