Published on October 14, 2020

Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Dr. Troy Caron joins Ozarks Medical Center

Troy Caron, D.O., Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, recently joined the multi-disciplinary Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Medical Group. Dr. Caron brings over 15 years of clinical experience to OMC Orthopedics and Spine.

Dr. Troy Caron is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He is fellowship-trained in spine surgery and can diagnose and treat disorders from the neck to low back. These can include arthritis, injuries, tumors, and infections. Dr. Caron also completed a fellowship in trauma and has 15 years of experience treating basic broken bones, broken bones that involve the joints, and difficult fractures that may not heal initially.

As specified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors who have completed a total of approximately 14 years of formal education. Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons must maintain their certification with continuous, life-long learning and demonstrating their expertise on a regular basis via an oral or written examination. An orthopedic surgeon is an expert with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and both non-surgical and surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Caron completed a fellowship in spine at the University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, as well as a trauma fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa. He completed a residency in orthopaedic sugery at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH and earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME.

Dr. Caron’s interest in medicine began as a high school athlete where he became interested in the musculoskeletal system. As a medical student, he decided to add a specialization in spine surgery. Having grown up in a small town, Dr. Caron was attracted the close knit community that West Plains offers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Caron as the newest member of the OMC Medical Group bringing with him not just a stellar surgical background, but with the addition of a spine specialty,” says Antony Joseph, M.D, President, OMC Medical Group. “We will continue to expand OMC’s specialty clinics to serve the needs of the area residents and continue to be the healthcare provider of choice in the Ozarks. ”

OMC Orthopedics and Spine is located at 1210 N. Kentucky Ave., West Plains. Dr. Caron sees patients by referral Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 417-256-1745 for more information. OMC Orthopedics provides an on-call physician, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After-hour orthopedic injuries may be evaluated at the OMC Emergency room.

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 17 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. 

Dr. Troy Caron

Troy Caron, DO, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, OMC Orthopedics and Spine

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