ILWACO Dr. Ronald Teed has been named the new orthopedic surgeon at Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics.
Were excited to be working with Dr. Teed. His arrival will enable us to provide more comprehensive care to our community, said Alan Craft, Ocean Beach Hospitals director of public relations and business development.
Teed takes over the hospitals orthopedic program from Dr. Jessop McDonnell, who left Ocean Beach Hospital last month.
Dr. McDonnell made significant contributions to the health of the community especially improving the level of care available locally, said Craft. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Teed said he plans to offer a full range of orthopedic services, including total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, shoulder surgery, foot, hand, wrist and ankle care, as well as sports medicine. Teed also treats patients for back injuries, osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Along with treating immediate pain and chronic problems, my philosophy is to always integrate preventive care in every treatment plan, said Teed. Its so much easier to fix an orthopedic problem during its initial stages than it is to reconstruct a joint.
Teed, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has been in private practice in the Portland area since 1999. He also taught trauma and orthopedics at Oregon Health Sciences University. He served as a surgeon in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was on active duty during Operation Desert Storm.
Dr. Teed has such an extensive background in all aspects of orthopedic care, his skill set will help broaden the scope of services were able to offer the community, added Craft.
Some of the services the hospital has recently added include a full time oncology program, a womens health center and a nationally recognized stroke program.
Teed is originally from Seattle. He attended college at the University of Oregon, earning a degree in biology. Teed earned his medical degree at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he also completed medical residency training in orthopedic care.
The hospital plans to host an open house in the near future to welcome Dr. Teed to the community.
Ocean Beach Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that also operates three medical clinics, including the Womens Health Center and a satellite clinic in Naselle. The organization employs approximately 170 people.
Dr. Teed will begin seeing patients this week. To make an appointment, call Ocean Beach Medical Clinic at 642-3747.