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Baldwin Bone & Joint Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon, Dr. Matthew Pollard to Speak on Surgical & Non-Surgical Solutions for Back Pain

Series of Free Community Talks in Daphne and Foley

Daphne, Ala. (Sept. 14, 2022) – Fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Matthew Pollard will discuss treatments for back pain at two free community education seminars on Tuesday, Sept. 27 (6:30 p.m.) at Baldwin Bone & Joint, 1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne, Al and Friday, Oct. 14 (11 a.m.) at the Foley Adult & Senior Center, 304 E. Rose Avenue, Foley, Al. Pollard will present “Surgical & Non-Surgical Solutions for Back Pain.”

A light meal will be provided at each event. Reservations are required no later than 3 days prior to each event; they may be made as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 27 – Baldwin Bone & Joint Daphne Location: 251.621.5377
  • Friday, October 14 – Foley Adult & Senior Center: 251.943.1877

Dr. Matthew PollardPollard joined Drs. Paul Canale and Charles Gordon of The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone and Joint in June, bringing his decades of clinical experience to the residents of the Gulf Coast.

“Each patient and each spinal problem is unique and requires a thoughtful individualized care plan. Many spinal conditions can be treated without surgery, but when it is necessary, I look for the least invasive option to help the patient heal quickly and achieve the best possible outcome,” Pollard said. (photo: Matthew Pollard, M.D.)

All reservations guarantee a seat at this informational event and a light meal.

ABOUT MATTHEW POLLARD, M.D.

Pollard holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the South Carolina Honors College. He holds a Medical Doctorate from the University of South Carolina, completed his residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, and received his fellowship training from Boston’s New England Baptist Hospital. He is board certified in both spine surgery by the American Board of Spine Surgery and orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Baldwin Bone & Joint Fellowship-Trained Pain Management Specialist to Provide Free Community Lunch & Learn Talk in Orange Beach

Dr. Richard WebbDr. Richard Webb to Speak on Latest Treatments for Relief of Chronic Pain on September 14

Daphne, Ala. (Aug 24, 2022) – Dr. Richard Webb, fellowship-trained pain management specialist, will discuss treatments for chronic pain at a free community education seminar on Wed., Sept. 14, 2022. The seminar includes a complimentary lunch.

Webb will present “Effective Treatment for the Relief of Chronic Pain” at the Orange Beach Adult and Senior Activity Center, located at 26251 Canal Road, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The seminar coincides with National Pain Awareness Month, which is observed during September every year as a time for pain professionals and activists to educate the public on issues and current treatment options related to chronic pain and the estimated 50 million people across the country facing this condition.

Webb has a passion for functional improvement and pain reduction in patients and offers various treatments for patients with spinal disorders, joint issues, cancer-related pain, complex neurologic conditions as well as general work and athletic-related injuries. Additionally, Webb is involved in the advancement of novel, ultrasound-guided procedures for precision guided interventional pain management.

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Media Coverage Report – June 2022

June 23, 2022
Gulfcoastmedia.com – Pollard joins Baldwin Bone & Joint’s Spine Team
Pollard joins Baldwin Bone & Joint’s Spine Team Baldwin Bone & Joint, in Daphne, welcomes noted spine surgeon Dr. Matthew Pollard to The Spine Institute team. Pollard will join Drs. Canale and Gordon in June, bringing his decades of clinical experience to the residents of the Gulf Coast.

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The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint Welcomes New Fellowship-Trained Surgeon to Orthopaedic Spine Team 

Dr. Matthew Pollard

Daphne, AL (June 8, 2022) – Baldwin Bone & Joint is pleased to welcome noted spine surgeon Dr. Matthew Pollard to The Spine Institute team. Pollard will join Drs. Canale and Gordon in June, bringing his decades of clinical experience to the residents of the Gulf Coast.

Dr. Pollard comes to Baldwin Bone & Joint from St. Francis Spine Center in Columbus, GA, and previously served as an orthopaedic spine surgeon at the Spine Center in Fishersville, VA, and the West End Orthopedic Clinic in Richmond, VA. (Photo: Matthew Pollard, M.D.)

Pollard holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the South Carolina Honors College. He holds a Medical Doctorate from the University of South Carolina, completed his residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, and received his fellowship training from Boston’s New England Baptist Hospital. He is board certified in both spine surgery by the American Board of Spine Surgery and orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

“Each patient and each spinal problem are unique and require a thoughtful individualized care plan. Many spinal conditions can be treated without surgery, but when it is necessary, I look for the least invasive option to help the patient heal quickly and achieve the best possible outcome,” states Pollard.

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Matthew Pollard, M.D.

Matthew Pollard, M.D.Dr. Matthew Pollard brings decades of clinical experience to the orthopaedic spine surgery team of The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint and residents of the Gulf Coast. Dr. Pollard is board-certified in both spine surgery by the American Board of Spine Surgery and orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed fellowship training in spine surgery.

EDUCATION

BS in Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC – 1993

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of South Carolina
Columbus, SC – 1997

ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENCY
Georgia Baptist Medical Center
Department of Orthopedics
Atlanta, GA – 2002

SPINE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP
New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, MA – 2003

CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Spine Surgery
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 

Baldwin Bone & Joint, Baldwin County Public Schools & City Hope Church Partner for the 18th Annual Many More Miles Campaign

Baldwin County Families In-Need and Area Homeless Population to Benefit from Special Campaign Giving Life to Old Shoes

Daphne, AL (January 27, 2022) – Local school-age kids, runners and exercise enthusiasts may have put a lot of miles on old running shoes and shoes for all purposes, but when they are donated to the “Many More Miles” campaign, those shoes will come to life again as they land on the feet of someone who really needs them.

For the 18th year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project. For the first time, the local orthopaedic practice will actively partner with Baldwin County Public Schools, City Hope Church and organizers of the 2022 Spring.

Since its inception, response to the campaign has grown from 200 pairs donated in 2004 to a record-breaking 2,728 pairs contributed most recently. Shoe donations for 2022 will be accepted starting in early February with final shoe drop-offs received at the 2022 Spring Fever Chase on Saturday, March 19th in Fairhope, AL.

Baldwin County students will once again be rewarded for collecting the highest number of shoes with money for their schools’ new P.E. equipment. Baldwin Bone & Joint will award cash prizes to the top three Baldwin County Public Schools who donate the most shoes. Note of interest: over the years, shoes donated by local schools provides the largest collective donation to this important campaign.

Eddie TylerIt’s amazing what something as simple as a pair of shoes can do for someone. Things that many of us take for granted can mean the world to someone else. For a child, it may mean they can walk the halls of their school with pride. For adults, it may be a means to help them provide for their family. Shoes are instrumental for everyday life, and we could not think of a better cause to be involved in. Congrats to the “Many More Miles” campaign for the years of success it’s had. We look forward to seeing what the campaign will contribute again this year, states Eddie Tyler, Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools. (Photo: Eddie Tyler, Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools)

Baldwin Bone & Joint will partner with City Hope Church to distribute shoes to Baldwin County families in need and area homeless populations. A special distribution event is planned for Saturday, March 26 at City Hope Church-Malbis located at 22964 Saint Basil Street, Daphne, Al from 9 – 12 noon. Additionally, City Hope Church Homeless Outreach team will provide shoes for area homeless populations.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes and tie them together in pairs before dropping them off at any of the following locations:

  • Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne)
  • PE Coaches with Participating Schools in Baldwin Counties
  • Office of Dr. Glenn Glass (1303 Main Street, Daphne)
  • The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center
  • McCoy’s Outdoors
  • Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2022 Spring Fever Chase

For more information, call 251.656.3843 or visit baldwinboneandjoint.com.

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James Michael Companion, PA-C

James Michael Companion, PA-C

Mike Companion has practiced as a Certified Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistant since 2005. Over the span of his professional career, he has worked primarily in a surgical setting specializing in adult reconstructive surgery, revision surgery, and sports medicine. Mike began working with Dr. Charles Gordon and The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint in December of 2019.

Education

  • Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistant Certification
    Columbus College
    Columbus, GA (1981)
  • Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistant Certification
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL (1979)

Certification

  • Orthopaedic Physician Assistant-Certified, National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Physician Assistants (OPA-C)
  • Orthopaedic Technologist, National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologist

Licensure

  • State of Alabama

Media Coverage Report – July 2020

July 23, 2020

South Baldwin ChamberTHE SPINE INSTITUTE AT BALDWIN BONE & JOINT ANNOUNCES EXPANSION — DAPHNE, ALA. — The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint is expanding its practice with the addition of Kristy W. Barrentine, a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Barrentine’s clinical focus has been spine treatment, with experience in both neurosurgery and interventional pain management.

 

The Spine Institute At Baldwin Bone & Joint Announces Expansion With New Clinical Team Member, Kristy W. Barrentine, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Kristy BarrentineCharles Gordon

DAPHNE, ALA. (July 23, 2020) —The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint is expanding its practice with the addition of Kristy W. Barrentine, a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Barrentine’s clinical focus has been spine treatment, with experience in both neurosurgery and interventional pain management.

Barrentine became a registered nurse in 2004 and earned a Master of Science in nursing in 2009 from the University of South Alabama. She has worked in hospital and outpatient specialty settings in Biloxi, Pascagoula and Ocean Springs, Miss., and moved to the Mobile/Baldwin County area to practice with a private pain management group until most recently. (photo: Kristy W. Barrentine, ACNP)

“We are delighted Kristy Barrentine joined our team at The Spine Institute,” said Charles Gordon, M.D., The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint. “Her extensive experience working with patients who suffer from neck and spine injuries makes her a great fit for our practice. We can’t wait for our patients to get to know Kristy.”

Barrentine is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, and Bay Area Society of Nurse Practitioners.

Barrentine is available for new patients immediately. Appointments may be scheduled online by visiting thespineinstitutebbj.com or by calling 251.625.2663.

Kristy W. Barrentine, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Kristy Barrentine, ACNP

Kristy W. Barrentine, a registered nurse since 2004, has practiced as a nurse practitioner since 2009. Over her career span, Kristy’s professional clinical focus has been spine treatment, with experience in both neurosurgery and interventional pain management. Kristy began working with Dr. Charles Gordon, The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint in May of 2020.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing
    University of South Alabama
    Mobile, AL (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of Nursing
    University of South Alabama
    Mobile, AL (2004)

Certification

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensure

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: State of Mississippi
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner: State of Alabama
  • ACLS, BLS Certification(s)

Academic and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Nurses Association
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
  • Member of Bay Area Society of Nurse Practitioners
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