Author: The Spine Institute at BB&J

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

Important Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus

To all our patients and their families, please know your health and well-being continue to be our top priority. The physicians and staff of Baldwin Bone & Joint remain committed to taking extra precautions during this historic COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak as we continue the gradual process of easing restrictions and lifting the State’s “stay at home” order. Please take a moment to read helpful information below to keep in mind as you prepare for your next visit with us.

Screening patients who may be at risk for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): All patients will be screened for COVID-19 exposure.  Our automated pre-registration system will guide each patient through a series of questions that will help identify those risks.  Patients with COVID-19 symptoms may be asked to reschedule their appointment as a remote telehealth visit.

Curbside check-in: To maintain additional social distancing, patients can now choose to “skip the lobby” and wait in their vehicle until called back to their exam room.  Upon arrival in our parking lot, patients may simply call our front desk (625-2663) and one of our associates will provide instruction. 

Telemedicine visits:  In many instances, our physicians can serve the needs of patients remotely, using live audio and/or video. Those who choose this option will still receive the world-class care Baldwin Bone & Joint is known for.  When scheduling an appointment, please ask an associate if interested in telehealth services.

Available masks for patients and guests: Consistent with Alabama Department of Health guidelines, face coverings are recommended but not required. Patients and guests are welcome to arrive with their own masks or we can provide a disposable mask. 

One guest per patient appointment allowed. We ask our patients to limit their appointments to a maximum of one additional person. 

Hand sanitizer and wipes available in our lobby and exam room areas. We continue to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and disinfection throughout all our clinic locations. Our lobby areas and exam rooms are adequately stocked with the supplies necessary for our patients and guests to maintain proper hygiene (hand sanitizer, wipes, gloves, tissue, etc.). 

This continues to be an uncertain time for all of us but know that Baldwin Bone & Joint remains committed to your health. Until this crisis has passed (and it will pass), our staff remains committed to striving to maintain the same friendly, professional and safe environment you have come to rely upon.

Daphne-Based Baldwin Bone & Joint Offers Tips For What To Do if Your Orthopaedic Surgery is Postponed

surgical masksDAPHNE, AL (April 10, 2020) – The continued spread of COVID-19 has called on everyone—and especially the healthcare system—to quickly adapt. Many hospitals have postponed elective surgeries to be rescheduled later as they deal with the current crisis. Elective surgeries are surgeries that are not life-threatening and can be scheduled in advance. The patient chooses to have the surgery to better his or her quality of life. Many orthopaedic surgeries fall under this category even though the underlying conditions can be very serious and the discomfort to the patient can be significant.

What can a patient do when his or her surgery is postponed due to COVID-19 safety measures? Though many orthopaedic conditions are not life-threatening, they can be painful and restrict your movement. Here’s some helpful advice on how patients can alleviate their pain while they wait for surgery.

SPORTS INJURIES

  • For certain sports injuries, you’ll want to participate in a physical therapy program to maintain strength and range of motion as you await your surgery.
  • For knee injuries, you may need to minimize movements that use your knee, such as jumping and running—and also consider using additional knee support in some cases.

SPINE PROBLEMS

  • Get plenty of rest and relaxation.
  • Avoid movements like lifting up and bending down that might put too much pressure on your spine.
  • Work with your physical therapist to determine whether to continue your physical therapy program.
  • To alleviate painful symptoms, pain medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help.

ARTHRITIS

  • Minimize activities and movements that cause you joint pain, which might include running, jumping, and pivoting.
  • Try applying heat (e.g. heating pads, hot baths) or cold (e.g. ice packs) to your affected joints to relieve pain – one may be more effective than the other in your particular case.
  • Alleviate pain by using a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or in some cases, an injection of a corticosteroid.

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

  • You may be advised to wear a wrist splint to hold your wrist during the night to relieve numbness and tingling.
  • A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or corticosteroid injection administered by a physician can help relieve your pain.

Daphne-Based Baldwin Bone & Joint Now Offering Telehealth Appointment Option

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Due to Increased Need for Patient Safety, Orthopaedic Physicians Respond with Real-time Video Appointments for Patients

Daphne, AL (April 6, 2020) – This is an unprecedented era in medicine, and while COVID-19 (Coronavirus) requires everyone to take extra precautions to remain safe, the health and well-being of our patients is still top priority for Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. The physicians of Baldwin Bone & Joint are now available to their patients through a secure Telehealth app (IM Your Doc) – similar to a FaceTime call.

With this tool, patients can connect with the team of orthopaedic specialists using real-time video, allowing them to service their individual orthopaedic needs while offering maximum protection for health information.

“We are excited to offer this newly utilized technology as an excellent tool for those patients who prefer to schedule their visit with their physician from the safety of their home via their mobile device, tablet or laptop computer.” States Greg Shoemaker, Practice Administrator with Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C..

To learn more, visit https://baldwinboneandjoint.com/make-an-appointment/ or call 251.625.2663.

Dr. Paul B. Canale, Medical Director, The Spine Institute, Earns “Compassionate Doctor” and “Patient’s Choice” Awards from Vitals

Dr. Paul B. Canale, board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, was recently recognized with two awards, in part for the difference he makes in the lives of his patients.

Canale received Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a Patients’ Choice Award for 2019 from Vitals, an online database of medical professionals owned by WebMD that ranks physicians based on patient experience and feedback.

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Six Orthopaedic Surgeons with Daphne, Al-Based Baldwin Bone & Joint Earn 2020 Patient Choice Awards from Vitals.com

Dr. Hubley
Dr. Corbett
Dr. Harcourt
Dr. Goldman
Dr. Chamblee
(L-R:Drs. Hubley, Corbett, Canale, Harcourt, Goldman, Chamblee)

DAPHNE, Ala. (March 2, 2020) – Six board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons with Baldwin Bone & Joint were recently recognized with Patient Choice Awards for 2020 from Vitals, an online database of medical professionals owned by WebMD that ranks physicians based on patient experience and feedback.

“We are delighted that patients continue to confirm what we already know,” said Greg Shoemaker, Practice Administrator, Baldwin Bone & Joint. “Our physicians are highly-skilled surgeons and caring physicians who ensure that their patients understand their condition and treatment options.”

Awards received:

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