fall prevention

Finding balance—What to know about fall prevention

Posted on October 6, 2017

When we’re younger, falling down is seen as a natural part of development. When we’re a little older, falls might be seen as funny. But for seniors, falls are no laughing matter. As we age, falls become more likely, for a number of reasons. During the aging process, we typically lose some balance and mobility, … »


Ironman triathlon

Be your own IRONMAN

Posted on September 22, 2016

This weekend, IRONMAN Chattanooga will play host to hundreds of athletes competing for 40 qualifying slots in the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The race will begin with a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River, followed by a 116-mile bike course heading south of town through North Georgia, and a 26.2-mile run through … »


Physician Profile: Dr. Doty

Posted on June 14, 2016

At Erlanger, we take pride in practicing what we teach. Jesse Doty, M.D., fellowship-trained foot and ankle board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics, takes that philosophy to heart. In addition to striving to provide advanced and compassionate care to his patients, he also helps to train the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. “Many members … »


Physician Profile: Matthew Higgins, M.D.

Posted on June 3, 2016

When Matthew Higgins, M.D., fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics, is not treating patients or spending time with his wife and three children, he spends much of his free time competing in endurance mountain bike races. And while most of the patients he sees aren’t looking to participate in similarly strenuous events, Dr. Higgins … »


Physician Profile: Richard Alvarez, M.D

Posted on May 26, 2016

For Richard Alvarez, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics, practicing what he teaches means changing people’s lives. And when it comes to changing people’s lives, one case in particular has stuck with him. “I’ll never forget the mom of a patient I had,” he says. “He was a 30-year-old man who had been … »


Physician Profile: Dr. Mark Freeman

Posted on May 18, 2016

When Mark Freeman, M.D., Medical Director and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Erlanger Health System, was deciding on his career path, he says he ultimately chose medicine because it gave him “a unique opportunity to combine engineering, research and development, and technology to improve … »