Local Physicians Respond to Front-Page 'Advertisement'

We are writing regarding the article “Orthopedic doctor travels northern Nevada,” which appeared on the front page of the Saturday, July 23, issue of The Humboldt Sun newspaper.

The article highlights traveling physician Jim Pappas, who sees patients in Winnemucca and then takes his and their business to Reno for surgery.

As Winnemucca’s hometown providers, we want to extend an invitation to residents in need of orthopedic services to visit with us and see what we have to offer—here locally.

Dr. Pappas notes his experience is limited to arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder; in contrast, we too offer knee and shoulder arthroscopic procedures, but we also offer total hip and total knee joint replacement, fracture care, general orthopedic procedures like carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, rotator cuff repair, and much more—24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Dr. Pappas notes he is willing to travel “600 miles” to provide health care to Winnemucca and its sister communities on a limited basis. He then asks his patients, who are in pain or difficult circumstances, to travel as well in order to access care. The point we wish to make is that patients no longer need to travel to Reno for quality orthopedics.

In most cases, our surgical patients are out of the hospital within 24 hours and resting comfortably at home within minutes. They are also within minutes of our office for pre-op work and post-op follow-up.

We want to thank our patients in Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Lovelock and surrounding areas for trusting us with their care and their friendship. We enjoy our time here personally. Professionally, it has been very rewarding to offer a full slate of orthopedic services to this community around the clock.

Together as physicians, we have over 100 years of orthopedic experience. That represents thousands and thousands of hours of office visits, surgeries, follow-up care and continuing education. Please contact us at the HGH Orthopedic Clinic if we can help you or provide more information. Thank you.

Dr. Lud Kroner

Dr. Curtiss Mull

Dr. Patrick Osgood