By Nancy Kennedy
John Beachler, M.D., will join the staff of Advanced Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (AOR) on a part-time basis, beginning on January 3, 2013.
Dr. Beachler is a board-certified, highly credentialed orthopaedic surgeon with decades of experience in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He will be performing joint replacements and other procedures at St. Clair Hospital and at Advanced Surgical Hospital in Washington, PA.
Dr. Beachler was the co-founder in 1979 of South Hills Orthopaedics (formerly known as South Hills Orthopaedic Surgical Associates). He remained active in that practice until 2010, performing surgery as well as teaching and mentoring new residents, nurse practitioners, OR technicians and physician assistants. “I retired two years ago but decided that I wanted to come back on a part-time basis,” he explains. “I think very highly of my colleagues in this practice and will happily be working with some of the surgeons that I once trained.”
Dr. Beachler particularly enjoys the teaching aspect of medicine. “I believe that physicians have an obligation to teach, to pass on what we know to those who are coming after us and help mold them into fine physicians and surgeons.”
Molding younger people is apparently something that comes naturally to Dr. Beachler, a father of five and grandfather of seven, with two additions to his growing family expected in the spring. He coached youth football and lacrosse teams in Mt. Lebanon for years. He is a native of Mt. Lebanon and now resides in McMurray with his lovely and wonderful wife, Joyce, a registered nurse.
Dr. Beachler is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served his internship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He completed a one year residency in general surgery at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, now UPMC Mercy, and a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at UPMC under Dr. Albert Ferguson.
“I’m looking forward to seeing patients and doing surgery at St. Clair Hospital and at AOR’s wonderful facility, Advanced Surgical Hospital. We have a great location with our new Vanadium Road office, with convenient access and parking for patients.”
To make an appointment with Dr. Beachler, or to learn more about joint replacement, AOR or Advanced Surgical Hospital, visit www.advancedorthopaedics.net or call (724) 225-8657.
Advanced Orthopaedics and Rehab Group Announces New Location on Vanadium Road
Advanced Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (AOR) has announced that it is opening an office in a new location, effective in February 2013. AOR will move its South Hills office from Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park to Vanadium Road, near St. Clair Hospital.
The new office is on the first floor of a building at 363 Vanadium Road, easing access for patients, and features new digital x-ray equipment.
AOR is a group of ten expert orthopaedic surgeons who offer comprehensive diagnostic, surgical and post-operative care to patients who are having problems with joints or other musculo-skeletal conditions. The practice has five locations, with the primary one in Washington, PA, adjacent to the Advanced Surgical Hospital that AOR established in 2010 for elective orthopaedic surgeries. In addition to the sites in Washington and the South Hills, AOR has other offices in Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg.