Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine Announces New Name and Expansion Throughout Northeast Florida



St. Augustine, FL (February 15, 2022) – Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine has announced that they will begin operating under the Southeast Orthopedic Specialists’ name as of April 1, 2022.  This change comes after Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine and Jacksonville-based Southeast Orthopedic Specialists partnered in October of 2021 under the HOPCo (Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company) platform.  The newly expanded multi-specialty musculoskeletal care practice includes more than 100 specialists serving patients throughout northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.  The practice provides care in 8 locations throughout the region and will be developing additional offices in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler and Clay counties.

The entire provider team, including Dr. Albert Volk, Dr. Kurtis Hort, Dr. Sina Kasraeian, Dr. Paul Roettges, Dr. Alexander Lampley, and Dr. Casey McClone, will continue to see all current patients and new patients in their offices in St. Augustine, North St. Johns, Fleming Island, Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville.

“We are eager to take the next step in a partnership that will truly transform the delivery of musculoskeletal care in our region,” said Dr. Volk.  “Now that we have become fully integrated under the HOPCo platform, we can expand our current service offerings and provide better access to more patients through our merger with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists.”

The newly merged practices will utilize HOPCo’s proven platform to develop sustainable partnerships with other musculoskeletal practices, health systems and payors to improve the quality and reduce the cost of musculoskeletal care, all while providing a better experience and outcomes for patients.

“Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine has made an incredible impact on their community over the past two decades and we are excited that we will now be working together as part of Southeast Orthopedic Specialists,” said Gavan Duffy, MD, President of Southeast Orthopedic Specialists.  “With the addition of their team, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists is now one of the largest musculoskeletal care platforms in North Florida and is positioned to continue providing the highest quality care for decades to come.”

For a full list of locations and services, please visit www.oastaug.com

About Southeast Orthopedic Specialists

Southeast Orthopedic Specialists is a regional leader in musculoskeletal care providing expertise in the entire spectrum of orthopedic care provided to patients, including orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, physiatry, pain management, chiropractic, podiatry and physical therapy.  Physicians at Southeast Orthopedic Specialists are leaders in their field with decades of experience, including the completion of multiple fellowships and groundbreaking research.  Visit www.se-ortho.com to learn more.

 About Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine

Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine has provided the highest quality, patient-centered orthopedic care and sports medicine in St. Johns County and surrounding areas for over twenty years.  All physicians are fellowship-trained in their field of expertise.  The team of medical professionals offers comprehensive surgical and non-surgical musculoskeletal care, physical therapy and imaging in St. Augustine and  North St. Johns.  Visit www.oastaug.com to learn more.

About Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) is the national leader of integrated musculoskeletal value-based health outcomes management, practice management and health system service line management.  This includes comprehensive expertise across all MSK specialties, including orthopedics, spine, hand, pain management, rehabilitation and neurology.  HOPCo’s integrated care, analytics and facilities development platform has proven to increase the quality of patient care while reliably reducing the total cost of care across the care continuum for practices, health systems and payors alike.  HOPCo’s affiliated payors, practices and health systems successfully participate in highly efficient value-based contracting (bundled payments, population health programs, and other advanced risk-based arrangements) utilizing HOPCo’s proprietary platforms, IT solutions, integrated analytics, and standardized care pathways.  Visit www.hopco.com to learn more.


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