The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Announces New Name and Expansion Throughout Southwest Florida

Partnership with Orthopedic Center of Florida Creates One of the Largest Musculoskeletal Practices in SW Florida


 Fort Myers, FL (January 9, 2024) – The Institute for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine (IOSSM) has announced that they will begin operating as Orthopedic Center of Florida as of April 1, 2024.  This change comes after both practices partnered in September 2023 under the Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) platform.  The newly expanded multi-specialty musculoskeletal practice includes more than 28 providers serving patients at 4 locations throughout Lee and Collier counties, making it one of the largest in southwest Florida.

The entire provider team will continue to see patients at their Fort Myers and Estero office locations, as well as a new location in Naples.  The newly expanded practices will also continue to explore additional clinic locations to increase patient access and add additional providers to its team.

Joining forces as Orthopedic Center of Florida was the next logical step in the evolution of our practice,” said George Markovich, MD of The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.  “Both practices share a vision of transforming the delivery of musculoskeletal care in southwest Florida.  Now that both practices have partnered with HOPCo, we can leverage their infrastructure and expertise to expand access to care and provide a broader range of subspecialties to patients throughout the region.”

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.

“The physicians at IOSSM have been providing high-quality care to our community for the past 35 years,” said Dr. John Mehalik of Orthopedic Center of Florida.  “We are excited to now be working closely together as part of  the Orthopedic Center of Florida team as it helps ensure we can continue to provide the highest level of patient care for decades to come.”

About The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is a place where genuine care and patient satisfaction is the highest mission.  The team provides expert subspecialty care, including orthopedics, sports medicine, joint replacement and spine care.  IOSSM pledges to work together to provide the finest services for patients in the Fort Myers area.  The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine’s experience instills trust, encourages lifelong relationships, and fulfills even the unexpressed wishes and needs of patients.  Visit to learn more.

About Orthopedic Center of Florida
Orthopedic Center of Florida has been a regional authority in delivering cutting-edge musculoskeletal healthcare to Fort Myers and its’ surrounding communities for decades.  The practice is intensely focused on providing world-class orthopedic, sports medicine, podiatric, pain management, and spine care.  Each of the specialists is fellowship trained and respected within their individual fields of expertise.  Orthopedic Center of Florida is committed to setting the standard of patient-centric, evidence-based, value-driven musculoskeletal care.  Visit to learn more.

About Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo)
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, neurosurgery, hand, pain management, rehabilitation and neurology.  HOPCo’s integrated care, analytics, and facilities development and management platforms have 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, chronic episodes of care initiatives, population health programs, and other advanced risk-based arrangements) utilizing HOPCo’s proprietary platforms, IT solutions, integrated analytics, and evidence-based comprehensive care pathways.  Visit to learn more.


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