Christopher Bagby, MD, an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist, has joined Johnson County Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – Paola and is accepting new patients! Dr. Bagby treats everything from sports injuries to chronic joint pain.
"I decided to become a doctor because I was an athlete growing up, and I gained a passion for the human body and medicine through my involvement in sports, "Dr. Bagby said. "I learned firsthand what it's like to be a patient when I sustained a femur fracture that required surgery. The orthopedic surgeon who took care of me became my mentor and was a huge driving force toward my interest in medicine, specifically orthopedic surgery."
Dr. Bagby received his medical education at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and obtained his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at The Christ Hospital, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Bagby is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
His scope of practice includes carpal/cubital tunnel release, trigger finger release, fractures, tennis/golfers elbow, rotator cuff/labral repair, biceps/triceps repair, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, patellar instability, patellar/quad tendon repair, total knee replacement and ankle ligament reconstruction.
"My philosophy on patient care is that the patient's best interests always come first," Dr. Bagby said. "I am a firm believer in exhausting all non-operative treatment options prior to recommending surgery. I treat all patients as if they were my family member."
Patient visits with Dr. Bagby are a team effort. He identifies the problem, discusses the various treatment options and comes to a joint decision with the patient about the best way to proceed in treating that problem.
"The most rewarding part of my job is when I see patients who had injuries or ailments return back to the lifestyles they were previously accustomed to," Dr. Bagby said.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bagby today by calling 913-557-3800.
Johnson County Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – Paola is located at Miami County Medical Center. To learn more about orthopedics, or see what other specialists are available in Paola, visit our Miami County Medical Center Services and Specialties page.
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