MEET OUR
DOCTORS

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Robert K. Brown, MD

Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery.

  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Hand & Wrist Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger & Tendonitis
  • Tendon & Ligament Injuries
  • Fracture & Joint Injuries
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Benign Tumors
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis

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John C. Karpie, MD

Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Knee & Shoulder Disorders
  • Primary & Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Primary & Revision Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Patellar Instability
  • Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
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Paul J. Lapoint, DO

Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine.

  • Total Hip Replacement Direct Anterior Approach
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder & Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair for the Shoulder
  • Knee Arthroscopy, Meniscal Repair & ACL Reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
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Paul J. Mason, MD

Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Hip & Knee Reconstruction

  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty - Patient Specific Technology
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedic Care
  • Carpel Tunnel Surgery
Dr Nowak

Jessica L. Nowak, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Residency Trained in Conservative and Surgical Management of Foot, Rearfoot & Ankle Pathology

  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis/Tears)
  • Bunions, Hammer Toes & Digital Deformities
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions including Ulcerations & Charcot Deformity
  • Arch Height Disorders (Flatfooot, Cavus Foot)
  • Soft Tissue Disorders (Neuromas, Cysts)
  • Dermatologic Conditions (Ingrown Toenails, Fungus / Athlete’s Foot, Warts)
  • Ankle Instability
  • Fracture Care
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Michael J. Ostempowski, MD

Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Joint Replacement & Cartilage Reconstruction

  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Partial Replacements
  • Primary Total & Revision Joint Replacements of the Hip, Knee & Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Fracture Care
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Thaddeus E. Szarzanowicz, MD

Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Knee & Shoulder Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Labral Repairs
  • Meniscus & Cartilage Injuries
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Total & Partial Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reverse & Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
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Deborah J. Hamlin, ANP-C, RNFA

Board-certified Adult Health Nurse Practitioner.

  • Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Paul LaPoint
  • Master of Science from SUNY Buffalo as Adult Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • 24 Years nursing experience
  • Member of National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Nurse Practitioner Association of Western New York & Association of Operation Room Nurses
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Kathryn M. Knisely, RPA-C

Board-certified Physician Assistant. 

  • Physician Assistant to Dr. Michael J. Ostempowski.
  • Lectured at D'Youville College for Physician Assistant Program for 10 years.
  • Bachelors in Science in Athletic Training from Canisius
  • Experience working as athletic trainer & post injury rehab care for Athleticare.
  • Member of American Academy of Physician Assistants & Western New York Physician Assistant Association
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Brian P. LaPlante, RPA-C

Board-certified Physician Assistant

  • Physician Assistant to Dr. Szarzanowicz
  • Master degree in Health Education from University of Nebraska.
  • Worked as certified athletic trainer at University Buffalo Sports Medicine Institute & University of Nebraska.
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants & the Western New York Physician Assistant Association
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James C. O'May, RPA-C

Board-certified Physician Assistant. 

  • Physician Assistant to Dr. Paul Mason. 
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Lectures at Daemen College on Casting Techniques, Joint Replacement and Visco Supplementation.
  • 8 years of experience in occupational medicine.
  • NRCME certified
  • Member of NYSSPA
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Vincent E. Lorenz, II RPA-C

Board-certified Physician Assistant

  • Cum Laude from D'Youville College
  • Served as Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy for 6 years
  • Pursued degree in physical education & athletic training at SUNY Cortland.
  • Previous Athletic Trainer at SportsFocus physical therapy clinic & Buffalo State College.
  • Adjunct Faculty at D'Youville College from 1999-2005
  • Part owner of Athletic Trainers Placement Services
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John J. LoBianco, RPA-C

Board-certified Physician Assistant

  • Physician's Assistant to Dr. John Karpie
  • Graduated with Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Daemen College in 2013
  • Experience in general orthopaedics, sports injuries, and fracture care
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants & the Western New York Physician Assistant Association