Southern Orthopedic Specialists to Join Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Associates, of Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Crestview, and Southern Orthopedic Specialists, of Panama City, will merge. This merged orthopaedic practice with an extensive, specialized staff will serve patients together, effective November 2022. Combined, the practice has five convenient locations: 1034 Mar Walt Drive in Fort Walton Beach; 36474C Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 3101, in Destin; 554-D Twin Cities Blvd. in Niceville; 1827 Harrison Ave. in Panama City; and 5300 S. Ferdon Blvd. in Crestview. For appointments in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Crestview, patients can call 850-863-2153. For appointments in Panama City, patients can call 850-785-4344.

With 34 orthopaedic providers and five locations throughout the region, Orthopaedic Associates provides unparalleled bone and joint care to the Panhandle community. The practice’s providers have been serving the area’s orthopaedic needs for many years, and all Orthopaedic Associates’ doctors have extensive training in their respective fields. The stated vision of the new group includes improving the quality of care by tracking and measuring practices and outcomes, lowering costs, identifying community needs and remaining highly accessible to patients when and where they need it. 

Together, the new Orthopaedic Associates will provide specialized treatment for all bone, joint, muscle and nerve-related needs, with expertly trained specialists in every area of musculoskeletal care, including:

  • Foot and ankle.
  • Back, neck and spine.
  • Hand and wrist.
  • Hip and knee.
  • Shoulder and elbow.
  • Joint replacement and revision.
  • Pain management.
  • Pediatric orthopaedics.
  • Sports medicine.

“Apart, we are two orthopaedic practices made up of dedicated experts that offer specialized orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care,” said Delford Greggs, CEO of Orthopaedic Associates and practice administrator of Southern Orthopedic Specialists. “But together as one practice, we will deliver the most advanced, comprehensive head-to-toe musculoskeletal care in the northwestern Florida region.”
“We’re excited to join together to coordinate our efforts in keeping our community strong, both physically and communally,” said Dr. Jason Thackeray, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and practice president. “I know that as specialized medical providers, we are all devoted to the continued health of our neighbors and friends, and we look forward to all the future holds for our practice and caring for our community in a united front.” 

To schedule an appointment with the new Orthopaedic Associates, call 850-863-2153 for appointments in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Crestview or 850-785-4344 for appointments in Panama City.