Dr. Mark Sumida Joins Parkridge Bone And Joint

Monday, June 26, 2017

Parkridge Health System announces Mark S. Sumida, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the Parkridge Bone and Joint physician practice.

Dr. Sumida will continue seeing patients at his existing office, 1724 Hamill Road, Suite 204 in Hixson, which will create another access point to specialized orthopedic services offered by Parkridge Bone and Joint.  While Dr. Sumida joins Martin Redish, MD, and Ben Plahtinsky, PA-C, at Parkridge Bone and Joint in treating conditions of the musculoskeletal system, his practice will remain at his current Hamill Road office location in Hixson. 
 
“Parkridge Bone and Joint is a great fit for me and my patients,” Dr.

Sumida said. “I am committed to bringing top-quality orthopedic surgical care to the community, and I am excited to be part of an organization that endeavors to make such services more readily available throughout Chattanooga and its surrounding areas.”
 
Dr. Sumida earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and served a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the Chattanooga unit of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He further enhanced his surgical expertise with a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
 
Dr. Sumida is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the Piedmont Orthopedic Society.
 
A longtime member of the local medical community, Dr. Sumida opened his private practice in Chattanooga in 1995 and has previously served on staff at CHI Memorial Hospital, where he was appointed chief of Orthopedic Surgery, and Erlanger Medical Center.
 
Dr. Sumida is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.



Alexander: To Reduce Billions In Health Care Waste, We Should Spend Less On Unnecessary Expenses

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Tuesday said that one way to reduce health care costs in America is to “stop spending money on unnecessary medical tests, services, procedures, or medications.”   Senator Alexander made his remarks on Tuesday at the Senate heath committee’s second in a series of hearings on how to reduce health care costs, ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Presents Chronic Health Conditions And Joint Care Q&A on July 24

Morning Pointe will present a Caregiver Café Educational Q&A - Chronic Health Conditions & Joint Care in partnership with Parkridge Health System, on  July 24, from 6-7:30 p.m.   Officials said, "Join us as expert physicians answer your questions and offer advice to help keep you and your loved ones healthy." The title of the event is ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed On Arlington Avenue On Wednesday

A man was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon on Arlington Avenue at the Bayberry Apartments. Chattanooga Police responded around 5 p.m. and found the victim. Officials said it appeared to be the result of a disorder between the suspect and the victim. The investigation is ongoing.   (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)

Am I Alone?

 Am I alone seems to be quite apt as I begin to form sentences, thoughts and concerns regarding the state of this country. I feel like I am alone trying, somehow, to justify Trump and understand why he is constantly in the middle of chaos.  Now coined as the Liar-in-Chief, Chief Foreign Affairs Coordinator acting for his pal Russian Dictator, Putin.  The silence ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings - And Response (3)

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)