Wednesday, August 28, 2013
He comes from a family of doctors. “Seeing the impact my grandfather and father had on improving patients' quality of life is what drew me to medicine in the first place,” says Dr. Daniel A. Wartinbee. Like his dad, Dr. Wartinbee pursued orthopedics. He also received advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery from Duke University. He spent his summers in the Lowcountry and during those times met his wife, who is from Charleston. They are happy to return to the Charleston area, where Dr. Wartinbee is joining the team at South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center. While he cares for a variety of orthopedic issues, his specialty is treating problems from the fingertip through the elbow. The most common issues he treats include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers and upper extremity fractures. He remembers his struggle as a high school football linebacker when he was sidelined with an injured knee during his junior year and had to go through surgery and extensive rehab. He returned before the end of the season and also played during his senior year as team captain. “You get a whole different perspective when you are the patient.”
Medical School – Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency – Duke University Medical Center, orthopedic surgery
Fellowship – Duke University Medical Center, hand and upper extremity surgery
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