Olympia Orthopaedics Associates welcomes Dr. Milan Moore to its growing team. Dr. Moore comes to OOA with more than 16 years of experience as a joint replacement specialist at Cascade Orthopaedics in Auburn, Washington. OOA has continued to grow and evolve to serve its expanding patient population throughout the South Sound. The addition of Dr. Moore to the team will give patients even more options in quality care.
Dr. Moore began practicing medicine in the Pacific Northwest in 2001. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and attended Harvard Medical School. He did his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. After a Total Joint Fellowship at the Anderson Clinic in Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Moore began private practice in 2001. Dr. Moore is known for his holistic approach in treating the whole patient and not just the joint. Dr. Moore understands that there are many factors involved to achieve a healthy and mobile lifestyle. Dr. Moore believes that it is imperative to understand the whole patient when recommending a treatment therapy.
Modern advances in medicine mean that people can have a joint replacement and be in and out of the hospital in one day or even home the same day. “The baby boomer generation is aging and needing joint replacements, but they are healthier than the previous generation,” says Moore. Many of these patients have stayed fit doing yoga, bike racing and cross-fit. They may be injured, but they are not sick and no longer require extended hospital stays. “We have seen incredible innovation in the area of orthopaedics,” shares Dr. Moore.
Moore is looking forward to the opportunity to treat patients at the Outpatient Surgery Center at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. “With the new long-lasting anesthetics, I have patients that are in little to no pain the day after a partial knee or hip replacement,” says Dr. Moore. These patients are actually safer and happier recovering in their home environment, something made possible by the trained staff at the Westside center. A 50-year-old triathlete with good muscle tone and no heart disease can be back on his bike in two weeks after a partial knee replacement.
“I have patients who want to climb Mount Rainier and I have patients who want to walk pain-free to their mailbox,” says Dr. Moore. “We now have the means to treat everyone safely and effectively at Olympia Orthopaedics.” Dr. Moore designs each patient’s recovery and rehabilitation to the point that they are able to achieve their own goals.
In some ways modern orthopaedic medicine can be almost miraculous. “People can come in with crutches or even a wheelchair and walk out on their own two feet,” he shares. The ideal location of Olympia on the I-5 corridor has created tremendous growth in the area and as a result, the 40-year-old practice is seeing a growing need. Treating patients on an outpatient basis in the surgery center is appealing to Dr. Moore and patients alike. Everyone would choose to sleep in their own bed over a hospital bed.
“I love the Pacific Northwest,” says Dr. Moore. “I don’t think there is a more beautiful place to live in the U.S. I am excited to begin working in Olympia at a practice that is using the latest in medical technology.” And that technology, coupled with a facility including a wide range of services including on-site MRI, PT, x-ray and injection specialists, makes treatment easy for both patients and physicians.
Dr. Moore and his wife Sandra have been happily married for over 20 years. The couple have two sons, Alexander, a junior at Harvard is a sprinter on the track team and Jack, a freshman at MIT.
Dr. Moore played rugby in college. In his earlier years, he was a frequent runner. These days you will find him in the hot yoga studio in his free time. “I did hot yoga the first time on a dare from my wife,” explains Moore. “I didn’t like it at first but now I am a huge yoga fan.” Yoga targets all the areas we can lose as we age – balance, strength and flexibility. “We all can be doing yoga at age 70, 80 or even 90.” says Dr. Moore.
Dr. Milan Moore starts seeing patients at the Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Westside Clinic on April 2. To learn more about Dr. Moore or schedule an appointment, visit Olympia Orthopaedic’s website or call 360-709-6230.