Baldwin Bone & Joint Welcomes New Orthopaedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon To Specialist Team
Dr. Allison Hunter Joins Practice as Sole Fellowship-Trained Hand Surgeon Exclusively in Baldwin County
DAPHNE, AL (July 12, 2021) — Baldwin Bone & Joint is proud to announce the addition of Allison Hunter, M.D., who will join the practice this August. A fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, Hunter specializes in the treatment of injuries and conditions from the shoulder to the fingertips. She comes to the Baldwin Bone & Joint team of fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialists as the sole hand and upper extremity surgeon whose practice is exclusively in Baldwin County.
Throughout her training, Hunter has worked with patients of all ages, from children to the aging adult, to injured athletes and workers — treating everything from arthritis, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome to neuropathies, hand, wrist and elbow fractures, and tendon reconstructions.
“My goal is to provide excellent patient care by understanding the problem, reaching the correct diagnosis, and engaging each individual patient in the treatment approach that is right for that person,” Hunter said. “The process is very much a dialogue as we work together to achieve the same goal—getting each patient back to the life and the activities they enjoy.”
A native of Eastern Kentucky, Hunter received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2015. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at UAB and fellowship training at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania.
“In joining the team, Dr. Hunter’s skills will help further complement Baldwin Bone & Joint’s reputation as a leader in single site comprehensive care, where patients can receive diagnosis, treatment, digital imaging, MRI and physical therapy – all under one roof. As a practice, we look forward to her also working with new patients and building relationships with them and the community,” states Greg Shoemaker, Baldwin Bone & Joint Practice Administrator.
“I truly value the opportunity to develop personal connections with patients and to help improve their lives,” Hunter said. “I’m interested in every patient’s story, and to learn about their specific needs and goals. With this in mind, we can work together to create an individualized treatment approach that best suits each patient’s unique circumstances. Whether it is pain, dysfunction, or disfigurement, I want to understand the problem and together choose the most appropriate, effective solution as a team. I am committed to always providing the excellent care that should be expected by patients in the region while remaining up to date with current techniques.”