Dr. Dale Ingram, a board-certified, fellowship-trained general orthopaedic surgeon with the Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute, is now seeing patients at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) on select weekdays. Dr. Ingram joins EWCH orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Purvis and nurse practitioner Jesse Mayo at the Erlanger Orthopaedics office located at 75 Medical Park Lane, Suite B, in Murphy.
As a general orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Ingram treats both adult and pediatric patients. Though he treats all orthopaedic injuries and disorders, his areas of expertise include arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, joint replacement surgery, adult and pediatric fractures, sports medicine and hand and upper extremity disorders.
“I am looking forward to joining Dr. Purvis at EWCH’s orthopaedic office,” said Dr. Ingram. “Providing access to healthcare in rural areas is so important. I’m honored to be a part of ensuring Erlanger’s orthpaedic care is available closer to home for western North Carolina communities.”
Dr. Ingram attended the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, for medical school. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Erlanger, which was, and still is, affiliated with the educational institution where he now serves as an assistant clinical professor – the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga. Following residency, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. After the establishment of a successful orthopaedic and sports medicine practice in St. Augustine, Florida, Dr. Ingram returned to the Chattanooga area in 2002.
“Dr. Ingram is the perfect addition to the orthopaedics program at EWCH,” said Meridith O’Keefe, Senior Vice President of Erlanger Medical Group. “As a compliment to Dr. Purvis’ expertise, Dr. Ingram’s interest in both adult and pediatric cases and hand and upper extremity care will be a great asset to this area. His presence will also allow Dr. Purvis to see orthopaedic patients in our Hayesville clinic each week.”
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