Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Humboldt County

St. Joseph Hospital is the only hospital on the North Coast with a comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine program designed to restore you to peak health. We provide a full spectrum of orthopedic and sports medicine services, including:

  • Conservative care for musculoskeletal injuries
  • Solutions for joint problems, fractures, and other orthopedic related conditions
  • Modern surgical techniques, which allow us to treat a broad-spectrum of orthopedic conditions
  • Diagnosis and education regarding options for joint and sports medicine injuries
  • Outpatient physical therapy in Eureka and Fortuna
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit for more significant injuries

Our level 3 trauma designated emergency department is capable of providing care for a variety of acute and complex orthopedic injuries and bony fractures. Our modern surgical suites contain the latest surgical technology and are staffed with experienced orthopedic trained nurses and technicians to provide the best possible surgical patient outcomes.

Our affiliation with the orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons of St. Joseph Health Medical Group–Humboldt ensures the highest quality and best trained orthopedic surgeons to provide care for all your orthopedic and sports medicine needs.

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Orthopedics

St. Joseph Health Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
2826 Harris St., Eureka, CA 95503
Phone 707-443-8066, Fax 707-268-3251

St. Joseph Health Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Fortuna
3304 Renner Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540
Phone 707-725-9383, Fax 707-725-1140


Our Specialists

Sureshan Sivananthan, MD (Dr. Siva), Medical Director, St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County Joint Replacement Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital Orthopedics - joined St. Joseph Health Medical Group and the hospital medical staffs in July 2019. Dr. Siva has extensive training and experience at the University of London in the United Kingdom followed by a 2 year fellowship in Total Joint Arthroplasty at Stanford University, California, where he was visiting faculty related to his expertise in hip resurfacing. His clinical interests include total joint replacements and revision of total hip or knee replacements. He has extensive clinical experience in knee and hip replacement. Dr. Siva has considerable scholarly and research activity holding several patents and has various national and international publications to his credit.
Erik McGoldrick, MD, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka - A board-certified, subspecialty trained orthopedic surgeon who completed his general orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas, followed by a fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. McGoldrick specializes in rotator cuff repairs and total shoulder replacement. His expertise in shoulder surgery has made him the surgeon of choice for other members of the medical community when they need shoulder surgery. Dr. McGoldrick is committed to this community serving as the team physician for College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, the Humboldt Crabs and Eureka High football.
John Kurylo, MD, Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka - A board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeon who completed his residency at Boston University and Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Kurylo has the expertise to care for patient with complex orthopedic injuries.
William Kilgore, MD, Orthopedics, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka - A highly experienced orthopedic surgeon who completed his medical training at UC San Diego and Penn State. He has been committed to caring for this community for over a decade. He has vast expertise in total joint replacement. He does the anterior approach for hip replacement and minimally-invasive knee replacement. His specialties also include partial knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, fracture care and hand surgery.
Raymond Koch, MD, Orthopedics, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka - An experienced board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who completed his residency at Queen’s Medical Center and completed fellowships in Sports Orthopedics, as well as, Knee and Hand surgery. His areas of interest include athletic injuries, knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction and total knee replacement.
Skye Heston MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka is a Family Physician who completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Montana Family Sports Medicine. He provides expert evaluation and non-surgical treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal joint conditions. In addition, Dr. Heston does diagnostic ultrasound examinations and ultrasound-guided injections. He is available in our Orthopedic Office 2 days a week. Dr. Heston works with Dr. McGoldrick as a team physician for College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University and Eureka High football.

St. Joseph Health Medical Group Rheumatology
2752 Harrison Ave., Suite A, Eureka, CA 95501
Phone 707-443-4005

Steven R. Weiner, MD, FACP, FACR, Rheumatology, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka joined St. Joseph Health Medical Group in June 2019. He is an accomplished board-certified rheumatologist who completed his Rheumatology fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine, where he held faculty appointments for 29 years. His clinical interests include rheumatology, musculoskeletal disorders and osteoporosis. He has received many awards and has written over 100 book chapters, abstracts and articles in rheumatology and has lectured throughout the country. Ambulatory Infusion services are available through SJE Ambulatory Infusion Program.

Spine Surgery

St. Joseph Health Medical Group Neurosurgery
2675 Harris St., Eureka, CA 95503
Phone 707-268-0190

John Aryanpur, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka is a highly experienced board-certified neurosurgeon who completed his residency at Johns Hopkins. His areas of expertise include surgery for brain tumors, complex spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery in collaboration with the radiation oncologists.
Laura Pare, MD, Neurosurgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka is a highly experienced board-certified neurosurgeon who completed her residency at the University of Chicago and University of Montreal and completed a fellowship at UCLA. She served on the neurosurgery faculty at UC Irvine for 0 years, from 2002-2012, as an Associate professor of neurosurgery years, prior to relocating to Humboldt County. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery, spine tumor surgery, complex spine surgery and brain tumor surgery.
Jamie Messegee, MD, Neurosurgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka is a skilled neurosurgeon who joined St. Joseph Health Medical Group Neurosurgery in 2018. She completed her residency in neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico. Her areas of interest include surgery for brain tumors, complex spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery in collaboration with the radiation oncologists.
Pinella Holder, DO, FAAPMR, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka Neurosurgery Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ensured training at the highest ranked academies for her multiple special interests to skillfully serve her patients; she is especially devoted to the practice of medicine and the community she serves. Moreover, Dr. Holder accomplished fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Spine, Concussion, Brain Injury Medicine, Headache Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Furthermore, she additionally holds board-certification in multiple disciplines including: Brain Injury Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Charles Knoll, MD Medical Director, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services in Eureka and Fortuna, joined St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County in March 2019. Dr. Knoll completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the acclaimed Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins. He brings his commitment to our mission and extensive clinical experience to Humboldt. He oversees our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit which is at the General Hospital campus today and will be moving to a beautiful, new $11M Acute Rehab Unit on the Redwood Memorial Hospital campus in 2020.

Procedures Performed

We offer comprehensive orthopedics care including:

  • Level III trauma center with a full spectrum of orthopedic fracture care
  • Joint replacement surgery including hip, knee and shoulder replacements, and minimally-invasive joint replacement options
  • Rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement surgery
  • Minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Sports injuries

Conditions Treated

We provide care for the following conditions:

  • Acute and complex fractures
  • Ankle injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital hand deformities
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Labral tears and ligament injuries
  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries and tears
  • Shoulder separation and instability
  • Spine trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon disorders
  • And more

Insurances Accepted

Knowing your coverage options is important. Here’s a list of the most popular coverage options:

HMO and Point of Service (POS) Plans

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Pacificare

Medicare HMO Plans

  • PacifiCare Secure Horizons
  • Health Net Seniority Plus

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