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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.

Learn More at Our Joint Pain Seminar

Date: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meal Service: lunch served
Location: Eureka, CA
Venue: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
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877-227-3142

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 level 3 trauma designated emergency department is capable of providing care for a variety of acute and complex orthopedic injuries and bony fractures.

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 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.

Ask for an orthopedic referral to discuss treatment options if you’re experiencing:

  • Ongoing pain that limits your movement and ability to participate in favorite activities
  • Joint pain that wakes you up at night
  • No relief from over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes

Our orthopedic experts are here to answer your questions and help find solutions that enhance your quality of life.

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Orthopedics

St. Joseph Health Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
2826 Harris St., Eureka, CA 95503

St. Joseph Health Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Fortuna
3304 Renner Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540


Our Specialists

Sureshan Sivananthan, MD (Dr. Siva), Medical Director, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka joined St. Joseph Health Medical Group and the hospital medical staff 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 and 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 is 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 and 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 many 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 is 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 is 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 is an experienced board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who completed his residency at Queen of the Valley 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.
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

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

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 neurosurgical residency at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and completed a spine fellowship at UCLA, division of neurosurgery.. She served on the neurosurgery faculty at UC Irvine for 10 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.

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

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

Insurance 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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