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.
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,
- 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
- 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
- Ongoing pain that limits your movement and ability to participate in favorite
- 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.
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
Free Online Class: Learn More and Prepare for Surgery
We are dedicated to providing joint replacements with the best possible
outcomes and the fastest return to a productive life. In keeping with
this goal, we offer a preoperative virtual training class where you’ll
learn what the surgery involves, how to prepare for surgery and what to
expect after surgery. Whether you’re thinking about a joint replacement
procedure or you’re scheduled for surgery, we encourage you to attend
our online class.
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.
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
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.
We provide care for the following conditions:
- Acute and complex fractures
- Ankle injuries
- 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
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
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
- Health Net
Medicare HMO Plans
- PacifiCare Secure Horizons
- Health Net Seniority Plus
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