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Bone & Joint Doctors named "Best Doctors in America"
Date: Friday, August 10, 2007

Doctors Timothy J. Bopp, Joseph W. Carlson and Troy D. Pierce, all of the Bone & Joint Center, have received the Best Doctors of America 2007-2008 honor. Currently, Bopp, Carlson, and Pierce are three of 13 Orthopaedic Surgeons in North Dakota who have received the honor.

The Best Doctors in America represents the top 5% of physicians in the U.S. who serve over 10 million patients. The recognition is determined by an intense peer-review survey. Best Doctors focuses on doctors who are dedicated to offering patients the right care, while saving valuable time and creating the best outcome.

Timothy J. Bopp, M.D. joined the Bone & Joint Center in July 1993. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in arthritic conditions and reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee. Bopp is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Academy of Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeons. Bopp is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and completed his medical and orthopaedic training at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Bopp was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from1998-2002 and 2005-2008.

Joseph W. Carlson, M.D. joined the Bone & Joint Center in 1994. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in video arthroscopy, joint replacement, ligament reconstruction and sport-related injuries of the knee and shoulder. Carlson is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, as well as a certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Carlson is a graduate of UND School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio. Carlson was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from1996 to 2008.

Troy D. Pierce, M.D. joined the Bone & Joint Center in 1998. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with an added qualification for hand and micro vascular surgery, specializing in carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist and elbow pain, and rotator cuff and shoulder problems. Pierce is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. After receiving his doctorate in medicine from UND Medical School, he completed both a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency in Grand Rapids, MI as well as a one-year fellowship at the University of Pittsburg. Pierce was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from2001 to 2008.

The Bone & Joint Center is a medical and surgical orthopaedic clinic, dedicated to providing progressive primary and specialty orthopaedic care for the upper Midwest region. Established in 1974, Bone & Joint currently has seven orthopaedic surgeons who maintain expertise by incorporating the most current, proven techniques available in their individual specialty areas.

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