Paul E. Perry, M.D.
Hand & Upper Extremity
Like most young people, I was unsure of what career path I wanted to take. During my time at Wright State School of Medicine, however, I learned about the area of orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery. I instantly knew that this was the field I wanted to pursue. I chose to be an orthopaedic surgeon because I enjoy the discipline it requires, the challenges it brings, and the reward that follows. There are many reasons why I love what I do, but the most important one is being able to serve my community and return patients to a healthier, pain free life.
As one who enjoys the challenges of orthopaedic surgery, I take pride in having helped the Tri-State region make many surgical advancements. Joining Tri-State Orthopaedics in 1994, I was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the region with a hand surgery fellowship practicing exclusively on hand and upper extremity. In 1996, I was the first orthopaedic surgeon to perform a multi-digit finger reattachment, the first in 2001 to perform an all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and the first in 2004 to do a reverse style total shoulder replacement.
My focus is on my patients. I enjoy working closely with them, and I believe that creating a strong doctor-patient relationship requires clear communication. My goal is to help put patients at ease by making complex medical terms and topics easy to understand while encouraging patients to ask questions and express the concerns they have about their care. Making a decision about treatment is a big step. As their doctor, I will provide my patients with the information they need in a straightforward manner, and I also encourage them to discuss it with their families as part of the treatment process.
In addition to my medical commitments, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, traveling to the world's wine regions, and playing golf.