Sarah Bush Lincoln Orthopedist Eric Brewer, DO, will begin providing orthopedic care at the SBL Casey Clinic (934 North Route 49, Casey) in November.
Dr. Brewer recently joined Sarah Bush Lincoln Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and is excited to begin his practice working alongside Orthopedic Surgeons Michael Chioffe, MD, James Kohlmann, MD, Louis Mendella, DO, Donald Sandercock, DO, AOAO, Jeremy Stevens, MD, and Neurosurgeon Emilio Nardone, MD. Dr. Brewer also performs the Anterior Approach Hip Replacement procedure.
A star high school pitcher, he accepted an athletic baseball scholarship to Saint Louis University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2004. Following his interest in medicine and orthopedics, he entered Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, where he earned his medical degree in 2012.
Dr. Brewer completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency in May at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where he cared for people in four states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York. Working long hours and traveling to a new location every three months, Dr. Brewer gained experience performing total joint replacements, arthroscopic surgeries, repairing fractures and handling trauma cases.
“It’s rewarding to be able help people get rid of their pain so they can live the life they want to live,” Dr. Brewer said. While he enjoys working with people of all ages, he was thankful for an opportunity to work with elite athletes on minor league teams for the Detroit Tigers and the New York Knicks during his residency. “These athletes put their heart and soul into their sport, and they just want to get back on the field. It was a great feeling to be able to treat their injuries and watch them get back out and play again,” he said.
Dr. Brewer is eager to work with area residents to help them overcome obstacles that may be limiting them, whether it’s through surgery, medicine or injections. “I like to explore all options to help people get better before recommending surgery,” he said. “I care about my patients as people first and I want to give them the best possible outcomes.” Dr. Brewer specializes in total joint replacements and orthopedic sports medicine.
Sarah Bush Lincoln has been been recognized as a 2017 Best Hospital for Orthopedics by Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Sarah Bush Lincoln is in the top 11 percent of 3,229 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services.
To make an appointment with Dr. Brewer at the SBL Casey Clinic, please call 217 238-3435.