Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Robert O. Boatwright, MD, is a board-certified general orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice for four years. He is a graduate of Mercer University Medical School and completed his residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he also worked as the attending orthopedic surgeon in the level 3 Trauma Center for the last few years. Additionally, Dr. Boatwright was a commander in the U.S. Navy for 13 years.
Dr. Boatwright specializes in musculoskeletal system maladies, most commonly treating broken bones, ligament tears and cartilage loss, among other things, but he has a special interest in working with and treating sports-related injuries. “The most rewarding part of my job is helping patients return to a high functioning level following acute musculoskeletal injuries. I love learning about my patients, listening to their concerns and working hard to ease tensions and calm fears/anxieties.”
Dr. Boatwright is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Boatwright's Education and Training:
- Mercer University Medical School
- Naval Medical Center
- ABOS - Orthopaedic Surgery
Getting to Know Dr. Boatwright:
Dr. Boatwright, his wife and son have made their home in Rainsville, where they enjoy all things outdoors such as hunting, camping and hiking.