Baxter bound! Dr. Robertson now serving Brainerd Lakes

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Tri-County Health Care has expanded its top-notch orthopedic care to the Brainerd-Baxter area. Ben Robertson, M.D., is delivering his unique brand of care once again to the area. Prior to his time at Tri-County Health Care, Dr. Robertson worked as an orthopedic surgeon in the region for 11 years. He helped many people move better, feel stronger, and live with less pain.

orthopedic surgeon Ben Robertson. Baxter orthopedics

Love the lakes

His connection to the lakes area goes beyond his professional work. Dr. Robertson and his wife Becky raise a family there, taking advantage of the numerous lakes and recreational activities over the years. This area is his home and these are his people. Over the last 14 years of living in the area, Dr. Robertson has forged many relationships with families and patients in the area. His career and involvement in sports have introduced him to an array of wonderful patients. Tri-County Health Care wanted to offer a way to make his care more accessible for those people.

Home away from home

Tri-County Health Care has partnered with Sazama Family Chiropractic & Wellness and provides Dr. Robertson an efficient place to administer care.

“Drs. Seth and Danielle Sazama have been great to work with. Their office is in a great location in Baxter, so patients can easily get there from anywhere in the Brainerd Lakes area,” said Dr. Robertson.

Orthopedic services will be the same as what’s offered at the Wadena location, with the exception of surgery. Appointments will primarily consist of new patient consultations and follow-up visits. The clinic is equipped with x-ray technology and patients can receive steroid injections on-site. Any surgical treatment will be completed at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.

Dr. Robertson is an Orthopedic Surgeon working for Tri-County Health Care. Baxter orthopedics

His knowledge and background

Dr. Robertson will be seeing patients of all ages at the new location. He has extensive knowledge of surgical procedures, orthopedics, and sports medicine. He often treats patients for osteoarthritis with surgical and non-surgical methods. Additionally, he is an expert in hip, knee, and shoulder replacements.

Dr. Robertson is now seeing patients in Baxter from 1-5 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Appointments are held inside Sazama Chiropractic at 7073 Forthun Road in Baxter. Call 218-631-3510 to schedule today.

Take the first step

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Honesty and Healthcare: A letter from Joanne Flom

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Going to the hospital or clinic can be anxiety-inducing, especially as we get older. The knees start to get a little sore, our bones creak and crack, things just don’t work as well as they used to. This realization keeps many from visiting the doctor’s office. However, old age didn’t stop Joanne Flom from seeking help. She looks for honesty and good care and she found it close to home.

Knee pain is a common issue faced by many seniors

Royal treatment

Joanne is 81 and frequently experiences issues associated with old age. Many seniors simply learn to live with medical issues and chronic pain, but not Joanne, she doesn’t need to. She found Ben Robertson, M.D. who has played a pivotal role in her health and wellbeing.

Dr. Robertson is an orthopedic surgeon with Tri Orthopedics and is well known across the region for his expertise in everything involving muscles, joints and bones. During a presentation by Dr. Robertson, he suggested Joanne try a new kind of shoes to help with the pain. It was a simple solution but it turned out to be a pain-relieving miracle. Ever since then, she has met with Dr. Robertson for her all her orthopedic needs.

In a special letter sent to Tri-County Health Care, Joanne expressed her gratitude for all staff members involved in her recent appointment.

“This is the second time I’ve come to Wadena to see him. My treatment yesterday was perfect. I had to wait several days to see him but when the day finally arrived, I was treated like a queen.”

No more pain

Joanne had been suffering from some fairly intense knee pain. After her arrival, it was evident that she was struggling to make her way to the entrance of the clinic. Joanne was swiftly assisted by a patient escort. He got her a wheelchair and made polite conversation all the way to her appointment.

The appointment went swimmingly. Dr. Robertson and his staff politely conducted the examination with poise and speed. After examining her knees and x-rays, Joanne received two shots and was on her way.

Within a day, Joanne’s swollen knees were feeling much better. She had been in so much pain that she was unable to sleep. One of her knees was so inflamed that it had swollen several inches. After her consultation and injections, the swelling was gone and she slept ten hours straight!

Legacy of great care

“I would recommend your staff to anyone in need, I’ve had a good number of dealings with your staff. Other members of my family have had good experiences. They were all handled perfectly. The honesty is wonderful and the care is good,” Joanne explained in her letter. To Joanne, honesty is the most important aspect of care.

Dr. Robertson and his staff really enjoy helping seniors

Joanne has a storied history with Tri-County Health Care. Every family member that has passed through the clinic or hospital has recognized the top-notch focused care. Her father had been hospitalized for two months and she recalled him also feeling like royalty throughout his stay.

Joanne wanted to spread her message far and wide about Tri-County Health Care. She ended her letter by simply thanking Dr. Robertson and all members of staff for making her visit extra special.

Whether you’re feeling day-to-day aches and pains or experience serious issues, the Tri Orthopedics team is available to serve you. Please call 218-631-3510 to schedule an appointment.