Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee announced this week the addition of another skilled orthopaedic specialist to the provider team at the Bone and Joint Institute. Jim Fiechtl, M.D., who specializes in primary care orthopaedics, will begin seeing new patients July 8 and will have clinic hours available in both Franklin and Thompson’s Station.

“I was attracted to Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee primarily because of their shared commitment to being an integral part of our community and providing outstanding healthcare for our community,” said Fiechtl, a Williamson County resident. “That patient-centered focus and collective desire to take care of all patients, treating each patient individually to the best of our ability is what drove me to this profession and this group.”

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Fiechtl to our medical staff at Williamson Medical Center,” said Williamson Medical Center CEO, Donald Webb. “He shares the passion of our health system and medical staff for providing exceptional care and an outstanding patient experience. It is the expertise of our providers and the outstanding patient-centered care we provide that leads patients to choose us first.”

Fiechtl treats patients with all types of sports injuries, including concussions, and non-surgical orthopaedic problems. He completed his medical training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed a residency program in Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Vanderbilt University and earned a Master of Management in Healthcare from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

As a primary care ofthopaedic specialist, Fiechtl works with patients to treat their orthopaedic problems with the most conservative approaches possible as well as alternative therapies like acupuncture and yoga.

“Dr. Fiechtl brings a wealth of expertise to the Bone and Joint Institute,” said Bone and Joint Institute CEO, Darren Harris. “Many of the individuals who seek care with our practice will not need surgery and Dr. Fiechtl is highly skilled in effectively managing non-surgical orthopaedic problems.”

Dr. Fiechtl, who particularly enjoys working with athletes of all ages and levels, said his goal is to help patients heal and return to the activities they want to do as quickly as possible. “That is the most gratifying part of my job,” he said.

Fiechtl is the team physician for Page High School. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family being outdoors, playing tennis, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoys volunteering through their church.

 

About Williamson Medical Center

Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence.

 

About The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee

The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was formally established in 2018, but its legacy goes back to 1979 with the founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009 the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons. In 2017, Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin hospital and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. The Institute opened in April 2019, offering a destination for orthopaedic excellence staffed by nationally recognized surgeons with expertise in fracture care, joint replacement, sports injuries and spinal care. A second location opened at Tollgate Village Medical Plaza in Thompson’s Station in 2018. For more information or to schedule an appointment at either location, call (615) 791-2630.