PANAMA CITY, FL. — Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) is bringing industry leading orthopedic care to Panama City with their first new clinic opening September 12th. TOC’s entry into Panama City marks the start of a broader expansion to improve access to care in Bay County and adjacent areas that include Walton and Gulf counties. A second location is planned for Panama City Beach and is scheduled to be open by the fall of 2024. TOC Panama City will ultimately offer the complete range of comprehensive orthopedic with the aim on better access, better quality and lower cost.
Eric A. Branch, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with special training in sports medicine and arthroscopy, will serve as the lead orthopedic provider for TOC Panama City. Dr. Branch is a native of Florida and completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, FL. His experience reflects providing care for a wide variety of patients, including professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes, including the University of West Florida Athletics. Dr. Branch, along with Ryan Price, MD, specializing in pediatric orthopedics, and Andrew Borom, MD, specializing in foot and ankle surgery, will be fulfilling the practice’s commitment to keeping people healthy, active, and strong through prevention, preservation, and wellness. TOC Panama City will have the only pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the North Florida region, along with “TOC Now” providing the region’s only orthopedic urgent care walk-in clinic. Additional orthopedic specialties will be recruited soon.
TOC CEO Mike Boblitz said, “TOC is thrilled to extend our high quality orthopedic care to the Panama City region. TOC already cares for several thousand patients that reside in the Bay, Walton, and Gulf Counties, and our new Panama City location will save those patients’ hours of travel time. The Panama City, Panama City Beach, and the broader surrounding region is growing by leaps and bounds, and we are excited to improve access to those communities.”
Dr. Branch, along with the entire TOC Panama City physician team, are now accepting new patients at a temporary Panama City facility located at 425 West 19th Street, Panama City, FL 32405 which opens on September 12th. TOC’s permanent Panama City office is scheduled to open on October 31st at 2011 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (850) 691- 4188 or schedule online at www.TeamTOC.com.
The orthopedic providers at TOC are highly trained and focused on specific sub-specialties. With over 225,000 annual patient visits that span across 9 regional locations, 100+ physicians and advanced practice providers, we offer orthopedic specialists in sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, hand, wrist and elbow, foot and ankle, hip preservation, joint replacement and spine care. In addition, we offer non-operative pain management specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and behavioral therapists TOC physicians serve as the Official Team Physicians of Florida State University athletics, Florida A&M University athletics, and Tallahassee Community College athletics. Our entire team works together with one goal in mind, to help get you back to feeling better so you can lead an active life. For more information visit www.teamtoc.com.