Panama City gains local access to hip and knee replacement services as Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) Panama City welcomes Jared J. Patterson, MD. Prior to TOC Panama City opening, several thousand patients each year had to drive from the Panama City area to TOC offices that were two hours or more away. Welcoming Dr. Patterson is a part of TOC’s mission to improve access to convenient orthopedic services in Bay County and the broader Northwest Florida region.In his 15 years as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement, Dr. Patterson has helped patients regain their mobility and improve their quality of life. He is known for his expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the direct anterior approach for hip replacement and the quadriceps-sparing technique for knee replacement. Dr. Patterson has extensive experience with robotic-assisted knee replacement, a cutting-edge and revolutionary technology that enhances surgical precision and patient outcomes.

“My family and I are excited to call Panama City home,” says Dr. Patterson. “We’ve settled into life on the coast. This is a beautiful part of Florida and this community has been very welcoming. I’m happy to bring a much-needed specialty to this region and expand the scope and quality of care patients can receive right here at home.”

From the onset of his educational journey and career, Dr. Patterson dedicated himself to excellence and continuous advancement in orthopedic surgery. He completed his medical degree at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport. He pursued further training through residency at the University of South Alabama, a fellowship with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, and internships at the University of South Alabama and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

“The physicians we hire are leaders and innovators whom specialize in their respective fields within Orthopedics,” said CEO Michael Boblitz. Our aim at TOC is on clinical excellence, ease of access to eliminate delays in care, and reducing the overall cost of care. Dr. Patterson’s expertise makes him the perfect fit for our team and this community.”

TOC has plans to further expand by bringing on Spine and Hand specialists in the near future, along with low-cost MRI and rehabilitative services. This builds upon the current services that already include Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Foot and Ankle, Pediatric Orthopedics, the only Orthopedic focused Urgent Care center in North Florida, and now Joint Replacement.

TOC Panama City is located at 2011 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32405 and can be
reached by calling 850-691-4188, or by scheduling appointments online at