Skilled Physician Embraces Emerging Technology
By Ed Pierce, Managing Editor // July 6, 2012
Patients Matter To Dr. Bryan Parry
Skilled, Dedicated, Compassionate Physician Puts Patients First
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – For Dr. Bryan Parry, the needs of patients are placed above everything and the expertise he can offer to help them feel better makes his job truly worthwhile.
As the newest surgeon at Viera Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Dr. Parry brings a unique dedication to healing and a commitment to treating his patients as if they were relatives.
“As I build my reputation in the Viera area, patients will come to know me as a skilled, dedicated and compassionate physician that will always treat the patient as I would members of my own family,” he said.
“They can be sure that my strong personal values will always carry over into my professional life. This is the reputation that I value.”
Before joining Viera Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Dr. Parry had a solo practice in general orthopedics in a small town outside Atlanta for 15 years.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa and then completed medical school at Penn State University-Hershey. His finished a surgical internship at York Hospital in Pennsylvania and an orthopedic residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.
IT’S ABOUT THE PATIENT
Dr. Parry made his decision to go into orthopedic surgery after several rotations of different medical disciplines in medical school.
“Orthopedics offered the most unique opportunity to focus on a distinct body system with specific conditions that are solvable with non-invasive management or, when needed, surgery,” he said.
“It is very gratifying to see a person get back to their pre-injury level of function.”
In the highly challenging field of medicine, Dr. Parry said the formula for success is not complex.
“A couple things are key to success in medicine. The first is to remember that it is all about the patient,” he said.
“I respect my patients and try to get to know them on a personal as well as a professional level. Secondly, it is important to stay current with all the new and emerging skills and information about orthopedics.”
Staying abreast of constantly changing advances in medicine is daunting, but a task that Dr. Parry embraces. “Medicine is a very dynamic field where technology is changing daily,” he said. “As science and research drives orthopedics into the future, I will be able to offer my patients better solutions to problems for which options were not so available only a decade ago.”
Staying abreast of constantly changing advances in medicine is daunting, but a task that Dr. Parry embraces.
“Medicine is a very dynamic field where technology is changing daily,” he said.
“As science and research drives orthopedics into the future, I will be able to offer my patients better solutions to problems for which options were not so available only a decade ago.”
Over the years, Dr. Parry has dealt with many tough cases, but one in particular stands out for him above the rest.
“There have been many people I have had the privilege of treating through the years. One case that I remember to be very gratifying was treating a 10-year-old girl that could not walk or stand upright on her own because of tight heel cords in the back of her ankles,” he said.
“I surgically released her heel cords and then encouraged her through post-operative physical therapy. I finally discharged her from my practice once she could walk independently without any crutches or assistance.”
SERVING HIS FELLOW MAN
When Dr. Parry says he treats patients like family, he knows what that means. He’s been married for 19 years to his wife, Lisa, and the couple has four children, Oggie, 16, Juan, 14, Karen, 13, and Madeline, 13.
His free time involves playing all types of competitive sports, but his favorites are ultra-running, golf and volleyball.
“I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen baking sweets and have acquired the nickname ‘Betty,’ as in Betty Crocker,” he said.
To get to where he is today, Dr. Parry said he was encouraged by a number of role model in and out of the medical profession.
“First and foremost is my father. He taught me innumerable life lessons including humbleness and the servant attitude towards my fellow man,” Dr. Parry said.
“My orthopedic mentors from the years of residency honed my surgical skills and knowledge of medicine and continue to be a source of inspiration even years after graduating from residency.”
To make an appointment to see Dr. Parry, call 321-434-9200. Viera Sports Medicine and Orthopedics is at 8725 N. Wickham Road, Suite 301 in Viera.