Dr. Richard Harrison’s Expert Attention Saves Hand Function
By Chris Romandetti, First Choice Medical Group // October 20, 2014
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ABOVE VIDEO: Felicita, an excellent chef from Melbourne, Florida, severely lacerated her hand, cutting tendons, arteries and nerves. There was such extensive nerve damage that doctors believed that she would never have full use of her hand again.
Upon examination by First Choice Medical Group’s Dr. Richard Harrison, Felicita was scheduled for surgery immediately to ensure that critical time was not wasted to ensure the best outcome.
Dr. Harrison performed a delicate and very lengthy, complex surgery, which saved Felicita’s right hand. Felicita has now recovered and back to what she loves – preparing delicious dishes for her family.
“Dr. Harrison was very attentive, and we believe that he saved my mother’s hand,” said Felicita’s daughter, Myrna. “I highly recommend Dr. Harrison as he is so expert and kind, and also down-to-earth. He took such good care of my mother and worked a miracle. I trust him totally to take care of my mother and now myself as a patient.”
Dr. Richard Harrison: Physician, Author, Educator and Patriot
In 2011, Dr. Richard Harrison made his home in Brevard County after transitioning from active duty back to the U.S. Army Reserves, where he continues to serve our community and our nation.
He recently served a four month deployment as a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves in Kaiserslautern, Germany. For his efforts, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
In 2001, Dr. Harrison earned his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harrison completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, followed by his Hand and Limb Fellowship at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York. This included training in Melbourne, Australia and congenital hand surgery training at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.
RELATED STORY: Dr. Richard Harrison Awarded Bronze Star
During his service on active duty at Fort Bragg, NC, Dr. Harrison deployed twice with the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Dr. Harrison is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with additional sub-specialty board certifications in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine. In his spare time, he is a private pilot, a PADI certified scuba diver, and a proud Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Total shoulder replacement
• Total Shoulder Replacement
• Rotator Cuff Repair
• Shoulder Replacement Revision
• Shoulder Instability
• Elbow Instability
• Fracture Treatment
• Sports Injuries
• Hand Surgery
ABOVE MAP: First Choice Medical Group is located at 709 S. Harbor City Blvd., Ste 100, Melbourne, FL 32901. For information call 321 725-2225.
Chris Romandetti is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Choice. Through its wholly owned subsidiary FCID Medical, Inc., the Company currently operates one Medical Center of Excellence, First Choice Medical Group of Brevard, which specializes in the delivery of musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitative care.