Dr. Richard Harrison Has Chef Cooking Up Dishes Again
By Chris Romandetti, First Choice Medical Group // May 20, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: Felicita, an excellent cook from Melbourne, Florida, severely lacerated her hand, cutting tendons and arteries. There was such extensive nerve damage that doctors believed that she would never have full use of her hand again. Dr. Richard Harrison of First Choice Medical Group performed a delicate and complex surgery, which saved Felicita’s right hand and she is now back doing what she loves – cooking up delicious dishes for her family. “I highly recommend Dr.Harrison as he is so expert and kind,” said Felicita’s daughter Myrna. “He took such good care of my mother and worked a miracle.”
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.