Dr. Richard Harrison Has BMX Athlete ‘Shredding’ Again

Jack Straiton of Cocoa Beach back in action

Jack Straiton is an outstanding BMX bike athlete from Cocoa Beach. (Image for Space Coast Medicine & Active Living)

ABOVE VIDEO: When Jack Straiton, an outstanding BMX bike athlete from Cocoa Beach, badly damaged his collar bone during a competition in North Carolina. Dr. Richard Harrison quickly had the young star back in action at 100 percent of his pre-accident strength. Straiton’s father, John, was not sure who to take Jack to after the accident: “My neighbor, Dr. Ravi Shankar of the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, advised me that we should take Jack to see Dr. Harrison and that’s what we did. We are very pleased with the outcome and would recommend Dr. Harrison to anyone.”

Dr. Richard Harrison: Physician, Author, Educator and Patriot

First Choice Medical Group proudly announces the addition of Dr. Richard Harrison, physician, author, educator and patriot.
Dr. Richard Harrison is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with additional sub-specialty board certifications in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine.

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.


First Choice Medical Group’s operations have been meticulously designed to address patient care, comfort and convenience.
First Choice Medical Group’s operations have been meticulously designed to address patient care, comfort and convenience.

• Total shoulder replacement

• Total Shoulder Replacement

• Rotator Cuff Repair

• Shoulder Replacement Revision

• Shoulder Instability

• Elbow Instability

• Fracture Treatment

• Sports Injuries

• Hand Surgery

RELATED: First Choice Medical Group Features Unique Business Model

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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
Chris Romandetti

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.

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