We are pleased to announce Bradley Schaffer, M.D., an Upper Extremity and Hand specialist will be joining the practice of Stephen M. Desio, M.D.
Dr. Schaffer specializes in problems of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand. He brings years of experience in treating problems of arthritis, tendon injuries, nerve compression, overuse injuries, and sports injuries of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand.
According to the American Registry,both Dr. Bradley Schaffer and Dr. Stephen M. Desio have once again been selected for the Patient’s Choice Award for 2012. They share similar beliefs in compassionate patient care and are past recipients of this prestigious award in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Congratulations to both for also being named a Most Compassionate Doctor.
Dr. Desio is also the recipient of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in 2012.
Every month, more than 40,000 patients across the US provide online feedback about their experiences with their doctors. They rate various components such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff, and overall opinions.
Over the course of 2012, these reviews have totaled hundreds of thousands of patient opinions. While physicians generally receive positive reviews from their patients, only a select few receive uniformly rave reviews across the board. Of those that receive rave reviews, only physicians like Drs. Stephen M. Desio, and Bradley K Schaffer – with near perfect scores, have been voted by their patients for this honor. In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, less than 5% were awarded this honor by their patients in 2010.
Thank you for your support, as we continue to provide an unparalleled medical and surgical experience.
Once again, Dr. Desio is thankful to American Registry, U.S. News and World Report, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., and Vitals.com for selecting him and Dr. Schaffer for these prestigious awards.
Dr. Stephen M. Desio brings his 16 years experience as a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon to the team to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries. His practice philosophy is centered on fitness and conditioning to reduce the risk of injury in sports. Dr. Desio, a New York native, attended City College of the City University of New York. He graduated from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where he earned his medical degree. He completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at New York University Medical Center, and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center.
He is Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Sports Medicine.
He served as Medical Director for USA Gymnastics at the 2010 Tyson American Cup held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., on March 6. This was the first time this prestigious international invitational had been held in Massachusetts. He was also Medical Director for the 2013 American Cup Gymnastics Event.
His accomplishments include presentations on sports medicine medicine research at national and regional conferences, and he has published articles in nationally recognized journals. He is the team physician for the Worcester Tornadoes Professional Baseball team. During his tenure as a sports medicine fellow at the University of Utah, he participated as a team physician for Division I football and basketball teams, high school football, and he covered several tournaments, including the NCAA Basketball tournament rounds 1 and 2 while in Salt Lake City. Most notably, he was a Team Physician at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, where he worked in the Polyclinic in Olympic Village, providing medical care to athletes from over 28 countries. He also worked as a liaison to other team physicians from around the world.
He now is in private practice in Worcester, Massachusetts, and continues to focus his practice on sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Shoulder Replacement Surgery, including the NEW Reverse Shoulder Replacement, and disorders of the knee and shoulder.