Newton Medical Center has announced plans to launch Newton Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine this fall.
Orthopaedic surgeons Charles C. Craig, Ryan W. Livermore and J. Scott Pigg and sports medicine physician Jennifer Scott Koontz already are practicing in the community and will join NMC from Pinnacle Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, effective Oct. 1. The physicians will remain in their current office at 800 Medical Center Drive on Newton Medical Center’s campus.
“As our community’s needs continue to grow, Newton Medical Center is expanding our services to better serve our patients,” said CEO Steve Kelly. “We believe that by working together, we can offer an even better continuum of care.”
The group treats patients for a wide range of concerns, including sports-related injuries and fractures, as well as performing total joint replacements.
Dr. Craig, a longtime member of Newton’s medical community, received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he also conducted a residency in orthopaedic surgery. Upon graduating, he served at Kenner Army Community Hospital at Fort Lee in Virginia before joining Axtell Clinic in 1978. Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Craig is a past president of the Kansas Medical Society and currently serves on the board of directors of KaMMCO.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Livermore conducted his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In addition, he received a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During that time, he was an assistant team physician for the New York Mets. Dr. Livermore is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Pigg received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency at KU’s Wichita Orthopaedic Residency Program. He joined Pinnacle in 2011 and is board-eligible in orthopaedic surgery.
Also a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School, Dr. Koontz conducted her residency at Via Christi and is board-certified in family medicine, with a certificate in sports medicine. She completed a sports medicine fellowship at Via Christi and was named a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2011.
“We’re excited to join the Newton Medical Center family and continue serving our patients in Newton and the surrounding area,” Dr. Craig said. “I am so proud of our talented team of orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors and believe that our partnership with Newton Medical Center will allow us to continue providing excellent care to our patients.”
Newton Medical Center is a comprehensive 103-bed hospital in Newton, offering full-service medical care in Harvey, Butler and northern Sedgwick counties. For more information about Newton Medical Center, call 283-2700 or visit