Hess Orthopaedic Center & Sports Medicine, PLC
When your first move causes pain, make your next move by calling us!
Meet Our Providers
Dr. Smillie is the only Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. He also practices general orthopaedics. He completed both a sports medicine fellowship and an arthroscopy fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. He participated in the team physicians duties for the Boston Red Sox organization and Worcester Ice Cats. In his spare time, he enjoys flying, hiking, sailing, skiing, mountain biking, weight lifting and shooting sports.
Although Dr. Schwartz is also a Board Certified general orthopaedist and spine surgeon, he elects to focus on an office-based practice. Dr. Schwartz guides pre-operative and operative-preventative back care for patients. He is also certified to perform legal evaluations, Independent Medical Exams, second opinions and disability evaluations. In his free time, Dr. Schwartz enjoys spending time with his family at his farm in Mt. Crawford, Virginia.
Dr. Duncan is a Fellowship trained Sports specialist and Orthopedic Surgeon. He is skilled in advanced arthroscopic and joint reconstruction techniques. Dr. Duncan draws from pro level experience, knowledge, and technical expertise from his work with the Pistons, Red Wings, and Tigers during his fellowship year in Detroit. He has interest in complex shoulder, complex knee, and elbow, including joint restoration and cartilage and meniscus preservation techniques in joints. He additionally has advanced arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder, knee, and elbow as well as the hip and ankle. He served his country as a Naval flight surgeon and officer deployed with a Marine squadron. He and his family enjoy medical mission work.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a podiatric surgeon with
extensive training in elective and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.
His expertise includes minimal incision arthroscopic surgery, pediatrics,
diabetic foot care, and lower extremity wound care and limb salvage.
Sarah Fitzgerald, DPM
Dr. Fitzgerald is a podiatric surgeon with extensive training in elective and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Her expertise includes both the conservative and surgical management of high-risk diabetic foot conditions, lower extremity wounds, and limb preservation. She also sees patients in several local nursing homes and assisted living facility. Dr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Miami Shores, Florida. She completed her residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where she also spent time training at Georgetown University Hospital's renowned Center for Wound Healing. In her spare time, Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, hiking, traveling and skiing.
Chris is a certified Physician Assistant who
specializes in the field of Orthopaedics. He conducts physical exams, diagnoses
conditions, orders and interprets tests, writes prescriptions, and performs
surgical assisting for a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. He performed
his medical training in