Division Spotlight: Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Published February 5, 2016

Since opening its doors in 1986, Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has maintained a keen focus on assisting patients through every phase of their orthopaedic care.

The division was founded by Dr. Edwin Fulton in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and has been growing ever since.  Bay Area Orthopaedics currently has seven board certified or eligible physicians and podiatrists, three physical therapists and one physician assistant, with locations in Glen Burnie, Arnold/Annapolis and Chester/Eastern Shore, Maryland.

Over the last two decades, the division has made tremendous strides forward to keep up with the ever-changing orthopaedic landscape. Improved billing, a growing staff and increased service offerings are all part of division’s transformation.

With emerging areas of orthopaedic specialization, the division sought out physicians with diverse specialties in order to offer patients a more comprehensive range of care. As the division grew, it expanded from its sole offering of general orthopaedics to a variety of services including spine surgery, total joint replacement, pain management, sports medicine, arthroscopic knee and shoulder repair, podiatry and more.

In recent years, the division also introduced its growing physical therapy program. The addition of physical therapy aligns with Bay Area Orthopaedics’ mission to provide quality care up to and through rehabilitation and recovery. From start to finish, the division’s friendly, knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping patients return to their active lifestyles as quickly as possible. Part of this process is ensuring patients receive the necessary care as soon as it is needed, and the addition of physical therapy ensures this demand is met.

In order to do so, the division’s physicians operate out of four local hospitals and surgery centers, making patient access to quality care as convenient as possible. With extended physical therapy hours, on-site DME, radiology suites and imaging, Bay Area Orthopaedics meets the needs of patients’ busy schedules.

Bay Area Orthopaedics' decision to join The Centers was rooted in a desire to be a part of a growing consortium of orthopaedic physicians devoted to the highest level of patient care. Becoming a division of The Centers has been greatly beneficial to Bay Area Orthopaedics, especially as it relates to negotiating powers and human resource support. The division is proud of its local roots and The Centers strengthening regional presence.