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South Lake Tahoe native returning home to Barton Health

Dr. Jeffrey Orr

A South Lake Tahoe native recently returned home to serve as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Jeffrey Orr is now seeing patients in South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Carson City, according to a press release from Barton Health.

Orr received his medical doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He conducted his orthopedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his fellowship training at the University of South Florida.

Once the new Robert Maloff Center of Excellence — which Barton describes as a state-of-the-art, integrated health and sports performance facility — opens in 2018, Orr will begin seeing patients at the Center for Orthopedics and Wellness.

"The Center for Orthopedics and Wellness will help to increase access to medical care and improve coordination of treatment for the patient as a whole person, rather than focusing on just a specific injury," Dr. Orr said in the press release. "This approach by our team will provide a unique pathway of care, from orthopedics to rehabilitation, to performance coaching and wellness training, as part of Barton Health's commitment to providing consistently exceptional care."

The addition of Orr allows Barton to expand access to care with additional operative and non-operative services for patients' orthopedic and sports medicine needs.

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He will have a familiar team member: his father, Dr. Terrence Orr, an orthopedic surgeon and former head physician of the men's U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team. The younger Orr also is a U.S. Ski Team physician and was recently in La Parva, Chile covering the men's speed team, according to Barton.

This marks the second father-son duo within the Barton Health network of orthopedic surgeons.

"With orthopedics, you're always learning, always improving, and working with my dad is one way that helps me do that," Jeffrey Orr said. "His experience and expertise helps me refine how I view situations, and I'm learning things that I may not have learned until years down the road."

Jeffrey Orr enjoys an active lifestyle, including water sports, mountain biking and skiing.

"Orthopedics isn't just about getting people through their day; it's about getting them back to enjoying their lifestyle," he said.

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