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Meet The Team

Working with you through orthopedic diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation



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RMC’s board-certified and board-eligible orthopedic surgeons offer diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopedic injuries, neck and low back disorders and joint replacements, as well as treatment of athletes of all levels, from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Patient care and therapies are provided by a team of registered nurses, certified assistants, social workers/care managers, licensed physical and occupational therapist in our state-of-the-art facility.

Gordon Hardy, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254
www.annistonortho.com

Board-Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

EDUCATION: Dr. Hardy completed his undergraduate study at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee and received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

John R. Payne, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254
www.annistonortho.com

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

EDUCATION: Dr. Payne completed his undergraduate study at Emory College, Atlanta, Georgia and received his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Completed his medical internship and general surgery residency at Emory University affiliated hospital, 6 Hospitals in Atlanta as well as USAF General Surgery while stationed in Canada. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Emory University, affiliated hospitals, 6 hospitals in Atlanta.

Clinton Ray, MD

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1419 Hamric Drive East
Suite 201
Oxford, AL 36203

Phone: 256-241-4842
Fax: 256-241-3254
www.rayortho.com

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

EDUCATION: Dr. Ray completed his undergraduate study at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Completed his residency at the prestigious University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He also completed a hand surgeon specialty fellowship in 2001. He later went on to get his sub-specialty in Sports Medicine.

Duane Tippets, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254
www.annistonortho.com

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

EDUCATION: Dr. Tippets completed his undergraduate study at University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda Maryland.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: He did his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Orthopedic Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is board certified in the state of Alabama.

Duane Michael Tippets, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254
www.annistonortho.com

Board-Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon

EDUCATION: Dr. Tippets received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Dr. Tippets completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Adult Total Joint Reconstruction Fellowship in the Summer of 2012.

Kenneth Vandervoort, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254
www.annistonortho.com

Board-Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

EDUCATION:  Dr. Vandervoort completed his undergraduate study at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Tennessee Center of Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Campbell Clinic/University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee.

Michael Wiedmer, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254
www.annistonortho.com

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

EDUCATION: Dr. Wiedmer completed his undergraduate study at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Internship in Orthopedic Residency at Louisiana State University; internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center; studied with Dr. Michael Saag, Department of Infectious Disease at the University of Alabama Birmingham and Vanderbilt Emergency Department

Thomas Wilson, MD

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731 Leighton Avenue
Suite 300
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 205-933-8981
Fax: 205-930-0746
www.neurosurgicalassociatespc.com

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

EDUCATION: Dr. Wilson completed his undergraduate study at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Dr. Wilson completed his general surgery internship at Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed his neurosurgery residency at Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Jeffrey Lawler, MD

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1419 Hamric Drive East
Suite 201
Oxford, AL 36203

Phone: 256-241-4842
Fax: 256-241-3254
www.rayortho.com

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

EDUCATION: Dr. Lawler completed his undergraduate study at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and received his medical degree Albany Medical College in Albany, New York..

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Dr. Lawler completed his residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he served as Chief Orthopedic Resident. Duke is currently ranked #6 in the nation in Orthopedics by U.S News & World Report.  He also completed a hand surgeon specialty fellowship in 2001. He later went on to get his sub-specialty in Sports Medicine.