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Rediscover Your Active Lifestyle

With Expert Orthopedic Treatment

If you suffer from joint pain, your loved ones are familiar with “the wince” — the look of pain that washes over your face every time you get up off the couch or try to reach something on the top shelf. Perhaps you’ve become accustomed to limiting your activities to avoid the pain that comes along with moving. It’s time to reclaim your life.

At AdventHealth Dade City, formerly Florida Hospital Dade City, we can help relieve your pain and restore your active lifestyle. Whether you need treatment for joint pain, osteoarthritis, back pain, a broken bone, a sports injury, or other orthopedic issue, we’re here to help you heal. And our team of orthopedic specialists provide care for the whole family, including outpatient pediatric bone fracture repair. Stop letting joint pain put limits on your life. We’re here. And we’re ready to help.

To learn more or to request an appointment, contact Rachel Force, our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, at 813-783-6190 or [email protected].

Meet Your

Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Your Orthopedic Navigator provides expert clinical guidance and a personalized level of one-on-one attention to help you optimize your care and to nurture your whole health. Her complimentary services include helping you find a physician, answering your questions and explaining information, scheduling appointments  and communicating with your doctors. To learn more or to request an appointment, contact Rachel Force, our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, at 813-783-6190 or here.

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Rachel Blackburn, RN

Rachel Force, RN, MSN, ONC

With more than 8 years of clinical experience and 4 years in a Level 2 Trauma Unit, Rachel is a certified orthopedic nurse who is passionate about getting you back on your feet. She received her master’s degree in nursing and is specially trained to guide you through every step of your journey to whole health. 

From Pain to Power

Find Healing With Treatments for Joint Pain

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Specialized Care for Every Joint

From getting out of bed to lifting your grandchildren to carrying groceries up the stairs, your musculoskeletal system facilitates every movement you make. When those movements become painful, it’s time to seek help. At AdventHealth Dade City, formerly Florida Hospital Dade City, our experienced orthopedic treatment teams specialize in the following areas:

  • Elbow
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Shoulder
  • Total Joint

If joint pain has become a constant in your life, don’t despair. We can help ease your pain and guide you toward better whole-person health that includes more mobility, more peace of mind, and a brighter outlook.

Orthopedic Treatments and Services

You want to be confident in the care you receive. At AdventHealth Dade City, you can count on your orthopedic team to deliver highly specialized care that meets national standards for quality and safety.

Many orthopedic conditions may be treated through non-surgical means. Your team of specialists will work with you to develop a personalized orthopedic treatment plan that may include physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, and rest. When these treatment options are not enough, your orthopedic surgeon will be ready to perform the newest minimally invasive orthopedic surgery procedures, resulting in a shorter recovery time, less pain, and less scarring. The orthopedic conditions we treat and the specialized services we provide include:

  • ACL Repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture
  • Home Health Care
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery Procedures
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Outpatient Pediatric Bone Fracture
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Repair
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Therapy

Whatever orthopedic treatment you need, you can trust that your skilled surgery team will use minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and advanced medical technology to help you find greater mobility and freedom from joint pain, so you can return to the active life you love.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Program

AdventHealth Dade City is participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. The program is a new payment model being tested for episodes of care related to total knee and total hip replacements under Medicare, with the goal of supporting better and more efficient care coordination for patients undergoing the most common in-patient surgeries.

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model continues to pay providers under existing payment systems, but holds hospitals responsible for the quality and costs from the initial procedure through 90 days after the patient is discharged. Through the CJR program, CMS expects improved coordination of care among hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers — from surgery to recovery — to benefit patients and result in better outcomes and fewer complications.

Written Policies for Selecting Individuals and Entities to be CJR Collaborators

Please see our most up-to-date list of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement collaborators below. 

  • Michael W. Higgins, DO, 4055 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609
Expert, Customized Rehab Services

Getting back to your best after surgery, an accident, or an injury takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And you can count on your dedicated rehab team to be with you every step, every fine motor skill activity, and every conditioning exercise along the way. At AdventHealth Dade City, we offer a full range of in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation services to meet your needs and goals, including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy (Outpatient and In-patient)
  • Speech Therapy

Your team of licensed therapists will work with you to design a personalized care plan based on your needs and provide guidance, resources, and encouragement throughout your treatment. Our goal is your goal: getting you back to your best.

Health and Wellness for Life

It takes more than intermittent medical intervention to create a healthy lifestyle. At AdventHealth Dade City, we go beyond medicine to deliver the following resources to help you live a longer, healthier, and more active life:

  • Fall Prevention Education
  • Fitness Trails and Group Walks
  • Orthopedic Physician Health Talks and Q and A Forums

In partnership with our sister facility, AdventHealth Zephyrhills, we offer even more opportunities for you to pursue a healthy lifestyle at our AdventHealth Wellness Center Zephyrhills. Located at the corner of Daughtery Road and Dairy Road, the center houses a full-service spa and features the following amenities and services:

  • Cooking Demos
  • CREATION® Life Eight-Week Lifestyle Program
  • Diabetes Education
  • Group Fitness Classes, Including a Dedicated Spin Room
  • Massage Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Special Needs Fitness
  • Wellness Spa

As a member, you will have access to the center’s fitness floor any time of the day or night. For other services, just check out our group class schedules. For more information, visit our website.

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Regain Your Freedom of Movement

Orthopedic Care You Can Count On

Our orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and expert medical team are here to help you regain your strength and confidence, so you can move about your life with less pain and more ease.

Our Focus: The Details of Recovery

Your Focus: Just Recovery

Now is the time for you to focus on your recovery. Let us handle the rest. Our multidisciplinary care team is here to help you get the physical, emotional, and spiritual care you need throughout your rehab and recovery. From connecting you with local rehabilitation resources and surgical support groups to helping you find a fitness center nearby, we'll take care of the details so you can focus on the bigger picture: reclaiming your mobility and enjoying your life.