Personally, I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. One of the most important things I need to know is how the unique problem affects the patient's life. We then develop a dialogue, through which the patients understand the diagnosis, their treatment options, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide their treatment decisions.
I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best choices about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand how their condition developed and how different treatments can improve the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can expect to achieve. I'll also be honest about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that choice as well.
Dr. Massey earned his B.S. degree in microbiology (summa cumme laude) from Mississippi State University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Massey's orthopaedic training began at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He won the Siegling Society Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper while he was Chief Resident. He pursued further specialty training in Foot & Ankle and Knee Sports Medicine from the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado and The Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic, and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas. Throughout his career, he has cared for professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, as well as collegiate, high school, recreational, and Olympic athletes. In addition, Dr. Massey was a medical provider at The Dew Tour Ski and Snowboard Competition in Breckenridge, Colorado. On a personal note, Dr. Massey enjoys barbecuing, traveling, landscape photography, snow skiing, and spending time with his family.