Dr. Russell A. Flint, MD

Dr. Russell A. Flint, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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Care Philosophy

My approach to treating patients I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Most musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by nonsurgical techniques; surgery is just one treatment option. 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 physical problem affects my patient's life. I develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition, how it developed, and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. It is important to compare the pros and cons of surgical versus nonsurgical options. My goal is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is important to me that our doctor-patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with educational materials in print or on-line formats that will enhance your understanding of your condition.Read more

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Dr. Flint earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed internships in internal medicine and general...Read more

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in Bakersville, NC |
Repaired a badly shattered wrist resulting from a farm accident several years ago. Broke same wrist again recently and the current ortho surgeon had huge praise for the complicated repair done by Dr Flint previously.
in East Ellijay, GA |
After Bilateral Total Knee Replacement in 2013 I have recommended Dr.Flint to three or four friends who also sing his praises. Dr.Flint and his staff are professional and friendly. See my EXCELLENT answers that follow on this page. . Been back to Dr. Flint's practice with a foot problem and a shoulder problem and by following his recommended exercises and physical therapy I'm doing well.
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Dr. Flint says...

Dr. Flint earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed internships in internal medicine and general surgery, and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University affiliated hospitals in Atlanta. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Prior to joining Piedmont Physicians, Dr. Flint practiced for 18 years at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, where he was chief of surgery for 15 years and the medical director of physical therapy.

Dr. Flint is a native of Cherokee County. He graduated valedictorian from Cherokee High School and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with highest honors. When not working he enjoys woodworking, music and outdoor sports.

Dr. Flint is accepting new patients and welcomes most major insurance plans.

Dr. Flint's Care Philosophy

My approach to treating patients

I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Most musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by nonsurgical techniques; surgery is just one treatment option.

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 physical problem affects my patient's life. I develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.

I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition, how it developed, and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. It is important to compare the pros and cons of surgical versus nonsurgical options.

My goal is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is important to me that our doctor-patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with educational materials in print or on-line formats that will enhance your understanding of your condition.

Dr. Flint's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory University Affl Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Affl Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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