Doctors

Dr. Scott S. Katzman, M.D.

Dr. Scott S. Katzman received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1985. He attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1989. He did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona and became Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1996. Dr. Katzman specializes in both minimally invasive spine surgery and laser surgery. He has been a clinical instructor for many well-known companies such as Biomet, Johnson & Johnson, Clarus, Kyphon and Orthocore. He has lectured throughout the world teaching and promulgating his techniques. In 1994, Dr. Katzman started his private practice in Fort Pierce, Florida. Today, he has offices throughout the state of Florida all specializing in minimally invasive procedures.

 

Barry E. Schapiro, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Dr. Schapiro is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1994, graduating with distinction on the President’s Honor Roll for having a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average.  Dr. Schapiro received his medical degree from the University of Miami in 2000, graduating in the top 10% of his class and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  He completed his orthopaedic residency at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, MI in 2005.  Dr. Schapiro was awarded the Robert H. Frost, M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Research while a resident.  He was inducted into Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2007.

Dr. Schapiro was born and raised in South Florida and embraces the cultural diversity of the region.  Dr. Schapiro specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques and arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, wrist, and ankle as well as complex ligament reconstruction, joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder and fracture treatment, having received his trauma training at the premier Level I Trauma Center in Detroit.

 

 

 

Dr. Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, M.D. Neurosurgeon

Dr. Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1979. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984. He did his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center. Dr. Oppenheimer became a certified Neurological Surgeon in 1993. He has been published in several medical publications and is a member in good standing with Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AMA and North American Spine Society. Dr. Oppenheimer currently services the following offices: Altamonte Springs, Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Jacksonville, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens and Sarasota.

 

Luciano Barletta, PA-C

Luciano Barletta PA-C, brings his expertise as a certified physician assistant working alongside Dr. Scott S. Katzman and Dr. Barry E. Schapiro. Lu attended Alderson-Broaddus College where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree, with a primary focus on Medical science and a minor in sociology. During his post graduate studies, Lu gained experience as an intern including orthopedic surgery and medicine at the VA Center at West Virginia University. Lu developed his skills as a physician assistant at an orthopedic practice in south florida where he evaluated patients with orthopedic and spine related injuries.  Since that time he has earned a Master’s degree in Clinical anatomy and a PhD in Medical science.  He has over 25 years of experience in orthopedics and spine surgery.

Lu has been a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) since 1992. Lu enjoys Martial arts and soccer. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family.

 

Denise Andrade, PA-C

Denise Andrade grew up in Maryland and recieved her Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology. She attended the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant program where she graduated with honors. She has been involved in the practice of pain management since becoming a physician assistant in 1999. She is a nationally certified physician assistant by the NCCPA and is well versed in the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic and spine problems.

 

Dr. Monica McPhail-Pruitt, M.D.

Bio coming soon.

 

LewJack Dorance, PA-C

Bio coming soon.