MORE ABOUT DR. FISHER

Dr. Fisher has been in private practice serving Polk County since 1989. He formerly owned Central Orthopedics of Winter Haven, Florida. He practices general orthopedic surgery including:

– Total joint replacement with computer navigation
– Hip replacement with alternate bearing surfaces
– Knee with high flexion total knee replacement
– Shoulder Arthroscopy
– Knee: ACL reconstruction, meniscus injuries (torn cartilage)
– Shoulder: bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff tear, and instability
– Ankle
– Fracture care
– Carpal Tunnel Surgery
– Trigger Finger Surgery
– Tennis Elbow Surgery
– Joint Injection

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dr. Fisher graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a double major in biology and chemistry with High Honors (Magna Cum Laude), Phi Beta Kappa, and Mortar Board.

He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984.

He interned at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. During his 5-year residency training through Ochsner Foundation Hospital, he served six months in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. He also served a year of residency at the South Louisiana Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana.

Click here to view Dr. Fisher’s Curriculum Vitae

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

He has been licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida since 1989.

Dr. Fisher was board certified in 1991 and participates in the maintenance of certification program through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS), which requires testing for renewal every ten years. He renewed his certification in 2001 and 2011.

Dr. Fisher takes continuing educations courses exceeding state licensure requirements to maintain his skills and to learn new techniques in the field of orthopedic surgery.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Served as the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee Representative for the State of Florida (2007-2013)
  • Served on the Medical Economic Committee of the Florida Orthopaedic Society (2008-2009)
  • Served on the Advisory Committee for Polk Healthcare, charity medical system (2009)
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • Member of the Florida Medical Association (FMA)
  • Member of the Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Member of the Polk County Medical Association (PCMA).

 

SURGERY LOCATIONS IN BARTOW, SEBRING AND WINTER HAVEN

Dr. Fisher served as Chief of Surgery at Winter Haven Hospital (2006-2008). Winter Haven Hospital earned designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in nursing practice. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgical Center. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center (Sebring, Florida), and Bartow Regional Medical Center.

 

MEDICAL MISSIONS

Cochabamba, Bolivia with Victory Church of Lakeland (May 2006).

Bolivia with Dr. VanDoren

Shown at the Christ of the Concordia landmark near Cochabamba with Dr. Michael VanDoren.

 

Ibarra, Ecuador with Victory Church of Lakeland and Frontlines Ministries (September 2003). At the Centro Cristiano de Ibarra Church, the medical team set up makeshift cubicles using black plastic sheeting. The team treated 1,577 patients in four locations.

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Sierra Leone, West Africa with Mercy Ships International (January 2002). The day the peace treated ended Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war, Dr. Fisher arrived in Freetown to perform surgery on war victims. Surgeries were performed aboard the ship Anastasis. Much of the turmoil in Sierra Leone involved mining diamonds known as conflict or blood diamonds.

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Quito, Ecuador with the Lakeview Temple of Indianapolis, IN (August 1998). Invited by Reverend Tom Rackoczy, Dr. Fisher and his family participated in setting up a free medical and dental clinic at 10,000 feet in the Aticucho Barrio on the slope of a volcano. Rev. Tom Rackoczy was Dr. Fisher’s youth pastor in college and also performed Dr. Fisher’s wedding.

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Shown with Rev. Tom Rackoczy and Dr. Steve Moffitt.

Kiev, Ukraine with Operation Blessing’s Flying Hospital (1996). On his first medical mission trip, Dr. Fisher performed hip replacement surgeries with the Operation Blessing International Team and local surgeons in the city’s orthopedic hospital.

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PERSONAL

With parents who taught music in the South Bend, Indiana schools, Maury learned to play cello and bass guitar. He played in clubs and with the South Bend Symphony during high school and was a member of the musicians union.

Dr. Fisher volunteers at Victory Church in Lakeland to help operate cameras and audio visual equipment for services and special concerts.

As a hobby, he earned his commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating and is rated to fly seaplanes, single-engine and multi-engine land planes.

He is married and has a daughter in nursing school.

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