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Oswego Health Orthopedics Staff Earn Certification

OSWEGO, NY – Two staff members from Oswego Health’s Advanced Orthopedic Group have become certified as registered orthopedic technologists by the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals.

Amy Conzone, RN, and Brenda Walpole, medical assistant, who work in the office of Orthopedic Surgeon Shawn Mills, MD, took part in a two-day training workshop.

Two staff members from Oswego Health’s Advanced Orthopedic Group have become certified as registered orthopedic technologists by the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals. Earning the certification, pictured from the left are Brenda Walpole, medical assistant, and Amy Conzone, RN.
Two staff members from Oswego Health’s Advanced Orthopedic Group have become certified as registered orthopedic technologists by the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals. Earning the certification, pictured from the left are Brenda Walpole, medical assistant, and Amy Conzone, RN.

The pair then took and passed the required 190-question multiple choice examination.

During the hands-on workshop, the staff members learned casting techniques, as well as other skills to benefit their orthopedic patients.

Dr. Mills joined the medical staff of Oswego Hospital in the fall of 2011.

He is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, who has been board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2001.

He offers surgical management options for advanced arthritis with joint replacements, including total hip and knee replacements, as well as shoulder replacements.

Dr. Mills is a long standing proponent and practitioner of Minimally Invasive Surgery procedures, which involve specialized orthopedic equipment and training.

Dr. Mills’ practice, Advanced Orthopedic Group, is located in suite 280 of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.

He can also be reached by calling 349-5873.