Dr. Paul C. Lewis
Dr. Paul C. Lewis is a Michigan native. He graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and went to Michigan State University for his medical degree. He completed his residency in general orthopedics at Garden City Hospital. After his residency, Dr. Lewis completed an additional year of fellowship training, specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at Tampa, Florida’s prestigious Florida Orthopedic Institute.
Board-certified in 2001 and 2012, Dr. Lewis is an associate clinical professor at Michigan State University, and he’s a member of the Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also a member of other state and local orthopedic specialty organizations, including the Michigan State Medical Society.
Dr. Lewis treats patients with a wide variety of orthopedic issues. He treats them using minimally invasive surgical procedures and the latest technology. He specializes in the arthroscopic management of the knee, elbow, and shoulder. In addition, he performs joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and knee, which includes reverse total shoulder replacements. Dr. Lewis commonly sees orthopedic ailments such as "weekend warrior" injuries, overuse, carpal tunnel, and other occupational injuries in his office. New stem cell and biologic therapies are also available for the treatment of various types of tendinitis and arthritis.
Dr. Lewis has adept skills in treating a variety of sports-related injuries. He’s a current team physician for state champions Orchard Lake St. Mary’s prep, and the former head team physician for the professional Detroit Rockers National Indoor Soccer League. He has been team physician for many local high schools since starting his practice, and he continues to stay involved as a volunteer coach for his children's sports teams.
Dr. Lewis is married and enjoys tennis, skiing, lacrosse, boating, and water sports.
His Approach to Treating Patients
Dr. Lewis spends time with each patient to help them understand their own disease or injury, and so they feel comfortable in the decision making. He believes that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions regarding their treatment. That's why he explains each step of their diagnostic process. Following that, he wants his patients to understand their condition, including how it developed and how various treatment approaches can repair or improve the problem. When Dr. Lewis and the patient consider treatment alternatives, he presents a realistic outlook on the results they can achieve. He'll also be straightforward about any risks possibly involved. If a non-surgical option is available, he’ll give an in-depth explanation of that avenue.
The purpose of our clinic’s treatment is to handle every patient’s visit with proficiency and care. It is also highly important to the team of physicians and specialists that our doctor/patient relationship stays open and honest. It is Dr. Lewis’s responsibility to keep patients well informed about their conditions and the various options of treatment. He and his professional staff will also provide patient education materials (e.g., videotapes, pamphlets, and websites, pamphlets) that help patients understand and appreciate their condition and treatment options better in a pleasant setting.
Dr. Milana Gordon
Dr. Milana Gordon is a board-certified podiatric surgeon. She completed her residency training at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills in Farmington Hills, MI, with training focusing on forefoot and reconstructive rearfoot surgery. Dr. Gordon was born in Riga, Latvia, and she speaks Russian fluently. However, she grew up locally here in Michigan. Her doctorate is from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL, and she's on staff at Pontiac, MI's St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and McLaren Oakland. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in limb salvage and wound care, and she’s part of the hyperbarics and wound care clinic at St. Joseph. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, hiking, and spending time on the water. She’s an alumnus of Michigan State University and an avid Spartan fan.
Dr. Andrew Ciarlone
Dr. Ciarlone was raised in Rochester, MI, and he graduated from Rochester High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Oakland University and went to medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ciarlone completed his residency training at POH Medical Center Michigan State on University’s Pontiac campus. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery, and he has a special interest in sports medicine and trauma. His medical interests include shoulder, hip, and knee replacement, and he is one of only 5% of surgeons nationwide who perform the Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement. Dr. Ciarlone enjoys woodworking, skiing, and golfing in his free time.
Dr. Michael Donahue
Dr. Michael Donahue is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. His interests lie in the fields of orthopedic foot and ankle surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has over 20 years of experience in orthopedic surgery, and he’s dedicated to exploring less invasive options and maximizing conservative care before offering surgical alternatives. These less invasive options may include bracing, physical therapy, injections, and chiropractic care. If surgery is necessary, he has extensive experience in all aspects of spinal surgery, from complex reconstruction to minimally invasive.
Dr. Donahue earned his medical degree in 1995 from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he graduated with honors. After residency, he completed his fellowships at the prestigious Scoliosis and Spine Surgery of Maryland under the chairman of Johns Hopkins University, also at Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center for foot and ankle surgery. He returned to Michigan and has spent more than ten years working in Oakland County.
• Minimally invasive spinal surgery
• Posterior minimally invasive fusion DTRAX
• Lumbar disc replacement and fusion
• Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
• Anterior cervical disc replacement
• Revision spinal surgery
• Lumbar and cervical disc microdiskectomy
• Sacroiliac fusion
• Complex foot and ankle reconstruction
• Always available for 2nd opinion
Sara Wierzbicki, M.S., PA-C
Sara received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2000. In 2006, she received her Master of Science from the University of Detroit Mercy for Physician Assistant Cum Laude. Sara has been a practicing physician’s assistant for seven years, and she specializes in the field of spine orthopedics and neurosurgery. A physician’s assistant is certified to practice medicine as part of a team with physicians. Sara aids Dr. Michael Donahue in the treatment of all spine conditions. She diagnoses and treats conditions, performs physical exams, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and assists Dr. Donahue in surgery.
Nicole Whitmore, M.S., PA-C
Nicole Whitmore grew up in Clarkston, MI (GO WOLVES!!) and graduated from CSM Tech. She graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree in Science and received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Indiana State University. Nicole is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She has a special interest in patient education and fracture management. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, ballroom dancing, playing soccer, and traveling.