PRESS RELEASE: (SMOC) WELCOMES DR. RAPP TO CHESAPEAKE OFFICE
Navy surgeon provides top-notch care as a reconstructive Shoulder and Elbow Specialist with additional experience in Sports Medicine at growing practice
Chesapeake, Virginia September 24, 2018 — Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC), a leading orthopaedic center in Hampton Roads, today announced Catherine Rapp, MD, will join the practice. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rapp brings years of military and civilian experience in treating traumatic, athletic, and general overuse injuries in patients of all ages.
She focuses on shoulder and elbow ailments due to all causes, sports injuries of the knee, and general fracture care. Injury patterns vary among the age spectrum with a wide variety of available treatment options, including surgical and non-surgical, that are best chosen through individual consultation. Her experience will allow SMOC to expand on its orthopaedic offerings through the treatment of shoulder and elbow instability, shoulder and elbow reconstruction for arthritic and traumatic causes, rotator cuff repair/reconstruction, and ligament/cartilage reconstruction of the knee.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Rapp join the physician team. Her expertise in Sports Medicine and shoulder & elbow orthopaedics keeps the tradition of physician focused orthopaedic care. This is what differentiates SMOC from all other orthopaedic groups”, said Todd Rauchenberger, Administrator at SMOC.
Dr. Rapp served in the U.S. Navy as a general orthopaedic surgeon prior to completing fellowship in complex reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow. While continuing to provide patient care, she earned her MBA in Healthcare from George Washington University in an effort to maximize patient-centered and value-based healthcare in her practice.
“I’m here to help patients reach their goals and get back to normal activity in the least invasive way possible.”
About Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC)
Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC) has been providing quality orthopaedic services to southeastern Virginia for more than 33 years. Each member of this highly distinguished practice is fellowship-trained in their respective areas of expertise and participates in the activities of numerous prestigious medical associations. SMOC was founded in 1984 and today includes specialty-trained orthopaedic, spine and pain medicine physicians, specialty trained physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists specializing in orthopaedic services, joint care and pain medicine.