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Hand Surgeon Dr. Teresa Pianta Joins Cooley Dickinson Staff

WEST HATFIELD — Dr. Teresa Pianta has joined Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Cooley Dickinson Hospital medical staff. Pianta, who is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, joins a team of physicians, surgeons, and therapists who treat musculoskeletal problems, including management of spine disorders, joint replacement, trauma, sports medicine, hand and arthritis care, and pain management.

Pianta earned her doctorate of medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed her orthopedic-surgery residency at the University of Connecticut and her hand-surgery fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Her medical interests include orthopedic surgery with specific training and interest in hand surgery, including the operative and non-operative management of hand and upper-extremity conditions in children and adults, including trauma, fractures, arthritis, carpal tunnel, and tendinitis.

“No one seeks the care of a surgeon because they are feeling well; they are injured, in pain, and often anxious and scared,” Pianta said. “People who come to see me want the benefit of my expertise as a surgeon, but they also need reassurance that I can heal their injuries, relieve their pain, and quell their fears. I do my best to carefully explain diagnoses and describe the range of appropriate treatment options, both surgical and non-operative. More broadly, however, I work to treat the whole person by making patient education and open dialogue a central part of my practice.”

In addition to the 4 West St., West Hatfield location, Hampshire Orthopedic & Sports Medicine physicians see patients at 35 Turkey Hill Road, Belchertown; the UMass Amherst Clinic; 33 Riddell St., Greenfield; and 65 Springfield Road, Westfield. Pianta welcomes new patients at Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. For information, call (413) 586-8200.

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