Hess Orthopaedic Providers

Podiatric Surgeon

Chad Moorman, DPM, C.Ped

Podiatric Surgeon

Dr. Moorman is a Podiatric Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. He is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Moorman treats all ailments of the foot and ankle ranging from simple ingrown toenails to complex surgical problems. His primary interests lie in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery specifically with lower extremity trauma management of articular/periarticular fractures of the foot/ankle and distal tibia. Additionally he is well trained in the management of acquired/post-traumatic conditions such as arthritis, tendinopathies, and foot and ankle deformity correction (i.e. bunions, hammertoes, flatfoot etc.) as well as diabetic foot and ankle reconstruction.

He has completed several courses in advanced pediatric deformities, including the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course and the Ponseti Clubfoot Method Course.  Dr. Moorman has experience evaluating and choosing pediatric biomechanic bracing and orthotics, as well as surgical intervention for pediatric deformities (tarsal coalition, juvenile bunion, flatfoot, down’s syndrome and cavus foot reconstruction).   He also does serial casting for pediatric foot deformities, including clubfoot and metatarsus adductus.

Dr. Moorman worked extensively with the Maryland Infant & Toddlers’ Program while in practice in Annapolis, MD.  During his training in Philadelphia, he worked with the Special Olympic program providing screening services for participating athletes.  His goal for pediatric patients is to use biomechanics for conservative care prior to surgical intervention.

For an appointment with Chad Moorman, DPM, C.Ped, please call (540) 434-1664 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Robert C. Kime III, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Kime is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Kime evaluates all orthopaedic conditions; his major interests in orthopedics include total joint replacements, spine surgery, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgeries, ACL surgery, carpal tunnel surgery and fracture care.

Dr. Kime enjoys staying on the forefront of cutting edge technology. He performs minimally invasive (all-inside) ACL reconstructions. Dr. Kime is the only surgeon in the Shenandoah Valley that performs endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel release and minimally invasive spinal surgery for disc herniation. Dr. Kime is also the only surgeon in our area who performs the Mobi-C cervical disc replacements in the cervical spine (neck) as an alternative to spinal fusions.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Kime served as orthopedic surgeon with the U.S. Air Force, and established an expeditionary hospital during a 1998 deployment to Kuwait.

An avid weight lifter and athlete, Dr. Kime was an All-American wrestler at Wheaton College. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his family in the mountains surrounding the Shenandoah Valley.

For an appointment with Robert C. Kime III, MD, please call (540) 434-1664 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

James M. Lovelace, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Lovelace comes to the Shenandoah Valley with 19 years of experience practicing orthopaedics in Virginia.
Dr. Lovelace treats a wide variety of general orthopaedic problems; his interests include total joint replacements, carpal tunnel surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, rotator cuff repairs, trigger fingers, ganglion cyst excisions, De Quervains syndrome and fracture care.
Dr. Lovelace is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In his spare time, Dr. Lovelace enjoys spending time with his family and is an active marathon runner.

For an appointment with James M. Lovelace, MD, please call (540) 434-1664 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here

Physician Assistant

Pamela Thomas, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Pamela Thomas, PA-C is has had extensive training in orthopaedic pain and injuries as a Physician Assistant, with over 6 years of experience in orthopaedic spine surgery and neurosurgery.
She is able to assist in the treatment of a wide variety of problems, including knee pain, shoulder pain, spine and neck pain and injuries and hip pain. She routinely assists our orthopaedic surgeons in surgery and is also skilled in administering joint (including the SI joint) and trigger point injections.
Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Pamela served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.
In her spare time, Pamela enjoys staying active with her two dogs and spending time with family.

For an appointment with Pamela Thomas, PA-C, please call (540) 434-1664 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Office-based conservative care

James R. Schwartz, MD, JD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Office-based conservative care

Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Duke University, and is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel.  He holds double board certification, from both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

Dr. Schwartz practices office-based orthopedics and specializes in non-operative spine care and the care of general orthopaedic problems including joint pain and fracture care.  Dr. Schwartz enjoys the treatment of workers compensation injuries and is certified to perform legal evaluations and independent medical exams.  He is also available for second opinions and disability evaluations.

Dr. Schwartz earned his law degree from Hamline University in 2008.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on his Mt. Crawford farm with his family.

For an appointment with Dr. Schwartz, please call (540) 434-1664 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here

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