Another Success Story:

Jupiter Medical Center orthopedic patient and former boat captain Frank Jackson is thrilled with the results he is experiencing so soon after his bilateral knee replacement surgery performed by orthopedic surgeon Gary Ackerman, MD.

“I can’t believe that the pain is gone,” says Jackson, 61, just three days after surgery, smiling from ear to ear. Frank was diagnosed with arthritis in both knees and has endured excruciating pain for years. Today, thanks to Dr. Ackerman, he is walking with a new found pep in his step and is already pedaling away on a recumbent bike under doctor supervision and that of Jupiter Medical Center physical therapy assistant, Kathy Kosowski, BS.

“After hearing all of my father’s horror stories of his knee surgery 20 years ago, I am stunned at how well my surgery has worked!” Frank says he is eager to get back to the things he loves most, like getting on his treadmill, working out in his home gym and he is especially looking forward to a road trip with wife Betty in June to the Country Music Awards in Nashville. With his new knees, Frank is so happy that he will be much more able to get around town, see the sights, and stop by a few diners, drive-ins and dives. “Mostly I’m happy I will be able to keep up with my wife!”
As for his treatment at Jupiter Medical Center, he expressed his sincere gratitude for the exceptional experience he had from the day he walked into the hospital to the day he could practically skip out. He said the wonderful care he received was unexpected and he appreciated how everyone put their best foot forward to make his stay so pleasant and comfortable. He also could not be more thankful that he was referred to Dr Ackerman by a friend from his gym days.

“I am very pleased with Frank’s progress,” says Dr. Ackerman. “So soon after surgery, and both knees no doubt, it’s very exciting to see – just knowing that I have helped him return to a better quality of life than he had since his diagnosis.”

-Captain Frank


Top Docs

Dr. Gary Ackerman was featured in the May/June issue of  The Palm Beacher lifestyle magazine for being one of the top orthopeadic surgeons in Palm Beach County.   We are thrilled and honored that Dr. Ackerman has been selected for this honor again this year. [Read More]

Community Involvement

March Flyer[2]Thursday, March 17, 2016 – 
If you are suffering from joint, ligament, tendon pain or a sports injury, stem cell therapy may offer you a non- surgical treatment option. Join us for an informative discussion about this procedure, conditions that can be treated and how it may relieve your pain. Featuring Gary Ackerman, MD, Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Dr. Matthew Stiebel, one of our orthopaedic surgeons and Eric Wanner, our physical therapist and director of the physical therapy department spoke at BallenIsles Country Club to a group of Tennis Pros from the United States Tennis Association (USTA).  The main topic covered during their hour long discussion was tennis injury prevention.  One of Dr. Stiebel’s specialties is treating complex shoulder injuries that occur in an “overhead” sport such as tennis.  Dr. Wanner treats many patients who have strained their shoulders but not quite bad enough to warrant surgery.  This level of expertise make these two a great team to discuss such a topic.

West Palm Beach, FL – Since the start of 2015, Palm Beach Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center has opened up a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. The MRI is ideal for athletics and other sports related injuries. Compared to the CT scan, it is much better at evaluating soft tissue injuries like muscle, tendon and ligament tears as well as their relationship to other…[Read More]


The Palm Beach Post honored our very own Dr. Stiebel on the front page recognizing the Jupiter Medical Center on a successful surgery, outstanding expansion and much more…[Read More]


Our very own Dr. Gary Ackerman was featured in the Jan. 2015 edition of Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter Florida Weekly News speaking on the new Jupiter Medical Center projects…[Read More]

MRI From Your Smartphone?


Wishing you could order an MRI from your smartphone? The time has come…and the app was developed by practicing orthopedic surgeons. Matthew Stiebel, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon with Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Stiebel, a sports medicine specialist who has been an instructor for the AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America) and AOSSM (the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine), tells OTW, “I have used several electronic medical record (EMR) systems, all of which came up short. When approached by Dan Cane (co-founder of Modernizing Medicine and past co-founder of Blackboard) to help develop a radically different EMR system for orthopedic surgeons, I listened, and then I got involved… [Read more]

Jupiter Medical Launches Clinical Trials

 JUPITER – Jupiter Medical Center is conducting two clinical trials. One trial, in conjunction with Scripps Florida, seeks surgical tissue specimens of the breast and the lung to identify targets for development and testing of therapeutics. Results from the trial will help the medical community better understand how therapies work and how to most effectively…[Read more]

May Edition of The Palmbeacher

Our very own Doctor Ackerman was featured in the May, 2014 edition of the PalmBeacher Magazine under Top Doctors in Orthopedics. Look for him on page 60.[Read more]

The Role of the Orthopedic Surgeon

“After the dust settles and the ambulance sirens fade, the work for the trauma doctor begins.”

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC –

In light of the recent events in Boston, this month’s article will follow a different vein– out of respect and empathy for the people of Beantown.

Many people come to visit their orthopaedic surgeon when they have pain in their knee, or shoulder or back. They see their doctor in a pleasant (and sometimes overcrowded) outpatient clinic, have some x-rays, a physical exam, and a chat with their treating physician. This is how daily medicine functions across most of North America. What most patients do not see, however, are the years of trauma training their surgeons went through prior to their visit. All orthopaedic surgeons—despite the fact that you may be visiting a hand specialist or a tumor specialist– all of them went through many years of training at major trauma institutions. When I tell people that we have done everything from taken bullets out of children or have cut off limbs after urban machete wars and have cracked chests after motor vehicle traumas they are either fascinated or horrified. (Which is why I almost never discuss it.) Either way, they look at me, and my office in a new light.

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Golfer’s Elbow and Other Injuries (other than pride) from Hitting that Little White Ball

by Matthew Stiebel, M.D. FRCSC

golf-injuries-300x193It’s almost that time of year again when the Honda Classic invades our community and showcases some of the best golf games around. To the rest of us, from scratch golfers to hacks like myself, we watch in awe and put ice on our ailing golf war-wounds.  As an orthopaedic surgeon, by far and away, the most common injury I see among avid golfers is elbow pain.

Elbow pain can be subdivided into lateral (the thumb side of the elbow) and medial (the pinky finger side of the elbow) pain. If your elbow hurts on the lateral side, often this is due to a condition called lateral epicondylitis or simply “tennis elbow.” It should be pointed out that you don’t have to actually play tennis to get “tennis elbow.” It can come from all sorts of repetitive strain activities—from lifting heavy bags of groceries, to picking up small children, to playing golf, or in my case from losing at all those arm swinging Nintendo Wii games.  With proper arm braces and NSAIDs, some day I may beat that little video hustler I like to call my nine year old cousin.

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Dr. Cohen with Bill Clinton

shaking hands2Dr. Cohen treated Bill Clinton during one of his trips to Florida President Clinton underwent successful surgery this afternoon to reattach a tendon that tore from his right kneecap with a loud pop when he stumbled down shadowy steps outside the golfer Greg Norman’s house in Florida early this morning. Mr. Clinton received only an […]

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 Clinton faces long recovery

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March 15, 1997 12:00 AM

Surgeons repaired a painful torn knee tendon in President Clinton’s right leg yesterday after a freak middle-of-the-night accident at the Florida home of golfer Greg Norman. The president will hobble on crutches for eight weeks or so and face arduous physical therapy.

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Palm Beach Sports Medicine is Proud to be 1 of 8 Sites Selected for the SOAR Clinical Trial

knee-pain-2The trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the KineSpring System — an investigational device designed to relieve knee pain, while preserving your joint’s natural anatomy and range of motion.

Knee Pain Research Study

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Is Knee Oseoarthritis HOLDING YOU BACK?

knee-osteoarthritisDo you suffer from chronic pain or achinging your knee? If so, you may have knee osteoarthritis (OA), and you have options.

Knee Pain Research Study
Right now, doctors at Palm Beach Sportsmedicine in West Palm Beach are conducting a research study of an investigational, one-hour procedure designed to relieve chronic knee pain, while preserving your joint’s natural anatomy and motion.

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Unique Pectoralis Major Surgery at Jupiter Medical Center


By: Corrie Edwards 
Originally Printed on the Jupiter Medical Center Website

JUPITER, Fla. (August 23, 2012) – Firefighter Anthony Ramos was performing routine physical training with his squad at a Rockledge, Florida fire station, and took his turn practicing with the hoseline. Struggling with the hose, blasting water at approximately 150 pounds per square inch, […] [ Read More ]

Jupiter Medical Center to Partner with Local Orthopedist to Improve Patient Care

Jupiter Medical Center
July 1, 2013

Jupiter Medical Center is proud to announce their partnership with Orthopedic Management Company, LLC, to provide world – class quality and patient care at Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence. […] [ Download The Full Article ]


  • I was also very pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Randazzo. He made me feel at ease and impressed me with his knowledge. Perhaps the greatest compliment I could give him was to recommend him to my friend who was also going through knee issues. She too, was very pleased. Please also thank Patti for all of her help with scheduling and insurance needs. She also was always friendly and approachable.
  • I would like to express my greatest thanks and appreciation to Dr. Stiebel and the entire staff at Palm Beach Sportsmedicine. Thank you to everyone in the front office for their friendly greetings each and every time I enter. Kirsten, her level ofprofessionalism ,warmth, attention ,and devotion that is displayed well to myself and the rest of my family that has come now as patients. Their determination to have things done as quickly and efficiently always comes through in everything they do. Without them my surgery would not have been as well managed and comfortable. From Kirsten calling me the night before to wish me well and see if there was anything I needed, to Dr. Stiebel being ever so patient and kind when I turned around and broke my hand my third week after surgery. I have been treated with the utmost kindness and respect, which is far and few between in Medicine now . I have been an Administrator in Medicine for 25 years and people forget patients don't come because they feel well. The Golden Rule is forgotten in too many medical offices, and it is so refreshing to see no matter what day or time your office is always pleasant and accommodating.
  • PERFECTO! Do NOT change a thing! These guys a great in everyday! From the reception, to the doctors and the physical therapists, a 10 out of 10 across the board!
  • AMAZING! This staff is incredible, helpful and very accommodating. Both David and Eric have extensive knowledge and are extremely patient and caring. They fixed me!!!!
  • Best of the Best! I have been through 3 knee surgeries, 3 physical therapists and this one is by far the best of the best! I wish I knew of them earlier.
  • BACK TO WALKING!!! When I came to therapy I was in really bad shape. With the excellent care and treatment from Dr Eric and David I am so grateful to be able to walk and to be at the point I am today. They are without doubt the very best!!! I could not have reached my current range of motion without them. I will be telling everyone and anyone that this is the best place to come for Physical Therapy if you want success.
  • Conervative Surgeons!!!!! SO REFRESHING!! Physical Therapy worked with the first 2 weeks! The Dr Stiebel was very knowledgeable and wasn't ready to cut like all the other orthos I have seen were. He is conservative and that was so refreshing. He knew Physical Therapy would help and it has!! What a great experience.
  • Thank you so much for your expertise!!! You made a painful shoulder tolerable and finally better! Merry Christmas with gratitude.
  • "Thank you David and Eric for the difference you have made on my condition! You guys are awesome on every level, knowledge and professionalism!!! I would highly recommend your office and I would definitely comeback the next time I need therapy!" Wish you the very best!
  • Dr Cohen, Thank you for taking such good care of me and getting me back on my feet. You have an exceptional staff and it is a pleasure to come to your office.
  • I feel very fortunate to have the experience of having your expertise, patience and kindness which you seem to show to each of your patients. It is remarkable the way your team works together so seamlessly to help us get back on our feet. Much gratitude!
  • I have always believed in giving credit where credit is due. Needless to say, thank you for doing a great surgical job on both of my knees. This letter is mainly to compliment your physical therapy department. Eric Wanner, DPT and David Fielding, PTA are two physical therapists that you don’t want to lose. They both worked with me and I have nothing but praise for them both. Eric, being the director, is like a juggler keeping all the motions organized and on task. Their constant positive remarks and praise for this patient and, the other patients I observed while in therapy, shows their professionalism and their enthusiasm for helping their respective patients. Their professionalism and the services of everyone who I have interacted with in your office over the years just reassure me of what a fine medical facility that exists in the name of Palm Beach Sports Medicine. If you ever need any comments from a satisfied patient please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
    Harry W
  • I can do more now then before my surgery. Eric, David, and Patti are beyond excellent at their job. I will recommend Palm Beach Sports Medicine to all of my injured friends. Thank you!
    Jenna C
  • After six weeks in physical therapy at Palm Beach Spots Medicine, I progressed faster and further than I did with my previous knee rehab. Great job, Eric!
    Robert L
  • Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Wanner was kind and took the time to explain why we were doing various stretches. I appreciate the help and would recommend others coming here if they had the need. Very skilled staff! Thank you!
    Sarah J
  • Very impressed. You all do an amazing job! Thank you!
    Bob K
  • Thanks so much! You guys gave me my active life back. I will always remember you both.
    Mary J
  • Great job, very professional.
    Sarah R
  • David and Eric are professional, pleasant, and thorough. I would highly recommend them for physical therapy needs.
    Steven T
  • Than you for patience and expert guidance through my therapy. I truly appreciate everything you’ve done for me.
    Caroline F
  • You have a very intuitive healing touch that has helped me so much in my recovery.
    Carol M
  • It was an excellent experience (this was the 3rd doctor and physical therapy office I’ve tried) overall. Dr. Randazzo was great as he listened and offered the help that I needed. The PT helped me tremendously! David and Dr. Eric were extremely accurate on the choice of exercises that I needed to help me heal and learn what I have to continue on my own.
    Maria F
  • The entire staff was friendly, helpful, and answered questions professionally. Eric and David were both motivational and encouraging. I felt I was a part of the recovery process. Overall the “PT” treatment was excellent and friendly.
    Pamela Z
  • You have a very intuitive healing touch that has helped me so much in my recovery.
    Carol M
  • Dear Dr.Eric. The 2-months-experience at pbspm was indeed remarkable; you as well as David were an excellent guidance for me. I am thankful for your thoughtful help. Should there be any need in the future for physical therapy there is only one way to go.....pbspm. Thank you.
    G. Abdo
  • Thanks to David and Eric for your work and dedication to help me in my rehabilitation. It was a wonderful help and now is in my hands to continue improving each day. Thanks a lot!
    M Thompson