Christopher Leslie, D.O., a longtime member of Lake Regional's medical staff, closed his practice at the end of October 2017, and Lake Regional Orthopedic Surgeon Jeff Jones, D.O., will move into the vacated clinic on Dec. 4.

Lake Regional Health System announces Lake Regional Orthopedics will expand to Camdenton this fall.

The expansion will follow the closure of Leslie Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located at 226 E. Highway 54 in Camdenton. Christopher Leslie, D.O., a longtime member of Lake Regional’s medical staff, closed his practice at the end of October 2017, and Lake Regional Orthopedic Surgeon Jeff Jones, D.O., will move into the vacated clinic on Dec. 4.

Physician Assistant Brian Swanson, PA-C, who previously worked with Dr. Leslie, has joined Lake Regional’s team and will remain at the practice to assist Dr. Jones.

Dr. Leslie said he is pleased to see Lake Regional Orthopedics expand into his former clinic.

“I am thankful that I can leave my patients in the care of Dr. Jones, an excellent orthopedic specialist I know and trust,” Dr. Leslie said. “I am also thankful Physician Assistant Brian Swanson will be there to help provide a smooth transition for our patients and to continue to care for them.” 

Lake Regional Orthopedics has a team of board-certified orthopedic specialists that includes Dr. Jones; Scott Hofer, D.O.; and Rick Walker, D.O. Lake Regional also has a foot and ankle specialist, Podiatrist Cody Fox, DPM, FACFAS. These doctors help prevent and correct problems that affect the bones and muscles.

They work with physician assistants — Swanson and Valerie Donnelson, PA-C — to provide surgical and nonsurgical repair of broken bones, torn ligaments and cartilage. They also treat joint problems from osteoarthritis and repetitive use injuries. Common procedures include arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery and total joint replacement surgery.

Lake Regional Orthopedics also provides a comprehensive sports medicine program. In addition to providing care for sports injuries, this program sends Lake Regional athletic trainers to cover practices and competitions at Camdenton R-III, Morgan County R-II and School of the Osage at no cost to the schools.

To make an appointment with Dr. Jones at Lake Regional Orthopedics – Camdenton, call 573.346-3700 (the same phone number previously used for Dr. Leslie’s practice). To make an appointment with Drs. Hofer or Walker in Osage Beach, call 573-302-3990. For Dr. Fox, call 573-302-2828.

Learn more about Lake Regional Orthopedics at www.lakeregional.com/orthopedics.