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Lindsey                        Clark

Lindsey D. Clark MD

UBMD Orthopaedics

Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery; Spine Surgery

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic surgeon, my clinical practice focuses on orthopaedic spine conditions as well as general orthopaedics. I currently see patients in Orchard Park and Warsaw, New York. In addition, I take spine trauma call at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), and general orthopaedic call at both Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and the Wyoming County Community Health System.

Whether treating spine conditions or ankle fractures, my first goal is to educate my patients. Together, my patients and I decide on the best treatment plan for them. I spend a lot of time with patients helping them understand their health conditions and treatment options. I show them their radiographs, MRIs and CT scans, and I explain the results of this testing. We then work through the best course of action. I always prefer to prescribe less invasive treatments before recommending surgery. If I think my patients can improve their symptoms with physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments or injections, that is the course of treatment I recommend. If I can improve their symptoms with less invasive treatments, I consider that a "win." If none of those treatment modalities help, then I discuss surgery with my patients. I feel it is my obligation to determine if surgery is going to make my patients better, and I am very upfront with them. If I do not think they will get better with surgery, I will not offer that as an option.

I also work as a faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics, teaching the next generation of orthopaedic residents. This is extremely rewarding, as I feel I am giving back to the community I was raised in. It is amazing to watch undergraduate students develop into medical students and then graduate to the level of medical residents. I enjoy teaching trainees knowing that I have contributed to their development and, ultimately, to the ways they will care for their future patients.

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:

Female


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Southtowns
BrookBridge
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Accepting new patients

UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Southtowns
Orchard Park
4180 Abbott Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2010)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2005)
  • BA, Accounting, University of Notre Dame (2001)
Awards and Honors:
  • Theodore Papademetriou, M.D. Award (2010)
  • 2009 Outstanding Resident Award (2009)
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame (2001)

Research

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.