Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series
Introducing Andrew Clary, D.O., a non-operative spine specialist at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include headaches/neck-aches, regenerative medicine, vertebral compression fractures, neuromodulation, anesthesiology, and sports related injuries.
Meet the Expert: Andrew Clary, D.O.
Dr. Clary’s approach: “I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”
Dr. Clary’s background: Dr. Clary completed his undergraduate studies in Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve University. After earning his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, he attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both an Anesthesiology-focused residency and an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.
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Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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My name is Andrew Clary. I’m an interventional spine physician at Summit Orthopedics. Interventional spine physician just means I’m a physician who takes a comprehensive approach to taking care of the spine. And not just the spine, I should say. There are other places in the body that can be uncomfortable, as a result of spine issues – whether it be headaches, or referred pain down the leg, or thigh or buttock pain. I deal with medications, I deal with injections, I deal with taking the whole patient into account when I come up with a treatment plan. Well, I want patients to know that I will treat them like a family member. I want to get to know them, and I want them to get to know me. I will use cutting-edge technology. I will use regenerative therapies. I will use neuromodulation. I will use basic injections, therapies, medicines. Whatever you need to get you better, I will do that. I’ve always loved medicine. My father is a physician, and following him around in the hospitals when I was a toddler kind of started that journey for me. And after my anesthesiology training and residency, where I was a chief resident there, I continued as a fellow in interventional pain management. To do a fellowship training just means that there’s subspecialty training for an entire year of dealing with all sorts of complex issues: neurologic issues, physical issues, pain-related and addiction issues. But mostly that just deals with subspecializing in dealing with complex patients of any variety. In my free time, I do what I can to spend as much time with my family and friends. Watching and playing as many sports as possible, too, is a joy of mine and something I look forward to on not just weekends, but weeknights or weekdays, as soon as I get home. I love to cook. I love to eat. I will share recipes with family members, and friends, and patients, or anyone that will listen, if I’m very excited about it, which is common. So they have to suffer for the bad recipes too, of course. And on top of that, I love to travel and go to different cities and see what their food culture is like, and to meet people of every background. I love taking care of patients every day because I get to meet new people every day. And I also love the relationships of having my own clinic and having continuity with patients that I know a lot about, whether I know their favorite recipes, or I know their favorite sports teams, or I know the problems that they’ve been dealing with for years. And even if they’re doing great, and it’s just a yearly checkup, I embrace that conversation. So I look forward to that and getting to know as many people as I can.