Seven Summit Physicians Named Top Doctors in 2018
Summit Orthopedics congratulates 2018 Top Doctors Dr. Amy Beacom, Dr. Peter Daly, Dr. Jack Drogt, Dr. Erik Ekstrom, Dr. Michael Forseth, Dr. James Gannon, and Dr. Andrew Derek Thomas.
Do you know how to choose the right orthopedic specialist to treat your bone or joint problem? Research tells us that selecting a skilled physician can significantly improve your medical outcome. And healthcare advocates agree that one of the best sources to consult for recommendations about top doctors is our community of healthcare providers.
Mpls.St. Paul Magazine announces this year’s Top Doctors
That’s why, each year, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine invites thousands of Minnesota doctors and registered nurses to identify the medical experts they would go to for medical treatment. And each year, when the results come in, Summit is honored to have numerous Summit specialists recognized among those chosen as Top Doctors. We are especially proud that almost all of these Summit specialists have been honored as Top Doctors for multiple consecutive years.
Summit Top Doctors in orthopedic surgery
With surgical specialties ranging from hands to hips, Summit’s Top Doctors in surgical care bring fellowship training and years of experience to your care.
Peter Daly, M.D.
Daly’s specialties include knee, shoulder, hip, sports medicine, and joint preservation and restoration. Because shoulder arthritis has prompted him to adjust his own activities, he brings personal perspective as well as medical expertise to his patients who are dealing with the same kinds of issues.
Jack Drogt, M.D.
Drogt’s specialties include knee, hip, joint preservation and restoration, arthroscopy, and knee and hip arthritis. His expertise lies in knee and hip reconstruction. Dr. Drogt is attentive to each patient’s goals and works with them to address their expectations and help them meet their personal objectives.
Michael Forseth, M.D.
Forseth’s specialties include hand, wrist, and elbow, complex reconstructive surgery of upper extremities, and microsurgery. In addition to serving our Twin Cities community, Dr. Forseth volunteers his medical services in Haiti, Colombia, and Honduras.
James Gannon, M.D.
Gannon’s specialties include knee, shoulder, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and joint preservation and restoration. He has practiced in St. Paul for more than 20 years; in some cases, he has cared for three generations of the families who place their trust in us.
Andrew Derek Thomas, M.D.
Thomas’s specialties include hand, wrist, elbow, carpal tunnel, and hand and wrist arthritis. He brings expertise from hand fellowships in Switzerland, Germany, and the Indiana Hand Center to his compassionate care of patients with hand diseases and injuries.
Summit Top Doctor in physical medicine and rehabilitation physiatry
Summit’s talented team of physical medicine physicians draws on a depth of knowledge to treatment of physical impairments and disabilities. They are committed to enhancing and restoring your functional ability and quality of life.
Erik Ekstrom, M.D.
Ekstrom’s specialties include back, neck, and spine care. He believes in listening to his patients and fostering a relationship that makes them feel comfortable sharing their questions and concerns. The most gratifying aspect of his work is identifying and resolving medical problems that keep patients from fully enjoying their lives.
Summit Top Doctor in sports medicine
Summit’s sports medicine specialists are here to keep you at the top of your game, whether you are a competitive athlete, physically active professional, or simply enthusiastic about safely incorporating exercise in your daily life.
Amy Beacom, M.D.
Beacom’s specialties include sports medicine; treatment of the shoulder, ankle, foot, and knee; running and swimming. Her dedication to treating orthopedic injuries related to running and swimming is reflected in her work as a team physician for USA Swimming and her volunteer medical services at local community races. She enjoys helping her patients maintain and reclaim a healthy, active life.
Top Doctors embody Summit’s commitment to quality care
Summit Orthopedics is proud that our medical community continues to honor the healthcare expertise provided by our organization and our physicians. With their medical teams and colleagues, our Top Doctor physicians embody Summit’s commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality of orthopedic care.
Summit Orthopedics supports healthy communities
Community health flourishes when specialized orthopedic care is conveniently available close to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud of our fellowship-trained subspecialty teams offering the full spectrum of orthopedic expertise in bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint conditions—in addition to our wellness, prevention, and rehabilitation services. We have the expertise to proactively improve fitness, evaluate discomfort, and deliver personalized treatment to quickly and safely return you to the lifestyle you love.
Start your journey to a healthier, more active self. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our wellness services and schedule a free wellness consultation online. Find your orthopedic expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.
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.
More resources for you
- Meet Summit’s 2017 Top Doctors
- Learn more about steps you can take to be a more empowered patient
- Watch the video: Meet Dr. Andrew Thomas
- Learn how volunteer physician teams from Summit serve global needs at One World Surgery Center.
Peter Daly, M.D.
“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”
Jack Drogt, M.D.
“As a hip and knee specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, and the President of Summit Orthopedics, I’m dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care available. Our expertise extends beyond orthopedic care. We’re enabling people to live the lives they love.”
Erik J. Ekstrom, M.D.
“I believe in listening to patients and making them feel comfortable. For me, the most gratifying part of the work is finding the problem and fixing it so patients can return to their usual activities.”
Michael Forseth, M.D.
“Volunteering overseas, in places like Haiti, Columbia, and Honduras, continues to be a positive influence on my practice. My experiences there have broadened my perspective about what I do here — personally and professionally.”
James Gannon, M.D.
“Leading an active lifestyle provides an additional motivation to provide orthopedic care that will allow patients to return to the activities they enjoy.”
Andrew Thomas, M.D.
“I am continually amazed by the mixture of strength, elegance, and humanity that come together in my patients’ hands and feel fortunate to be able to play a role in helping them when they encounter disease or injury as they seek
to return to strength and function.”
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Summit Orthopedics hip and knee reconstruction specialist Michael Baer, M.D., explains the difference between partial and total knee replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement: Posterior Approach Versus Anterior Approach
Summit Orthopedics hip and knee reconstruction specialist Michael Baer, M.D., weighs in on two main approaches to total hip replacement: posterior and anterior approach.
Meet Michael Baer, M.D.
Dr. Michael Baer is a lower extremity reconstruction specialist, focusing on arthritis care of the hip and knee joints. He is an expert on partial and total hip and knee replacement surgeries, in both the primary and complex revision settings.