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Andrew M. Clary, D.O.

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Defining Regenerative Medicine: Andrew Clary, M.D.

Summit Orthopedics’ regenerative medicine specialist Andrew Clary, D.O. discusses how this emerging treatment works with our bodies’ natural healing process, as well as the kinds of conditions it is most commonly used to treat.

Dr. Andrew Clary’s Approach to Care

“I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”

A practice approach that emphasizes family

“Family is important to me,” says Dr. Andrew Clary, anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Summit Orthopedics. “I’m excited to be part of the Summit Orthopedics family offering a breadth of orthopedic expertise and collegial approach to care. It’s important to me to treat my patients the way I’d treat my family.

A shared passion for improving people’s lives

“My wife and I are both physicians,” Dr. Clary explains. “We met as undergrads at Case Western in Cleveland. Tracy focused on a specialization in gynecology, and I did an anesthesiology residency following my internship, serving as chief resident in my final year. I was drawn to the challenge of treating patients for pain. I did my pain medicine fellowship in Pittsburgh, where Tracy was a practicing OB-GYN. However, once I was board certified, we sat down together to decide where we wanted to raise our family. Tracy’s extended family is here in the Twin Cities, and we wanted our kids to grow up surrounded by aunts and uncles and cousins. We value close connections, great schools, and the tons of outdoor activities in Minnesota. We are delighted to be here, and couldn’t ask for a nicer community in which to practice medicine and raise our kids. We’ve got the American dream.”

Pain conditions treated by Dr. Clary

As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Clary specializes in interventional pain treatment. “Interventional pain treatments cover an extensive range of conditions for patients of all ages,” he explains. “I treat sports-related injuries when someone has a non-healing issue with joint pain or muscle pain. Headaches are another area of special interest to me. But the largest segment of my practice is in treatment of spine-related pain. Spinal stenosis treatment, in particular, is probably 60 percent of my practice. Spinal stenosis can cause back or leg pain, buttock pain, foot pain, neck, arm, and shoulder pain. This is my arena. I find it incredibly rewarding to be able to relieve a patient’s pain.” Find out the answer to the question “Can Spinal Stenosis Pain Be Treated Without Surgery?” in this article by Dr. Clary.

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Dr. Clary’s recipe for cultivating patient relationships

“I love meeting people, hearing their stories, learning about their lives, and especially swapping recipes,” Dr. Clary laughs. “Eating is something that we all share. I love to cook. My patients will tell you that I’ll make anything—from Grandma’s recipes to the hottest new pressure cooker recipe.

“My go-to barbecue sauce recipe came from the husband of one of my patients,” Dr. Clary relates. “His special barbecue sauce was famous among his friends and family. I asked, but he wouldn’t share the recipe. Whenever I saw him while treating his wife, I’d joke about those ingredients.” Dr. Clary’s pleasant persistence paid off. Eventually, the husband agreed to share at least the list of ingredients—if not exact amounts. That’s all Dr. Clary needed. “I experimented with ingredient proportions,” he says, “and that fabulous sauce has become our family’s favorite.

“Personalized medical care is about understanding what individuals value,” says Dr. Clary. “Chatting with my patients about food is a great icebreaker that helps me get to know them. Understanding what is important in my patients’ lives is the first step in making their lives better.” 

Undergraduate Studies
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a Minor in Chemistry
Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland, OH

Medical School
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine — Erie, PA

Residency
Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship
Interventional Pain Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — Pittsburgh, PA

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Spine Injection Society
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine

  • Lecom Ronald Esper Excellence in Surgery Award | June 2011
  • Eagle Scout of America | 2002

Cooking, softball, nutrition, hiking, fishing, and family time

Patient Education

Botox for Chronic Migraines and Preventive Treatment

Spine Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Spine Injections Animated Library

Regenerative Medicine Animated Video Library

Publications

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Speaker
    New Orleans, LA | October 2014
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellowship
    Center for Global Health and Diseases
    Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland, OH | August 2006

Survey Feedback

Dr. Clary is a marvelous doctor and I would most definitely recommend him to anyone with a back problem.

Patient survey comment

As a patient of Dr. Clary’s my wife has received phenomenal results from the treatment he provided.

Patient Survey Comment

Dr. Clary was awesome! He was so compassionate and really listened to me. He was understanding of my insurance issues, and worked with me to find a solution to my back problem that works for me. He’s just amazing, I can’t say enough good things about my visit.

Patient Survey Comment

The experience was very professional. The nurses were very caring, gentle, and attentive. Dr. Clary was exceptional.

Patient survey comment

Dr. Clary is BY FAR the best of the 6 doctors I have seen for my chronic pain! He is relentless and creative when searching for alternative treatments when standard practices fail. He listens attentively and explains thoroughly. And he genuinely cares about me as a person!

Patient Survey Comment

Great teamwork! Appreciated the follow-up call today, the day after, to check how things were going.

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