McDowell Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. John R. Montz

McDowell Hospital is pleased to introduce John R. Montz, MD, as a member of its orthopedics team. Dr. Montz is a long-standing member of the medical community and brings more than 30 years of experience in orthopedics.

Prior to joining McDowell Hospital, Dr. Montz practiced at Dr. Charles DePaolo Clinic in Asheville, as well as Boyette Orthopedics in Greenville, NC, and OCH Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. Dr. Montz practiced for 30 years at the Pontchartrain Bone & Joint Clinic in Metairie, La. During that time, he was a physician at East Jefferson General Hospital, where he served as Chairman of the Orthopedic Department in 1985. Dr. Montz also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the Medical Center for Louisiana State University for 28 years and was also part of the visiting staff of Charity Hospital of Louisiana. During his 20 years as an associate of Doctors Hospital of Jefferson, La., Dr. Montz served as Chief of Staff for the hospital in 1986.

"We are pleased to bring Dr. Montz on board as another outstanding member of our orthopedics staff," said Lynn Boggs, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of McDowell Hospital. "His experience exemplifies the high level of specialty care we aim to provide to our patients, and I am confident he will be a valuable member of our team and a valuable asset to the McDowell Community."

"I believe in treating each patient based on his or her individual needs," said Dr. Montz. "What might be right for one person may not work for another. A patient's age, occupation, and level of fitness, for example, are all critical aspects of treatment. I like to fine-tune my approach to meet these needs. I look forward to practicing in a tight-knit community and developing a family of patients."

Dr. Montz received his medical degree from the Louisiana State School of Medicine and completed his residency at Charity Hospital of Louisiana. Dr. Montz is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. While living in New Orleans, Dr. Montz was a founder of a medical mission and went to Central and South America for 10 years.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Montz enjoys building period furniture and has played guitar for 50 years. He also exercises regularly and is an avid reader. Dr. Montz and his wife, Judith, relocated to Asheville to be closer to their two daughters and four grandchildren.

McDowell Orthopedics provides medical and surgical treatment for the complete range of orthopedic problems, including common complaints such as injuries, arthritis, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Their skilled physicians perform traditional and minimally invasive surgery at McDowell Hospital's newly renovated Surgery Department.