Expanding the Spectrum of Care

Howard J. Schertzinger, Jr., M.D.

A background that encompasses internal medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine is unique.  This rare combination has helped Dr. Howard Schertzinger tackle the role of team physician for numerous high school and college programs in the region, serving now as team physician for The Summit Country Day High School.  "Being both an internist and pediatrician helps me manage the sometimes complicated needs of the patients I see in my practice," he says.

Dr. Schertzinger hopes to continue working with athletic programs, yet welcomes older patients with athletic programs, yet welcomes older patients affected by osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis.  "Often there is an unmet need in the orthopaedic community for treating bone fragility fractures.  My passion for bone health addresses both men and women with screening and treatment," he says.  He will also assist Commonwealth Orthopaedic physicians with pain management strategies and restrictions.

"I love the energy at Commonwealth, love the common cause of one goal.  It's just fantastic.  It's what I want to do with the next phase in my professional life."

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