Additional Orthopedic Surgeon Joins AGH’s Medical Staff
Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is pleased to welcome Josh Natali, DO, to its medical staff. He is an orthopedic surgeon, who offers a comprehensive range of orthopedic care including sports medicine, general orthopedics, and total joint replacements. He will be joining Dr. Christopher Koziara at Allegan Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center.
Dr. Natali comes to Allegan with impressive credentials and experience. He recently completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Beacon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked with high school, college and professional athletes including the Cincinnati Reds. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
“What I love about Sports Medicine is that it encompasses all ages from kids to adults,” said Dr. Natali. “It can be the high school athlete, a weekend warrior, or the retiree who loves to golf. My goal is the same for all of them, to give them the best lifestyle possible. I want to help people return to the activities that they are passionate about and enjoy.”
Dr. Natali suggests that anytime an individual has an ache or pain that keeps them from a hobby, passion, or daily activity of any sort that it is absolutely appropriate to see an orthopedic surgeon. “Scheduling an appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon does not obligate a patient to a surgical procedure,” said Dr. Natali. “I prefer to use the approach of aggressive non-operative treatment as opposed to conservative care. There are numerous modalities to prevent surgery including physical therapy and injections, among others.”
When he isn’t practicing medicine, Dr. Natali enjoys doing anything that is physically or mentally challenging. Some of his favorite activities include golfing, fishing, running and working out. In fact, he will be running his first half marathon in October.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Natali, please call the Allegan Medical Clinic’s Allegan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center at (269) 673-5571. Allegan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center is located at 551 Linn Street, Suite 220 in Allegan and is a department of Allegan General Hospital.