Jesse Beard, DO, is a board-eligible Orthopedic Surgeon who recently joined the medical staff of Parkland Health Center.
Dr. Beard is a Farmington native and returned to his hometown community after completing a Sports Medicine fellowship at the MedStar Orthopedic Institute in the Baltimore and Washington DC areas. During this time, he worked alongside the team physicians for several area professional and collegiate sports teams, including the NFL Baltimore Ravens and NHL Washington Capitals. The Sports Medicine fellowship was a great opportunity to hone cutting-edge surgical techniques and learn how to optimize return-to-sport for athletes.
“I am excited to return home and join the Parkland Health Center medical staff,” said Beard. “I really enjoy the sense of camaraderie amongst the medical staff and employees. I look forward to a long and rewarding career providing orthopedic care and being involved in the local community!”
In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Beard’s areas of focus include joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder, fracture care, and general orthopedics. Dr. Beard performs the anterior approach for total hip replacements, which is less invasive and has been shown to allow faster recovery after total hip replacement. Some patients even go home the same day.
Dr. Beard’s patient care philosophy centers on treating each patient with their individual goals in mind. He believes in the shared decision-making process between himself and his patients, and he always ensures his patients are well informed on their diagnosis and their treatment options.
Dr. Beard earned his medical degree from A.T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Kansas City University/St. Mary's Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. To make an appointment with Dr. Beard, patients can call 573-431-3338.