New orthopedic surgeon to serve DeKalb County | The star
AUBURN – Local residents in need of orthopedic care now have the option of seeing an Ortho NorthEast specialist directly on the campus of Parkview DeKalb Hospital. Orthopedic surgeon William C. Geisert is now welcoming patients.
“We are extremely fortunate that Dr. Geisert has chosen to practice at Parkview DeKalb Hospital,” said Tasha Eicher, President of Parkview DeKalb Hospital. “His arrival helps us expand the orthopedic resources available near them to residents of DeKalb County. When injuries or orthopedic issues arise, it is so important to have access to excellent orthopedic doctors like Dr Geisert and his new colleagues at Ortho NorthEast.
Dr. Geisert is a general orthopedic surgeon who treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems in patients of all ages. As a surgeon, he specializes in the treatment of fractures and hip and knee replacement.
“The treatment of orthopedic problems is a team sport, and the surgeon, the medical team and the patient all have to work together to achieve the best results. I like to work closely with my patients to develop a treatment plan together and I want them to know that I am 100% behind them, ”said Geisert.
As a member of the medical staff at Parkview DeKalb Health, Geisert performs surgeries at DeKalb and sees patients at his on-site clinic.
He moved to Auburn from Somerset, Kentucky, where, as an orthopedic surgeon with Lake Cumberland Orthopedics, he served as chief of surgery at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was also a member of the hospital’s clinical faculty for the family medicine and internal medicine residency programs.
Geisert received his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. During his residency, he trained in orthopedics at several Michigan hospitals, including the University of Michigan Health System, VA Hospital, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. His final phase of medical training took place at Michigan State University, McLaren Hospital / Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan.
Geisert received a Bachelor of Science in Brain, Behavior and Cognition from the University of Michigan, with a minor in Biology.
“Originally, I was aiming for law school and a career in federal law enforcement; however, God led me on a different path, ”said Geisert.
After his first undergraduate studies, this path led him to the emergency services, and he gained significant experience as a senior paramedic with ambulance services in Ann Arbor and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, while attending pre-med and medical school. He also volunteered for 11 years as a coach and medical staff for the Michigan Special Olympics.
Geisert is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
“The best part of my job is that I am able to care for a diverse patient population with a variety of musculoskeletal issues,” Geisert said. “Growing up, then working as a paramedic in a small town, I saw many injuries soon after they happened. I have always marveled at the recovery people would make after surgery, and wanted to be able to positively impact people’s lives in this way. While exploring orthopedics, I was equally (if not more) impressed with the improvements in quality of life after joint replacement surgery. That’s why I do what I do.
Outside of work, Geisert enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, boating, marksmanship, scuba diving and music. He plays guitar, bass and harmonica and is a Michigan Wolverines sports fan.