June 16, 2017
Dr. Chris Patton, M.D., has been practicing Orthopedic medicine for 17 years. His primary area of focus is joint replacement surgery, including hip and knee replacements. It is his care philosophy to get his patients back on their feet with minimal downtime.
"Both of my parents encouraged me to be my best in school and in whatever endeavor I sought," said Dr. Patton. From a young age, his father, who served Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital as an anesthesiologist for 40 years, inspired him. Patton went on to pursue a medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and completed his training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Through his father mentoring, Dr. Patton learned respect for others, wisdom, punctuality, and what it means to put forth your best effort. He understands that with these skills, it is possible to build great relationships with patients, colleagues, and his staff.
"I decided to return to my hometown for a number of reasons. We had family here, a welcoming group of physicians, and I loved the smaller town in which to live." After completing medical school and training, Dr. Patton, a Bowling Green native, returned to follow the same footsteps as his father and practice at TriStar Greenview. As an orthopedic surgeon, as well as being husband and father of two, he remains passionate about doing great work and making a difference for the people of his hometown.
"Over the last 17 years TriStar Greenview has been an integral part of the quality care that I provide to my patients," said the top-notch surgeon who works diligently to go beyond to meet the needs for those he serves. Through innovation and dedication, many of his patients now are able to return home after a one-night stay in the hospital. Previously, patients would have been required a multi-day stay and extensive rehab which was common practice 10-15 years ago.
Patton applies his knowledge and uses his talents to help as many people as possible, but he acknowledges that he certainly does not do it alone. "The people at TriStar Greenview are incredibly dedicated to providing a safe, caring environment for people to get better. There are a lot things behind the scenes and a lot of great people who assist me in caring for my patients. They create an environment where patients feel at ease, have a good experience, and get the best outcome. Dedicated staff makes all the difference."