February 8, 2021
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine proudly announces the addition of four established, local physicians and a brand new location in West Chester to treat patients. This experienced group of providers, formerly with Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, have joined with Beacon to bolster one of the region’s largest orthopedic practices. The combined practice now offers even more surgery and outpatient care options at 14 locations throughout Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Forty doctors and more than 700 staff will now see patients through this community-wide network, under the Beacon banner. Beacon’s newest office is located in West Chester.
“Welcoming physicians of this caliber is just one way to enhance the three basic tenets at the heart of our practice – quality, access and value,” said Peter Cha, MD, president of Beacon. “Expanding our care delivery team allows us to provide the highest quality care at the best value to even more patients across Greater Cincinnati.”
The following four doctors have joined the Beacon team:
· Ronald Hess, DO, is a widely experienced and highly regarded osteopath, exercise physiologist and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with critical expertise in sports medicine as well as knee and shoulder treatments. He holds a BS in biology from Hobart College, an MS in exercise physiology from NY Medical College and his Doctor of Osteopathy from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After specialized post-graduate orthopaedic training, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa. He’s also currently the team orthopaedic surgeon for the Miami University Sports Medicine Program, and has been the team physician for Miami University and 22 other Division 1 sports teams since 1999.
· Brian Rottinghaus, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship-trained in orthopaedic sports medicine with over 10 years of medical experience. He has served leadership roles in the medical community including Chief of Surgery at Mercy Fairfield Hospital from 2018-2020. Dr. Rottinghaus is a member of the sports medicine team at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Rottinghaus has received a number of awards for his academic excellence as well as his medical expertise and service. In 2015, he was recognized as a Rising Star Medical Leader in Venue Magazine which honors the most respected young medical professionals in Cincinnati. In 2020, he was named one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors in Cincinnati Magazine.
· Aarti A. Singla, MD, specializes in comprehensive non-surgical care for spine, joint and an array of pain issues. In addition to being dual-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, she is one of a few physicians nationwide certified in orthobiologics by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Singla grew up in Cincinnati and completed an accelerated program for undergraduate and medical school at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She served a Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She also completed a fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Kentucky. She specializes in non-surgical management of neck and back pain with the ultimate goal of helping her patients regain an active lifestyle.
· M. Scott True, MD, is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics and is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Ohio Orthopaedic Society, Cincinnati Orthopaedic Society, American Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Society and the Butler County Medical Society. He earned a BS from Taylor University and his MD from the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed an internship and Residency. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. True specializes in total knee and hip replacements.
“We’ve made strategic investments over the past few years that have enabled us to increase patient access and expand our footprint,” said Andy Blankemeyer, Beacon CEO. “Patients benefit by having easier access to our locations, closer to their homes with expert clinicians. And, physicians are drawn to our physician-led model which puts them at the center of care delivery enhancing patient care and outcomes.”
If you are an existing patient of one of these physicians or would like to schedule with them, please call 513-818-0478.