Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology

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My approach to treating patients

Welcome to the web site of Dr. Edward R. McDevitt, M.D. I am a partner in the practice of Bay Area Orthopaedics, with offices in Arnold and Glen Burnie, Maryland. I created this web site to familiarize you with my orthopaedic practice, dedicated staff, and the services we provide. Whether you're making the decision for orthopaedic care, or would just like to expand your knowledge, I hope this site helps you to become informed and more confident about the incredible variety of orthopaedic treatments available. I served for 12 years as the Chief of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the United States Naval Academy. I gained an immeasureable amount of experience in many aspects of general orthopaedics including knee, shoulder and ankle reconstruction with a specialty focus in sports medicine. It was at the Naval Academy that I developed an interest in the prevention of sports injuries and also in a comprehensive approach to returning the injured athlete to the playing field safely and confidently. I continue to use these techniques in assisting the patients in my practice, whatever their ages. I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical methods--surgery is just one treatment option. In combining leading edge techiques with proven conservative measures, my patients are provided with the best orthopaedic care available. I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. One of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problems affect a patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treament activities. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That is why I explain every step of the diagostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treament approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I will also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I will explain that avenue in depth. It is extremely important that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well-informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professsional staff and I will provide you with patient education materials that will give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and to helping you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health.

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Contact Information

Bay Area Orthopaedics 1600 S. Crain Highway Suite 401 Glen Burnie, MD USA 21061 View map Phone 410-768-5050 ext 400 Fax 410-768-7830

Other staff in my practice

Additional orthopaedic physicians in my practice include: Edwin Fulton, M.D., Steve Brown, M.D, Chris Urban, M.D., Zed Zamfirov, M.D. Thomas Dennis, M.D. and Sarah White, M.D.

With a focus on meeting the needs of each patient, my practice also employs a wide range of orthopaedic, allied health and administrative experts.

Highly trained physician assistants stand ready to participate in providing you with the highest quality of care.

Helpful patient billing/managed care specialists are also available to answer your questions, schedule appointments, etc.

The orthopaedic surgeons on our staff are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. When you visit our practice, you'll meet a team of professionals that includes doctors, physician assistants and administrative staff who are focused on you and your care. You have the option to select an individual physician from our group to provide you with the majority of your patient care. Should you have an immediate problem and your doctor is not available, another physician in the group will be available to assist you until your own doctor returns. Our medical service can be reached 24 hours a day.

My team consists of highly educated and motivated professionals. During your visit you may meet most of them as they work to make your visit go smoothly with minimal stress. Jim Barrett, Practice Manager, is always available for any questions you may have. Annette Marine, Insurance Consultant, can help you with any billing inquiries.

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