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Spine Center Physicians

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, serves as the Medical Director for the Spine Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.

Dr. Poelstra received his medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands and his fellowship training from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He has been performing spine surgeries at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast since 2010.


Dr. Charles Wingo, a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, joined the medical staff at Sacred Heart in 2013.

Dr. Wingo completed medical school at the University of Tennessee, followed by residency training at Carolinas Medical Center and fellowship training at the University of Louisville.


Dr. Dale T. Landry, Jr. is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in treating injuries and conditions of the back, neck, and spine. He joined Orthopaedic Associates in 2015.

Dr. Landry earned his medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. After medical school, he went on to complete an internship and his residency in orthopaedic surgery also at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Landry chose to undergo additional specialty training in the form of a fellowship in spine surgery at The Spine Institute of Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 



Spine Center Navigator

Lara Cooper serves as the Spine Center Navigator at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. The navigator assists and educates patients before surgery, serves as a liaison during their hospital stay, and follows up during the recovery process. To ensure successful recovery, the navigator also measures validated health outcomes. The navigator serves as a single point of contact for both patients and healthcare team members to enhance communication and help facilitate a safe, successful patient experience.


For more information about the Spine Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please contact Lara Cooper, Spine Center Navigator, at lccooper@ascension.org or (850)278-3261.



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