The Panhandle Orthopaedics Medical Staff

Our highly skilled physicians, nurses, physical therapists and medical staff are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art orthopaedic care available.
Our patients are always our first priority.

Dr. Michael D. Gilmore Michael D. Gilmore, MD
Dr. Gilmore is a 2-Time Board Certified Fellow of the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) and has been successfully treating patients in the Panhandle area since 2004. He treats pediatric and adults patients, specializing in regenerative medicine & minimally invasive/minimal incision surgery using the latest arthroscopic techniques.  + detailed bio

Eric Ellington, PT, DPT Eric Ellington, PT, DPT - Director of Physical Therapy
Eric is a Licensed Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience, including regional orthopaedic outpatient clinics and also supported the men and women serving our country by working as a PT at Tyndall Airforce Base for eight years while earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. + detailed bio

Amanda Nystrom, LAT,ATC Amanda Nystrom, LAT, ATC - Clinical Team Lead
Amanda is a licensed and certified athletic trainer. Her passion for sports medicine stems from her experience as a collegiate soccer player before transferring to Stony Brook University, where she received her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training. She then went on to pursue her Masters in Sport & Performance Psychology from University of Western States. + detailed bio

Lindsay Koppes, PT, DPT Lindsay Koppes, PT, DPT
Lindsay is a licensed Physical Therapist with 12 years experience. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Washington in 2010 and follows the Gary Gray functional based style of therapy. She was a collegiate softball player at the UWF where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2006. + detailed bio

Jessica Laxton, ATC Jessica Laxton, ATC
Jessica is a state licensed and board-certified athletic trainer with 5 years of experience in the orthopedic field. Her love for sports medicine started back in high school, at Bay High School in Panama City, while playing soccer. Having sustained a couple of injuries herself during her time in high school, her athletic trainer was there for her every step of the way. + detailed bio

Alex Lambert, PTA Alex Lambert, PTA
Alex completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va in 2015. In 2021 he earned his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pensacola State College. + detailed bio