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). He has been successfully treating patients in the Panhandle area since 2004. He treats patients from pediatric to adults specializing in minimally invasive surgery using the latest arthroscopic techniques.  + detailed bio

Mandy WAtts Mandy Watts, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, DNCert, CVR-AIB
Mandy is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with over 4 years of extensive PT experience. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree and honors in Athletic Training and also gained certification in Athletic Training in 2010. She has a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Marymount University which was completed in 2013.  + detailed bio

Lester Baumgarten Lester Baumgarten, PT, ATC, CSCS
Lester is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over 20 years of experience working in orthopedics and sports medicine including extensive experience working at the Division I and II collegiate levels along with professional football and the US Military. + detailed bio

Emily Painter Emily Painter, PTA
Emily is a skilled and caring physical therapy assistant who earned her PTA Associates in Science Degree from Chattahoochee Technical College in Acworth, GA in 2012 where she also achieved the "Outstanding Clinician Award". She has experience treating orthopedic and neurological conditions as well as sports injuries.  + detailed bio