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Richard Canlas, MD, Joins Lehigh Valley Physician Group–Hazleton

Hazleton, Pa. (July 12, 2018) Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG)–Hazleton welcomes Richard Canlas, MD, to its medical group. As part of LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine–Health & Wellness Center, Canlas will join in practice with orthopedic surgeons Peter Kozicky, MD, and Peter Spohn, MD as well as Donald Miller, PA-C, and Anna Domday, PA-C. He also is credentialed as a member of the LVHN medical staff.

Canlas received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine. He completed his Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Sciences.

Canlas is board-certified in family and sports medicine and has served as consultant to the U.S. Olympic Committee and numerous professional sports teams. He has also served as clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin.

Specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and non-operative medical treatment of musculoskeletal and sports conditions of the non-athlete, athlete and industrial athlete, Canlas can help patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from daily living, school, sport or work.

He provides complete care of upper and lower extremities and spine to include chronic conditions, such as arthritis, as well as acute injuries, including contusions, sprains, strains and fractures. He also treats overuse injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures, and provides treatment and guidance for those who sustain concussions.

Canlas says, “As an avid athlete, I chose Primary Care Sports Medicine to promote lifelong fitness and wellness and encourage prevention of illness and injury. My goal is to help the patient maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work or school. I chose Lehigh Valley Health Network because they share the same mission and vision to continually go the extra mile to heal, comfort, and care for the people of our community.”

“We are pleased to welcome Richard Canlas, MD, to our team,” says LVH–Hazleton president John Fletcher. “His wealth of experience and expertise will be a great addition to our health organization.” Appointments can be made by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846).

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.