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).