Sports Medicine Physician Joins Baptist Health Orthopedics Clinic-Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Jonathan Tobey, MD, recently joined Baptist Health Orthopedics Clinic-Fort Smith. He specializes in sports medicine.

Dr. Tobey earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma and a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He grew up in a suburb of Houston and was passionate about playing sports. But in school, two of his favorite subjects were science and engineering.

“Only one career choice blended my love for science and engineering together,” said Dr. Tobey. “Orthopedics is the ‘engineering’ of medicine, and before I was even in college, I knew I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. I love to help people overcome their injuries and ailments in order to get back to their healthy, active selves.”

In addition to general orthopedics, Dr. Tobey treats many types of sports and non-sports related injuries affecting bones, tendons and cartilage in the shoulders, hips and knees. He will see both adolescents and adults in the community and will serve as the team physician for Northside High School’s football team.

“Treating athletes is a fun and gratifying experience,” he said. “Athletes are very hardworking and motivated patients that want to do everything they can to get back on the field. Helping an injured player get back to his or her full potential is very rewarding.”

In his free time, Dr. Tobey enjoys playing basketball, running, hiking, fly-fishing and spending time with his fiancée and their three dogs.

Dr. Tobey will work alongside Jeffrey Evans, MD, John Harp, MD, Eric Heim, MD, Michael Wolfe, MD, and Lacey Kennon, APRN, at the clinic located at 1506 Dodson Ave. in Fort Smith.

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