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Orthopedic surgeon joins Alta Vista hospital staff

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Alta Vista Regional Hospital welcomes board-certified orthopedic surgeon John B. Reid III, M.D., to its hospital’s medical staff. Reid has 11 years of experience and is no stranger to the Las Vegas area.

Reid earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Taos Orthopedic Institute in Taos.

Reid is currently in his 10th season as team physician for New Mexico Highlands University. In addition, he is in his ninth as team physician for the U.S. Ski Team, has functioned as team physician for multiple regional High Schools and orthopedic consultant for the local ski areas.

“Dr. Reid’s skills in orthopedic sports medicine is a great addition to our medical staff.” said Kathleen Cahill, chief executive officer at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. “Our partnership with Dr. Reid and Taos Orthopedic Institute will provide our patients with options and care close to home.”

In his spare time, Reid enjoys skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, cooking, automobile restoration and photography.

“Trips to Northern New Mexico as a child with my father, introduced me to the people, beauty, culture, and history of this region,” said  Reid “I am excited to be part of this hospital’s medical team and look forward to enhancing the care provided to our patients.”

Taos Orthopedic Institute, the office of Reid,  is located at 108 Legion Drive, Suite C in Las Vegas. To schedule an appointment, call (888) 758-0009.