MidAmerica Physicians

Compassion. Integrity. Confidentiality. Respect. Experience. 

At MidAmerica Orthopaedics, your experience and the quality of care you receive will be defined by these qualities. Our physicians are recognized leaders in our community and each has undergone fellowship training to specialize in their respective subspecialty including sports medicine, joint replacement, hand and upper extremity care. Through communication and education we will all realize the best of outcomes. This is our pledge to you. We look forward to earning your trust and confidence.

To make an appointment with one of our specialists, please call (708) 237-7200.

Anton J. Fakhouri, MD, FICS, FACS

Anton J. Fakhouri, MD, FICS, FACS

Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Specialist

As a hand and upper extremity physician, I am passionate about my area of specialty and the optimal health care of my patients. I enjoy and take pride in educating my students and resident doctors as I enjoy educating my patients. The more you know the more you can take care of yourself and participate in your health care decisions.

Gary A. Kronen, MD

Gary Kronen, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. Gary Kronen has been recognized by “The Leading Physicians of the World” and America's Top Surgeons as one of the Premier Hand Surgeons in the United States. This signifies that he is one of the most distinguished and sought after professionals in the field of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

He has been selected for his experience and for providing the highest quality of medical and surgical care to his patients.

Beverlee A. Brisbin, MD, FAAFP

Beverlee A. Brisbin, MD, FAAFP

Sports Medicine and
Non-Operative Orthopaedics

Dr. Brisbin is team sports medicine doctor to USA women’s Soccer Team and many area high schools.

At MidAmerica Orthopaedic Clinic, Dr. Brisbin works closely with her patients in Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedic Care.

She believes it’s all about improving the quality of life by getting people back to the activities they enjoy.

Sarkis M. Bedikian D.O.

Sarkis M. Bedikian D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Adult Reconstruction
Hip and Knee Replacement

Improving quality of life.

Dr. Bedikian believes in doing all he can in the pursuit of returning his patients to a full, active lifestyle. Whether the issue is a worn hip or knee in need of replacement or revision, Dr. Bedikian strives to dramatically improve the quality of life for his patients. He views himself as a partner and counselor in helping his patients achieve their optimum health and sense of well-being.

Adam F. Meisel, MD

Adam Meisel MD

Sports Medicine and
Arthroscopy Specialist

Dr. Meisel truly enjoys the art and science of Sports Medicine. He strives to help his patients regain and maintain their active lifestyles—from high level competitive athletes, to the recreational weekend warrior—by offering both operative and non-operative approaches to treatment.

He is active in research and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters regarding topics such as meniscal tears, ankle cartilage injuries, and transplants. He continues to be active in research related to hip arthroscopy and rotator cuff repairs.

George E. Charuk, DO

George Charuk, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

George Charuk, D.O. is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Dr. Charuk understands that pain can be a major hurdle to all kinds of daily activities, and believes that the best way to heal the body is to help the body heal itself.

To that end, he favors treatment of the neck and low back problems using a comprehensive program of minimally invasive, non-operative techniques, medication, physical therapy and alternative techniques.

Kevin M. Jackson, MD

Kevin M. Jackson, MD

Neurological Surgeon

Dr. Jackson is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon. He specializes in both minimally invasive spinal surgery (outpatient microdiscectomys and percutaneous fusions, etc.) as well as aggressive spinal tumor resection and reconstruction with instrumentation. He also remains interested in cranial surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and Chiari malformations.

Prasad Gourineni, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist

Dr. Gourineni completed orthopaedic residencies in India and at Northwestern University in Chicago and a fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Gourineni developed a deep interest in hip preservation and underwent informal training with several experts including a short visiting fellowship with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern, Switzerland and Marc Phillippon in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Gourineni acquired a lot of experience with open surgical dislocation and hip osteotomies before performing several of these procedures using arthroscopic techniques.

Chris Chapman, DO

Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

Seeing patients starting June 1st, 2017!

"As a pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, I take care to allow the body to heal itself in the least invasive way. Working with a young mostly healthy patient population, I emphasize healthy alternatives to surgery such as therapy and rehabilitation. I am comfortable working with sports related injuries such as strains, sprains and even simple fractures."

Amit M. Patel, MD

Amit M. Patel, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist

Dr. Patel is a plastic surgeon whose practice focuses on treating conditions of the hand and wrist as well as reconstructive microsurgery. He has completed a fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and also has further sub-specialized in Hand & Microsurgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio.