Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine
Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine at the Clark Specialty Clinic at Scott Memorial
Do you have a sports or work-related injury? Does joint pain affect your quality of life? So you have a degenerative disk disease? Is your neck or back pain keeping you from the things you enjoy? Do you have a shoulder injury that needs attention?
We provide care options for arthritis, joint replacement and sports-related injuries — along with a caring team that focuses on providing maximum comfort with short recovery times.
Looking for relief from joint pain?
Thanks to joint aches and pains, many people find that everyday activities like gardening, biking, golfing, and even playing with kids or grandkids may bring more pain than pleasure. If you can relate, we may be able to help. Answer a few questions to see if you should speak with a provider about finding the right treatment to help put the go in your get-up-and-go again.
We provide expert care for injuries such as sprains, dislocations and fractures as well as degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
We assess, diagnose and treat patients with spine-related injuries and conditions. If you are experiencing back or neck pain or suffer from degenerative conditions that affect your bones, muscles or nerves along the spine it may be time to consult with a spine doctor.
We know what’s important to athletes — both children and adults — because we work hard at being the best, too. Our sports medicine team offers surgical and nonsurgical care for sports-related conditions like:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Shoulder injuries
- Overuse injuries like tennis elbow, tendon pain and ligament pain
Meet the Providers
Benjamin Bjerke, MD (pronounced BEER-key)
Dr. Benjamin Bjerke has trained in all areas of spinal surgery at top institutions around the country, including minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical disorders, degenerative spinal conditions, trauma and post-traumatic conditions, tumors, infection, as well as complex and revision spine surgery. He uses modern surgical technology, including minimal access surgery techniques, stereotactic computer-aided navigation, and motion-preserving procedures.
He is board-certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon and has a combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his residency at Cornell University and received a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University both in New York City.
He has authored several publications in Spine, The Spine Journal, and many other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bjerke speaks fluent professional Spanish. He is committed to providing the same level of excellent care and communication for all of his bilingual patients. Dr. Bjerke habla español con fluidez profesional. Él se compromete a proporcionar el mismo nivel de excelente atención y comunicación para todos sus pacientes bilingües. He has served as a volunteer surgeon on two surgical missions to Ghana, Africa to treat severe spinal deformities. Dr. Bjerke serves as team physician for the U.S. Ski Team.
Christoph Fuchs, MD
Dr. Fuchs most recently pursued a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Dr. Fuchs has worked with a number of sports teams in Houston Texas including the Texans NFL Football, the Astros MLB, Rockets NBA, Dynamo MLS Soccer and the University of Houston Division I College Football, Basketball & Training Room. He is eligible for certfication from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Jennifer Teeter, DO
Dr. Teeter comes to Clark Orthopedic & Sports Medicine from Western New York and most recently practiced nonsurgical Sports Medicine at Northtowns Orthopedics in Buffalo New York. She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist with over seven years experience as an Osteoporosis Specialist and is currently one of three providers on Clark Memorial's Bone Health Team. Dr. Teeter was the team physician for the Canadian Women’s Lacrosse National Team and participated in World Cups in Germany, Scotland and England. She was also the head team physician at Hilbert College (Division III) from 2010 until 2018. She provided medical and sports medicine services. She previously served as the head team physician for the Western New York Flash, women's professional soccer. She is certified by the Primary Care Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.