Dr. Steven Anderson is an orthopaedic surgeon at AppOrtho, a member of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates.
Dr. Anderson is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has more than 15 years of experience in bone and joint surgery. Although he enjoys general orthopaedics, Dr. Anderson’s practice focuses on hip, knee and shoulder surgery. He is particularly interested in primary and revision (or redo) joint replacement. Furthermore, Dr. Anderson is skilled in trauma surgery, hand surgery, and arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery.
Dr. Anderson grew up in Cary, North Carolina and is a graduate of The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. The North Carolina native completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Duke University and earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. From there, he completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital. While at Duke, Dr. Anderson had a broad training experience but his training was particularly focused on joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, and trauma surgery.
When not at work, Dr. Anderson enjoys most of all spending time with his wife, Erin, and their three daughters. He looks forward to his “dance dad” and “soccer dad” responsibilities on the weekends. You might be surprised to learn that he also enjoys boating, water sports and running. A relatively new runner in mid-life, he’s already run many half and full marathons.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Piedmont Orthopedic Society
North Carolina Orthopedic Society
Duke Arthroplasty Club
Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Head of Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Chief, Department of Surgery, Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Dr. Chris Bullers grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. He attended Catawba College as an undergraduate, and after working for several years in the pharmaceutical industry, completed medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. After finishing his family medicine residency at Wake Forest University, he capped his medical training with a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, he participated in the care of athletes – young, elderly, amateur, and professional. He has extensive training in the diagnosis and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic problems and also specializes in the management of concussions.
Dr. Bullers enjoys all outdoor activities especially when they involve his wife and two boys. He “practices what he preaches” when it comes to exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, St. Margaret
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Medical Society
Capstone Award, Wake Forest Family and Community Medicine
Resident Winter Meeting Award, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
Sports Medicine Affiliations:
North Davidson High School Athletics
University of Pittsburgh Athletics, NCAA division I
Dr. James Califf is an orthopaedic surgeon at AppOrtho. He is a South Carolina native with an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. He obtained his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at Duke Medical Center with a focus on spinal surgery after two years of general surgery training.
Over his more than 25 years in practice, he has further refined his treatment of spinal disorders, offering non-surgical as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He also enjoys general orthopedics, joint replacement, arthroscopy, fracture care and hand surgery.
When not working, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and five children. He moved to the High Country in 2013 and is pleased to be able to provide his services to the area.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medics
American Back Society
American Medical Association
Director, Orthopaedic Quality Assurance, Alamance Health Services
Chair, Department of Surgery, Alamance Health Services
Chelsea Compitello, NP, grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She is a huge Buckeye – Ohio State – fan and she and her husband try to attend at least one football game every fall. Compitello completed her nursing degree at Cedarville University in Ohio in 2009 and later obtained her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She has experience in surgical and oncology nursing and has practiced as a family nurse practitioner in primary care. At AppOrtho, she enjoys caring for orthopedic patients in the office and also in the inpatient setting.
When not at work she enjoys traveling, playing board games, volunteering at her church, walking her Goldendoodle and teaching cycling classes at the Wellness Center in Boone.
Jeremy Freitas earned his undergraduate degree in biology with an emphasis in physiology from California State University Long Beach. Working as an aide in the physical therapy department while in school, he realized his passion for the study of the musculoskeletal system and decided to further his education. Jeremy moved to North Carolina and completed his masters degree in health science and physician assistant studies at Duke University. He has been working in orthopedics as a physician assistant since 2012 and has experience with joint replacement surgery. Outside of work, he enjoys watching baseball with the goal of visiting and seeing a game at each major league stadium.