Address / 20 E. McMurtry Ave. Hartford, KY 42347

Walk-in Ortho Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - Noon

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When your quality of life is threatened by a bone or joint disorder the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team at Ohio County Specialty Care can help get you moving toward a healthier you.

Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department provide a comprehensive approach to patient care which includes the following:

  • Pre-Operative Testing
  • Patient Education & Support
  • Sports Medicine
  • Short Term Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Physical Therapy
  • Emergency Orthopedic Care
  • Treatment for Acute or Chronic Bone Disorders
  • Procedures for Partial and Total Joint Replacement
  • Treatment for Foot, Ankle, Knee, Hand and Shoulder


OCH welcomes new orthopedic surgeon, Mark McGinnis, MD, who is a familiar face to the region. Dr. McGinnis has been seeing patients Tuesdays and Thursdays in our orthopedic office since February and is currently accepting patients by calling 270-504-1300.

Mondays – General orthopedic services will be provided by Geoffrey L. Hulse, M.D. with specialties to include treatment of the ankle, elbow, foot, hand, knee, shoulder, and wrist as well as joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics, and sports medicine. 

Tuesdays – General orthopedic services will be provided by S. David Boles, M.D. with specialties to include elbow, hand, shoulder, and wrist surgery. Dr. Boles is fellowship-trained in both pediatric and adult hand surgery.

Thursdays – General orthopedic services will be provided by Joseph A. Polio, M.D. who is also fellowship-trained in ankle and foot surgery.

Fridays – General orthopedic services will be provided by William P. Polio, M.D. with specialties to include treatment of knee, shoulder, hip as well as joint replacement and sports medicine. Dr. Polio is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine.

Mid-Level Support


Ms. Jan Bickett, APRN, will continue to provide both inpatient and outpatient general orthopedic services. She will be accepting new patient referrals. She also sees walk-in patients (ages 12 and older) every Monday – Thursday from 8 AM - 3:30 PM. No Appointment Necessary!

Christopher Swift, APRN & Seth Duke, PA will assist Orthopedic physicians in surgery, work in clinic seeing new, follow-up, post-op, and walk-in patients. Both providers will be helping with inpatient and outpatient orthopedic patients. 

Affiliation with Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Since 2016, Ohio County Healthcare (OCH) and Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Advanced),formerly OSMO, have partnered together to offer orthopedic and sports medicine services to the region. In early 2023, the Advanced team resumed full-time surgical and outpatient clinic coverage at OCH. They are seeing patients Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday our orthopedic offices located in Ohio County Family Care – Hartford at 20 McMurtry Street, as well as performing surgeries across the street at the new OCH Surgical Wing. The expanded partnership also includes a new agreement to provide 24/7 emergency department coverage. These enhanced services will significantly increase access to convenient and consistent orthopedic care for the communities we serve.

Who should see an Orthopedic Doctor?

Generally, Orthopedic providers see patients with sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis or anyone with a traumatic injury that involves your bones and joints. These practitioners are specially trained in taking care of bones and joints and are medically qualified to provide both non-surgical and surgical treatments.

Our team uses some of the latest diagnostic tools available such as digital X-ray, MRI and bone density scans to help them diagnose and treat their patients.

Common Surgical Treatments include:

  • Fracture repair
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament repair (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
  • Radial Head Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tendon Repair

Joint Treatments include:

  • Hyaluronan injections for arthritic joints
  • Steroid injections for short term pain relief

Sports Medicine

Separate from our Orthopedic Department we also have a comprehensive Sports Medicine Department. These practitioners have been specially trained in providing care to athletes. Their main goal is to assess acute injuries and help you recover and get back to competing. We partner with Ohio County Schools to make sure all of our young athletes are given both professional and quality care.

Many times because of the nature of sports injuries our Sports Medicine professionals work very closely with the Orthopedic Surgeons in order to provide patients with comprehensive care.

Some common sports injuries include:

  •  Knee Ligament Tears & Reconstruction
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Tendonitis or Bursitis
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Tear & Repair
  • Shoulder Impingement 
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Shin Splints
  • Patellar Tendonitis

Some of these conditions need surgical repair, but many of them can be treated non-surgically with an individualized plan of care.

Ohio County Healthcare

Ohio County Healthcare is a non-profit Joint Commission accredited health system which provides a wide range of hospital, primary care and specialty physician services.

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