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BJISG Earns Bulldog Top 100 Again For 2017

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) has once again been recognized as a 2017 Bulldog Top 100 Business.

The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the UGA Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. Approximately 490 nominations were submitted to the University of Georgia for the 2017 Bulldog 100. Nominees for the Bulldog 100 reach as far west as California and as far northeast as New York.

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia was founded in 2010 by Dr. Lex Kenerly, orthopaedic surgeon and UGA graduate. BJISG has since grown to serve 18 counties in southern Georgia and offers a wide range of orthopaedic services including:

• Surgical and non-surgical procedures
• Arthrscopic procedures of joints
• Arthritis diagnostics and treatments
• Botox® therapy for migraine treatments
• Computer assisted surgery
• Electrodiagnostics – nerve conduction studies
• ESI (epidural steroid injections)
• Fracture & trauma repairs
• Ligament, tendon & muscle repairs
• Open MRI and digital x-ray services
• Physical medicine and rehabilitation
• Spine surgery
• Sports medicine
• Total joint replacements and much more.

“While this prestigious accolade is humbling to receive, it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of my business partner Dr. Matthew Valosen and our world class team of providers,” said Lex Kenerly, MD.


New Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Joins BJISG!

Thomas P. Loumeau, MD, a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, has joined the medical staff of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia.  Dr. Loumeau completed his spine surgery fellowship at one of the top spine surgery centers in the nation – OrthoCarolina, in Charlotte, NC. He worked alongside leading spine surgeons performing complex procedures. 

Dr. Loumeau began his medical career after graduating from University of Notre Dame with honors as an English Literature major. He attended Trinity College of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland.  He attended the University of Illinois neurosurgery residency program in Peoria, Illinois, followed by the University of Florida orthopedic surgery residency program in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Loumeau then did his spine surgery fellowship at OtrhoCarolina.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Loumeau join our surgical team.  His spine experience makes him a great asset to both our practice and our community,” said Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  “His innovative procedures will greatly help benefit patients with back and neck issues.”

“Dr. Loumeau’s expertise is a great addition to our practice adding expertise to further advance the orthopaedic services of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia,” said Richard L. Clark, Cheif Executive Officer.  “We are honored to welcome Dr. Loumeau to our family, he provides a great blend of advanced clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

For more information, or to make an appointment, call toll free (866) 806-0800.

Celebrating Veterans at BJISG!

VETERANS DAY 2016
Honoring All Veterans… Past, Present, Future & Our Very Own!!!

We wanted to take this time to sincerely thank all Veterans for everything you’ve done for us individually and as a nation! The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is blessed to have five Veterans on staff including: Dr. Matthew Valosen (Army), Dr. Amber Aragon (Army), Angela Roberts (Air Force & Army), Ceci Mook (Army) & Rhonda Landon (Navy).

Dr. J. Matthew Valosen joined the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) after beginning his career as a U.S. Army Orthopaedic Surgeon. He was previously the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgical Services at Winn Army Community Hospital in Ft. Stewart, GA. 

During his military service at Ft. Stewart, Dr. Valosen became the chief of the orthopaedic surgical clinic, was deployed to Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and implemented many advances in specialty musculoskeletal care for the Army soldier.

In 2001, Dr. Aragon joined the U.S. Army under the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She earned her M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, in 2004, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and graduated first in her class.

Dr. Aragon served five years at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, two years of which she served as chief of the orthopaedic surgery service. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 as the only trauma orthopaedic surgeon of a forward surgical team. 

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Monica Carrion-Jones, MD joins BJISG!

DR.-JONESAugust 8, 2016 – JESUP, GA – We are pleased to welcome Dr. Monica Carrion-Jones to our growing BJI Family!  Dr. Monica Carrion-Jones is a dual-board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  She graduated from the University of Panama Medical School.  After completing her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, she completed an Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

PMR is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairment and disability. Dr. Jones’ offers a variety of non-surgical treatment options including nerve conduction studies and EMG’s, therapeutic injections, and Botox injection therapy for chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, and spasticity. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Jones join our team and be able to offer these new services to the patients of BJI,” said J. Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  “She brings years of experience with her that will make her a great asset to our community.”

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Kyle Deuter, PA-C Joins BJISG

April 6, 2016 – JESUP, GA – Kyle Deuter, PA-C comes to the Bone and Joint Institute with nearly fifteen years of orthopaedic experience. He most recently worked with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. “We’re excited to have Kyle join BJI and support our growing Hinesville practice,” said J. Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon. “His years of orthopaedic experience and passion for helping people will be a tremendous asset to the practice.”

A Bulldog 100 Business 2016

BJISG Once Again Recognized as a Bulldog 100 Business

February 3, 2016 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and founder and co-owner, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, were recognized by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as one of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni for the second year in a row. The announcement was made at the 7th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on January 30th held in Atlanta.

The Bone & Joint Institute was established in Jesup in 2010 by Kenerly, an Orthopaedic Surgeon and 1978 UGA graduate. The practice specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatments of sports-related and traumatic injuries of the musculoskeletal system, and serves 13 counties in South Georgia from four locations.

“It’s an honor to be included in the 2016 class of the Bulldog 100. To have Bone & Joint recognized for its strengths in business from an acclaimed institution like UGA two years in a row is very rewarding,” said Kenerly.

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Valosen Named Partner

November 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is proud to announce Dr. J. Matthew Valosen as a partner in the practice.

“BJI has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past five years. We’re now in 4 markets and busier than ever. This is the perfect time for Dr. Valosen to become a partner and we couldn’t be happier and more positive about the future,” said Dr J. Lex Kenerly, founding partner of BJI.

BJI has been serving Southeast Georgia for over 25 years with offices in Jesup and Baxley. In 2012, the Hinesville office opened, and in 2013 another office was opened in Waycross.

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J. Lex Kenerly on UGA’s Alumni Association Board of Directors

September 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – Jesup native Dr. J. Lex Kenerly III has been named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association Board of Directors. His three-year term began on July 1.­­­­­­­­

Kenerly graduated from UGA in 1978 and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. Today, he is president of and an orthopedic surgeon at the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia, an orthopedic surgery practice and ambulatory center with more than 50 employees. Last year, the business made UGA’s Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by alumni.

Dr. Amber Aragon Joins BJISG

Dr. Amber Aragon, MDJuly 22, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Amber Aragon, MD to their staff. Aragon is an Orthopedic Surgeon and will begin seeing patients in BJI’s Hinesville office the first week in August.­­­­­­­­

Dr. Aragon specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints, both chronic and sports-related, including meniscus tears, ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and ankle instability. She uses an arthroscopic approach for the majority of her surgical cases. Aragon brings a wealth of experience to BJI, including five years at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, two years of which she served as chief of the orthopedic surgery service. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 as the only trauma orthopedic surgeon of a forward surgical team.

BJISG Recognized as a Bulldog 100 Business

Bulldog100February 18, 2015 – Jesup, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and owner, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, were recognized by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as one of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. The announcement was made at the 6th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on February 7th held in Atlanta.