WINCHESTER A new partnership for a long-standing medical practice in Central Kentucky began in July 2019. Kentucky Orthopaedics & Spine, a full-service orthopedic practice, serves the Winchester, Richmond, Georgetown, and Paris markets.
The physician members are Gregory F. Grau, MD, James W. Rice, MD, David Waespe, MD, and newly joined David Hamilton, MD. With the addition of foot and ankle specialist Hamilton, the practice provides total body orthopaedic care, including sports medicine, imaging, and physical therapy.
Grau received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and did his orthopedic surgery residency at UK. He practices general orthopedics for the group. His practice includes conservative joint pain management, including physiotherapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and some bracing. When needed, Grau performs surgical treatments such as partial or total joint reconstruction and replacement for the knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow.
Grau currently serves as chief of staff at Clark Regional Medical Center and has previously served as chief of surgery there.
Rice is the spine specialist in the group. A graduate of University of Louisville School of Medicine, he did his residency at the University of Florida, followed by his spine fellowship at the University of West Virginia. Rice is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
Waespe, who received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and did an AO fellowship in orthopedic trauma, also practices general orthopedics and specializes in hip and knee replacements and shoulder repair. Waespe primarily covers the Georgetown and Paris locations of the practice.
A former college athlete, playing shortstop for the UK baseball team, Waespe has a special interest in sports medicine and orthopedic trauma.
All physician members are Kentucky natives. The practice has announced plans to open a clinic location in Versailles, Kentucky in the near future.