At Associated Orthopaedics, we take pride in our team of highly skilled and experienced physicians. We have specialists in a variety of orthopedic fields, so whatever your issue may be, we can provide the care you need.
Whether you're dealing with a sports injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis, we have a physician on our team who can help. Because we're dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients, we're constantly updating our facilities and equipment to ensure that our patients are being treated with the latest technologies. So, if you're in need of quality orthopedic care, you can rest assured that you'll receive the best possible treatment at Associated Orthopaedics.
Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement & General Orthopedics
Undergrad: University of Florida, Gainesville
Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center
Fellowship: Jewett Orthopedic Clinic
Dr. Riggins is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has been a featured presenter at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Southern Orthopedic Association, and the Florida Orthopedic Society. Dr. Riggins is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
While Dr. Riggins has completed his fellowship in sports medicine, he enjoys treating all phases of general orthopedic surgery.
Trauma, Joint Replacement & General Orthopedics
Undergrad: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Dr. Miller is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. At his previous employer, Houston Orthopedic Sports Medicine Associates, Dr. Miller served as the team physician for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Houston Aeros.
Dr. Miller’s interests are general orthopedic surgery including trauma, joint replacement, and sports-related injuries.
Hand & Upper Extremities
Undergrad: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: University of Southern California School of Medicine
Residency: Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital
Dr. Horton is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a very distinguished military background that includes rising to the level of Commander in the United States Navy, Medical Corps, as well as time spent at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Naval Medical Center-San Diego, Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth, Tripler Army Medical Center-Hawaii, and the Combined Joint Task Force/Horn of Africa Expeditionary Medical Force 13 – Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.
Dr. Horton enjoys treating injuries of the hand and upper extremities.
Joint Replacement, Trauma, Shoulder, & General Orthopedics
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: West Virginia University
Residency: University of Florida-Jacksonville and the Mayo Clinic Florida
Dr. Cordon enjoys treating all areas of general orthopedic surgery, with an emphasis on total hip and knee replacement, trauma, and injuries of the shoulder.
He is the only surgeon in the area who performs direct anterior hip replacement. He received extensive training on this procedure during his time at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He is excited to introduce to our region this state-of-the-art surgery, which uses innovative computer software to ensure perfect placement of hip components. It is proven that anterior hip replacement surgery will substantially reduce pain and recovery time compared to a traditional hip replacement. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cordon to discuss whether this surgery may be right for you.
While in Florida, Dr. Cordon also provided orthopedic sports coverage for many of the high schools in the Jacksonville area.
When he's not working, he enjoys working on classic cars, motocross, and Tarheel basketball.
Undergrad: Northeast Louisiana University
Medical School: Louisiana State University Medical School
Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center
Dr. Pendola is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Pendola has been practicing neurology in Kingsport since 1996. He has a multi-disciplinary practice where he diagnoses and treats a variety of neurological conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, multiple sclerosis, headaches, movement disorders, seizures, myopathies, stroke, neuromuscular diseases, and dementia.
He is dedicated to providing the highest quality of neurological care and neurodiagnostic testing for his patients with compassion and a personalized approach.
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Undergrad: Michigan Technological University
Podiatry School: Rosalind Franklin University
Residency: Loyola University at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Dr. Benjamin Potter is a board-qualified surgeon specializing in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including complex reconstructive procedures, sports medicine, trauma, arthroscopy, and total ankle replacement. Dr. Potter’s treatment philosophy stresses conservative management and an evidence-based approach to surgical intervention.
Dr. Potter was a scholar-athlete in football for the MTU Huskies during his time in Michigan Technological University.
In addition to his clinical practice, he is actively involved with continuing medical education, serving as an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Podiatric Medical Association.
To meet with our specialists at Associated Orthopaedics in Kingsport, Tennessee, today, contact us at (423) 245-3161 to schedule an appointment. Or to schedule an appointment with our specialists directly, you can request an appointment online.