At Advanced Orthopedic Center, our skilled, board-certified physicians specialize in total and partial joint replacement (including computer-assisted), arthroscopy, surgery of the spine, and sports medicine. We have gained our reputation for orthopedic excellence by utilizing the newest technology in combination with years of successful experience.
Meet Our Team of Orthopedic Doctors
Steven Anthony, DO
Nicholas J. Connors, MD
Ronald M. Constine, MD
Gregory Gebauer, MD
Dale A. Greenberg, MD
Lee James, DO
Kenneth D. Levy, MD
Jason Mlnarik, DO
Jason E. Reiss, DO
Robert P. Stchur, MD
Meet Our Staff
David Anthony, PT
Director, Physical Therapy Department
Dave is our lead therapist in our Port Charlotte physical therapy department and oversees both our offices in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.
Charles (Bummer) Ferner, RT(R)(CT)(MR)(ARRT)
Lead MRI Tech
"Bummer" as he is affectionately known, runs our MRI department.
Elizabeth joined Advanced Orthopedic Center in 2014 and is responsible for day-to-day operations and also serves as a patient advocate for any concerns.
Ms. Brower has over 25 years of healthcare management experience. She has held various management positions in the hospital inpatient and outpatient environment, outpatient diagnostics, and physician practice management. She received her bachelor of science in finance from the University of South Florida.
Meet Our Allied Health Professionals
MaryAnna Piekarski, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
A certified physician assistant (PA-C), MaryAnna Piekarski joined Advanced Orthopedic Center in 2013. MaryAnna completed her undergraduate degree in biotechnology at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers before earning her master of clinical medical sciences as a physician assistant at Nova Southeastern University. MaryAnna is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and speaks fluent Polish.
Meredith Taylor, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
A certified physician assistant (PA-C), Meredith Taylor joined Advanced Orthopedic Center in 2013. Meredith was a student athlete at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington as well as at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in biology. She then studied abroad in Belize while playing professional indoor volleyball as well as coaching the men’s and women’s volleyball teams at the University of Belize.
Meredith graduated from the physician assistant program at Nova Southeastern University of Southwest Florida in 2012. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.
Lydmila Melnik, ARNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Lydmila (Luda) is a certified nurse practitioner who joined Advanced Orthopedic Center in 2016. Luda completed her master of science in nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri and her bachelor of science in nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.
While completing her master’s degree, Luda was an RN working as a circulating nurse in the OR at Fawcett Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. She has excellent communication skills in Russian and Ukrainian languages. She is dedicated to providing excellent quality care to her patients.