Spine surgery program opens at Fisher-Titus

Spine surgeon Dr. Don K. Moore says he looks forward to using his skills to help patients in the Norwalk area with spinal problems.
Tom Jackson
Nov 3, 2013

 

Moore gave up a private practice in south Florida to serve as medical director for the new Cleveland Clinic Spine Surgery at Fisher-Titus.
 
He explained that when he ran his own business, he discovered that in addition to being a doctor, he had to be a businessman as well.

 Moore said the Cleveland Clinic lured him to Norwalk by promising he could concentrate on what drew him to medicine in the first place — using his skills to help people.

“I’m asked to do one thing: Provide the best spine care for my patients,” said Moore, a boardcertified surgeon.

On Tuesday, Moore greeted visitors during an open house at his office, 34 Executive Drive. He will see patients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and do surgeries on Wednesdays.

He practiced for 16 years in Florida, treating a wide variety of neck and back problems.

It will be the first time Fisher-Titus has provided a full-time spinal surgeon to the community, and it’s being offered as a joint venture with the Cleveland Clinic.

“This second clinical affiliation with Cleveland Clinic allows us to meet a longstanding need in our community for a spine surgery program,” said Ross Matlack, president and CEO at Fisher-Titus. “The addition of the spine specialization to our current surgical team augments the outstanding work of physicians in our Pain Management Center as well as the skilled team of doctors with our hospital’s partners at Advanced Neurologic Associates and our rehabilitation professionals in treating spine, back and neck conditions up to the point of surgery.”