Dr. Daniel Krenk
is new traumatologist at BristolDr. Daniel Krenk
BRISTOL - The 12 months Dr. Daniel Krenk
spent serving a surgical fellowship in Pittsburgh provided him with clarity as to the medicine he
wanted to practice - and where he
wanted to practice it.
"I enjoy changing people's lives; I love fracture care - and that's one of the most important aspects of being an orthopedic traumatologist," Dr. Krenk
said."I enjoy trying to get people back to the best physical state possible."
Those 12 months also gave him direction on where he
wanted to live.And fortunately for trauma patients in this region, that path led him to Bristol.Dr. Krenk recently joined Bristol Regional Medical Center as the resident orthopedic traumatologist for the hospital's Level II trauma center, becoming only the second orthopedic traumatologist in the Tri-Cities region.The first, Dr. Robert Harris of Holston Valley Medical Center's Level I trauma center, helped convince Dr. Krenk to bring his surgical skills to Bristol Regional and join him in practice, Regional Orthopaedic Traumatology Associates.
...After earning his medical degree in 2001 at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., Dr. Krenk completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie.Then he spent the next year serving his orthopedic trauma fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where trauma cases came through the doors in abundance.
"In the 12 months I was at Allegheny General I was working every day and night; I got a lot of calls and it was a great experience learning from my fellowship directors, who are excellent physicians," Dr. Krenk
...Bart Hove, president of Bristol Regional, said the hospital recruited Dr. Krenk with patients in mind.
"We're proud of the service our trauma center already offers, and we know Dr. Krenk's
presence only makes for better potential patient outcomes," Hove said."Dr.Krenk
will augment the already excellent care provided by the orthopedists and other caregivers affiliated with Bristol Regional