Dr. James E Segrist M.D.
Orthopedist533 E 3rd St Alton IL, 62002
Dr. James Segrist is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Alton, IL. Dr. Segrist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Segrist tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
Education and Training
Univ of Mo, Columbia Sch of Med, Columbia Mo 1977
University of Missouri / Columbia Campus 1977
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS
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