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Dr. Matti Palo, joint efforts llc, orthopedic surgeon, covington, la image

Dr. Matti Palo

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Matti Palo Jr. is a physicist and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon operating in the New Orleans greater metropolitan area. 

Dr. Palo has shown his passion for improving the quality of healthcare as demonstrated by his 99th percentile patient satisfaction scores and surgical outcomes. His surgical procedures include partial knee and total knee replacement, shoulder arthroscopy with complex reconstruction and revision surgery, knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, trauma and hand surgery.

Through 20 years of practice and over 5,000 operations, Dr. Palo realized that there was a clear path for improvement in healthcare delivery. He decided to utilize his unique combination of background, education and worldview to completely change the way healthcare is delivered. He founded Palo Medical in 2012 with the express purpose of improving solutions in the areas of post-orthopedic surgery recovery and to aid in the treatment of common orthopedic issues. Through Palo Medical, Dr. Palo has taken multiple products from conception to distribution including QVC and the Canadian Shopping Channel while securing the intellectual property surrounding each invention.  In 2015, he founded OrthoBistro LLC, a healthcare platform which facilitates direct connections between patients and practicing clinicians. He is the co-founder of DocOpC which is a deployed solution that manages the entire surgical process for all stakeholders from scheduling through capturing the charges involved in surgery.

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Dr. Jason Patel

Primary Care/Internal Medicine

Dr. Jason Patel was born in Athens, GA and grew up in Hartwell, GA. He attended college at Mercer University in Macon, GA and earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA. Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Patel moved to Baton Rouge, LA where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at LSU.

Dr. Patel decided to become a primary care physician as it gives him the ability to build relationships with his patients, while also leading them to a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Patel values the importance of preventive medicine and wellness in his patients’ lives which he believes can be achieved by building trust with his patients. Dr. Patel also focuses on chronic disease management, such as COPD, Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Anxiety, Depression and multiple other diseases.

Dr. Patel currently lives in Covington with his wife, Dr. Savannah Patel who is a future psychiatrist. They enjoy spending their free time attending events in Covington and can often be found at local restaurants, or just relaxing at home with their dogs, cat, and newborn baby, Meera Grace.

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Maïté Adams, FNP

Primary Care

FNP grew up “down the bayou” in Golden Meadow, Louisiana with her Cajun father and Belgian mother. Her love for medicine began as a teenager while helping to care for her grandfather.

She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013. Following graduation, she moved to Houston and worked at Bayshore Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. Upon moving back home to Louisiana, she worked at Ochsner Medical Center and St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She graduated summa cum laude with her master’s degree in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2018. She has enjoyed providing comprehensive and individualized care to her patients on the Northshore since that time.

She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She places an emphasis on listening to her patients and guiding them on their healthcare journey in a manner that best suits their lifestyle and goals. She lives in Madisonville with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She looks forward to providing quality care to patients of all ages as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Joint Efforts.

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