June 2013 Dr. Fitzpatrick's article entitled “Minimally Invasive Techniques for Shoulder Disorders
" appeared in the June edition of the St. Joseph Health Mission Hospital Newsletter. Thanks to a host of newer techniques, patients can benefit from less-invasive treatment methods, allowing quicker return to function and improved rehabilitation. read the article
January 2013 Michael J. Fitzpatrick, M.D. Named to Physicans of Excellence List
Every year the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) conducts an extensive survey of the region’s doctors in a wide range of medical fields. The goal of the OCMA’s list is to provide patients with the names of doctors who are known as some of the most accomplished and caring. Each physician is rated on the leadership they demonstrate, the teaching and mentoring they provide, the research they conduct and the humanitarian efforts to which they are committed. This year, the OCMA named 297 doctors in 57 specialties to its Physicians of Excellence list. Dr. Fitzpatrick was named to the list in the area of Orthopaedic Surgery.