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Brian Murphy, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Murphy obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University and graduated from the Indiana University School of medicine in 2001. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of Illinois at Chicago followed by a fellowship in hip and knee replacements at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. At Rush University he learned the most up-to-date techniques in minimally invasive total joint surgery allowing him to provide his patients with the quickest recovery possible. He is currently a board member of Premier Healthcare and serves as the Chief of Staff of Monroe Hospital. He has lived in Bloomington, IN since 2007 with his wife and two children. He has a special interest in patient specific instruments for total joint surgery and lower extremity trauma.

Dr. Ferrell is a former Commander (select) in the US Navy Medical Corps who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery. He is a proud veteran with 11 years of active duty military service.

Dr. Ferrell was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1991 with a BS with Distinction in Biology. He completed his medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University in 2007.

Dr. Ferrell recently completed an orthopedic fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there he gained extensive clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of common sports-related injuries, as well as the more unusual injuries requiring PCL and multi- ligamentous knee reconstructions, periarticular osteotomies of the knee, and meniscal and cartilage transplantation. In addition, he learned the latest techniques of arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery, elbow ligament reconstructions, and primary and revision shoulder and elbow arthroplasties. While in Charlotte, Dr. Ferrell served as a team physician for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Knights, the Chicago White Sox Triple A affiliate, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Davidson College, Hendrick Motorsports, and Joe Gibbs Racing Inc.

Dr. Ferrell's military background includes 2 tours as a SEAL officer at SEAL Team ONE and FIVE in Coronado, CA, as well as 2 tours as a staff orthopedic surgeon at the US Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan and Camp Lejeune, NC. During his most recent tour, he served as the orthopedic surgeon for a Forward Surgical Team in Afghanistan in support of the Joint Special Operations Task Force.

Dr. Ferrell is married with 4 children.

A native of northeast Indiana, Dr Beck MD, is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician.  Dr Beck obtained his undergraduate degree with high distinction from Indiana University. He decided to pursue and completed a masters degree in cellular and molecular biology prior to obtaining his medical degree from Indiana University in 2007.  Dr Beck completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr Beck joins PremierOrtho after spending time as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Health System Spine Center.  His treatment philosophy focuses on improving function and reducing pain to expedite patient’s return to work, sports, and daily living utilizing an evidenced based multidisciplinary approach.

Dr Beck has special interest in spine related disorders, electrodiagnostics, and interventional pain procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, and Interventional Spine Injection Society. He continues scholarly activity as an associate editor of The Spine Journal.

Dr. Reed Hoyer was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Indiana. He obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from Wabash College, where he played basketball for 3 seasons before a knee injury ended his career. He went on to medical school at Indiana University, where he made the decision to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery. He completed a 5 year orthopaedic residency in at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA followed by an additional year of specialized training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Tufts Medical Center and the prestigious New England Baptist Hospital. After six years in Boston, he and his wife were thrilled to return to Indiana to join PremierOrtho.

Dr. Hoyer's clinical interests include traumatic injuries, arthritis, and nerve compressions of the upper extremity. He has a special interest in problems affecting the elbow, including athletic injuries and elbow contractures. He believes that a combination of patient education and therapy with judicious surgical treatment can maximize a s functional outcome and minimize disability. In additional to hand and upper extremity care, he cares for fractures of the lower extremity.

Outside of work, Dr. Hoyer enjoys basketball, reading, and watching movies. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, Wilson, whose energy and enthusiasm is catching.



Cheryl Pittsford, Physician Assistant, grew up in Ellettsville, Indiana. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from DePauw University, a Masters in Athletic Training from Indiana University, and a Physician Assistant degree from Butler University. Cheryl has worked as a Physician Assistant for over ten years in the Bloomington area.

Married, with two sons, Cheryl enjoys sports, travel, and reading a good book.
Bill Latimer, Physician Assistant, was born and raised in Indianapolis. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Purdue University and a Physician Assistant degree from Butler University. Bill has worked as a Physician Assistant for over ten years and has recently relocated to the Bloomington area.

Married with a daughter and a son. Bill enjoys football, traveling and spending time with his family.

Angela Hipskind, NP, graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Nursing, as well as a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing. A Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Certified Wound Care Nurse, Angela received training in wound care at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. 

Austin Heffner, Physical Therapist, grew up in Center Point, Indiana. He received his bachelors and masters of physical therapy from University of Evansville. He is also certified in Graston (soft tissue mobilization) technique. Austin's treatment philosophy involves, "finding the source of the problem. I treat the problem with a variety of methods and then teach the patient how to manage the problem independently."

Prior to joining PremierOrtho, Austin was clinic director for Physiotherapy Associates in Bloomington, Indiana.

Chad Royer, OT, CHT (certified hand therapist) is originally from New Palestine, Indiana but has lived in southern Indiana with his wife and two sons since 1994.  He received his bachelors degree in occupational therapy in 1997 and his certification in hand therapy in 2003.  He also has a bachelors degree in physical education from Ball State in 1994.  He has a special interest in helping people with injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers.  Most important to him is helping people be able to use their arms and hands normally again.  Exercise, patient education, and  sometimes splints are used to get people back to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible.

When he isn’t working, Chad enjoys spending time with his family, going to church, and helping his sons with their motocross racing. 

Annette Broderick, Physical Therapist, has been practicing for over 33 years.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and her doctorate from Boston University She has worked in a variety of capacities and settings including inpatient and outpatient, staff and management. Most recently she worked as the Clinic Director for an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Bloomington, Indiana. Annette’s philosophy of care involves listening to patients as they describe symptoms, managing pain and dysfunction with a variety of therapy techniques, providing education about the source of dysfunction and most importantly, teaching patients how to prevent recurrence and manage symptoms long term.

Cyrilla Bishop, Physical Therapist, was born and raised in Bloomington.  She attended Indiana University for undergraduate studies, where she earned a degree in Exercise Science.  She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2003.  Cyrilla practiced in a local Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic for 7 years, before working the last 2 years on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Bloomington Hospital. She is certified in the Graston Technique for soft tissue mobilization and has attended several courses on manual therapy techniques. 

Cyrilla believes that educating patients about their diagnoses and the reasoning behind their physical therapy treatments, along with a variety of therapy techniques, allows for the best patient outcomes.   

Dawn Dunbar Duncan is a resident of Lawrence Co. with 32 years as a P.T.A., working in acute care hospitals, with a focus on outpatient rehab.

A 1980 Vincennes University graduate, with a special interest in orthopedics and fitness. She is also a certified fitness trainer and certified youth fitness trainer.

Has been recognized by the APTA for the Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal therapy in 2005-2010 and 2010-2015.

Member of the APTA

Certified in SASTM

Sprint track coach at Mitchell High School and assistant coach with the 6th grade girls basketball team.

She enjoys spending time with family, sports and running- including 6 marathons for charity.

Tammy Johnson, Physical Therapist's Assistant was raised in rural Ripley County, Indiana and moved to the Bloomington area in 1996. She received her Associate in Science degree from Vincennes University in 1984 and recently completed her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She is certified in Graston Technique. She was awarded the Cambridge Society Who's Who of professional women in 2007. For the past 28 years she has practiced in a variety of settings: acute care, wound care, outpatient rehab, ECF and home care. She feels it is important to not only treat the specific body part in need of therapy but to address the individual patient's lifestyle and activities that relate to the problem. Education in changes in posture and body mechanics can enhance their rehab and prevent a recurrence as well as allow an exercise program to be incorporated into their busy schedules.

In her free time she enjoys gardening and being outside in the summer and sewing, knitting, and crocheting projects during the winter months. She is an avid fan of the IU fencing team and travels to tournaments to watch her son compete.