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Spencer F. Schuenman, DO - Orthopedic Surgeon - Prescott, AZ - Prescott Valley, AZ Spencer F. Schuenman, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

“I chose orthopedic surgery because it allows me to help others and fix problems and issues that can greatly improve the quality of life for my patients. I particularly enjoy the hands-on aspect of orthopaedics.

“My style of patient interaction is compassionate and straightforward. I like to imagine that the patient is my family member or a close personal friend and treat them accordingly. I hope to give every patient the ability to return to a quality of life and function that is as good as or better than before their injury or disease process.”

In his free time, Dr. Schuenman enjoys mountain biking and flyfishing whenever he can get away. He also enjoys spending time with his family and serving in various capacities in his church. In addition, he directs the orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic patient blood management programs at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

Board-Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Michigan State University, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI

DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Member: American Osteopathic Association of Orthopaedics, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association

Paul C. Pflueger, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon - Prescott, AZ - Prescott Valley, AZ Paul C. Pflueger, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

“I chose orthopaedics because I prefer interacting with a wide variety of patients, from the young to the elderly, in a way that allows me to improve their quality of life. I enjoy helping patients get better, get stronger and have less pain. I enjoy the opportunity to return patients to their pre-injury level of activity, whether it’s golf, tennis, hiking or whatever their leisure or sport activity may be.

“For me, the patient always comes first. Most patients have already done extensive research into their condition prior to seeing me. I believe that an interactive approach with patients will lead us to a mutually agreed upon treatment plan. I hope to give my patients the opportunity for an improved quality of life with less pain, better function and improved outlook for their future.”

In his free time, Dr. Pflueger supports Yavapai Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Arizona, the YMCA and Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He believes in exercise and personal fitness, and his hobbies include exercise, fly-fishing, woodworking and family activities.

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

W. Lee Richardson, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon - Prescott, AZ - Prescott Valley, AZ W. Lee Richardson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

“I became interested in orthopaedics after I sustained an injury as a high-school athlete. My interest in helping others combined perfectly with my fascination for how the human body functions. I enjoy helping my patients regain their independence and ability to interact with the world around them by treating their hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.

“Every patient is different. I explain conditions and situations fully to each patient and involve them in the decision-making process. Most patients have a pretty good idea what their problem is and how it is affecting their life. My job is to guide them to the best solution for their particular situation. I help my patients understand their condition so that together, we can make it better.”

In his free time, Dr. Richardson enjoys being with his family and playing basketball. He is also involved in his children’s athletic pursuits and an active member of his church.

Board-Eligible: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship Training: Hand & Upper Extremity, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Member: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association of Hand Surgery

Evan N. Simonson, DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Prescott, AZ - Prescott Valley, AZ Evan N. Simonson, DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

“Early in my medical experience I saw a need for quality, evidence-based foot and ankle surgeons. Keeping patients active and on their feet is, and always has been, a rewarding aspect of my field. What I most enjoy is the patients. Period. I love the academic side of my job, but what gets me up in the morning is the satisfaction and relief I can provide for those I treat.

“I prefer giving patients options and educating them about the benefits and potential risks for each treatment. Patients have different goals, so I tailor my treatments to best fit their needs and expectations. I hope to give them peace of mind. I can very often provide relief from pain, but I also want them to know they are making the right decision for their personal health. I often have a treatment in mind that will provide excellent results, but if the patient has other priorities, there are many other options that may provide relief.”

In his free time, Dr. Simonson enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, cooking, woodworking, metalwork, reading and travel. He is involved with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Yavapai County, the local farmers market and provides sports medicine of the foot and ankle for the local high school.

Board-Qualified: American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Residency: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

DPM: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL

Member: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association

Richard Bassett, DO - Orthopedic Surgeon - Prescott, AZ - Prescott Valley, AZ Richard Bassett, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

“I started my career as a physical therapist and enjoyed working with patients who had hip and knee replacements, so I decided to go back to school to specialize in hip and knee arthroplasty as an orthopedic surgeon. I enjoy seeing my patients improve their function and daily activities with less pain.

“I want my patients to understand their specific orthopaedic condition and provide them with all alternatives of care, including all the available conservative and surgical options. I hope to give my patients improved quality of life with less pain.”

In his free time, Dr. Bassett enjoys following the stock market. He likes boating and snow skiing with his family as well as watching his children in their sporting events.

Board-Eligible: American Board of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship-Trained: Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, The CORE Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, York, PA and Baltimore, MD

DO: AT Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Member: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics


Our Physical Therapists

Our friendly, experienced physical therapy team works closely with a foot and ankle fellowship-trained surgeon to develop the most efficient, effective treatment protocols for each patient.

Eric Cleland, PT, CSCS, leads the physical therapy team at our Prescott Office and is our Prescott Valley physical therapist. We also have physical therapy assistants who help with patient care at both locations.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-based treatments are designed to get you out of pain, overcome your dysfunction and return to your favorite sports, hobbies, work and other activities with the least disruption to your life.

You will also enjoy the convenience of having all of your physical therapy and orthopedic care delivered under one roof.

Prescott’s Most Trusted Name When It Comes to High-Quality Orthopedic Services

When you need comprehensive orthopedic treatments and preventative health care, Granite Orthopaedics is Prescott’s most trusted name. Our highly experienced orthopedic specialist team provides patient-focused solutions for all types of foot, ankle, hip, hand and shoulder joint pain:

  • Anterior hip replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Frozen shoulder surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee cartilage repair
  • Knee joint and ligament repair

We take pride in our state-of-the-art technology and techniques to bring complete relief from pain and restore function to injured joints, ligaments and cartilage. We provide rotator cuff repair as well as treatment for shoulder instability, shoulder joint pain and sports injuries.

Our orthopedic doctor also performs the most advanced procedures such as ACL reconstruction, total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement surgery, total knee arthroplasty and reverse total shoulder replacement.

Granite Orthopaedics serves the communities of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Williamson, Dewey-Humboldt and nearby areas.

When you want the most up-to-date care from down-to-earth doctors close to home, call Granite Orthopaedics at 928.777.9950 or use our online form to schedule an appointment.




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2960 Centre Court, Prescott Valley AZ 86314

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