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Meet Our Docs

Frank J. Myers, DO  James H. Walker, MD  Jonathan Sharpe, DPM  Carissa Sharpe, DPM

Frank J. Myers, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon

Frank J. MyersMedical Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Residency at Brentwood Hospital

Why I chose orthopedic surgery:
Having been in a brutal motorcycle accident when I was younger, I learned the value of a great orthopedic surgeon. In medical school, I did a rotation in orthopedics and it seemed to me that they were the happiest group of physicians.

Why I like it:
Orthopedics involves significant manual and physical involvement. During my summers off from college, I worked on construction sites with many power tools. Total joint replacement utilizes similar types of tools.

My medical areas of interest:

My favorite procedure is:
Total hip arthroplasty (replacement) because the rewards are so great for patients.

The free time I have is spent:
Motorcycling, walking my three dogs, bicycling, snow skiing and going out to eat with my wife. We also have three children, and we enjoy attending their extracurricular events.

Words I try to live by:
Never forget where you came from.


James H. Walker, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Medical Degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine James H. Walker
Residency at the Cleveland Clinic

Why I chose orthopedic surgery:
I've always been fascinated by the way things work and by fixing things. I actually first went to school for mechanical engineering. I thought about being a doctor, but didn't have the money for all of the schooling. So I earned both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I worked in the field of aeronautics for a while on the west coast and saved enough money to go to medical school. The reason I chose the specialty of orthopedic surgery goes back to my desire to fix things — make them work right again. That's what I do in my profession.

Why I like it:
I enjoy working with people. As an engineer, my goal was to get mechanical things working again properly. It's the same now, only I am helping people get back on their feet and on with their lives.

My medical areas of interest:

My favorite procedure is:
Joint revision replacement, or adult reconstruction. This is fixing a joint replacement that has, for some reason, failed. These are very complex cases that can put people in a bad situation and you can really help people out with a reconstruction.

The free time I have is spent:
Tinkering with my red '63 Corvette, reading or just hanging out with my two daughters.

Words I try to live by:
Do the right thing, even if it's the hard thing.


Jonathan Sharpe, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatric Surgeon

Podiatric Degree from Ohio College of Podiatric MedicineJonathan Sharpe
Residency at the Cleveland Clinic/Kaiser Permanente

Why I chose podiatric surgery:
I was in school at John Carroll University and one of the counselors mentioned I should look into podiatry. It seemed like a good fit for me. I pursued podiatry and it has been a wonderful career.

Why I like it:
I enjoy patient interaction and the surgical aspect is challenging. I knew I wanted to be a doctor since I was very young so it fulfills that dream.

My medical areas of interest:

My favorite procedure is:
Trauma surgery — surgery to fix broken bones.

The free time I have is spent:
With my wife and family —they're incredibly important to me. I love to cook, too. In fact, if I wasn't in medicine, I'd be a chef. I also like watching college football, working out and running to stay fit. When I can, I like to try my hand at fly fishing.

Words I try to live by:
Do the best you can for every patient you see. Do it right, no matter how long it takes.


Carissa Sharpe, DPM

Podiatric Degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency at UH Richmond Medical Center Carissa Sharpe

Why I chose podiatric care:
I wanted to be a doctor since I was a child. I shadowed multiple sub-specialties of medicine in high school and decided podiatry would be a great career for me.

Why I like it:
Podiatry offers a lot of diversity. We're always seeing something different and challenging, from diabetes to biomechanics. I love taking care of kids, too. I also enjoy being part of a team and collaborating with other doctors.

My medical areas of interest:

My favorite type of case is:
Diabetic foot care. Because I've seen a lot of diabetics lose their legs, my passion is preventative care and limb salvage. I like being the doctor who makes sure they get the ongoing care they need.

The free time I have is spent:
With my husband and two children. I like relaxing family vacations, baking and playing with my kids.

Words I try to live by:
Treat every patient like a family member, with compassion and respect. Give them the time they need from me.