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Philip Schmitt, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Specialty: Orthopedics

Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interest:
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Elbow Disorder, Endoscopy, Fractures, Hip Dysplasia & Hip Procedures, Joint Replacement & Joint Injury Management, Knee Procedures, Makoplasty’, Orthopedics, Revision Joint Replacement, Shoulder Injuries, Tears of Muscles and Ligaments

Language(s): English

DMC Specialists in Orthopedic Surgery – Commerce Township

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI
  • Residency: Hillcrest Health Center, Mankato, MN
  • Fellowship: Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Internship: Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI

“This is the only job that I’ve ever wanted to do. Taking care of patients and their orthopedic needs is a very gratifying and fulfilling occupation. When I’m not doing this, I enjoy spending time and traveling with my family and hitting a golf ball once in a while.”

Dr. Schmitt is a general orthopedist with a sub-specialty in total joint replacement. He specializes in Birmingham hip resurfacing, an innovative procedure that replaces the damaged surface of the hip joint with a high-carbide, cobalt chrome. Currently, he is the third busiest surgeon for hip resurfacing in the country.

He believes in balancing common sense approaches to care with the latest orthopedic technologies. At his practice, patients have a key role in the decision-making once he has presented them with options and recommendations. Dr. Schmitt is committed to treating people with illnesses, not the other way around, taking into consideration a patient’s life, work, family situation and the issues surrounding the complete treatment of his or her disability. He is also a great believer in community involvement, and serves as a team physician for Huron Valley Schools.

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