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Kirby L. Turnage, MD

Dr. Turnage is a board certified-orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who has practiced in Pensacola since 1992. He has been on "both sides" of sports medicine – as an athlete and as a physician. Dr. Turnage was a Scholarship Division I athlete at the University of Georgia for four years – competing on two SEC championship teams and participating in two NCAA Final Four appearances. This plus many years as a treating physician gives Dr. Turnage special insight into all aspects sports medicine.

Medical Education
Dr. Turnage received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. and completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Medical Interests
Dr. Turnage is double Board-Certified. He is Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also subspecialty Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Medical Associations
   - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
   - Southern Orthopaedic Association
   - Florida Medical Association
   - Escambia County Medical Association
   - Michael Hoke Society

Community Involvement
Orthopaedic surgeon for:
   - Pensacola State College Athletic Department
   - Pensacola Catholic High School
   - Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Team

Academic Appointments
Florida State University College of Medicine
      Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Program
      Faculty Member

Personal Profile
Dr. Turnage greatly enjoys spending time with his family, his four grown children and his wife, Elizabeth. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Turnage enjoys playing guitar, reading, hunting, and scuba diving. Dr. Turnage also serves on the Board of Directors of a Christian Missionary organization with works in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States. He is also an accomplished photographer.

Kirby L. Turnage, MD

  • Shoulder & Knee Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery


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