Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon Joins the Medical Staff in West Branch

Orthopedic Surgeon Cynthia Rubert, M.D., recently joined MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch as the newest member of MidMichigan’s comprehensive musculoskeletal team. Dr. Rubert is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries, disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and has specialized training in orthopedic oncology. She currently welcomes new patients to her new office located in the Lakeside Medical Arts Center at 200 Grand Avenue in Prudenville.

Dr. Rubert was born and raised in northern Michigan. After training and working in several major metropolitan areas with large health care organizations, she returned home to be near, and help take care of her family. Upon her return in 1999, she opened a private orthopedic practice in West Branch where she practiced until 2011. Most recently, she served on the medical staff of Munson Healthcare at Grayling Hospital.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Rubert brings more than 23 years of experience to her patients. She completed her medical degree and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Rubert also completed an orthopedic oncology fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Washington Cancer Institute in D.C.

She enjoys all aspects of orthopedic surgery; but has a particular interest in adult reconstruction (primary and revision). This includes hip and knee arthroplasty procedures; partial, total, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty; and trauma/fracture care. In addition, Dr. Rubert performs both bone and soft tissue procedures for benign and malignant tumors.

“I believe in caring for my patients in the same manner that I would like to be cared for and in the same way I would care for my own family members,” she said. “Everyone deserves great care. I believe in establishing relationships with my patients that are built on open communication, mutual respect, empathy, and trust. I want my patients to be comfortable in their care environment and confident that I, along with my colleagues and staff, will deliver the very best care available. I also try to get to know my patients and their families; many of whom are like family to me.”

According to Dr. Rubert, the most satisfying aspect of her job is seeing patients get better, move better, regain their function, and feel better by having the source of their pain reduced or alleviated. “Being able to participate in their health care and hopefully improve their ability to participate in life is the ultimate fulfilment,” she added.

Those who would like more information about Dr. Rubert may visit www.midmichigan.org/rubert. Those inquiring about becoming an orthopedic patient may call (989) 343-3229.