Patrick Boyett, DO


Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Dr. Patrick Boyett is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive joint replacement and arthroscopic sports medicine procedures.

He completed undergraduate studies at UAB and then medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine. Dr. Boyett performed a one year internship at Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham followed by a Family Medicine Residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. He practiced Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine from 1999-2004, during which time he was board certified in Family Medicine and board eligible in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Boyett married his high school sweetheart, Penny, who is a Pharmacist and Surgical Physician Assistant.  She assists in surgery at times.  They have four children and enjoy activities on Smith Lake, Auburn football, Athens Middle School and Athens High School sports.  They are active members of Athens First United Methodist Church.  Dr. Boyett also remains active in medical education and routinely involves medical students on his service.

Practice Emphasis – Joint Replacement

Performing over 250 joint replacements each year, Dr. Boyett focuses on minimally invasive joint reconstruction, giving his patients a quicker recovery with less pain. A minimally invasive approach enables Dr. Boyett to perform surgeries on an outpatient basis, allowing most of his patients the ability to walk without assistance and leave the hospital on the same day of their surgery.

Dr. Boyett performs most of his surgeries at the Surgery Tower located in the Athens TOC tower, which is poised to be a premier facility for outpatient joint replacement. He works with an operating team that collaborates to improve outcomes and recovery. Dr. Boyett performs outpatient Joint Replacement surgery for patients who meet the criteria for outpatient joint replacement. The highest priority when preparing for surgery is to minimize infection risk. This is achieved through preoperative screenings, preoperative patient scrubs, and antibiotics before and after joint replacement surgery. His team then coordinates recovery with Physical Therapy, which gives his patients a more comprehensive recovery.

Practice Emphasis – Sports Medicine

Dr. Boyett serves as team physician for all Limestone County and Athens City Schools. He sees patients with a wide-range of sports-related injuries, focusing on the hip, knee, and shoulder.

With the Outpatient Surgery Tower opening in the TOC Clinic Facility, Dr. Boyett provides the latest Sports Medicine technologies, like 4K arthroscopy, which gives Dr. Boyett a clearer visibility and depth perception during surgical procedures.

Dr. Boyett and his team perform Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair, arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, ACL reconstruction with both allograft and autograft, and routine knee arthroscopy for the common meniscal tears.

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A Team Approach

Clinical Team

Your team will consist of several team members during your visit and recovery:

Kelley Chance, RT, is a Radiology Technician and Orthopedic Clinician who has worked with Dr. Boyett since 2012.  Kelley has a strong depth of knowledge in Orthopedic Surgery and brings consistency, experience and balance to the practice.  She is the team leader and coordinator.

Kelley will be involved in your care all along the way.  They are your front line of communication and and will help coordinate your perioperative care in addition to your office visits.

Surgical Team

Dr. Boyett has had the honor of working with the same surgical team for over 10 years. This ensures that he and his surgical team run a safe, efficient, and organized surgical environment.

Coty Webster, RT, SA-C, is a Radiology Technician who has worked with Dr. Boyett since 2008.  Coty is a Radiology Tech by her original education but returned to school and completed a Surgical First Assist Program.  She is certified as a Surgical First Assist.  Coty assists in surgery and is responsible for coordinating surgical instruments and implants for each surgery.  A valuable part of the surgical team, she adds safety and skilled hands that make surgery go more smoothly and more efficiently.

Penny Boyett, Pharm D, PA-C, maintains balance around the Boyett household, assists in surgery, and helps to coordinate the office and surgery schedule.

Dillon Volpi, PA-C, joined the team in 2022.

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