Dr. Patrick Boyett is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with subspeciality certification in Sports Medicine and a focus on arthroscopic procedures and minimally invasive joint replacement.  Joint replacement has always been a passion for Dr. Boyett, and his training has always been keenly focused on joint replacement and Sports Medicine.  By attending conferences, constantly researching new innovations, and remaining active in teaching and mentoring medical students he stays on the cutting edge of arthroscopic sports medicine surgery and joint reconstruction.


Dr. Boyett completed undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham followed by medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine.  He performed a one-year Internal Medicine internship at Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham then 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.  While starting what became a thriving primary care practice, Dr. Boyett worked as an attending physician at a Level 1 trauma center and as a flight physician for Carraway Lifesaver Medical helicopter transporting medical and trauma patients from both scene flights and inter-hospital transfers.  He also worked as a Med-Jet flight physician transporting critically ill patients on both domestic and international flights for inter-hospital transports.


Ultimately, Dr. Boyett would find his calling in Orthopedic Surgery when, in 2004, he returned to a second residency back in Kansas City at Kansas City University after being in practice for 5 years.  Over the 7 years of postgraduate residency training, Dr. Boyett learned not only the art and practice of medicine and surgery but also how to care for people.  This extensive background gives him a unique perspective and knowledge in caring for many aspects of patients.


Dr. Boyett married his high school sweetheart, Penny, who is a pharmacist and surgical physician assistant. They have four children and enjoy family activities on Lewis Smith Lake, Auburn athletics, and Athens City School sports.  They are active members of Athens First Methodist Church where he serves on the Youth Council.  He is a Rotarian of 10 years in Athens, and Dr. Boyett also remains active in medical education and routinely involves medical students in his service.


Performing more than 300 joint replacements each year and with 15 years of experience in orthopedics and 27 years as a physician, Dr. Boyett focuses on minimally invasive joint reconstruction, giving his patients a quicker recovery with less pain. This minimally invasive approach enables Dr. Boyett to perform joint replacement 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.  This is done through several advancements in surgical techniques that include:


    1.  No use of a tourniquet 
    2. Long-acting liposomal anesthetic blocks lasting up to two days
    3. Robotic, computer-enhanced guidance for bone prep when indicated
    4. Orthopedic-specific general anesthesia
    5. Careful and meticulous handling of tissues
    6. Direct anterior approach to hip surgery
    7. Blood loss prevention with tranexamic acid and advanced coagulation devices
    8. Early physical therapy involvement usually within two hours of surgery


Dr. Boyett performs most of his surgeries at the Outpatient Surgery Tower located in Athens.  The four-room surgery facility was designed specifically to accommodate outpatient joint replacement and features the latest robotic technology with the VELYS Robot.   He works with an operating team that collaborates to improve outcomes and recovery.  Dr. Boyett uses a screening process to select the appropriate patients for safe and efficient 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.  Outpatient joint replacement is proving to be less risky by reducing infection rates and blood clot rates and producing faster recoveries.

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Practice Emphasis - Sports Medicine

Dr. Boyett holds a subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.  He serves as team physician for all Limestone County and Athens City Schools.  While seeing a wide range of sports-related injuries, his practice has a focus on knees and shoulders.  Friday nights in the fall are spent on the sidelines of Athens City and Limestone County schools cheering on the teams and working with the trainers to provide the fastest and highest level of care to injured athletes. 


With the Outpatient Surgery Tower opening in the Athens TOC Clinic Facility, Dr. Boyett provides the latest Sports Medicine technologies, including 4K arthroscopy, laser-enhanced fluoroscopy, and stem cell techniques.  These modalities give Dr. Boyett and his sports team more precise visibility and enhanced depth perception during surgical procedures.  The surgical team is committed to orthopedics and has undergone numerous advanced training courses.


Dr. Boyett and his team perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, ACL reconstruction with both allograft and autograft, meniscus repair, and routine knee arthroscopy for the common meniscal tears.  When indicated, complex grafting techniques, stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and microfracture techniques are incorporated into surgery.


Sports Medicine always requires a team effort that includes Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists that get involved early in the recovery and often involve prehab, rehab, and recovery.  Physical therapy is often initiated within one or two days from surgery if not the same day in some cases.


Bevill State College, Fayette, AL, 1989, college

University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 1990-92, college

Kansas City University of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 1992-96, medical school

Baptist Health System, Birmingham, AL, Internal Medicine, 1996-97, internship

Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, Family Medicine, 1997-99, residency

Private practice, Emergency and Family Medicine, 1999-2004

Kansas City University of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, Orthopedic Surgery, 2004-08, residency



Board Certification, Family Medicine 2000-07

Board Eligible, Emergency Medicine 2007-08

Board Certification, Orthopedic Surgery, current

Sub-specialty Board Certification, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, current


American Osteopathic Association

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association

Athens Rotary Club

Athens First Methodist Church


Athens-Limestone Hospital and Surgery Center

Madison Hospital

Huntsville Hospital

Decatur-Morgan Hospital


Athens-Limestone Hospital - Board of Directors

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine - Board of Directors

Athens Limestone Hospital - Medical Executive Committee

Athens Limestone Hospital - Orthopedic Surgery, Chairman

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