Dr. Bailey Receives Arthritis Foundation Award

Dr. Erroll Bailey - Recipient of The Arthritis Foundation's 2020 Hugh McLeod, III M.D. Award of Excellence

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis - a broad term used to refer to joint pain or disease. There are more than 100 types and related conditions with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion. It can also unfortunately lead to permanent joint damage in some circumstances.

The Arthritis Foundation's mission is to boldly pursue a cure for arthritis through the advancement of life changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections. The organization selects a physician each year to receive the 2020 Hugh McLeod, III M.D. Award of Excellence. The prestigious honor is presented by the Arthritis Foundation Southeast Region to a physician practicing in the state of Georgia who best exemplifies the life and legacy of Dr. McLeod, III and demonstrates a passion for medicine, selflessness in caring for others and a personal struggle with arthritis.

Resurgens Orthopaedics' very own Dr. Erroll Bailey is the 2020 recipient of the Hugh McLeod, III M.D. Award of Excellence. The award was presented to Dr. Bailey at the Arthritis Foundation's Night of Giving virtual event on October 17th.

"I have had the real privilege of calling Dr. Erroll Bailey a colleague, but even more so a friend for more than 20 years" said Dr. Jon E. Minter, co-chair of the Night of Giving. "When I think of orthopaedics and in particular the sub-specialty of foot and ankle surgery, I think of my friend Erroll. In our region, he represents the highest standards of care that can be delivered to arthritis sufferers. His dedication and excellence in helping arthritis patients and his commitment to the Arthritis Foundation's mission make him a very deserving recipient of the 2020 Hugh McLeod, III M.D. Award of Excellence."

"I am honored to be chosen as this year's recipient of the Hugh McLeod, III M.D. Award of Excellence from the Arthritis Foundation" said Dr. Bailey. "The Arthritis Foundation is an organization that does important work that helps millions of people live better, healthier lives and their commitment to research and education is one that I share both as a doctor and as someone who lives with arthritis."

Dr. Erroll Bailey is a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and specializes in adult reconstruction of the foot and ankle, sports medicine, total ankle replacement, ballet dancer injuries, minimally invasive surgery and general orthopaedics. He practices in the Midtown and St. Joseph's locations at Resurgens Orthopaedics.

If you are one of the many suffering from arthritis, please visit the Live Yes! Arthritis Network to receive valuable resources and support. To donate to the Arthritis Foundation, click here.