Dedicated to Our Patients

We empower patients and are dedicated to helping restore active lifestyles.
Mark Tenholder, MD

About Us: About the Practice

Mark Tenholder, MD and Orthopaedic Associates are committed to providing quality and compassionate orthopaedic care, with excellent outcomes. We have been a strong presence in the community of Northwest Florida for over twenty-six years, with two founding members still actively practicing. We treat both chronic and immediate problems, in patients of all ages. Our goal is always to return you to maximum function and the active lifestyle that you desire. This includes using educational, nonoperative, and operative treatments as necessary. Thank you for taking the time to review this website, and the variety of services provided by myself and Orthopaedic Associates.

My Approach to Treating Patients

My goal for treating patients is to make it a pleasant and successful experience. I take pride in providing personable, attentive, and detail-oriented service, whether that is in the office, returning phone calls or messages, or at the time of surgery. This always involves an active dialogue between you and me, keeping the discussion concise and understandable. Part of that dialogue involves a review of all possible treatment options, of which surgery is typically the last resort. I need to understand your goals and expectations, so that I can use my knowledge and expertise to reach them. Ultimately, you and I need to form a team, each giving equally to the treatment plan.

I also take great pride in my surgical skills and outcomes, if that is what is required in your case. I keep up to date on the most advanced technologies and techniques. I have five years of training in Level I orthopaedic trauma injuries, and fellowship training in advanced arthroscopic / sports medicine, minimally invasive, and joint replacement surgeries. I have further developed skills in computer navigated surgery. However, I believe that the success of any surgery not only comes from the actual operation, but also from the aftercare and rehabilitation.

My partners at Orthopaedic Associates and I believe in providing comprehensive orthopaedic care. With that in mind, we have developed in-house digital X-ray, MRI, physical therapy, ultrasound, neurometrics, bone density / osteoporosis testing, pharmacy and a fully-functional outpatient surgery center. This way, we can have greater input into, and receive maximum feedback from, more aspects of your treatment. In addition, I think it makes the whole process easier and more efficient from your standpoint. I hope you find this website helpful and informative, and I look forward to helping you get better.

Our Specialties Include

In-House Services Include

  • Digital X-ray
  • MRI
  • Physical Therapy
  • Ultrasound Diagnostics
  • Neurometrix Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Density / Osteoporosis Testing
  • Pharmacy
  • Outpatient Surgery Center