Vincent F. Bergquist, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Bergquist was born in Columbus, Georgia. He received a B.S. degree from Emory University and an M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He studied general surgery under Dr. James Hardy, a pioneering surgeon and textbook author, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center before returning to the Medical College of Georgia to complete specialized training in orthopedic surgery. He served as chief orthopedic resident during his final year of residency. Impressed by his work, the Medical College of Georgia asked him to stay as an orthopedic attending, but Dr. Bergquist chose to pursue private practice.
Dr. Bergquist obtained board certification from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and was invited to become a Fellow of the Academy. Currently, he practices general orthopedics in Cullman, Alabama with special interests in total joint (hip, knee, and shoulder) replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and endoscopic carpel tunnel surgery. His concern for patients continually drives him to improve his skills. Recently, he completed advanced training in the reconstruction of failed total joints, in mini-incision total joints, and in computer-assisted total joint surgery. In the past, Dr. Bergquist introduced a number of new procedures to Cullman, including space suit technology, computer assisted total joint surgery, and autologous blood transfusion. His concern for patient care has also led him to serve on several Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) committees, and he currently serves as an officer of the CRMC medical staff.
Dr. Bergquist is an active member at Christ Covenant PCA.
With his wife Dixie, he has three adult children – a daughter who is a PhD statistician in Philadelphia, PA, a second daughter who is an M.D. radiologist in Chattanooga, TN, and a son who is an engineer employed by ATN in Cullman. In his spare time, Dr. Bergquist enjoys cycling all over the US and Canada with family and friends, reading, water skiing and working outdoors at his home in rural Cullman County amidst geese, stray dogs and cats.
Don Hirsbrunner, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Don Hirsbrunner was born and reared in Columbia, Tennessee. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received his doctorate in medicine. While there he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then completed his internship and Orthopedic residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.
He was then in private practice in Orlando for approximately five years before moving to Cullman, Alabama in 1989. He received his board certification in 1991 and recertification in 2001 and 2010. In 1992 he was made a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Since his arrival in Cullman he has been involved in the practice of General Orthopedic Surgery or the treatment of bone and joint disorders.
Most of his efforts at this time involve arthroscopy whereby problems caused by "wear and tear," accidents (automobile, sports, etc.) and developmental abnormalities are treated. He also has a significant interest in adult reconstructive surgery, especially joint replacement. In addition, he has been successful in returning persons with intervertebral disc abnormalities back to normal activity. As is the case with all practitioners, he makes every effort to stay abreast of developments in these areas of medicine by attending educational meetings, reviewing journals, etc.
He and his wife Holly have two married children with one grandchild. His other primary interest is music: he has been the organist at First Baptist Church for 25+ years.