The objective of Citrus Memorial Orthopedic Center is to help patients regain their mobility and return to active, independent lives. This is achieved through the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders by the respected physicians who are affiliated with Citrus Memorial Health System.


Constantine A. Toumbis, M.D., PhD

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Citrus Orthopaedic and Joint Institute
950 N. Avalon Way
Lecanto, 34461
(352) 746-2663

Dr. Toumbis, a Board Certified and Fellowship trained spine surgeon, received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University Of Florida Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Toumbis did a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Spine Institute, Weston, Florida.


Thomas F. Bendowski, M.D.

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Gulf to Lake Orthopedics
6480 W. Gulf To Lakes Highway
Crystal River, 34429
(352) 795-4422

Dr. Bendowski, a Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Dr. Bendowski has been affiliated with Citrus Memorial since 1992.


Eric Hirsch, M.D.

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Citrus Orthopaedic & Joint Institute
950 N. Avalon Way
Lecanto, 34461
(352) 746-2663

Dr. Hirsch, a Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, received his medical degree from the Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso. He did an Adult Reconstructive Fellowship (Total Joints) at Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic in Atlanta. Dr. Hirsch became affiliated with Citrus Memorial in 2006 after practicing as an Orthopedic Surgeon for over 14 years.


Jeremiah A. Hubbard, D.O.

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Nature Coast Orthopaedics
2236 Hwy 44 W
Inverness, Fl 34453
(352) 564-2663.

Dr. Hubbard, a Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, received his education and training from the University of Hea1th Sciences in Kansas City, MO. He did his residency at Oakland General Hospital, Madison Heights, MI. Dr. Hubbard has been affiliated with Citrus Memorial since 1990.