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Hospital Happenings at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center

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UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Welcomes Full-Time Orthopedic Surgeon

Anthony Tedesco, DO, is a general orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic sports medicine specialist with DMOS Orthopaedic Centers. He and his family reside in Grinnell where Dr. Tedesco will provide full-time orthopedic care at our UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic, located in the Ahrens Medical Arts Building at 202 4th Avenue in Grinnell, adjacent to the medical center.

He is accepting new patients! Call (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tedesco.


Dr. Tedesco completed his undergraduate education at Saint Leo University in Florida. He attended Nova Southeastern University for his graduate degree in Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency at Affinity Medical Center in Canton, Ohio before moving to San Diego, California for an additional year of fellowship experience in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.

His own sports background, in medicine and as a former athlete and coach himself, make Dr. Tedesco the perfect fit for orthopedics. He has a true love for sports with a special passion for football and baseball.

Dr. Tedesco specializes in general orthopedics and treatment for a wide array of fractures, injuries and degenerative conditions with a special focus on arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder including procedures such as ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repairs. He also performs total and partial joint replacements of the knee, shoulder and hip.

"I chose to go into orthopedics because of the unique opportunity to drastically improve the function and quality of life for patients suffering from acute and complex injuries," says Dr. Tedesco. "My care philosophy is simple - the patient comes first in all things. Being able to ease someone's pain and help them get back to activities they had given up is incredibly rewarding."

UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) and Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS) have partnered to provide orthopedic care to Grinnell-area residents since August of 2018. Dr. Tedesco joins Drs. Joseph Brunkhorst and Mark Isaacson for orthopedic care providers in Grinnell.

Schedule your appointment for orthopedic care with Dr. Tedesco by calling (641) 236-2925.

Wearing is caring. #MaskUp

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant portion of people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic (lack symptoms) and can transmit the virus to others before ever showing symptoms. When everyone wears a mask, it can significantly reduce the number of respiratory droplets in the air, helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. 

#MaskUp with us! We're here. Every day. For you. And #BehindTheMask we care about our team members, our patients and our communities. 

We know you may have questions about where to go for the care you need at this time. No matter the type of care you need, or the way you need it - we're here, every day, safe and ready.