Center of Excellence: Orthopedic Surgery

We offer highly experienced surgeons, a super low infection rate and top-notch nursing, home health and rehabilitation services.

Of course, the heart of every good orthopedic surgery service is its surgeons. MCDH has two of the best: Jack Bellah, M.D. and William “Bill” Rohr, M.D. Both physicians pride themselves on using the latest tools and techniques based on established best practices.

Drs. Rohr and Bellah are patient-centered, providing surgical and non-surgical treatment of fractures, arthritis, sports injuries, tumors and congenital deformities. They maintain offices adjacent to the hospital campus in Fort Bragg. Both have been board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Patient Karen Reynolds with model of her new hip replaced by Dr. Bellah

Jack Bellah, M.D.
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryMedical School: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Office: 721-B River Road, Fort Bragg; (707) 964-6910


As a board-certified, general orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bellah is trained and qualified to perform any type of orthopedic surgery. However,  he focuses primarily on arthroscopic procedures on shoulders and knees and full and partial hip and knee replacements. He specializes in the less invasive “anterior” approach for total hip replacements. Click here to learn more.

During vacations, he and wife, Pam — a retired nurse — often visit Nepal where Pam created a foundation to provide education to young adults.

Bill Rohr, M.D.
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School: Washington University
Office: 510 Cypress Street, Suite A, Fort Bragg (707) 961-4333

Dr. Rohr is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in major joint reconstruction and complex reconstructions of the hand. He is a member of the Knee Society and has served as a senior executive with major health care and device companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson, where he was directly responsible for the development of total joint designs used throughout the world. Also trained as an engineer, he holds numerous U.S. and international patents for surgical implants and technologies. He has lectured and taught advanced surgical techniques worldwide. He also currently serves as a consultant to the FDA.

Dr. Rohr and his wife, Linda, live in Fort Bragg, CA. Both

are avid photographers.

Paul Lagomarsino, M.D.

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified / American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School: St. Louis University

For an appointment or information, call us at 707-961-4651.

Home Health Director Michele Philliber

Marsha Royer, RN, intake nurse

Heidi Olson, patient account specialist

Mendocino Coast Home Health has been providing quality home care to patients on the Mendocino Coast and the surrounding area since 1986.  Our service area extends north of Westport to the town of Elk. Our professional staff are noted for their clinical excellence and high patient satisfaction.  Professional care is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home. Services that can be provided include:  quality nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social services and home health aide care.  Our professional staff members are trained in many specialties including cancer, cardiac, diabetes, respiratory, newborn, pediatric, orthopedic, rehabilitation and wound/ostomy care.

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What Our Patients Says: “They did a brilliant job” – Masha Bychkova, new mother

“Getting our patients in and out of the hospital without infections after surgery is our number #1 priority,” says Infection Control Officer Emmet O’Connell, who notes that MCDH’s infection rate is among the lowest in the country. “Our goal is zero infections,” he says.

Full Range of Services – Reliable, Friendly

  • Patient-centered care
  • Fast, accurate results
  • Expert staff
  • FastTrack anti-coagulation service
  • Results sent to your doctor

“Our Laboratory Department provides a full range of clinical laboratory, medicine, pathology, and transfusion services,” says Emmet O’Connell, CIC, CLS, lab supervisor and infection control officer for the hospital.

“Under the supervision of a physician Pathologist, our Clinical and Pathology Laboratories allow for a wide variety of tests to assist doctors in diagnosis and treatment.

“Over 95% of requested tests are performed in-house, reducing delays in reporting results. Extensive testing of control materials ensures that test results are of the highest quality.”

“The Physical Therapy Department is fantastic. The people are fantastic. The equipment is fantastic.” – Howard Martin, founder of Cheshire Books, Fort Bragg, and Dr. Jack Bellah’s knee replacement patient.

Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapy Department provides inpatient ,outpatient and home health treatment for numerous conditions.   In addition to all standard physical therapy treatments, such as Neurological, Orthopaedic and Sports rehabilitations, we also offer: use of our Rehabilitation Gym for employees and former patients and classes on what to expect before you have your surgery.