Dr. Altbuch is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement surgery, orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His most common procedures are shoulder surgery for rotator cuff repair and shoulder, hip, and knee replacements.
He also regularly performs knee surgery for ACL reconstruction as well as meniscus and cartilage repair.
Dr. Altbuch became an orthopedic surgeon because he enjoys taking care of active and athletic individuals of all different ages.
What sets him apart is his compassion, attention to detail, and meticulousness. He also treats a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal problems.
Outside of orthopedics, Dr. Altbuch enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, golfing, and playing guitar.
- Chief of Surgery, North Florida Regional Medical Center
- Chair of Surgical Quality Committee, North Florida Regional Medical Center
- Crisis Care Committee (COVID Pandemic), North Florida Regional Medical Center
- Physician Advisory Committee, The Orthopaedic Institute
Ashlyn Perry, Med Tech, works closely alongside Dr. Altbuch and his patients. She accompanies him during appointments, taking important notes on the patient's symptoms, medical history and proposed treatment plans. Ashlyn assists with injections and bracing and ensures that insurance is run properly.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Florida (UF) and is licensed and credentialed as an athletic trainer. Before her days at TOI, she worked as an athletic training student at UF's football, basketball and softball teams.
Ashlyn grew up in Mayo, Florida, and attends Greenhouse Church on Sundays. When she isn't working, Ashlyn enjoys sports and anything outdoors, including going to the beach.
Allison Meaders, Staff Assistant, has worked at TOI for over 20 years in a variety of roles. She now works alongside Dr. Altbuch and his patients, scheduling surgeries, gathering insurance, coordinating with different departments and making sure patients are happy. In her role, she is dedicated to delivering high-quality patient care.
During her years at TOI, Allison has worked with nearly all the doctors at her location. She had a role as Med Tech for some years and then as a Staff Assistant Float, which allowed her to float between departments and get to know different physicians.
Allison was born and raised in Gainesville and is a huge Gator fan. She lives on a lake and loves to paddleboard, swim in the ocean and be in the sun. She also loves being outside riding her bike.
Luke Bietila, Physician Assistant, has been a part of the TOI team for two years. He works alongside Dr. Altbuch in the clinic to diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Luke is essential in assisting Dr. Altbuch during joint reconstruction and sport medicine surgical interventions.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Florida and earned his physician assistant Master’s degree from South University. When he’s not working, Luke likes to spend his time golfing or fishing.