Joint Replacement Center

Medical Director:

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John K. Drake, M.D.

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Joel A. Tucker, M.D.

John K. Drake, M.D. is the Founder of the Joint Replacement Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists and specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery and founded Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 1981. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is one of Mississippi’s most experienced surgeons in the area of total joint replacement and is a former president of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society. He completed an AO Fellowship at the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland in 1980 and a trauma fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1981.

Joel A. Tucker, M.D. joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC in 2011 and specializes in general orthopaedics and adult reconstruction surgery. He was fellowship trained at the Mayo Clinic in hip and knee replacements.

We incorporate the most advanced joint replacement techniques and arthritis treatment available. The Joint Replacement Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists also treats patients who need partial joint replacements, reconstruction and complex revisions.

The physicians at the Joint Replacement Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists also are active in medical teaching and research. Our total joint specialists are nationally recognized for their work in joint replacement research and the development of surgical options.

Physicians for Joint Replacement:
John K. Drake, M.D.
Harold M. Hawkins, M.D.
Charles J. Winters, M.D.
Alexander D. Blevens, M.D.
Jeffrey D. Noblin, M.D.
Chris E. Wiggins, M.D.
George T. Salloum, M.D.
Eric D. Washington, M.D.
Donnis K. Harrison, M.D.
Henry T. Leis, M.D.
Daniel A. Wittersheim, M.D.


The Center incorporates physical therapy, along with a dedicated support staff to provide proven patient care and education.

Frequently Treated Problems
• Osteoarthritis
• Birth deformity of hip or knee
• Previously failed joint reconstruction

Related Services
Physical Therapy Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists


Contact Us

228-230-BONE (2663) or 1-800-588-0365

Ocean Springs Office • Phone: 228-875-1849 
Biloxi Office • Phone: 228-392-9355 
Pascagoula Office • Phone: 228-762-3664 
Gulfport Office • Phone: 228-679-3001 
Lucedale Office • Phone: 228-230-2663




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