Our Providers

Brad Prather, M.D.

Specialties:
Orthopedics

Departments:
Surgery Service

Education:
Medical School – Indiana University School of Medicine
Internship – University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency – University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellowship – Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (candidate)

Awards:
Varsity Soccer, Four-Year Academic All-American, Wabash College

Diseases/Conditions Treated:
Comprehensive care for sports-related injuries as well as sideline medical support for school athletic teams
Direct anterior approach to total hip replacement
Joint preservation
Joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder
Total joint arthroplasty
Total joint revision

Groups:
Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group

Contact Info
Phone: (317) 718-4676
Fax: (317) 718-2476

Locations
Hendricks Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Primary Location)
100 Hospital Lane
Building 3, Suite 300
Danville, IN 46122
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Hours: M – F; 8 am – 5 pm

Dr. Prather is one of only a few surgeons in central Indiana performing the direct anterior hip replacement. After completing his training as an orthopedic surgeon at the IU School of Medicine and University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas to further develop his joint replacement skills. Dr. Prather’s enthusiasm for the anterior hip procedure developed because it offers patients a much easier, faster recovery.

“I knew I wanted to do a fellowship after my orthopedic surgery residency in Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. This method is so much easier on the body, so people heal quickly. I’ve seen patients go home the same day, many go home the next day.”

Dr. Prather married his high school sweetheart from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis; they now have two young children. Having played varsity soccer at Wabash College, Dr. Prather is passing that passion along to his children. He helps coach his children’s soccer and baseball teams. He loves woodworking and restoring cars. The Prather family is active with church, sports, school and family activities.

Kyle Ritter, M.D.

Specialties:
Orthopedics
Sports Medicine

Education:
Medical School – Indiana University School of Medicine
Internship – University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency – University of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship – Wellington Orthopedics/University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine Fellowship

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Awards:
Mid-Central States Orthopedic Society, Inc. Annual Meeting, Henry O. Marsh Resident Award
Kansas Orthopedic Society, Inc. Annual Meeting, 1st place resident research presentation
Isaac R. Hargett, M.D. Outstanding Medical Student Award/Scholarship
Dean’s List, University of Evansville
Varsity Baseball Team Captain, University of Evansville
Academic All-Conference Baseball, University of Evansville
Freshman All-American Honorable Mention Baseball, University of Evansville
University of Evansville Chemistry Student of the Year

Diseases/Conditions Treated:
Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow
Comprehensive care for sports-related injuries as well as sideline medical support for school athletic teams
Fracture Management
Joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder
Tendon and ligament reconstruction/repair
Casting, splinting and joint fluid removal or injections
Treatment of ACL injuries
Treatment of rotator cuff injuries

Groups:
Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group

Contact Info
Phone: (317) 718-4676
Fax: (317) 718-2476

Locations
Hendricks Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Primary Location)
100 Hospital Lane
Building 3, Suite 300
Danville, IN 46122
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Hours: M – F; 8 am – 5 pm

Dr. Ritter grew up on the south side of Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Dr. Ritter completed his fellowship training in sports medicine at Wellington Orthopedics and University of Cincinnati.
He is a former All-American Honorable Mention baseball player and also has provided medical coverage for the Cincinnati Bengals football team and the University of Cincinnati Athletics Department. He received research awards from the Mid-Central States Orthopedic Society and the Kansas Orthopedic Society, as well as the Isaac R. Hargett Outstanding Medical Student Award.

Dr. Ritter is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America and is board certified from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Chad Waits, M.D.

Specialties:
Orthopedics
Sports Medicine

Education:
Medical School – University of Kansas School of Medicine
Internship – University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency – University of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship – Wellington Orthopedics/University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine Fellowship

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Awards:
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honors Society
Recipient of the James R. Olney, M.D. Memorial Award for Academic Achievement in Orthopedic Surgery
Betty & Federico Adler Resident Award for Outstanding Orthopedic Research
Outstanding Student in Anatomy, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Diseases/Conditions Treated:
Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow
Comprehensive care for sports-related injuries as well as sideline medical support for school athletic teams
Fracture Management
Joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder
Tendon and ligament reconstruction/repair
Casting, splinting and joint fluid removal or injections
Treatment of ACL injuries
Treatment of rotator cuff injuries

Groups:
Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group

Contact Info
Phone: (317) 718-4676
Fax: (317) 718-2476

Locations
Hendricks Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Primary Location)
100 Hospital Lane
Building 3, Suite 300
Danville, IN 46122
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Hours: M – F; 8 am – 5 pm

Dr. Waits is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

Dr. Waits completed his fellowship training in sports medicine at Wellington Orthopedics and University of Cincinnati. Dr. Waits has provided medical coverage for the Cincinnati Bengals football team, the University of Cincinnati Athletics Department and the Arena Football League’s Kansas City Brigade. He is an inductee in the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honors Society and a recipient of the James R. Olney, M.D. Memorial Award for Academic Achievement in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Waits is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America and is board certified from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

David Harsha, M.D.

Specialties:
Sports Medicine

Education:
Medical School – University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency – Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship – Indiana University School of Medicine

Diseases/Conditions Treated:

  • Athletes with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and mononucleosis
  • Casting, splinting and joint fluid removal or injections
  • Comprehensive care for sports-related injuries as well as sideline medical support for school athletic teams
  • Concussion management
  • Treatment of ACL injuries
  • Treatment of rotator cuff injuries

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine – Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine

Groups:
Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group

Contact Info
Phone: (317) 718-4676
Fax: (317) 718-2476

Locations
Hendricks Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Primary Location)
100 Hospital Lane
Building 3, Suite 300
Danville, IN 46122
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Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 am – 5 pm

Hendricks Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Greencastle
1140 Indianapolis Rd.
Greencastle, IN 46135
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Dr. Harsha has extensive national experience in sports medicine, with a focus on the prevention and treatment of sports injuries for youth, adult recreational, collegiate and professional athletes. He specializes in leading multi-disciplinary teams to keep athletes of all ages and abilities safely participating while optimizing their sports performance and reducing risk of injury.

As part of a partnership with DePauw University, Dr. Harsha serves as Medical Director for the organization. In this role, he oversee the DePauw Health Wellness Center, which provides primary care and wellness services to the campus community. In addition, he is involved with supporting intercollegiate student athletes, the unique wellness needs of student musicians, as well as the educational programming for students pursuing careers in healthcare and human services.

Dr. Harsha has served as a team physician for the Indiana Fever, Indiana Ice, and USA Gymnastics, and currently serves as a consulting team physician for USA Diving. His special interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, vocal cord dysfunction and medical education.