Whether it’s lifting a child onto your hip, sitting comfortably at a special event, or playing a fun game with friends—life is full of moments that move us and touch our hearts in various ways.  If pain keeps us from physically moving with comfort and ease, our quality of life suffers.  That’s where Anniston Orthopaedic Associates can help.  Since 1974, we have provided orthopaedic care that is second to none—working with thousands of patients to create customized plans for achieving individualized orthopedic goals.  At Anniston Orthopaedic Associates, you’ll experience kind, attentive, highly-skilled physicians “dedicated to what moves you.”

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Tammy R. Freeman | Administrator | Anniston Orthopaedic Associates

Welcome to Anniston Orthopaedic Associates!  I came to AOA from Baptist Health in Montgomery in April of 2018 with 20 plus years in healthcare administration.  The legacy this outstanding group of physicians and staff have in Calhoun and surrounding counties spans 70 years.  It is an honor to work alongside such an impressive group that serves our community with dedication and a commitment to excellence.  With our physician care we offer on site xray, MRI, physical therapy, DME, and a strong sports medicine program that supports 7 athletic programs.  Our hope is that when you are searching for Orthopaedic care you will choose  treatment close to home for you and your family by scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians.   Should you have a need or concern that I can support, please reach out to me at 256-236-4121 or via email at tfreeman@annistonortho.com.


Our Mission
To deliver the absolute best orthopaedic experience to every patient entrusted to us by providing a standard of excellence in service, education, and care.  We are committed to improving every patient’s quality of life by listening well, acting always with integrity and compassion, and using the industry’s most advanced and least invasive treatments available.

Our Vision
To provide a standard of care, second to none, producing patients who are not only more physically capable after being treated by our physicians and staff, but are also more educated and confident about their orthopedic care and are benefactors of a practice culture built on integrity, kindness, and clinical expertise.  


AOA office staff.A picture of the AOA office staff.Dr. Morris with a patient.


Kenneth L. Vandervoort, M.D.

Dr. Vandervoort is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate study at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Tennessee Center of Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Campbell Clinic/University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee.  He moved to Anniston and started practicing at Anniston Orthopaedics in 1987.  He and his wife, Walton, reside in Anniston.  They have five children and nine grandchildren.

Duane D. Tippets, M.D

Dr. Tippets is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.  He completed his undergraduate study at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda Maryland.  He completed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Orthopaedic Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii and is board certified in the state of Alabama.  Dr. Tippets lives in Jacksonville, Alabama with his wife and children.

Gordon T. Hardy, M.D.

Dr. Hardy is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate study at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee and received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.  He completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Dr. Hardy has been with Anniston Orthopaedics since 1997.  He and his family reside in Anniston, Alabama.

Michael R. Wiedmer, M.D.

Dr. Weidmer is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.  He completed his undergraduate study at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.  He completed an internship in Orthopaedic Residency at Louisiana State University, an internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, and studied with Dr. Michael Saag, Department of Infectious Disease at the University of Alabama Birmingham and Vanderbilt Emergency Department.  Dr. Wiedmer resides in Anniston with his family.

Duane Michael Tippets, D.O.

Dr. Tippets is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Following residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement at The Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida.  Dr. Tippets is a native of Calhoun County.  He resides with his wife and four sons in Oxford, Alabama.

Andrew C. Morris, M.D.

Dr. Morris is dual board certified in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile.  He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed an additional one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery with the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida.  Dr. Morris is married to Lucy Vandervoort Morris, M.D. They have two daughters, Martha and Cecile, and live in Anniston, Alabama.



Anniston Orthopaedic Associates is a comprehensive care clinic.  We are ready to assist you in our office with everything from x-rays to casting, braces and boots.  If your treatment requires surgery, or if your injury requires further physical care, we also offer a team of excellent physical therapists, ready to assist you and get you on the fastest and most effective road to recovery.

Physician Services

Orthopaedic care is from head-to-toe.  Click here to see a listing of all parts of the body and services available to treat your symptoms.


Sports Medicine

If sports are what move you, we are here to keep you in the game.  Click here to view our S.T.O.P. (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injury Resources, learn more about our Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic held each Fall, and meet our Athletic Trainers.



Braces, boots and casting are conveniently available in our office.  If your treatment requires any Durable Medical Equipment (DME,) we are ready to provide you with everything you need.


Physical Therapy

Success is measured in terms of recovery.  Physical Therapy plays an integral role in reaching full recovery as quickly as possible.  Our orthopaedic-focused physical therapy is located just one floor above the physicians office and communication between our physicians and our therapists is unparalleled.  Click here to see our Physical Therapy facility and meet our therapists.


Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.

While Anniston Orthopaedic Associates have endeavored to make sure the information contained on this website is accurate, Anniston Orthopaedic Associates cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information, and it is provided without warranty or guarantee of any kind.


Anniston Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., is conveniently located in the Tyler Center on the campus of Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.  Our office is on the third floorwith easy access to the parking deck attached to the north side of the building.

731 Leighton Avenue, Suite 300
Anniston, Alabama 36207

Phone: 256-236-4121
Fax: 256-237-5254

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