MEET OUR Emeritus

Everett G. Veach, M.D.

Dr. Veach was a founding member of Anniston Orthopaedic Associates.  He was a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He continued his education by earning his MD degree at Emory University School of Medicine followed by a Rotating Internship and Orthopedic Residency there. 

A.N. Taylor, M.D

Dr. Taylor was a founding member of Anniston Orthopaedic Associates.

S. Rush Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Gadsden High School and served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1956. He studied Premedicine at the University of Alabama and is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his postgraduate training at Emory University/Grady Hospital and became Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1969. (Recertified,1984.)  Dr. Smith practiced General Orthopaedics in Anniston, Al  from 1967 until his retirement in 1994.

C. Herbert McCrimmon, M.D.

Dr. McCrimmon graduated from The University of Alabama School of Medicine. He went on to serve his residency in Dallas, Texas at Parkland Memorial Hospital working alongside the team physician for the Dallas Cowboys. In 2013, he retired after 42 years with Anniston Orthopaedic.

John R Payne, M.D.

Dr. Payne completed his undergraduate study at Emory College, Atlanta, Georgia and received his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine.  He completed his medical internship and general surgery residency at Emory University affiliated hospital, 6 Hospitals in Atlanta, as well as USAF General Surgery while stationed in Canada. Dr. Payne completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Emory University, affiliated hospitals, 6 hospitals in Atlanta.



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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