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Cumming physician serves homeless through Our Hearts to Your Soles

Resurgens Orthopaedics surgeons help homeless men through Our Hearts to Your Soles event
 
Drs. Sourendra Raut and 
Gary Stewart enjoy chance to give back during the holiday season

Drs. Sourendra Raut and Gary Stewart of Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia’s largest orthopaedic practice, continued the practice’s commitment to serving others through their charitable work at the recent Our Hearts to Your Soles event. 

Dr. Raut, who practices at the Resurgens Cumming office, and Dr. Stewart, who practices at the Resurgens offices in Henry and Morrow, both enjoyed participating in the eighth annual outreach effort, in which they provide free foot exams to homeless men.
 
The 2013 Our Hearts to Your Soles event, held at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta, served more than 80 men. Each man received a foot exam, a new pair of shoes, and two new pairs of socks. Forrest McMahan of McMahan Shoes measures the men’s feet so they get appropriately fitting shoes.
 
Dr. Stewart began working with Soles4Souls’ Our Hearts to Your Soles project during his fellowship in Pittsburgh, and says it’s his favorite volunteer activity.
 
“After working with the inaugural group in Pittsburgh, and once I relocated to Atlanta, I realized this program was desperately needed here, so we established the Atlanta branch,” said Dr. Stewart. “It’s amazing how something as simple as a new pair of proper-fitting shoes and new socks can drastically increase somebody’s quality of life.”
 
Nationwide, there are about 50 sites and the program provides shoes to close to 5,000 people each year.
 
Dr. Raut enjoyed the chance to give back this holiday season. “While many of us are gathered around our Thanksgiving tables with more than enough, there are so many in our city that need a helping hand,” he said. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to give back to our community in this manner.”
 
Dr. Stewart specializes in sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle; total ankle replacement; reconstructive surgery related to trauma, arthritis, or a deformity; complex fracture care; the role of electrical stimulation in foot surgery; and the treatment of diabetic foot disease. He earned his medical degree at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery.
 
Dr. Raut is a foot and ankle and sports medicine specialist. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. He received his medical degree and completed his residency at McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 
Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia’s largest orthopaedic practice, has 21 offices and six surgery centers throughout metro Atlanta. With 95 physicians, Resurgens provides specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of sports medicine, joint replacement, neck and back surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, non-operative spine care, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, epidural steroid injection, general orthopaedics, and trauma care. Resurgens provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care in a single location, from injury diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation services. Learn more at www.resurgens.com.
 
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