Our Doctors

“Patients First.  That’s the difference.”

With skilled doctors working alongside an educated staff, Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute is dedicated to providing you with the quality care you need and the genuine personal touch you deserve. We take pride in helping people with orthopedic injuries get back to their everyday activities, by diagnosing and treating the problem and providing the finest possible healthcare experience. The orthopedic surgeons at Sea Spine are dedicated to patient care in personal injury as well as health insurance.

Dr. Appel

Andrew Joshua Appel, M.D, M.S.

Board Certified - Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Traumatology - Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon

Education:

  • July 2004 - June 2005
    Orthopedic Spine Fellowship
    Dr. Philip Lucas, Fellowship Director
    Brown University School of Medicine
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • July 2003 - June 2004
    Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship
    Dr. Peter Trafton, Fellowship Director
    Brown University School of Medicine
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • January 2000 - June 2003
    Resident General Surgery Department
    Brown University School of Medicine
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • June 1998 - June 1999
    Intern, General Surgery
    University of Virginia School of Medicine
    University health Science Center
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • May 1998
    Medical university of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1993
    Georgia State University
    Masters of Science, Molecular Genetics
  • 1990
    Boston University, Boston, MA
    B.A. Biology
Dr. Appel

Ronald B. Joseph, M.D., F.A.C.S.,C.I.M.E.,F.A.C.F.E

Education:

  • 1970
    Northwestern University
    Medical School, M.D.
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967
    Northwestern University, B.S. Medicine
    Evanston, Illinois

    Internship:

  • 1971-1975
    Mayo Graduate School of Medicine – Orthopedic Surgery
    Rochester, Minnesota

    Fellowship Post Graduate:

  • 1976
    Hand & Microvascular Surgery
    Dr. Jack Tupper Samuel Merritt Hospital
    Oakland, California
Dr. Appel

Dr. Phillip A. Pullen D.O.

Florida Osteopathic Physician License | Florida DEA License | Board Certified by the AOBOS

Work Experience:

  • October 2008 - March 2012
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    Physicians Group of Florida
  • May 2007 - October 2008
    Staff Orthopedic Surgeon
    Tampa Bay Bone and Joint
  • August 2004 - May 2007
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    Grablin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

    Education:

  • 1999-2004
    Orthopedic Residency and Internship
    Garden City Hospital
    Michigan State University
    Detroit, MI
  •  
    Residency Rotations at Children's Hospital
    Dr. Peter Trafton, Fellowship Director
    Tampa General
  •  
    D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Des Moines University
  • B.S bachelors of Science in Biology
    Marquette University
    Milwaukee, WI

    Teaching Experience:

  • 2003 - 2004
    Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery
    Michigan State University
  • 2005 - Present
    Clinical Staff
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2000 - Present
    Clinical Staff
    Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Bush

Earl C. Mills M.D., FACS

Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery January - 1980 | License: State of New York - 1970 | License: State of Michigan - 1972 | License: District of Columbia - #00803 - 1975 | License: State of Maryland - #018196 - 1976 | License: State of Virginia #010103097 - 1982 | License: State of Kansas – 2000 | License: State of Florida---2010

    Work Experience:

  • 2003
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Kansas College of Medicine, Wichita, KS
  • July 15th 2011 - Present
    Neurosurgeon
    Calhoun Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery LLC
    2750 Coral Way,Ste 200 Miami, FL, 33145
  • June 01 2006 - February 5th 2011
    Neurosurgeon
    North Central Ohio Physician Services
    1005 Bellafontaine Ave. Suite 350 Lima OH 45804
  • October 01, 2000 - March 31, 2006
    Neurosurgeon
    Wichita ClinicWichita, KS
  • April 30, 1998 - June 30 2006
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Dept. Of Surgery, Division of Surgery
    College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • July 01, 1976 - April 15, 1998
    Private Practice Clinical Neurosurgery
    Washington D.C.
  • July 01, 1982 - April 30 1998
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Dept. Of Surgery
    School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • July 01, 1981 - June 30, 1983
    Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
    Montgomery General Hospital
    Olney M.D.
  • July 01, 1975 - June 30, 1976
    Staff Fellow, Surgical Neurology
    National Institutes of Health, Division of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke
    Bethesda, MD
  • July 01, 1974 - June 30, 1973
    Resident, Neurological Surgery Institute
    Henry Ford Hospital
    Detroit, MI
  • July 01, 1969 - June 30, 1971
    Intern and Resident; General Surgery
    Harlem Hospital Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York, NY

    Education:

  • October 06 2004 - June 2006 Bachelor's Degree, History
    Northwestern California University School of Law
    Sacramento, CA
  • September 2003 - August 2004
    Saratoga University School of Law
    San Jose, CA
  • August 2001- June 2003
    Presidents College of Law
    Wichita, KS
  • May 17 2001
    MINI MBA W. Frank Barton School of Business
    Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS
  • September 1965 - June 1969
    Degree - Doctor of Medicine(M.D.)
    Washington D.C.
  • September 1961 - June 1965
    Flak University
    Degree - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    Nashville, TN