The Whole Health JRT Staff

Full Comprehensive Care for Minimally INVASIVE Hip & Knee Replacements

Surgery being perform by Dr. Molli and a colleague

At Whole Health, our philosophy hinges upon an integrative and carefully orchestrated team of medical professionals and orthopedic surgeons in Meadville, Pa. In order to master accountable care, our determined staff takes on the responsibilities of assessing pre-surgical risks and setting patients up for success. We’ve made it our mission to educate and medically optimize patients prior to surgery in order to minimize any potential complications or poor outcomes that may be predicted pre-operatively based upon the patient’s pre-surgical health assessment.

Our Team of Experienced Medical Professionals | Physician Assistants & Orthopedic Surgeons in Meadville, Pa.

From Left to right - Dr. Scullin, Dr. Frndak, Dr. Molli, and Dr. Milam

Whole Health Orthopedic Institute is comprised of a team of skilled medical professionals, led by our surgeon, that share the common goal of providing excellent, uncompromised orthopedic care to our patients and to our community. In fact, we are the only board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in Meadville, Pa, and we employ three board-certified physician assistants with over 60 years of combined experience. By utilizing a common passion for health care, we are capable of working collaboratively to bring you the best plan to optimize the results of your joint replacement procedure, all without the need for a referral from a primary care physician. Whole Health’s team is comprised of an unbelievable amount of professional health care workers, including:

  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Doctor
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Medical Assistants
  • Schedulers / Coordinators
  • Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Operating Room Nurses
  • Certified Scrub Technicians
  • Orthopedic Implant Representatives
  • Orthopedic Engineers
  • Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Nurses
  • Floor Nurses and Nursing Aides
  • Anesthesiologists / Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

At Whole Health, we pride ourselves on providing unmatched orthopedic care for both you and your family. Our physicians and physician assistants have come together to collaborate and share their collective expertise to ensure your utmost satisfaction and superb clinical outcome.

Our Physicians

Dr. Ryan Molli

Ryan G. Molli, D.O., F.A.A.H.K.S.

Dr. Molli is the founder and CEO of Whole Health Orthopedic Institute, which opened in January 2018. He is a native of Northwestern Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate and medical school in Erie, PA at Mercyhurst College and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) respectively. He then completed a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency in the Metro-Detroit area through the St. John-Providence Health System. Upon completion of his residency, he completed an intense one-year Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Fellowship in Columbus, OH. Dr. Molli practiced in a private practice setting in the Metro-Detroit area as an Adult Reconstruction specialist for nearly 5 years before relocating back to his hometown of Meadville, PA in 2015. Dr. Molli had a vision of creating an Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Center of Excellence, which is focused on quality sub-specialty orthopedic care and the total “patient experience”. When he created Whole Health Orthopedic Institute, it was created as a practice dedicated to pre-operative risk stratification, medical optimization, unparalleled pre-operative preparation/education, and exceptional surgical/post-surgical care. In addition to all of these medical components are ongoing data-driven research projects along with innovative practice development projects.

In addition to Dr. Molli’s clinical practice, he is an avid orthopedic consultant and surgical proctor that travels both nationally and internationally to teach direct anterior total hip procedures, patient-specific total knee procedures and unicompartment knee replacement procedures. He has traveled and lectured all over the United States as well as in multiple European countries, Canada and Australia. He is one of only 4 designing surgeons on the Medacta MOTO Partial Knee Replacement project, which was globally released in March 2018 at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Molli has been published in multiple medical journals over the years and currently participates in multiple ongoing research projects. He established the Whole Health Research Institute along with Molli Medical Consulting Company (M2C2), which is an orthopedic implant/instrument and practice development consulting company. He is constantly refining his surgical and practice techniques in order to better serve his patients and his community. His passion for orthopedic adult reconstruction and continual desire to establish “best-practice” strategies places him in a very unique category of orthopedic innovators and teachers.

Philip A. Frndak D.O.

Philip A. Frndak, D.O., F.A.A.H.K.S.

Dr. Frndak began a practice in orthopedic surgery in our tristate area in 1994. At that time, he was the only surgeon in the region with fellowship training in hip and knee replacement. Under his guidance, Meadville Medical Center garnered numerous state and national awards for joint replacement including: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, National Premier Award for Excellence in Total Joint Arthroplasty, The Blue Distinction Award for Hip and Knee Replacement, and Health Grades 5-Star Recipient for both Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement.

Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Frndak received an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. His education and three years of practice as a Physical Therapist created a unique appreciation for the use of proper timing as well as techniques in postoperative rehabilitation. This expertise continues to be a hallmark of his patient care approach.

Following medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Frndak proceeded to complete a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Doctors Hospital of Columbus, Ohio. Subsequently, he concluded a fellowship in the reconstruction of the adult hip and knee under world-renowned joint replacement surgeons Dr. Thomas Mallory and Dr. Adolph Lombardi. He currently maintains Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Frndak values rigorous standards in scientific research directed toward optimizing patient outcomes. He offers professional peer-review services for Arthroplasty Today, a professional joint replacement journal, and conducts educational seminars for orthopedic residents in Applied Anatomy and Surgical Approaches.

When Whole Health  Institute opened in January 2018, Dr. Frndak commenced an association with Dr. Ryan Molli. They are dedicated to continuing exceptional patient medical/surgical care as well as the advancement of research in the field of hip and knee joint replacement.

Daniel L. Milam D.O.

John P. Scullin, III, M.D.

Dr. John P. Scullin is a Board-Certified orthopedic surgery specialist originally from Greenville, PA with over 53 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Scullin is the founder of Greenville Orthopedic Institute. We are honored to have him join our Whole Health team of surgeons. 

He attended Cornell University, received his medical degree from St Louis University School of Medicine and completed an internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Scullin served as a General Medical Officer, United States Navy Lieutenant Commander from 1970-1973. 

Dr. Scullin is accredited and involved with a number of professional societies including: Mercer County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, ISAKOS–International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Irish American Orthopedic Society, Board of Directors & President of American College of Surgeons and American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Scullin is married with five children.

 

Carl Y. Seon, M.D., F.A.A.O.S

Carl Y. Seon, M.D., F.A.A.O.S

Dr. Carl Y. Seon is a Board-certified, Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeon with nearly 20 years experience in Shoulder and Elbow surgery. Dr.Seon is qualified to identify and treat trauma to the musculoskeletal system, such as the joints, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. After reaching a specific medical diagnosis, Dr. Seon will normally turn to surgery when all other treatment methods are already exhausted or eliminated.

He graduated from the prestigious Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University and quickly became a partner at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine of Erie. We are honored to have Dr. Seon join our team during this time of expansion and incredible growth for Whole Health.

 

  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Medical School: The State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)
  • Orthopedic Residency: Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University/Rothman Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Certificate of Added Qualification Sports Medicine by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of Arthroscopy Association of North America

Physician Assistants

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Renee M. Ray, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
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Barbara K. Hoffman, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
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Jacob D. Snyder, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Testimonials

Had my left knee done 6 weeks ago, no pain, cant say enough good about your staff.  Have recommended 5 people to your trusted care.  Great job! Having my right knee done next, and looking forward to it!

Thomas G.

Dr. Molli and staff are fantastic, on time, professional, and personable.  Staff at Edgewood were also very professional.  Made the surgical experience as enjoyable as a surgery can be.  I was willing to stay an extra day for the meals and staff!

Mike D.

I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery and found Dr. Molli’s protocol not difficult at all.  The staff both at Whole Health and Edgewood were helpful, considerate and caring.

Jane C.

My surgery went very well and from beginning to the end I was very comfortable with all the stuff I came in contact with.  I was truly impressed with the organization of the office and also Dr. Molli’s expertise and bedside manner – Great Experience!

Douglas D.

If I would have known how much better I would have felt I would have done it much sooner!  Great Job Dr. Molli!

Katrina G.

When you can have a partial knee replacement at 10:30am and be home making yourself an omelet by 5:00pm, you know your surgeon has done a good job!  This was the 2nd knee replacement Dr. Molli has done for me .  I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.  We’re very fortunate that Dr. Molli returned to our area to provide world class care right here in Crawford County.

Sue H.

My hip replacement experience was very efficient and easy.  Needing a hip is much more painful than getting a hip.  Thank You!

Michael K.

I had both of my hips replaced last fall, the second one completed a year ago yesterday. We have since moved to Virginia, but I wanted to send a picture of me up on the ladder, painting the barn, so Dr. Molli could see how well I am doing! I’m so thankful for the great job that Dr. Molli did! If he doesn’t remember me, I am the farmer whose hips he had to chisel out since they hadn’t moved for years! Thank you again.

Erich B.

This medical procedure and related activity was, by far, the absolute best I have encountered!  I am without reservation, 100% satisfied with my surgical outcome and will return for my other knee.  Thank you to all staff involved.

Walter K.

Everyone was pleasant and professional.  They were concerned about pain level and were accommodating.  Pleased with the results of my new knees!

Jane Z.