At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, you will receive first-class treatment through every stage of your care. Our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and professional support staff work as a team to exceed your expectations and improve your quality of life.
Our doctors have over 47 years of experience providing leading-edge treatments and performing advanced hand, forearm, shoulder, and knee procedures, while our physical therapists offer comprehensive rehabilitation services on site to help you recover from any injury or surgery.
Director of Physical Therapy
Eddie Barrera earned his doctorate of physical therapy from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and specializes in orthopedic care. He is committed to quality patient care and skilled at motivating patients with the most resistant mindset to see their therapy through.
Dr. Barrera is fluent in Spanish, which enhances coordination of care for our Spanish-speaking population. His upbeat personality and genuine smile keeps our patients committed through their recovery.
With Dr. Barrera’s leadership, the Pinnacle physical therapy and rehabilitation team offers care plans that are tailored to the patient’s individual needs in an atmosphere that is energetic and jovial.
Dr. Barrera and his therapy team work closely with Dr. Kaminsky and Dr. Sandberg to help each of our patients recover and restore function to support an active lifestyle.
Jessica Deal graduated Belmont University School of Occupational Therapy with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy here in Nashville Tennessee. Being a Nashville native, Jessica takes great pride to be a part Tennessean health improvement and stamina.
Jessica’s passion for OT developed with numerous personal experiences. As a gymnast, there were injuries requiring therapy. As a youth, her mother’s history with CRPS developed an early sensitivity to patient care of pain. The pathway to purpose led Jessica to specialize in Occupation Therapy to make a difference in the lives of those compromised with daily futility.
Jessica is excited to join the team of Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, to work closely with Dr. Abbey, Dr. Kaminsky, Leslie VanKerkhove, LOTR/CHT, and the Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Team.
Rachel Anderson graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a bachelor of science in exercise science in 2012 and earned her doctor of physical therapy from Lynchburg College in 2016. During her training, Rachel treated patients across the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics with a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Having been a track and field athlete in college, Rachel has a keen interest in working with runners and has been involved in planning and organizing races in her local communities.
Rachel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She joined the Pinnacle rehabilitation team in 2017.
Leslie L. Van Kerkhove graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She obtained her certification by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 2008. Leslie has a total of 26 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy and over 18 years of experience in Upper Extremity/Hand Rehabilitation.
Previous work experience includes a variety of settings: acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, home care, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation and skilled care.
Leslie joins Dr. Abbey at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics in providing a collaborative team approach to patient care.