They Get Their Patients Moving

Bringing Active Back

Photography by Daniel Smyth

What’s keeping you from living an active life?

If your answer contains phrases like sports injury, arthritis or aching hips, you might consider visiting Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. They offer a full range of services for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in patients of all ages. 

The practice recently welcomed Nicole Goddard, DO, and Matt Johansen, MD, to their staff of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians.

Dr. Goddard, who hails from West Virginia, is a primary care sports medicine specialist, and she says she is happy to be seeing patients at the Wilmington College campus office and at Summit Woods in Sharonville. She particularly enjoys the professional environment and the strong sense of teamwork among the Beacon staff. “I am excited to be here,” Goddard adds. “It’s a great opportunity and I plan to make the most of it!”

She earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine in 2012 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, West Virginia, in 2015. She is fellowship-trained in sports medicine from the Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital.

Although sports medicine is Dr. Goddard’s specialty, you don’t have to be a current or former athlete to see her.

“I’m trying to help all people of all ages to move and have a healthy lifestyle, a good quality of life, enjoying the activities they want to pursue,” she says. “People want to remain healthy and I am here to promote that.”  In her spare time, Goddard enjoys swimming, playing volleyball and softball and traveling with her family. 

Dr. Johansen, who is from Columbus, is a fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements. He completed his medical degree at Wright State in Dayton in 2010. He spent his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dr. Johansen’s main goal is to get patients back to enjoying activities and moving pain free. “Age is not a limiting factor,” he says. If a patient’s quality of life is affected, I help them find a solution.”  

He sees patients at the Summit Woods, Beacon West, Beacon East and Northern Kentucky locations. Johansen describes Beacon Orthopaedics as “a great practice with great doctors,” and his new position as an exciting opportunity he is more than ready to delve into. He and his wife have three children. In his spare time, Johansen enjoys playing several sports, including tennis, golf and basketball.

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has seven locations in Greater Cincinnati. For more information, call 513.354.3700 or visit