Orthopedic Surgery • Sports Medicine

Practicing Over 21 years in the Seacoast

Rated one of the 7 Top Doctors in New Hampshire from Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Castle Connoly Top Doctors

Welcome to Nowak Orthopedic Associates

Dr. Nowak believes surgery is his last treatment option for the care of orthopedic conditions. Getting the right diagnosis using examination and investigative tools including x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI are the first steps to wellness. A non-operative approach with an emphasis on rehabilitation remain the cornerstone of Nowak Orthopedic care.

Dr. Nowak’s surgical approach stresses a minimally invasive approach. Having performed over 10,000 arthroscopic procedures demonstrates the high level of expertise required for treating extremity injuries. Utilizing the Team approach to patient-centered care involving the Primary Care Physician, specialty Physician, Physical Therapist, and Athletic Trainer ensures a rapid recovery and positive outcome.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Non-operative Treatments

We Treat The Following Conditions

Shoulder

Knee

Elbow

Hand

Meet Our Staff

Jessica Nichols is the Practice Manager for Nowak Orthopedic Associates. Prior to joining Nowak Orthopedics, she was a Scheduler at Exeter Hospital for Outpatient Diagnostics & Testing. Jess’ longest tenure was at Professional Physical Therapy where she led the administrative team for the New England region overseeing the Authorizations & Benefits Verification department for ten years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, in Recreation Management & Policy with an emphasis on Program Administration and Sport Studies.

She resides in Epping, NH with her boyfriend Dan and their cat Diego. For any administrative questions related to scheduling, billing, surgical bookings, etc.,

Jess can be contacted at [email protected] or 603-967-8033.

James Cross is the Clinical Manager for Nowak Orthopedic Associates.  James is a Nationally Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and State of New Hampshire Certified and Registered Medical Technician.  James believes patients and their safety should always come first and he strives to assist Dr. Nowak with the finest in-patient care.  Prior to coming to Nowak Orthopedics, James has 18 years of experience in the medical field across America. 

He has worked at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, and most recently Massachusetts General Hospital, Salem, MA.  He has experience in Primary Care, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Telemetry, ICU, and Med Surge. 

Please contact James with any questions, comments, or concerns at [email protected] or 603-967-8033.

Recent Posts

Physical Therapy- What to Expect

Physical Therapy- What to Expect

Many patients may benefit from Physical Therapy.  Physical Therapy should be considered as a first-line treatment option as many people respond well to a combination of manual treatment, exercise, and patient education.  Your surgeon may suggest you go to therapy to potentially avoid surgery, strengthen preoperatively, or for postoperative rehabilitation.

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Are you having chronic issues with your knees? Maybe the activities you once enjoyed are out of the picture as your joints don’t support you in the way they once did. At  Nowak Orthopedic Associates, there are effective treatments that we consider as options to help you get back to enjoying an active lifestyle. 

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Hit ’em Straight and Long

Hit ’em Straight and Long

Is your shoulder injury preventing you from having your best golf game? Perhaps your swing isn’t what it used to be. Nowak Orthopedics has solutions that are non-operative treatments.  Below are just a few conservative approaches that we consider before surgery.

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First Visit

  • Remember to register on the patient portal with Athena prior to your first visit
  • Kindly bring your license, healthcare cards at your first visit.
  • Wear shorts for lower extremity evaluation and a tank top or loose-fitting shirt for upper extremity evaluations
  • All patients are required to follow our posted Covoid-19 protocol including wearing a mask.
Covid-19 Notice

Nowak Orthopedic Associates is taking every precaution to provide a safe clinical environment.  Our waiting room has limited seating and allows for maximum social distancing.  All patients who are not vaccinated are recommended to wear a mask.  Our staff is fully vaccinated, however if you feel uncomfortable and would prefer our staff to wear a mask during your visit, kindly request.  Rooms are sanitized between each visit and the clinic is daily sanitized.


In accordance with CDC recommendations, if you have traveled out of the country, or have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms, kindly reschedule your visit.  The Coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation, and we will adjust our policy accordingly.