Dr. Bailee Croy
PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Clinic Director
I grew up just outside of Savannah, Georgia all of my life. Growing up I played tennis and ran cross country. I attended UGA to major in Sport and Exercise Science and then moved to Atlanta to attend Mercer University for my DPT. I was placed in Jacksonville for two, four month long rotations and fell in love with the area, so I packed up and moved down here after graduation! I have worked in both the inpatient and outpatient setting since graduating with my DPT. I began working at Brooks Bartram Crossing and would treat patients of many diagnoses – ortho, neuro, and cardio. From there I decided I wanted to move to the outpatient setting and I went to work at the Ponte Vedra office of Southeast Orthopedic Specialists. I worked there for about 2 years and was exposed to a large volume of patients which allowed for many learning experiences. I came on with Direct Orthopedic Therapy in March of 2022.
Be positive and be dependable. I feel like the world can never have enough of either of those.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
-The Man in the Arena
I like to say that I treat people, not injuries. So, I work with anyone who falls into the category of “people” who feel they are not where they want to be or who have something they want to be better at. That may be a high school athlete with a shoulder injury, an older adult who is overcoming orthopedic surgery and wants to get back to playing pickleball, or someone who simply wants to take a walk around their neighborhood without worrying about falling. If you’re a person with a goal – I want to help you on your journey. Too often, we hear or see how messy healthcare in our country can be. Whether it is lack of communication between different providers about a patient problem, the patient not feeling like they are being listened to before they are being moved on from to the next patient, or feeling like they don’t know their provider enough to open up to them and trust them with what may really be going on. I want the people I work with to not only know that I am there to help them with physical ailments, but to be their advocate and a friendly face when they need it.
There are so many reasons I enjoy working here. The people, the environment, and the quality time. All of my coworkers are simply fun, positive people to be around and who doesn’t love that? Whether I am treating in someone’s home or at our clinic – there is a relaxing feeling to it that I feel creates an environment for healing. Getting to have one on one time with every patient not only helps me be the best clinician I can be for them, but it also lets us get to know each other on a personal level to really drive a successful PT journey for the patient.
What’s Bailee Reading, Listening To, or Watching?
- Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Healing to Healed by Sonia Choquette (Book)
- Anything Colleen Hoover writes
What is Bailee’s favorite guilty pleasure?
A 2 o clock in the afternoon overpriced iced coffee – there’s nothing better – except maybe a really good chocolate chip cookie.
In my free time I’m usually taking Asher (my dog/baby) to the park, riding bikes on 1st street with my fiance, watching the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturdays in the fall and of course – running.