When Donna Froseth went to see Dr. Joseph Signorelli on Dec. 1, 2015, she wanted surgery on her left knee. Froseth, now 65, had experienced constant knee pain for six years, but the question was not whether she needed total knee replacement. Signorelli “spent 35 minutes talking with me about my weight,” the retired registered nurse recalled. He then told her she surgery would have to wait.
Orthopedic surgeons divide their clinical time between patient visits and administrative work. Here’s the breakdown on how orthopedists spend their clinic hours and patient visits, based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2017.
How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker
Brian Gantwerker, MD, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses key opportunities for private practice spine surgeons in the future.
Recently published results showed patient satisfaction was associated with time with the surgeon, but not with wait time. However, many patients underestimated the length of time waited to see a provider, according to results.
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon kicks off Tuesday and in advance of it, a new analyst report shows that when it comes to bundled care, surgeons are being cautious to do joint replacement procedures.
The national shift toward value-based payment systems, including bundled payments for all services associated with a major surgery, has orthopedic surgeons focused on cost-effectiveness and potentially expensive surgical complications here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Annual Meeting.