River Valley Musculoskeletal Center
- Orthopedic Surgery |
- Neurological Surgery |
- Pain Management
- 3501 We Knight Dr Fort Smith, AR 479-709-7000
Doctors in River Valley Musculoskeletal Center
Additional Doctors at River Valley Musculoskeletal Center
The Overall Average Patient Rating of River Valley Musculoskeletal Center when asked is excellent. River Valley Musculoskeletal Center has been reviewed by 215 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at River Valley Musculoskeletal Center as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Neurological Surgery
- Pain Management
- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
- Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Top 10 Doctor - State
- Top 10 Doctor - City
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing