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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • First Health
  • Qualchoice
  • Humana
  • Multiplan

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    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.

  • Neurological Surgery

    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.

  • Pain Management

    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.

Ratings & Comments

215 ratings with 54 comments

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.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • 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
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
  • University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    River Valley Musculoskeletal Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Fort Smith, AR.

  • River Valley Orthopaedic Ctr

    Group Practice

    Fort Smith, AR

  • Primary Care Assoc

    Group Practice

    Fort Smith, AR

  • Westark Diagnostic Clinic

    Group Practice

    Fort Smith, AR

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

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.