South Bend Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery |
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine |
- Surgery of the Hand |
- Sports Medicine
- 53880 Carmichael Dr South Bend, IN 574-247-9441
Doctors in South Bend Orthopaedic Surgery
Additional Doctors at South Bend Orthopaedic Surgery
The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Bend Orthopaedic Surgery when asked is excellent. South Bend Orthopaedic Surgery has been reviewed by 296 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at South Bend Orthopaedic Surgery as provided by patient reviews is 27 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.
If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
- Surgery of the Hand
- Sports Medicine
- Indiana University School Of Medicine
- University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
- Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
- Yale University School Of Medicine
- Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Patients' Choice Award
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
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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