Boston Sports & Shoulder Center
- Orthopedic Surgery |
- Sports Medicine |
- Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
- 830 Boylston St Chestnut Hill, MA 617-264-1100
Doctors in Boston Sports & Shoulder Center
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center when asked is excellent. Boston Sports & Shoulder Center has been reviewed by 275 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Boston Sports & Shoulder Center as provided by patient reviews is 19 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 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.
An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon can consult and operate on injuries and issues that may affect the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and joints in your foot and ankle. Arthritis, bunions and flat feet are just a few of the issues that a foot and ankle surgeon might help you with.
Any kind of reconstructive surgery or surgery needed to treat a sports-related injury would also land you in the care of a foot and ankle surgeon. However, beyond surgery, they can also offer other treatment options such as physical therapy and rehabilitation.
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
- Tufts University School Of Medicine
- University Of Massachusetts Medical School
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
- University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
- Albany Medical College
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Regional Top Doctors
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood
- Patients' Choice 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