- 3555 S National Ave, Springfield, MO
- 4.3 average rating
- 1 specialty
- 1 affiliated hospital
- 8 insurance providers
- 2 awards
- 2 schools
- 11 minutes avg wait time
- 2 are board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 2 are rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 1 is female
- 1 specialty
- 8 health insurance companies
- 4.3 average overall rating
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
Doctors in Southwest Spine & Sports
- Dr. Katie Weatherhogg MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Loveland, CO
- Dr. Boyd Crockett MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Springfield, MO
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
Southwest Spine & Sports is affiliated with the following hospital
- Cox North Hospital Springfield, MO 65802
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
- University Of Minnesota Medical School
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.