Pinnacle Orthopedic & Spine Sp.
- Orthopedic Surgery |
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine |
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation |
- Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery
- 700 Michigan Ave Buffalo, NY 716-857-5700
Doctors in Pinnacle Orthopedic & Spine Sp.
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pinnacle Orthopedic & Spine Sp. when asked is excellent. Pinnacle Orthopedic & Spine Sp. has been reviewed by 95 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Pinnacle Orthopedic & Spine Sp. as provided by patient reviews is 28 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.
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.
Orthopedic reconstructive surgeons deal with injuries and deformities of your bones and muscles. If you ever need a hip, knee or shoulder replacement — whether due to a sports injury or aging — an orthopedic surgeon will consult with you and answer any questions you have before scheduling an operation. After surgery, you’ll have a few checkups to ensure everything heals properly.
In addition to shoulders, hips and knees, they deal with injuries everywhere from your ankles and feet to your elbows and hands — and even your spine. They also help treat birth defects related to bones and muscles as well as degenerative conditions like osteoporosis and muscular dystrophy.
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery
- University Of Calgary Faculty Of Medicine
- Mcgill University
- University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Queens University Faculty Of Health Sciences
Health Insurance Accepted
- Independent Health
- BCBS Blue Card
- Highmark BCBS
- Empire BCBS
- MVP Health Plan
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
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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