New Partnership with UNC Pembroke!

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EmergeOrtho is looking forward to serving as a clinical site in its first partnership with UNC-Pembroke.  Together with North Carolina Specialty Hospital, EmergeOrtho will provide hands-on experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the UNC-P Department of Nursing, as well as pre-Occupational Therapy and pre-Physical Therapy students.

“As a former surgeon, I can attest to the importance of clinical rotations in successfully preparing students for careers in healthcare,” said UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings. “UNCP is grateful to the service-oriented leaders at EmergeOrtho for partnering with us to provide our students with invaluable hands-on experiences.”

As a multi-specialty practice, EmergeOrtho is offering clinical rotations, observations and research opportunities.

“The Department of Nursing is excited to work with EmergOrtho and NC Specialty Hospital in order to offer our students unique clinical experiences,” says Jennifer Twaddell, Phd, MSN, RN, Director of Graduate Programs and RIBN Collaborative Coordinator.  ”The opportunities provided by this collaboration are multidisciplinary and based in current research practices. Our students will truly benefit from this partnership.”

The EmergeOrtho General Surgery Specialists will be working closely with these students, and Dr. Phillip Shadduck arranged a recent site visit.

“We are looking forward to helping the UNCP School of Nursing students by providing a great clinical site for their undergraduate student rotations, graduate student rotations, and mentoring at EmergeOrtho and NCSH,” says Dr. Shadduck.

The goal is to begin in the upcoming Fall, with the 2017-2018 academic year.

“As Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, I’m committed to every avenue that helps our students be market-ready for the challenges of being a working nurse,” says Dr. Jeff Frederick, Ph.D.   “Collaborating with EmergeOrtho will be invaluable for our students in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”

 

 

Our Atheltic Trainers meet with Wake Forest Mayor!

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Vivian Jones, Mayor of Wake Forest, North Carolina, issued a Mayoral Proclamation for National Athletic Training Month!  She met with Wake Forest area Athletic Trainers earlier this month, including two EmergeOrtho Athletic Trainers! Check out our ATC’s in blue!  Nate Rice, ATC, CSCS (left of Mayor Jones) provides medical care for all sports at Heritage High School, helping keep athletes safe and healthy!  Laurie King, ATC, CSCS (right of Mayor Jones) provides athletic training and sports medicine services at Wakefield High School.

Through EmergeOrtho’s Sports Medicine Outreach Program, each Athletic Trainer works with at least two schools in the greater Triangle area.  We are proud to be involved with Wake Forest schools!

National Athletic Trainers Month recognizes the important work that ATC’s do to ensure the safety and health of student athletes in the community.  They work closely with the students and coaches at practices and games, and ensure that any injuries are appropriately addressed.

Dr. Mark Burt, Team Physician for Heritage High School, is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in conjunction with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  Dr. Shepherd Rosenblum, Team Physician for Wakefield High School, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, and cartilage repair.  In addition to comprehensive Orthopaedic Care, EmergeOrtho Wake Forest-Wakefield offers rehabilitation medicine, general surgery, bariatric surgery, rheumatology, physical therapy, x-ray, bone health services, and an urgent care.  To schedule an appointment here, call (919) 453-5740.

If you’ve got a Wake Weekly subscription, check out the article here: http://www.wakeweekly.com/town-raises-awareness-for-athletic-trainers/

It’s National Athletic Training Month!

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers.  At EmergeOrtho, we are proud to have certified Athletic Trainers working in our clinics, physical therapy, and out on the field with athletes in the community!

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Dr. Viens’ Research Highlighted! Lateral Ankle Ligament Sprains, Secondary Reconstructions, and Allograft Reconstructions

If you get the Journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, you probably saw Dr. Viens cited in the cover ad!

After his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Viens pursued a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery of the foot and ankle at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.  Originally published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, his fellowship research is still referenced frequently today.  The two-part study was about treatment of lateral ankle ligament sprains and various techniques of secondary reconstructions, and allograft reconstructions.  These conditions are of particular interest to Dr. Viens, whose expertise from his fellowship has been further enhanced by his subsequent years specializing in Foot and Ankle at EmergeOrtho.

In addition to this article, he has co-authored publications in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Arthroplasty, and Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.  He also co-authored the introductory chapter of the latest AAOS/AOFAS textbook on ankle replacement with his fellowship mentor!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Viens, just call (919) 220-5255.

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National Women Physicians Day

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Celebrate Today and Pave the Way for Tomorrow – National Women Physicians Day

To recognize, honor, and celebrate female physicians and their contributions to healthcare, February 3rd has been declared National Women Physicians Day. This date also marks the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female physician in the U.S., who opened the door for the hundreds of thousands of female physicians who came after her.

Communities around the nation are asked to observe this holiday to celebrate how far we have come as a society in empowering females to choose careers in medicine, and to recognize the progress we still must make to support the development and equality of women in medicine. Female doctors are an integral part of our patient-centered healthcare system, yet today females only make up a third of the physician workforce. In a traditionally male-dominated field, female physicians often face challenges that their male counterparts do not, including unequal pay, gender bias, sexual harassment, and a workplace that tends to be inflexible to the needs of women who wish to have families and a medical career.

During National Women Physicians Day, efforts will center around honoring the physicians who paved the way for women in medicine, increasing awareness of the sacrifices and obstacles female physicians must overcome, inspiring the future generation of female physicians and pushing our society towards greater equality of the sexes within this field.

 

Physician Moms Group (PMG) was founded in November 2014 by Dr. Hala Sabry in an effort to bring together women physicians, who are also parents, so that they can collaborate and support each other while sharing their medical expertise in an open forum. The PMG mission is to provide resources, a platform to network, and an opportunity to share information with like- minded individuals. The PMG network includes over 65,000 women physicians of all specialties across the globe. For more information, visit mypmg.com.

 

EmergeOrtho PA, Krista Bartlett, PA-C, Receives National Recognition!

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EmergeOrtho PA Receives National Recognition

Johns Creek, GA, Jan. 11, 2017 – Krista Kathleen Bartlett, PA-C, who is employed by EmergeOrtho, has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Bartlett was recognized for earning a CAQ in Orthopaedic Surgery, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national exam in this specialty area. She is one of only four Certified PAs in North Carolina to earn a CAQ in Orthopaedic Surgery since the program’s inception in 2011.

“Certified PAs are prepared and proven providers who contribute real value to the healthcare of this nation,” says Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C, president and CEO of NCCPA. “They graduate from demanding masters-level programs, pass a rigorous certification exam, and maintain certification at the highest level through continuing medical education programs and retesting throughout their careers. Certified PAs increase access to care for patients in every specialty and clinical setting, including those that are historically underserved.”

CAQs are offered to certified PAs in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, orthopaedic surgery, nephrology, pediatrics and psychiatry.

 About the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for physician assistants (PAs) in the United States. The PA-C credential is awarded by NCCPA to PAs who fulfill certification, certification maintenance and recertification requirements. There are more than 115,500 certified PAs in the U.S. today. For more information, visit www.PAsDoThat.net.

Sushil is now a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist!

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Physical Therapist Sushil Ramchandani, PT, MHA, OCS, CKTP, CTPS, is now a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist!

The CTPS designates his ability to train the physical aspects of tennis performance and injury prevention. As a certified member of the International Tennis Performance Association, he is educated in the major areas needed to be able to train tennis players in an effective and efficient manner for success on the courts.

Sushil sees patients at the Southpoint location of EmergeOrtho, formerly Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.

Congratulations, Sushil!

 

New Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon! Welcome, Dr. Kurt Voos!

We are pleased to welcome a spine specialist to serve patients in Wilson, Raleigh, and our new Brier Creek office!

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Dr. Voos is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who treats conditions including low back pain, scoliosis, trauma spine surgery, spondylolisthesis, and herniated discs.

New Building: EmergeOrtho Office Opens in Brier Creek!

 

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JANUARY 3, 2017 – EmergeOrtho is opening a new 30,000 square foot building in Brier Creek this week to provide comprehensive Orthopaedic and Specialty care to Wake County.  Located at 7850 Brier Creek Parkway, the location will offer Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Bone Health, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and an after-hours Orthopaedic Urgent Care. The Brier Creek office will be comprised of experienced, board-certified providers who have been treating patients at other Triangle locations of EmergeOrtho, formerly Triangle Orthopaedic Associates.

“We formed EmergeOrtho to preserve the private practice model, a standard of care that puts the patient first.  We are proud to expand our services in Wake County with this new, state-of-the-art facility,” says Dr. Thomas Dimmig, acting president of EmergeOrtho.

The location of the new office furthers EmergeOrtho’s dedication to patient-centered care by further simplifying outpatient surgery.  The Brier Creek clinic is located adjacent to Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center, a 10,000 square foot single-specialty surgery center dedicated to Orthopaedics.  Patients scheduled for outpatient procedures will be able to have pre-op appointments, surgery, follow-up care, and physical rehabilitation in one convenient area.

The new office is also near another EmergeOrtho facility, a partnership with D1 Sports, located at 6330 Mount Herman Road providing physical therapy and sports medicine.

EmergeOrtho has 49 office locations in 21 counties from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina.  The name change came in August of 2016 as four physician-owned practices joined  in a common mission of delivering innovative, streamlined, patient-centered care, empowering patients to emerge stronger.

Dr. Belhorn Receives Certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound!

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Rheumatologist Linda Belhorn recently obtained certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound through the American College of Rheumatology. Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound can assist in the early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis as well as other soft tissue disorders including tendinitis and bursitis.

Dr. Belhorn has been practicing Rheumatology in Durham since 1999.  She sees patients at the Chapel Hill and Durham offices of EmergeOrtho, formerly Triangle Orthopaedics. Her clinical interests include general rheumatology as well as the connective tissue diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Dr. Stellpflug is another EmergeOrtho rheumatologist with an RhMSUS, seeing patients in Raleigh.

Free Seminar: Tommy John and Related Injuries in Baseball

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Dr. Kuremsky will be giving a talk on injury prevention in throwing sports on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM.

Anyone is welcome. Parents, athletes, trainers, therapists!

“We will review injuries and treatment, then have an open discussion. The exchange of ideas last year was the best part and people stayed an extra 90 minutes to continue discussing,” said Dr. Kuremsky.

The talk will be at our Apex office at 910 West Williams Street.

The event is free but space is limited! Please RSVP by January 18 to BSherrell@triangleortho.com or 919.281.1958.

 

 

EmergeOrtho physicians at the 9th Triennial Meeting of the Duke Hand Club!

EmergeOrtho‘s own physicians, Dr’s. Craig Rineer, Mack Aldridge, Richard Moore and Shawn Hocker, recently attended the 9th Triennial meeting of the Duke Hand Club that took place in Argentina.  Dr. Aldridge sees patients in the Triangle, and Drs. Rineer, Moore, and Hocker are in Wilmington.  The Duke Hand Club is a non-profit organization that allows physicians and educators to share surgery practices and information regarding surgery of the hand.  EmergeOrtho physicians at the Duke Hand Club!

 

Dr. Aldridge is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has received his certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Hand Surgery. He is past president of both the Duke Hand Club and the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Aldridge is currently seeing patints at our Southpoint, Durham ( William Penn Plaza), and Chapel Hill locations.

For more information please contact us at 919-220-5255 | Triangleortho.com

Coming Soon! New Office in Brier Creek!

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EmergeOrtho is proud to be opening a new building in January!  Conveniently located in Brier Creek, the building is 30,000 square feet and will include space for Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Urgent Care.  This will be the 10th Orthopaedic Urgent Care in the greater Triangle area.

The building is located across from Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center, the physician-owned outpatient facility where many EmergeOrtho surgeons operate.

EmergeOrtho will be moving out of the American Institute of Healthcare and Fitness in North Raleigh at the end of the year. Patients of Drs. Kerner and Solic will be able to continue their care with these providers at the new Brier Creek office, or at our Duraleigh Road location.

New Rheumatologist: A Warm Welcome to Dr. Samya Mohammad!!!

We are very pleased to introduce Samya Mohammad, D.O., a rheumatologist seeing patients in Raleigh and Southpoint. With 9 rheumatologists, we are the largest physician-owned rheumatology practice in the state of North Carolina!

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EmergeOrtho Featured in Business NC!

In a special issue about Orthopaedics, Business North Carolina discusses our creation of EmergeOrtho and the advantages of physician-owned practices in delivering care of the highest quality and minimum cost.

“We’re looking to change the whole paradigm of how health care is delivered,” says Dimmig, who is EmergeOrtho’s president. “Initially, we adapted and innovated just to survive, and when we figured out how well that worked, we used it to thrive. This is 100% physician-owned, independent physician owned, driven and led. The physician is the one with the pen who orders the MRI, who orders the surgery, and the one who knows how to take care of patients. We think we should make those decisions rather than the big company who doesn’t have that [patient] contact day to day. The goal is to provide high-quality care at accessible locations. It’s about quality and cost. We at Triangle have been driving that train for so long, but we feel this new organization can do a better job.”

Read the article here!

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New Rheumatologist: Welcome, Dr. Orlowsky!

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Eric Orlowsky, MD is treating patients at our Durham location.

His clinical interests include inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout, as well as other autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Orlowsky is Board Certified in the subspecialty of Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

EmergeOrtho Featured in Orthopedics This Week!

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EmergeOrtho was highlighted in Orthopedics This Week in its efforts to preserve the private practice model by forming a state-wide group.

Orthopedics This Week is the most widely read publication in the Orthopedics industry.  Aimed at clinicians, nurses, administrators, staff, suppliers, manufacturers, scientists, sales people, regulators, investors and consultants,  Orthopedics This Week publishes breaking Orthopaedic news 40 times each year.

The article discusses changes in healthcare industry rules and regulations that threaten the private-practice model, and the collaborative effort to create EmergeOrtho.  As Dr. Dimmig explains in the publication,  “this is all about quality for the patient. Obviously, we want to be independent and successful. But, for us, the end game is to provide a product that is accessible to the patient that has high quality and good outcomes for a cost that is understandable to them. Bringing consumerism back to medicine is important to us.”

And further, “The independent physicians in our system provide care at a lesser cost than hospitals or health systems are able to provide. We do not bill facility fees or HOPD (Hospital Outpatient Department). Therefore, costs of care in the independent world are often lower than if you are going to see a hospital employed physician in general.”

Read the article here to learn about changes in Orthopaedics and healthcare and the business model of EmergeOrtho!

 

New Physician: Welcome Dr. David Marks, Pain Psychiatrist

Introducing a new provider in Rehabilitation Medicine! David Marks, MD is a Pain Psychiatrist, seeing patients in our Chapel Hill and Durham offices. Welcome, Dr. Marks!

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New Physician: Welcome, Dr. Kajal Zalavadia, Bariatrician!

Kajal Zalavadia, MD, is joining Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina to provide patients with non-surgical treatments for weight loss.  Dr. Zalavadia was one of the first physicians to be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

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New Physician: Welcome, Dr. Michael Merz!

We are pleased to welcome Michael Merz, MD to EmergeOrtho! He will be seeing patients in our Chapel Hill and Durham (William Penn Plaza) offices, specializing in Hip and Knee Preservation and Replacement Surgery.
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