DoctorAfter analyzing physician density, malpractice coverage, insurance competition, medical board activity, insurance mix, income tax and cost of living from across the country, Medscape released the best and worst places to practice in the United States.
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Orthopedic surgeon Scott E. Powell, MD, was elected to the MusiCares Board of Directors.
awardFour physicians have received American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Research Grants in 2013, according to an AAOS Now report.
Blue RibbonRandall W. Culp, MD, has received the Health Volunteers Overseas 2013 Golden Apple, according to an AAOS Now report.
Surgical GloveThis May, Paul Kovatis, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is scheduled to perform the first total ankle replacement at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.
dollar signHere are 10 statistics on orthopedic surgeon compensation in 2012 by practice setting from Medscape's Orthopedist Compensation Report: 2013.

1. Orthopedists who were partners in their practice reported the highest compensation, at $480,000.

2. Single-specialty, office-based group practices were the highest compensating setting, at $469,000 on average for orthopedists.

3. Office-based multispecialty group practices followed with $422,000 on average last year for orthopedists.

4. Orthopedists in healthcare organizations also reported annual compensation at $422,000 on average for 2012.

5. Orthopedists who were solo practice owners reported $405,000 last year on average.

6.  Orthopedists who were employees reported average compensation at $347,000 in 2012.

7. Orthopedists in a solo office-based practice reported receiving on average $365,000 last year.

8. Orthopedists in an outpatient clinic setting reported $200,000 on average last year.

9. Academic orthopedists reported $304,000 in average compensation.

10. Orthopedists in a hospital setting reported average compensation at $396,000.

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Capitol HillMore than 100 orthopedic surgeons plan to visit Washington DC on Thursday, May 2, to lobby members of Congress as part of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference.
SurgeonHere are seven statistics on how orthopedists plan to handle their worst payors, according to Medscape's Orthopedist Compensation Report: 2013.
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F. Paul DeGenova, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, successfully performed a less exposure surgery with SpineFrontier's spinous process plate system, Inspan.
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