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Mary Rechtoris

Mary Rechtoris

Indian River County officials charged 51-year-old orthopedic spine surgeon Johnny Benjamin, MD, with felony fentanyl trafficking, robbery and grand theft, according to TC Palm.

Athletes have much to consider if they hope to operate at their highest potential. In addition to skill, an athlete's ability to thrive in his/her field also depends on nutrition, recovery and collaboration among providers.

The sports medicine field has undergone major transformations in the last 10 years as research continues to drive clinical decision-making and surgical techniques become increasingly innovative. Oak Brook, Ill.-based Athletico Physical Therapy, an outpatient provider of musculoskeletal care, is an organization that has made a name for itself in the physical therapy field.

Innovative technologies and techniques are continually erupting in the spine field, with surgeons now able to perform surgery less invasively. Improvements within the field allow surgeons to push the envelope, devising techniques and treatment plans to yield excellent patient outcomes.

Opioid use is a pervasive problem and many Americans abuse and misuse these prescription medications daily. Medscape published a study's findings analyzing the number of patients reporting they had unused opioids.

 

Tennessee's largest orthopedic surgery group, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, opened an urgent care/injury clinic earlier this year.

Oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, is the new president-elect of the American Medical Association, effective June 2017.

Duke guard Frank Jackson underwent right foot surgery this week, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Brian Woebkenberg, MD, joined Norris & Blessinger Orthopaedics & Spine in Jasper, Ind., according to Dubois County Free Press.

The industry will continue pushing healthcare leaders to lower costs, and many providers are unaware of the significant savings they can accrue by fine-tuning their revenue cycle management process. Johnson City, Tenn.-based Watauga Orthopaedics, an independent orthopedic practice, previously devoted a large chunk of manpower and resources to connecting with patients prior to appointments and locating the best contact person for payers to collect on claims. These practices drained the practice of money as well as viable staff members.

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