Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines.
Michael Goldberger, MD, of Tri-County Orthopedics in Morristown, N.J., will provide free foot examinations and care to area homeless Nov. 19.
Healthcare technology company PeerWell unveiled an addition to its platform designed for outpatient joint replacement centers.
Press Ganey honored Shoreview, Minn.-based Fulcrum Health's ChiroCare network with a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award.
Medscape interviewed 4,000-plus physicians in 25-plus specialties about malpractice lawsuit experiences.
New York City-based NYU Langone raised more than $1.3 million and recognized Patrick Meere, MD, Tarek Sherif and Sophie Nicholson at its annual Musculoskeletal Ball Nov. 14.
Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of Manchester-based New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, highlights reimbursements, regulations and lawsuits as the three greatest obstacles currently impacting independent spine surgeons. He also considers whether independent spine surgeons will be able to remain so moving forward.
Jean Drouin, MD, CEO and founder of Clarity Health Solutions, discusses how organizations can leverage technology to overcome obstacles in the healthcare industry as well as drive collaboration among staff.
Bethesda, Md.-based The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics hired Brian Mathias as chief clinical officer.

10. 3 best investments for physicians from Dr. Larry Teuber

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:40
By the time they are 50 years old, 56 percent of physicians have a net worth of $1 million to $5 million, and around 15 percent of all orthopedic surgeons report a net worth exceeding $5 million, according to the Medscape "Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2017."
The Congressional Budget Office reported Medicare payments to providers would witness a $25 billion cut in 2018 if a new tax bill is passed, according to Medscape.
The Association of American Medical Colleges unveiled its board of directors for the 2017 to 2018 term.

13. Orthopedics among top 5 specialties for lawsuits

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:54
Medscape interviewed 4,000-plus physicians in 25-plus specialties about malpractice lawsuit experiences.
Scott E. Porter, MD, is the director-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute in Portage, Ind., launched its Orthopedic Urgent Care, a walk-in orthopedic clinic.
Brian Gantwerker, MD, is a neurosurgeon at The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles. Here, he shares his key thoughts on the trends and benefits for spine surgeons in private practice.
In the always-changing healthcare industry, it can be challenging for physicians, hospitals and health systems to remain competitive.
Allen Anderson, MD, 67, died in Maury County, Tenn., Nov. 12, in a farming accident, according to WKRN.com.
James L. Madara, MD, American Medical Association CEO, emphasized the opportunities and challenges in the health data space at the AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 11.

20. Trump nominates Alex Azar to lead HHS — 5 takeaways

Written by Megan Wood | Monday, 13 November 2017 21:40
President Donald Trump nominated Alex Azar, II, to lead the HHS, Medscape reports.
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