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Three Tips to Find a Good Orthopedic Specialist

After joint damage or a disease, it’s important to reach out to an orthopedic specialist in the Fox Valley area. Find someone who’s not only good at performing the procedure, but a person to feel comfortable with to increase the confidence of a more successful treatment. That’s why one should do some good background research to find out what surgeons are available in their area. If one needs to find something for an elderly person, it’ll take a load off them, and they can relax more when it comes to getting a good physician. Also, find the least risky procedure, because a doctor must work through tissues, muscles, and tendons. Here are a few tips to help find a good doctor.

See if There Are Any Recommendations 

Each doctor has a specific area they specialize in that can make them valuable to a patient. A good first step is to go online and look at the feedback of different doctors in the area. Are there more positive reviews compared to negative ones? What is the size and the general motif of a particular facility? By getting the answer to these questions early, it’ll make it easier to narrow down the search to a few people. If the preliminary search doesn’t help, always seek a second opinion from the primary doctor. They may have access to doctors in different facilities. Another thing to do is to see if the physician is board certified.

What Type of Experience Do They Have in Performing Procedures? 

Whether it’s an anterior or posterior treatment, find out where the physician’s expertise lies. Also, see if the success rate is high for a particular procedure. This is important to note, because the individual’s purpose might be different. Additionally, a patient wants to pick the choice with the least complications. By having a more realistic view of what goes on, it’ll save time and money from a possible unsuccessful trip. Not only do they want to choose a physician with great experience and education, but they need to be trustworthy.

Build More Trust Through Asking Questions to Clear Up Concerns 

Before consulting with physicians, have some questions ready to get an idea of what’s in store for the procedure. Ask them the length of the surgery and what to do to prepare for it. Additionally, one can ask if there are any payment plans available. Surgeries can be expensive, so it’s good to know the affordability of one. Find out what type of procedure would work for a particular injury. If the doctor is well-versed, it’ll build more confidence in the patient that they will be able to receive a great treatment.

These are a few tips to help get the right specialist to perform the procedure.

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Request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries. OSI has outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.