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Lasik Story

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A bright-eyed college senior, I sat in the leather exam room chair for my first LASIK consult. I had chosen the nearest ophthalmologist in my small town, to evaluate my candidacy. “Do you have any questions for me?”, the doctor asked as he twisted off the cap on the bottle of eye drops. My mind…

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Hip Surgery Story

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Wednesday evening, the phone rang, and those dreaded words came across the earpiece; your mother is in the emergency room and has fallen and broken her right hip. To create context for this story, allow me a moment to give you some relevance to my mother as an individual. She has been an independent soul…

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Surgeons: Direct Access to Employers

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We are a group of surgeons who wish to restore credibility in the healthcare system. Too many patients are getting surgery they do not need and too many are suffering from poor outcomes at the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Learn how our outcomes-based surgeon referral platform helps empower patients to make well-informed decisions. How It…

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ASCs and Hospitals: Direct Access to Employers

surgery room

Hospitals are growing their physical plant with more operating rooms. Plus, surgery centers are sprouting up all over the nation in response to growing demand for surgical services. Despite this demand, most hospitals and surgery centers still must learn how to get more patients because they have under-utilized operating rooms. Reasons for this include block-time under-utilization related…

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Unnecessary Surgery

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10-25% of surgeries in certain specialties performed in the United States may be unnecessary, according to governmental and academic sources. Since 2005, more than 1,000 surgeons have made payments to settle or close malpractice claims in surgical cases that involved allegations of unnecessary procedures. When unnecessary surgery occurs, nobody wins. Not only is it a blatant violation…

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