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NEW - Dr. Jeff Feinblatt on KXL
4/25/2013 Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jeff Feinblatt was this morning's Providence expert on KXL In Depth, speaking of women and joint health, and promoting the upcoming Women Wellness forums on joint pain.
Please click the link below to listen to Dr. Feinblatt’s interview – which discusses why women are more susceptible to joint problems and what women can do to keep their joints healthy as they age.
Web Flash player: http://www.phsoregon.org/video/?view=t5692ef0d95e5x480x293
...or download the mp3 file here: DOWNLOAD SOUND FILE (1.82kb)
Dr. Ballard explains ShapeMatch technology for knee replacement on KATU's AM Northwest
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STAR™ Ankle Replacement Video
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Dr. Ballard featured on KPTV, and interviewed on the radio
Visit our Media page to view the KPTV report on knee surgeries, and to hear the radio interview with Dr. Ballard.
2012 Patients' Choice - Dr. Ballard
We are pleased to announce, for the third year in a row, Dr. Ballard was awarded the Patients' Choice Award. Patient's Choice Recognition reflects the difference a physician has made in the lives of their patients. This honor is bestowed only to those physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients.
Phone System Upgrade
We are delighted to announce that Oregon Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic has upgraded our phone system to provide a more efficient customer experience. All calls will be answered by an auto attendant who will route calls based on the caller's selection; however, to maintain personal quality and service, once the selection has been made, calls will be handled by a staff member. To ensure proper routing, please listen carefully to all menu options when calling our office. To ease this transition for our patients, we have provided the menu selections below.
We understand your time is important and we appreciate your patience during this transition. Please call the Operations Manager, Amanda Koenig, at 503-905-4102 with any concerns or suggestions you may have.
We hope to hear from you soon
- Triage Medical Assistant - press 2
- Appointments - press 3
- Surgery Scheduling - press 5
- Medical Records - press 6
- Billing Office - press 7
- Operator Assistance - press *
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System
Oregon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic, LLP is pleased to annouce we recently upgraded to a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system in 2011. This new EMR system will increase efficiency, and further improve our service to you. We ask for your patience while we revise our current workflows and learn the new system. Feel free to call with any questions.
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.
27th Annual Summer Meeting - Keystone, Colorado
Ankle Session moderated by Jeffery S. Feinblatt, MD
Topics included arthroscopic lateral ligament reconstruction, a new technique that may become the standard - Similar to conversion of open knee and shoulder techniques to less invasive arthroscopic techniques. The panel consisted of surgeons from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. A full list of topics is listed below:
- Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Unstable Lateral Malleolar Fractures: A Randomized, Multicenter Trial
- Outcome Following the Failed Anatomical Reduction of Ankle Fractures
- A Biomechanical Comparison of an Open Versus Arthroscopic Approach for the Treatment of Lateral Ankle Instability
- Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Two Options of Severe Ankle Sprain Treatments
- Arthroscopic ATFL repair for Chronic Ankle Instability with Suture Anchor Technique
- Radiographic Measurement of Medial Distal Tibial Angle, Part II: Influence of Ankle Position (Rotation, Dorsiflexion/Plantarflexion) and Radiograph Technique on Obtained Results
Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future
Written by Laura Miller, for Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review.
Includes interview with Dr. Ballard.
Robotic and computer-assisted technology is now available for use during orthopedic and spine procedures. There are many concerns associated with the efficacy and efficiency of this technology, especially since it costs hospitals a great deal of money to acquire. Here, orthopedic and spine surgeon leaders discuss six points on where the technology is now and where it will likely head in the future...READ MORE>>>
Dr. Ballard Interviewed in Scribe's Focus on Technology
Meridan Park adds robotic-assisted knee resurfacing
Precision surgical procedure preserves healthy tissue and normal feel not possible with total-knee replacement surgery
Portland-area doctors now can offer patients a precise means of knee resurfacing that preserves healthy tissue and a normal feel not possible with total-knee replacement.
The technological advance that allows this is medicine's first robotic-arm system for orthopedic surgery. Called the MAKO Surgical Corp.'s RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, it is a procedure known as MAKOplasty, available at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
Before now, surgeons haven't had the technology to do partial knee resurfacing in a precise way, said James C. Ballard, MD, one of four orthopedists on the Meridian Park medical staff using the technology.
To read the full Scribe Focus on Technolgy article, please click here.
New OMA Study - Physicians Strengthen Oregon's Economy
Oregon's office-based physicians ensure the health and well-being of their communities. The January 2011 State-Level Economic Impact of Office-Based Physicians Report, an AMA study conducted by the Lewin Group, proves that they also strengthen Oregon's economy by creating jobs, purchasing goods and services, supporting wages and benefits, and generating state and local tax revenue. Highlights of the report include:
- Office-based physicians support more than 50,000 jobs in Oregon.
- Office-based physicians contribute $12 billion in economic output or sales revenue, representing 7.2 percent of the total GDP in Oregon.
- Office-based physicians in Oregon generate more than $9 billion in wages and benefits.
- Office-based physicians generate $589 million in state and local tax revenue in Oregon.
In 2010, the OMA partnered with the Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute, the Oregon Area Health Education Center and the Oregon Employment Department on a project sponsored by the Oregon Medical Education Foundation, Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon Area Health Education Center to estimate the economic impact that a single physician has on a local county's economy in Oregon. This study was released in September 2010 and is available at www.theOMA.org/files/Economic_Impact_Study.pdf . It included all active practicing physicians. Both studies point out that physician practices contribute to local economies across Oregon in the creation of jobs as well as the provision of care.
Oregonians benefit directly when the state creates a positive practice environment for physicians. Attracting and keeping physicians in the state gives Oregonians better access to health care and strengthens the state economy.
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