Provides health care to patients including diagnosis and treatment as team leader.
Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, and makes diagnosis, and orders appropriate, standard laboratory and diagnostic procedures as necessary.
Conduct interviews with patients, examine them, and perform tests (x-rays, MRIs, arthroscopy, and blood sampling) to make diagnoses. Determine the sort of treatment that is warranted. Surgical procedures include mending broken bones, reattaching ligaments and tendons, and replacing hips and joints with prosthetic devices. Orthopedic surgeons also perform noninvasive procedures like prescribing drugs and nutritional supplements; recommending therapeutic exercises; and immobilizing fractured bones with the use of braces, splints, and casts.
Treat fractures and dislocations; torn ligaments, sprains, and strains; tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis; ruptured discs, sciatica, low-back pain, and scoliosis; knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes; arthritis and osteoporosis; bone tumors, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy; club foot and unequal leg length; abnormalities of the fingers and toes; and growth abnormalities.
Study patients’ medical histories, then meets with patient to discuss their complaints and symptoms.
Examine or supervise the examination and diagnostic testing of patient.
Make diagnoses, and recommend surgery or other treatment
Schedule facilities and medical staff for operation.
Perform surgical and noninvasive procedures.
Prescribe drugs and supplements.
Create postoperative-care plans, and recommend lifestyle changes involving diet, exercise, and other matters
Evaluates procedure results. Provides preventative as well as acute care.
Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patients’ plan of care.
Provides patient education about underlying medical condition, self-management of acute or chronic illnesses and tailors instructions to patients’ individual circumstances.
Instructs and counsels patients regarding therapeutic regimens, promoting wellness and health maintenance.
Documents exam and progress notes in the Electronic Medical Record. Provides referral letters as needed.
Collects, monitors and reports on patient outcomes.
Ensure HIPAA and OSHA guidelines are followed at all times.
Responsible for the conduct and care given by other clinical office staff including nurses, medical assistants and technologists. The physician is the head of the clinical team.
Responsible for conduct and patient interaction of shadowing medical students, physician extenders and nursing interns.
Provide daily call coverage to local hospital.
Responsible for meeting quality benchmarks established by Payors, NYS DOH or Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services.
Follows established evidence based practices and assures good quality patient care.
Must build a patient population base to generate revenue to cover salary & expenses.