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Orthopedists share insights about imaging

LHP’s first Clinical Collaboration Series event on May 24 was a great success by all accounts. LHP medical director Nick Kashey, M.D., summed it up this way: “I think the 30 attendees really appreciated the information and were happy to hear concrete ways to bring value to their clinical care. And the presenters enjoyed connecting with their referral base and sharing knowledge that will help the right patients get seen in the right place at the right time.”

The following orthopedists spoke about the evaluation and management of some common conditions seen in the primary care settings:
•  Bryce Bederka, M.D., Legacy Medical Group – Orthopedics (knees) 
•  Amer Mirza, M.D., Summit Orthopaedics (hips) 
•  Dominic Patillo, M.D., Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center of Oregon (hands/wrists) 
•  Charlie Petit, M.D., Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center of Oregon (shoulders)

The presenters shared tips about appropriate imaging utilization, when to refer, and what to expect from referral. Their presentations are posted on the LHP team site. There were a lot of follow-up questions about imaging and when to get what kind of test, as well as questions about joint injections and indications for surgery. Through a post-event evaluation, attendees said that based on what they learned, they plan on implementing a number of changes in their practices.

LHP will host another Clinical Collaboration Series event this fall. If you have questions or want to learn how you can get involved in the creation and review of the Clinical Collaboration Guides, contact Dr. Nick Kashey at nkashey@lhs.org or 917-861-5311. 
 
 

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