Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Be honest, kind in discussion of social determinants of health

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Social determinants of health are environmental factors that can be modified to improve a patient’s ability to manage musculoskeletal disease…
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Focus on the value, rewards of physician-patient relationships

Orthopedics Today, September 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Studies of burnout, depression and dissatisfaction among physicians share one common theme – the problem arises from the environment in which…
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Vacations offer a way to a better life

Orthopedics Today, August 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In August, many Europeans take extended vacations. Businesses and government offices close, and millions travel to sunny destinations in the…
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Patient satisfaction needs a team approach

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Patient satisfaction assessment has become critical to determine quality and value in medical care. The patient’s perspective is important to…
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Focus on purpose and setting key priorities

Orthopedics Today, February 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Orthopedic surgery is a highly demanding profession. More than one-third of orthopedic surgeons work 60 hours per week, not including call…
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International education goes beyond learning new techniques

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Brandon J. Erickson, MD
Education continues to evolve. New ideas on how adults comprehend information combined with innovative technology has led to a greater understanding…
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‘Tis the season to embrace the positives of health care consumerism

Orthopedics Today, December 2018
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with people who are important to us and to be grateful for blessings received. However, for many, the…
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Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD: Leadership, mentorship legacy lives forever

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Orthopedics lost a preeminent leader when Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, died on Oct. 21. He was one of the most well-known surgeons in the world…
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Systematic approach to episode of care requires physician insight

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Despite efforts to control the price of procedures, implants and physician reimbursement, health care costs continue to increase. According to…
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Future of out-of-network care in orthopedics is uncertain

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Despite having the highest health care costs in the world, there is constant concern in the United States about the challenges of maintaining health…