Our highly skilled team includes six board certified orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic nurses, physicians assistants and physical therapists – all dedicated to healing your pain and restoring your mobility. So you can get to know us a little better, here’s a bit more about our backgrounds.
What is does it mean to be board certified?
Board certification is important. It means that a physician has taken and passed a medical specialty examination. A physician can be board eligible, practicing medicine, but still not be board certified. This means they have completed the requirements for admission to a medical specialty board examination, but they have not taken and passed the examination.
The total process for becoming board certified in orthopaedic medicine requires that a physician perform four years of study at college or university, four years of study in a medical school and five years of study in orthopaedic residency at a major medical center. Some orthopaedic surgeons go on to complete one optional year of specialized education. After establishing a licensed practice, an orthopaedic surgeon must have a demonstrated mastery of orthopaedic knowledge by passing both oral and written examinations given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Further, each year they spend many hours studying and attending continuing medical education courses to stay up-to-date in current orthopaedic knowledge and skills.