It’s important to find a team of medical professionals you can trust. At High Mountain Orthopedics, we understand that the experience of a surgeon goes a long way, and patient reviews and professional credentials are important as well. With help from friends, family, your primary care physician, and a little research, you can narrow down your choices. High Mountain Orthopedics, serving the Wayne, Paramus, and Englewood areas in New Jersey, describes some of the things to consider when looking for an orthopedic surgeon.
Read Patient Reviews
One of the best ways to narrow down your choices is to go online and look for patient reviews. When a surgeon performs a successful surgery that restores or enhances a patient’s quality of life, the patient is likely to leave a fantastic review. Good reviews may include accounts of the pre-and post-surgical process and often will praise the surgeon and the supporting medical staff for their commitment to care. Many of the reviews you’ll read are based solely on the experience of each patient, which is why it’s important to read through several to gain a well-rounded perspective.
Ask for Recommendations and Referrals
If you’re not sure where to research on your own, speak with friends and family who’ve received orthopedic services in the past. While discussing their experiences, you can ask for more information on topics important to you, such as:
- Did you feel comfortable with the doctor?
- Did you feel you understood the treatment plan well?
- What was your recovery process like?
- Did you feel well-cared for in the facility?
- Was the medical team readily willing and able to answer your questions?
You also may speak with your primary care provider about surgical referrals. The professional referrals your doctor can provide may prove incredibly important when choosing an orthopedic surgeon. As someone familiar with your health record, your doctor can offer recommendations based on the professional expertise of the surgeon, as well as your individual needs.
Find Experience and Credentials
As you narrow down your search, keep professional experience and credentials in mind. Often, these are visible on the website of the facility where the doctor is located. The information on the website may include:
- Professional background
- Authored publications
- Medical association memberships
- Specific areas of expertise
At High Mountain Orthopedics, you can view our surgeons’ credentials online, so you know exactly what to expect when working with our medical team.
Consider the Quality of the Facility
You also can research the medical facility. While a surgeon’s experience and credentials speak volumes about the level of care and professionalism you can expect, the tools they have at their disposal play an equally important role in your treatment and recovery. At High Mountain Orthopedics, we’re proud to offer our state-of-the-art medical facility to our patients. We ensure that our surgeons and the supporting medical team have everything they need to provide the highest quality of care. If you’re a patient the in Wayne, Paramus, or Englewood areas of New Jersey, contact us today to schedule an office or telemedicine appointment.