AAOS ORTHO NEWS 2016

Portraits of all AAOS physicians

Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons, a division of Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

Spring 2016 edition, Volume I

Offices:  Annapolis, Bowie, Glen Burnie

Telephone: 410-573-2530; Fax: 410-573-2536

Website: www.aaos.net

AN ORTHOPAEDIC NEWS BRIEF

Per the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system.”

The musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and the nerves.

This system allows you to move, work and be active.  Orthopaedic surgeons manage the special problems of the musculoskeletal system including the diagnosis of the injury or disorder, the treatment including medication, exercise, surgery or other forms of treatment, rehabilitation, which may include physical therapy or other recommended exercises and prevention.  Although orthopaedic surgeons understand all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopaedists specialize, with additional training, in specific areas such as knees, shoulders, hand/lower extremity, foot/ankle, spine and hip.

If you are having a problem or concern with your musculoskeletal system, please feel free to call us, 410-573-2530.

FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

Protect your health insurance card as if it were a credit card. Protect your health insurance card against medical identity fraud by taking the time to read your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement and care for your medical billing information as you would any other sensitive document.

Steve Weisman, an identity theft expert, states, “the more insidious danger of medical identity theft is when someone sells your insurance information to others so they can obtain medical care.”

At Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), we require your medical insurance card as well as a photo identification to aid in the reduction of medical identity theft.

Be vigilant with your medical insurance card(s) and review the details of every medical visit statement.

DID YOU KNOW

The first day of spring 2016, March 19th.

We call the three months of spring, March, April and May, the season of rebirth.  The buds begin to bloom, gardeners/farmers begin the planting of seeds and temperatures slowly begin to rise.

During spring, the Earth’s axis start to tilt toward the sun hence the days are longer.

In addition for sports fans, spring represents the beginning of the Major League Baseball season with opening day on Monday 4/4.  World Series, here we come….

“No winter lasts forever and no spring skips its turn….” Hal Borland

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AAOS COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons believes in giving back to the community, at large.

We are at present, accepting in our Annapolis office, donations of slightly used durable medical equipment (DME), i.e., crutches, walkers, knee braces, etc.  In return, we donate the items to various charities who send the slightly used items to countries where supplies are not as plentiful and patients cannot afford the cost.

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

AAOS making a positive difference!

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ANNE ARUNDEL ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS, established in 1972, provides excellent orthopaedic care.  Each physician is board certified and fellowship trained.

In addition, as part of our team we have experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

On behalf of our entire organization, we welcome you with our professionalism and dedication to providing the best quality orthopaedic care.

Our Locations

Main Office:
AAMC Campus-Wayson Pavilion

2003 Medical Parkway, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Bowie Office:
The OMNI Building
Suite A214 (2nd Floor)
4000 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD 20716
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Glen Burnie Office:
810 Landmark Drive, Suite 110
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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