Why Should You Seek Orthopedic Care at The James Clinic?
Orthopedic care is a highly specific specialty. Offering patients orthopedic care after all other options (therapy, diet, supplements, etc.) have been exhausted will provide definitive treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions that can negatively impact one’s quality of life.
Numerous conditions fall in the realm of orthopedics.
There are acute injuries, such as:
- Ligament, tendon, and labrum tears
- Meniscal damage
Chronic issues, such as:
- Spine disorders
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger fingers
And all ailments in between, which can potentially be definitively resolved through orthopedic treatment.
Commonly Mismanaged Orthopedic Issues
Surgery should be the last resort for any complaint or condition.
Rather than considering the best interests of their patients, these orthopedic groups chronically recommend surgery, whether necessary or not, to line their pocketbooks and hit quotas. This is a blatant disservice to their patients.
Functional Medicine Can Benefit Orthopedic Issues
The James Clinic’s focus is on its patients’ overall health. The vast number of integrative services we offer are an excellent first line of care for medical or musculoskeletal conditions when feasible.
As part of our mission to ensure the highest quality of healthcare for our patients, we know there are times when an orthopedic specialist is needed for optimum patient care.
We recommend a patient schedule a consult with an orthopedic specialist if they:
- Have exhausted our integrative services, but the aliment persists
- Sustained an injury or have a condition that requires more specialized care
- Express that they would like to explore other treatment options
- Are looking for a second opinion on surgical intervention
We value our patients’ input and will work with you to develop a personalized plan of action to address your unique medical needs.
Mark Romzek, DO
The James Clinic is lucky to have Dr. Romzek on its team of medical experts.
After graduating from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Romzek has amassed over a decade of orthopedic experience.
The job of an orthopedic surgeon is to diagnose and treat conditions affecting muscles, bones, and joints, as well as to treat other conditions, such as sports injuries, degenerative diseases, tumors, infections, and congenital disabilities. Routine procedures include joint repair and replacement operations.
To specialize in a specific area of one’s field, doctors must complete a medical fellowship program. Having completed a medical fellowship, Dr. Romzek is a certified specialist trained in shoulder scopes. However, his expertise also applies to the broad spectrum of orthopedic conditions.
Get A Second Opinion
When seeking medical intervention for an orthopedic health issue, you should always receive a second opinion, especially if the first orthopedist recommended surgery.
Surgical intervention, while at times necessary, is a major decision that can impact many aspects of your life. It is in your best interest to do research, speak with multiple professionals, and explore the possibility of numerous treatment plans before deciding which course of action is best for you.
If you want a second opinion, we have you covered.
Dr. Romzek will review your x-rays and medical history during an in-depth evaluation. After thoroughly considering the best options for your situation, he will conclude that surgical intervention is necessary or that you may benefit more from alternative non-operative treatment options.
Virtual vs. In-Person Consults
Many chronic conditions can be appropriately evaluated virtually via telehealth.
Acute injuries may require an in-person evaluation, allowing the orthopedic specialist to confirm if imaging is needed to determine the extent of the damage and if they need to perform other necessary examinations.
Depending on a patient’s circumstances, we will take X-rays.
Just as a primary care provider relies on lab work (e.g., blood tests) to help confirm a diagnosis, an orthopedist relies on X-rays to do the same, as the technology can provide valuable information regarding the anatomic area causing a patient’s symptoms.
In-person or urgent consults
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How To Schedule an Orthopedic Consult
- Call The James Clinic office to schedule the consult: (636) 751-9440
- Email all X-rays and imaging you have of your joint or bone to email@example.com.
- Don’t have X-rays or other imaging to share with our team? No problem! We will complete a preliminary evaluation and order the necessary tests.