Summit Spinecare receives NCQA recognition
Summit Orthopedics’ Spinecare program was recognized today by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its high quality physicians who take a patient-centered approach to back pain using evidence-based guidelines.
Recognition is only awarded to spine centers that follow evidence-based criteria: thorough patient assessment; recommendations for appropriate physical activity; avoiding unnecessary imaging; patient education and shared decision making with the patient about surgery and alternatives to surgery; tracking and analyzing surgical outcomes; and surveying patients about their experience.
The trend in caring for back pain is to explore non-surgical solutions. Summit Spinecare launched in 2010 and receives back and neck pain cases from across Minnesota and the region. In 2011, Summit Spinecare was one of the first spine centers in the state to report clinical outcomes. Patient outcomes and satisfaction measured high. In fact, 84 percent of patients at Summit Spinecare reported recovery from symptoms without surgery and 93 percent were satisfied with the time the doctor spent with them.
“I enjoy following patients as they progress whether it be in the perioperative period, for wound care or for conservative fracture management. I am always amazed at how the body heals over time and feel it is a privilege to be a support
for patients as this occurs.”
Summit Orthopedics offers north metro residents a full continuum of orthopedic care and treatment under one roof.
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