Joining Forces: Summit Orthopedics And The Institute For Low Back And Neck Care

At Summit, putting the patient first is our highest priority. Joining practices with the Institute for Low Back and Neck Care enables us to provide more Twin Cities patients with enhanced comprehensive spine care that improves and restores your quality of life.

Summit Orthopedics is pleased to announce that we will be joining practices with the multidisciplinary spine specialists at the Institute for Low Back and Neck Care (ILBNC). It is the result of two years of conversations between our organizations, and represents the next step in our strategic plan to provide our community with the highest quality of comprehensive, patient-centered orthopedic care.

“Today’s spine care environment is fragmented by practices offering either surgical care or nonsurgical care, with nothing between that provides a comprehensive yet responsible approach for the well-being of the patient,” explained Dr. Jack Drogt, president of Summit Orthopedics. “The goal in bringing Summit and ILBNC together is to create more integrated, multidisciplinary spine care services than what currently exists in the Twin Cities health care market.”

Summit and ILBNC share a conservative approach to spine care. Every patient deserves effective treatment of symptoms, but that does not mean that every patient needs surgery. Both our practices embrace individualized treatment that uses surgery only as a last resort when nonsurgical treatments fail to support a patient’s lifestyle goals.

Dr. David Strothman of ILBNC, who will be joining Summit’s Board of Directors, explains: “The philosophies of both of our organizations are well aligned. Like ILBNC, Summit has a long-standing reputation for offering high-quality, conservative spine and orthopedic care. This merger will enable ILBNC to offer its current and future patients a broader range of health care services, across a wider geographic area, with greater resources for employee advancement and patient care.”

Like Summit Orthopedics, ILBNC has a philosophy that prioritizes respectful, timely treatment with the highest standard of care. Since the practice was founded in 1979, ILBNC has provided integrated care to patients living with chronic mid and low back pain, neck pain, chronic migraine, sciatica, whiplash, and specialized spine conditions such as cervical disc degeneration, herniation, compression fracture, and scoliosis. Their experienced team of orthopedic spine surgeons, physical medicine providers, and rehabilitation spine specialists care for each patient with an in-depth evaluation, diagnosis, and safe, proven treatments tailored to the patient’s individual needs.

We are excited about the ways our expanded medical family will benefit our patients. Because ILBNC has clinics in Plymouth, Minneapolis, and a number of locations in greater Minnesota, our practice locations for spine care will be more convenient than ever. Our merger also strengthens our commitment to making outstanding orthopedic care cost effective and affordable. Most of all, the joining of our practices furthers our mission to improve your patient experience and restore quality of life for the communities we serve.

 

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  • Jack Drogt, M.D.

    “As a hip and knee specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, and the President of Summit Orthopedics, I’m dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care available. Our expertise extends beyond orthopedic care. We’re enabling people to live the lives they love.”

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  • David H. Strothman, M.D.

    “Spinal disorders are complex and disabling. As your surgeon I will explain your diagnosis and treatment options, both operative and non-operative, in a way that you can understand thereby allowing you to make informed decisions. I am rewarded daily by improving the quality of life of patients receiving my care.”

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