Importance of our Advanced Practice Providers [Video]

Advanced Practice Providers: Video Series

Importance of our Advanced Practice Providers

At Summit, our Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) consist of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Hear directly from our physicians about the important role that our Advanced Practice Providers play in patient care.

Meet the Expert: Dane Hansen, D.O.

Dr. Hansen’s approach: “Arthritis patients have high expectations for their activity level. With advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and quick-recovery joint replacement, I strive to help my patients return to their fully active lifestyle as quickly as possible.”

Dr. Hansen’s education: Dr. Hansen received his undergraduate degree from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He went to medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. his residencywas at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine / Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He has a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. A fellowship is the highest level of formal training for a surgeon.

Meet the Expert: Edward Su, M.D.

Dr. Su’s approach: “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

Dr. Su’s background: After completing his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Su moved to New York, New York, where he earned his Medical Degree at the New York School of Medicine, and later completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also completed fellowship training for Hand and Upper Extremities at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Video Transcription

In our practice at Summit, APPs have a huge role. And individually, each APP has a strong connection with one of our physicians or surgeons. And I think that’s extremely important because as they learn and as they grow and as they become more comfortable in what they’re doing, they’re also getting continuous and constant input. And so they become very capable of continuing the care that the provider they work with would typically provide. The APP has dramatically increased the access to care that patients can have. They’re very well trained and they can take care of a lot of simple things – simple fractures, simple injections – without the need for a physician. But then also they always have the physician there. So anything that is in any way more complex or, you know, needing more attention, then the physician is always there.

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