Tuesday, June 11, 2019

UMMC Partners with Capital Ortho

UMMC issued the following press release.

A new relationship between Capital Ortho and the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation will provide opportunities to expand and enhance private practice-based resident training.

UMMC will place residents at Capital Ortho in Flowood to train in surgery and clinic operations, said Dr. Matthew Graves, UMMC professor of orthopaedic surgery and residency program director. That will give them valuable exposure to private practice orthopaedics in addition to the highly specialized tertiary and trauma care that is part of an academic medical center’s mission.

“We're proud to be selected as a training site for UMMC's orthopaedic residents,” said Dr. Tal Hendrix, a sports medicine and shoulder surgeon at Capital Ortho who completed his residency training at the Medical Center. “A significant portion of their training at UMMC involves treating complex cases not typically found at a community clinic. However, many of them will go on to work in a private practice setting similar to ours, treating more common orthopaedic injuries and disorders.

“All nine of our physicians at Capital Ortho had the privilege to train at UMMC, so we are looking forward to giving back by enhancing the residents' training experience and helping to better prepare them for their future careers.”

Residents from the Medical Center will each perform a 10-week rotation at Capital Ortho that includes both clinic visits and outpatient surgical cases. “In general, there are more routine cases done in private practice than at a tertiary referral center” such as UMMC, Graves said.

“Our goal is to increase their exposure to private practice orthopaedics. That’s what the majority of our residents will do,” Graves said. “We want them to have more time to train on those cases so that they will be better at them when they finish training.”

This expansion builds on UMMC’s current, ongoing resident-training collaboration with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Graves said.

“We’re indebted to our colleagues in private practice for the support they provide to our training programs,” he said.

“This training more appropriately simulates what they will be doing when they leave their residencies,” said Dr. George Russell, James L. Hughes Chair and professor of the UMMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.


Anonymous said...

Interesting... I live in northeast Jackson next to several capital ortho docs and several sports meds docs. I will be curious to hear the conversation. Seems ummc should remain strictly a teaching hospital and stay our of private medicine

Anonymous said...

Great! UMMC will finish running Capital Ortho into the ground.
It’s not like they needed much help either.

Anonymous said...

New Name - Same excellent care. Same friendly service.

I really appreciate Capital Ortho having a branch in Madison, but they have about eleven staff members, including two surgeons, crammed into a space the size of a donut shop. Not sure how they can fit in an intern, especially if he brings his back-pack.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the boys at Capital just sold their souls.

Anonymous said...

This is a strange deal. What make Capital qualified to train doctors. Have not many of their doctors over the years been in trouble?

Anonymous said...

See, here’s what y’all don’t understand. Doctors know everything anyway.
Factor in blind allegiance to their Alma Mater and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Anonymous said...

I work with all of the orthopedic groups in town. Capital has excellent physicians, all fellowship trained in orthopedic subspecialties. This will be a good training opportunity for residents.

Anonymous said...

@3:39.....Exactly. Someone's already drafting a line item legislative budget request for UMMC's "ortho unit" that needs funding.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Seems like a lot of hate for Capital Ortho. My wife and I both used them in the past and were well pleased. Speaking of “closet space” the Sports Medicine Fortification location has tiny exam rooms.

Anonymous said...

@4:21 I agree. Capital Ortho is a good clinic with great doctors and excellent nurses.
I think the main concern is UMMC and their incredible problem of misusing funds.

Anonymous said...

Thank god that residents get training in the private practice world, the clinics at umc are staffed by social justice warriors and far left liberal goons that think seeing more than 15 patients in a day is busy and have no concept about how to make a practice finically feasible. I learned more from the private world than I ever did at at my residency training clinic.

Bill Dees said...

Lots of ignorant comments here, and no, I'm not a physician or involved at all in the medical community. This is a program to train future doctors. That's good.

Anonymous said...

THis is nothing new. It's not some nefarious plan to destroy health care. MS Sports Medicine has been helping train resident doctors for decades. Many loca offices help train residents and students in all specialties. It just helps teach them how life is in private practice.

Anonymous said...

5:46 Bill... exactly! Because you're not "...involved at all in the medical community..", you need not comment here at all.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Bill Dees....."This is a program to train future doctors. That's good."

Would respectfully disagree...since UM has the only medical school, it will be the sole beneficiary of more business/funding, etc. that is taxpayer subsidized if not fully supported. Sigh. That's just another greedy feather in the well connected hat's of the corrupt Mississippi culture. Most of Mississippi's money seems to always flow toward a particular town in Lafayette County.

Anonymous said...

Now you think that since you are paying a huge price for your orthopedic surgery that a seasoned, experienced surgeon will be performing your procedure. Instead your surgery will be performed by a inexperienced resident who was admitted to the orthopedic residency program based on EEO/affirmative action guidelines and not surgical skills. The motto at ummc has always been: "see one, do one, teach one". Sometimes we skipped the "do one" part. We just saw one and taught one.

Bring Your No Limit Credit Card.. said...

Speaking of closet space, when you exit the exam room in Madison, every employee of the facility (other than the receptionist) is standing at the counter chatting. That includes two doctors, several nurses, one nurse practitioner, the x-ray gal, the guy who fits you with various braces and maybe one or two others. There's just no where else for them to go or congregate.

Then there the gal with two inch long blue nails who gives you your next appointment. Her version of the English language can be confusing if you're not paying close attention.

The poor lady at reception is trying to wait on six people at one time - handing out Ipad-devices, filling out forms and completing the pad questionnaire for those who can't figure it out.

But, back to this relationship with UMMC - you have to do something to establish relevance when you're competing with millionaires who spent the last thirty years building that monster on Fortification. You feel like you're in the Driver License waiting room on Woodrow when you go in the Fortification building. Then you're herded to one of seven different windows that make you feel like you're visiting an incarcerated relative.

PS: You don't need a 'large examination room' to schedule surgery.

Anonymous said...

When was the last time I heard a doctor at either of these businesses say, "Ahm, I don't recommend surgery"? Lemme think...

Anonymous said...

Capital has good docs, but no leadership.
“Let’s build a new facility in woods where no one can find us” lack of leadership.
The word is this is how the employees of Capital found out about this partnership.
No one at the top told them! They found out through press releases.

Anonymous said...

I'm a surgeon, not orthopaedic. I worked a substantial portion of my residency, about 25%, with private practice guys.

Residents doing some training with private practitioners is nothing new, in fact it's more common than not. General Surgery residents and Family Practice residents at UMMC already do this. It provides learning opportunities just like Dr. Graves said.

Usually there is a mutual benefit like call coverage for the PP group or a teaching stipend. They also get to know residents better who may be applying for jobs there in the future.

Anonymous said...

All good points, thanks 2:32pm......just don't take anymore tax dollars and give to UMMC just because they have a new program they want to develop by milking Mississippians even more.

Anonymous said...

7:59...I have had two surgeons, on two different issues, suggest that I do not have surgery, both were at UMC. Doubtful you will hear that on Fortification Street.

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