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Orthopedic Surgery

Male, Age 51, Graduated 1992, Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health

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Dr. Albers' Specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Dr. Albers' License & Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, 2000
  • Licensed in Ohio

Why Is Board Certification Important?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

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Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state. 

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.

Procedures Performed by Dr. Albers

  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Disc Surgery
  • Myelography
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spine Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma

Conditions Dr. Albers Treats

  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Hip Disorders
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities

Dr. Albers' Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
      Graduated: 1992
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine, Orthopaedics
      Graduated: 1997
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • Boston Children S Hospital, Harvard Combined Residency Program, Orthopaedics
      Graduated: 1998

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Albers' Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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Sanctions

Sanctions history found

Conviction related to sexual misconduct  (12/14/2011)
Action Taken: Revocation
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
State: Ohio

Conviction related to sexual misconduct  (10/12/2011)
Action Taken: Suspension
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
State: Ohio

Arrested on criminal charges- no conviction yet  (12/9/2010)
Action Taken: Suspension
Allegation of Complaint: Henry William Albers, MD License # 35 074754

Nature of Complaint

The physician admits that on or about October 18, 2010, an indictment was returned against him by the Grand Jury in Greene County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas. The physician is charged with committing three counts of Rape, a felony of the first degree; three counts of Sexual Battery, a felony of the third degree; and, three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, a felony of the fourth degree all between the the period of January 1, 2010 and June 15, 2010. The physician has declined to provide the Board with certain factual information concerning the criminal matter, which is being sought by the Board in the course of its investigation. The physician affirmatively represents that the case pending against him does not involve an individual that he ever medically examined or treated as a patient. Further the physician asserts the criminal charges are unproved allegations against him at this time. The physician states he has not actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery since July 28, 2010.

Action Taken

In lieu of any formal proceedings at this time, the physician entered into a Consent Agreement with the State Medical Board of Ohio in which the physician agrees with various terms, conditions and limitations including and not limited to the following.

  1. The physician’s certificate to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio shall be Indefinitely Suspended.
  2. Conditions for reinstatement have been established.
  3. The physician shall be subject to Required Reporting including to all employers or entities with which he is under contract to provide health care services or is receiving training.

In the event the physician violates any term or condition of the Consent Agreement, the Board reserves the right to institute formal disciplinary proceedings.

State: Ohio

What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 
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