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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. 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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No malpractice history found for Indiana.
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.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.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.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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.
Graduated in 1984
Completed in 1985
Completed in 1988
Graduated in 1980
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Dr. Joseph Fortin is currently the Medical Director of Spine Technology and Rehabilitation P.C. and a Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. His board certifications include: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Pain Management (American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), and Fellow Interventional Pain Practice (World Institute of Pain). He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Baylor College of Medicine and from there served three years in several directorship roles as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fortin then dedicated three years to a spine radiology practice in New Orleans (interpreting MRI and CT as well as performing image-guided injection procedures). He maintained an academic affiliation as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University. He has given numerous national and international lectures, as well as scientific presentations.
Dr. Fortin is internationally recognized for his novel scientific studies on the sacroiliac joint. His research endeavors (as expressed in the world peer review literature) however are diverse and include: 1) mapping sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain referral patterns; 2) determining the innervation of the SIJ; 3) describing imaging and arthrography techniques for the SIJ; 4) the relative contributions of the disc and zygapophyseal joints in chronic low back pain; 5) relating biomechanics of injury to spine pain in athletes, 6) A United States Olympic Committee funded injury tracking protocol and 7) the frequency of ostepenia in male patients on opioids. He also completed a controlled, randomized study on the remote effects of the clinical/experimental environment on functional outcome.
For ten years, Dr. Fortin has been on the leading edge of a new specialty area of healthcare, applying stem cells and biological media, known as Regenerative Medicine (e.g. growth factors, bioscaffolds and stem cells). Dr. Fortin employs image-guidance devices to ensure the patient's concentrated healing cells are administrated at the exact coordinates of their damaged tissues. This exciting technology has been used to help a wide array of Dr. Fortin's patients, including: as an option to total joint replacement, to heal discs and nerves in the spine, for severe sports injuries, osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis, as well as intractable nerve pain (e.g. trigeminal neuralgia). Through his collaborations with Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Fortin has been principle investigator in research projects – exploring the effects of stem cell therapy and biologic media on the human body. Recently, he received an educational award from the American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine.
Dr. Fortin is an avid weightlifter and former competitive bodybuilder. He enjoys fishing, downhill skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife.
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