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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.
I have had a shoulder specialty practice since 1987, with my practice based at an academic medical center the majority of my career. This has provided me the opportunity to provide care for challenging shoulder disorders and offer safe, comprehensive, "state of the art" treatments that offer predictable results/outcomes.
No malpractice history found for Maryland.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered.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.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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A product of the Mid-West, I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to undergraduate school in Illinois farm country, Monmouth Illinois, where I majored in Chemistry and played varsity football. I graduated from Chicago's Rush Medical School with honors in 1981 and spent the following 6 years as an orthopaedic resident and graduate student at The Mayo Graduate School of Medicine/Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I attended medical school on an Army Health Professions Scholarship and as a Major, AMC, served 4 years as the Associate Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Letterman Army Medical Center (LAMC), Presidio of San Francisco, CA., and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. I completed a shoulder fellowship in 1991, with Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman/Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO. Since 1992, I have served in leadership positions as Associate Professor in the Orthopaedic Departments of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI., and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. I have trained over 120 orthopaedic residents and shoulder fellows, served as interim Chair for the Wayne State Orthopaedic Department, and shoulder fellowship director and co-director for the Johns Hopkins Shoulder Division. I have been fortunate to have been awarded teacher of the year by the LAMC and Wayne State orthopaedic residents, selected in 1999 as a European Traveling Fellow by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) , and by my peers as Best Doctor in America from 2002-present. I continue to remain active in clinical orthopaedic research and have authored/co-authored over 60 peer reviewed publications/chapters. I am a member in numerous othropaedic societies to include ASES, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
I am committed to a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder disorders through specialized patient care, individualized rehabilitation programs, and if necessary, advanced surgical procedures to include arthroscopic and open techniques. My practice specializes in treating common and complex shoulder disorders with patient education emphasized in my care.