The goal of L.A. Shoulder & Sports Medicine is to distinguish ourselves by making patient satisfaction our ultimate metric for clinical success. Understandably, surgeons often focus on objective treatment and outcome and may under appreciate the importance of the process – the experience of care. Diagnostic procedures, surgeries, and therapies constitute treatment, but not care. Our "heart" is just as important in the "Art" of medical practice, if not more so. We care about your experience and how you perceive your care. Were your questions answered? Did we listen attentively? Was the diagnosis and plan clearly explained? More personal care leads to better communication, more reasonable expectations, and more patient involvement, all resulting in better quality of care. Let us show you the Art of medicine is as important as the science.
Timothy Hartshorn, M.D., is a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder. His passion for the shoulder was cultivated in large part by his mentors during residency at the University of Southern California and those during fellowship at the Harvard Shoulder Service. An invaluable part of his training was the time spent overseas training with world-renowned shoulder surgeons in Zurich, Switzerland, and Lyon, France. Dr. Hartshorn has written multiple book chapters and has many publications in the peer-reviewed literature. Recently, he was honored by his appointment as a faculty instructor for the San Diego Shoulder course, a prominent course now in its 31st year with attendees from around the globe.