Alexandria surgeon leads international symposium to guide new sports medicine doctors

Dr. Jefferson Brand of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists advises young surgeons

Aug 20, 2015, 12:05 ET from Heartland Orthopedic Specialists

ALEXANDRIA, Minn., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jefferson Brand of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists recently led the Young Sports Medicine Symposium at the Annual Meeting for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine to educate and advise young surgeons.

Sports medicine doctors must keep up with the numerous advances in diagnosis and treatment options, adhere to the nuances of federal regulations and continual insurance changes and manage a practice. Many of these necessary skills are not part of a medical school education.

"You learn so much in the four years of medical school, five years of orthopedic residency, and the year in fellowship, but that training prepares you from a clinical perspective. There is almost no training in regard to how to run and manage a successful practice," says Dr. Brand.

Each of the last four years, Dr. Jefferson Brand of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists has participated and led the Young Sports Medicine Symposium at the Annual Meeting for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). This year's symposium on July 12 brought together a number of medical practice experts and senior surgeons like Dr. Brand to educate and advise young surgeons.

This year's symposium brought together several surgeons from around the country to discuss a variety of topics from patient communications to new federal regulations and the differences in practice settings, all of which will have a direct impact on the participants. 

"Each year, attendees walk away with both insights and contacts to help them acclimate to the demands and skills necessary to develop a successful practice," says Dr. Brand. "It is an honor to help guide young doctors and work with such a broad range of medical practice experts."

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Founded in 1974, Heartland Orthopedic Specialists has provided expert bone, joint and muscle care to patients in west central Minnesota for over 40 years. Through the practice's primary location in Alexandria and outreach clinics in Willmar, Glenwood, Morris, Appleton, Graceville and Wadena, the doctors and specialized staff of Heartland Orthopedics provide treatment for orthopedic injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle, as well as sports medicine, joint replacement, physical therapy and therapeutic neuromuscular care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit Heartland Orthopedic Specialists online at www.HeartlandOrthopedics.com, "like" Heartland Orthopedic Specialists on Facebook or follow @HeartlandOrtho on Twitter.

 

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