Saturday, July 20, 2013

Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run Hits the Airwaves

The 2013 edition of the Arthritis Foundation's St. Louis Jingle Bell Run takes place in November at Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights.  I've been named a medical honoree for the last two years, and part of the job includes a media blitz to help publicize all of our Jingle in July activities.  So I've been visiting the local news stations to talk about arthritis and how fundraising efforts like these help us to conduct research that will help us decrease pain in current arthritis sufferers and decrease risk in those who are yet to develop the disease.

We've visited Show Me St. Louis on KSDK and Fox2News in the Morning to talk about the events.  We even got to cuddle with some mice in a warm-up to this weekend's mouse races in St. Peters.

The Arthritis Foundation is an integral part of fundraising for research that helps us battle all types of arthritis, from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to Osteoarthritis.  These conditions affect millions of Americans.  Consider donating or better yet, consider joining the Advanced Bone & Joint team at the Jingle Bell 5K run/walk this fall.  It's a lot of fun.  Costumes abound, and there is an all you can eat pancake breakfast that's pretty incredible.  Bring the family and help us win the fight against arthritis!

Computerized Baseline Concussion Testing Continues in the Fort Zumwalt District for a fifth year!

I had the opportunity to speak to the Fort Zumwalt School District School Board Meeting last month to detail the results of the district's ImPACT neurocognitive testing.  The program allows us to ensure that athletes are not returned to the field too soon, helping to decrease risk of further injury.

The conversation was detailed in an article in Mid Rivers Newsmagazine this month.  Congratulations to Fort Zumwalt, as well as Francis Howell and Wentzville, two other districts who have instituted the program.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

We are now Advanced Bone and Joint!

If you’ve been around the office lately, you’ve probably noticed us wearing buttons featuring the phrase “Ask me why we are advanced!”  It’s a great question, because we know you have a choice in who you trust to care for your injuries.  We have been asking ourselves the same question a lot lately, along with “why should our patients choose our practice and allow us to help them?” 

It’s not an easy answer, because a lot goes into not only getting you better, but into making sure the experience you have while you are with us is as smooth and enjoyable for you as possible.

When the people who make up St. Peters Bone and Joint sat down and really thought about it, we had many ideas about what makes us advanced and why so many people come back to our practice, and send their friends and family to us.  In our office, everyone with whom you come in contact treats you as a guest.  Not a number.  Not a diagnosis to fix.  As a person, just as we would treat you in our own home. 

We are skilled specialty physicians, with talents that span not only bone and joint injuries, but include management of concussions, overuse injuries, and chronic pain.  What makes us advanced?  We employ cutting edge diagnostic and treatment strategies to get you better.  And we do this with you as our guide.  Every guest’s treatment is individualized to his or her goals and desires. 

Want to run a marathon but have some knee pain?  We’ll talk with you about why you have that pain, how you can fix it, and how you can avoid having it ever again.  Have a shoulder that keeps you up at night?  We’ll show you what is going on, help control the pain, and educate you on how make it go away forever.  Together, we will come up with a plan and help you execute it.  You are in charge.  We are here to help you meet your goals and live your life.  And we hope that while you are with us, you will actually enjoy being at the doctor’s office.

So when it came down to it, we felt the name “St. Peters Bone and Joint Surgery” didn’t illustrate to our guests what makes our practice special.  It tells you where we are, but it doesn’t describe the incredible things that are going on here.  It doesn’t express why we should be your ally in meeting your goals.  So welcome to the new “Advanced Bone & Joint.”  We are happy to be your partner in health.  When the need arises, come on in and let us show you why we are advanced!

Check out the new Advanced Bone & Joint!