Read the latest orthopedic news, current events, regional health events, and achievements by OAM orthopedic physicians / orthopedic surgeons.
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM), Michigan’s largest independent orthopaedic practice, has launched OAM NOW, a program dedicated to providing urgent, specialized orthopaedic care requiring no wait and no referrals. The program features extended hours until 9 p.m., a dedicated triage nurse and on-site support services such as MRI and physical therapy and is the first of its kind in West Michigan. Visit www.OAMNOW.com to learn more.
~ Come Jingle with us for this competitively timed 5K Run/Walk - 1/4 Mile "Snowman Shuffle" for kids. ~ Qdoba Tirtilla Soup After Party - Official JRB Long-Sleeve Tee - Prizes, Music, Fun! ~ Medals for Top Finishers in 13 Age Groups - Come Dressed in Holiday Themed Costume! Davenport University W.A. Lettinga Campus ~ Student Center 6193 Kraft Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49152 Be There With Bells On! Register Today! Form a Team! Raise Funds! Visit www.arthritis.org/michigan/jingle-bell-run
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan will be hosting a blood drive at our Leffingwell location on December 3, 2012 from 11am - 3pm. 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Dr. Golladay has been recognized as a 2012 Patients' Choice physician. This honor is given out to physicians as praise for the quality of care and service they have provided to their patients. "Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their doctor experiences. They rate various components of the care they receive, such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting and courtesy of office staff. They also share their overall opinions. Over the course of 2012, hundreds of thousands of patient reviews were written and shared. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few consistently receive rave reviews. Of those with high praise, only physicians like you - with near perfect scores - have been voted by their patients for this honor. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012."
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Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan has been selected as one of the West Michigan 2012 Winners of 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. OAM will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association on Thursday May 3, 2012 at the Pinnacle Center in Grand Rapids, MI.
Starting today, OAM launches a public campaign around the theme “You Want an OAM Doc.” The campaign messaging uses idiomatic expressions – like “We’ve Got Your Back” and “We Know Hand Surgery Like the Back of Our Hands” to highlight the range of subspecialty practices OAM houses. You can view our campaign spots below, and be sure to watch for them on various TV channels airing in West Michigan. They share our firm belief that if you have a bone, joint or spinal issue – you don’t want just any orthopaedic doctor, you want an OAM doc! To learn more about OAM and our specialized centers of excellence call us at 616-459-7101.
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan has been listed as a Top Osteoporosis Center for their involvement in the Own the Bone® program, which they became involved with in 2008. Developed by the American Orthopaedic Association, the Own the Bone® was developed as a quality improvement program to address the osteoporosis treatment gap and to prevent secondary fragility fractures.
Are you tired of living with shoulder pain and stiffness? Have you tried ice, heat, medication and exercise, only to find temporary pain relief? Perhaps you’ve had worsening shoulder pain for some time and are wondering if you should consider surgery. Join Dr. Peter Theut, of OAM, for a discussion about common shoulder injuries and conditions, shoulder pain treatment options and guidelines for making the right decisions about shoulder surgery. Dr. Theut is a board-certified, sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan. He has a special interest in arthroscopy and reconstruction of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Theut treats athletes from a variety of local high school and collegiate teams, and is an Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM) is one of two dozen major trauma centers recruited for participation in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), which was recently awarded $38.6 million by the Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).
Dr. Golladay will answer your questions about knee pain and osteoarthrisis, and explore a minimally invasive procedure that can bring effective pain relief and restore natural feeling knee movement.
FOX 17 interviews Dr. Golladay to gain a better understanding about new knee surgery options provided through a partnership of Spectrum Health and Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan.
Dr. Golladay discusses new option for knee surgery on WOOD TV's Eight West. Learn more about a unique knee surgery program at Blodgett Hospital, the first in Michigan to offer MAKOplasty to adult patients with early to mid-stage knee osteoarthritis.
Doctors with Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan and other volunteers are providing critically needed medical care at a clinic in Haiti.
Local orthopedic practice joins other West Michigan organizations in helping survivors of the earthquake.
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan helped contribute the refugee family's joy this Christmas by providing a tree and presents as the family celebrated for the first time in the United States since fleeing their homeland.
After fleeing their war-torn homeland and living as refugees for eight years; a family is peacefully celebrating a first Christmas in the United states with presents and a tree donated by the Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan.
Featured during the WZZM Channel 13 evening news. Dr. Ellis shares his insights and safety tips to avoid back injuries from shoveling snow or slipping and falling on the ice.
Dr. Clifford Jones of Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan was featured on FOX News October 20th in recognition of World Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Day.
In conjunction with World Osteoporosis Day, five health care and research organizations including Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan will come together to host a regional summit on this “silent” disease and to announce a regional initiative to enhance orthopedic research and patient care in West Michigan.
On October 21, 2009, Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM), New Balance Grand Rapids (NBGR) and Gazelle Sports will join bone health organizations from around the globe to celebrate World Osteoporosis Week. In conjunction with the Osteoporosis Clinic at OAM, the community is asked to join OAM, NBGR and Gazelle Sports at Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan on October 21, at 6:30 PM, for an informative clinic about the importance of osteoporosis awareness, prevention and treatment.
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Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM) is spreading the message of prevention, detection, and early intervention by cosponsoring a regional summit on the disease and by sponsoring a free day clinic at their Leffingwell Campus—both in conjunction with World Osteoporosis Day.
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The number of Americans hospitalized for osteoporosis-related fractures and other injuries has climbed 55 percent since 1995, a U.S. government report finds.
For the first time, the federal government is tapping the knowledge of civilians like West Michigan trauma surgeon Clifford Jones on how best to treat traumatic battlefield injuries.
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan is one of 12 clinical centers selected to participate in a newly established Extremity Trauma Clinical Research Consortium, funded by the Department of Defense and coordinated by the Research Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Todd Brown, OAM specialist in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, will present Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 – 8:00pm at Calvin College/Prince Conference Center.
Tim Mullen to present his dissertation entitled "Radiographic and Functional Analysis of Movement Allowed by Four Wrist Immobilization Devices," Monday, October 27, 2008 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
With childhood obesity at epidemic levels, two leading medical organizations, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), are working together to help overweight and obese children manage their growing waistlines.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Clifford Jones is profiled by the Grand Rapids Press after going to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to operate on U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Innovative Hip Resurfacing, Joint Replacement Attracting Attention of Baby Boomers
Orthopaedic Associates physicians work closely with medical trainer Rob Snitzer to keep the Griffins in peak playing condition.