The office-based orthopaedist

A roundtable discussion

Recently, John M. Purvis, MD, a member of the AAOS Now editorial board, held a roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of being an office-based orthopaedist, who no longer performs surgery. Joining Dr. Purvis were Charles E. Baker, MD, who returned to practice with the Fondren Orthopedic Group, Houston, Texas, after 9 years of retirement; Robert E. Eilert, MD, emeritus professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver; Frank B. Kelly Jr, MD, founding partner of Forsyth Street Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Centers in Macon, Ga.; and Noah S. Finkel, MD, a private practitioner in Huntington, N.Y.

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