Evaluate Employment Situations Carefully

Deborah Meyer

During the 2013 Practice Management Symposium for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons, the question of hospital-employment of orthopaedic surgeons was a hot topic. In today’s healthcare market, many hospitals are seeking to employ orthopaedic surgeons, and many orthopaedic practices are facing financial challenges. But is making the switch worth it?

According to faculty members Louis F. McIntyre, MD, Westchester Orthopaedics in White Plains, N.Y., and Ian J. Alexander, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Health System, both practice settings have advantages and disadvantages.

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