Eliminating the Term ‘Provider’ as a Physician

Using the ambiguous term “provider” to describe any healthcare professional is problematic for both patients and orthopaedic surgeons striving to provide the highest level of musculoskeletal care. This episode explains how it diminishes the intrinsic value of physicians, commoditizes healthcare delivery, and why organizations like AAOS are working to eliminate its use.

The AAOS Now article on the topic can be found here.

Daniel Cognetti, MD, AAOS Resident Assembly

Gregory Della Rocca, MD, FAAOS, AAOS BOC Representative for Missouri