Debra Schaeffer (PRWEB) November 5, 2002 -
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Lauderdale Lakes, Florida ? October 25, 2002 ? Total Orthopaedic Care, an advanced surgical multi physician practice providing a full range of orthopaedic services for both adults and children, announces its annual ?Joint Party? (The party for their patients who had joint surgery). The fourth annual celebration will be held Friday, November 8th from 10 A.M. ? 1 P.M. More than five hundred joint replacement patients are attending the gala which will feature live entertainment, speakers and brunch. Health Reporter Kristi Krueger from ABC Miami-affiliate Channel 10 will be the guest speaker at the party.
Total Orthopaedic Care (T.O.C.) was founded by Dr. M.A. Hajianpour in 1990. The practice is comprised of four Orthopaedic surgeons: Drs. M.A. Hajianpour M.D., F.I.C.S., Michael P. Feanny M.D., F.R.C.S., Duff L. Gula D.O. and Babak Sheikh M.D. A.B.O.S. Although each carries his own full roster of patients, they frequently see each other?s patients. This reflects the close partnership inherent to the practice.
The idea for the annual party started when the doctors felt it would be enjoyable to get together with their patients and celebrate their recoveries. Staff members and employees get to see the patients in different settings, many joining patients on the dance floor. Dr. Hajianpour believes that such events enhance patients? recoveries. ? They feel they are not alone, they meet others with similar challenges and problems.?????The physicians find it rewarding to see patients recovering, interacting socially and having a good time. For many patients, this is an important event in their social calendars. As Dr. Feanny says: ?Because of their age, many don?t have the opportunity to get out to social events. For some this is a big annual event. They get dressed up, have a meal, socialize and feel as an important part of this event. And they are important to us.?
In this day and age of often impersonal medical care, Dr. Sheikh says that he likes to see a difference between how T.O.C. treats their patients as compared to other practices. He continues, ?The most important thing to me is the doctor/patient relationship. I tell patients that we have a partnership. That we are bonded from the time the surgery is done until their treatment is finished and we are not around.?
Before coming to the United States, Dr. Hajianpour practiced medicine in England under the National Health Service system. Dr. Hanjianpour believes that because of this experience he focuses on patients, not financial issues. ?I don?t want to know about what kind of insurance, or payment plan they have. I treat everyone the same.?
T.O.C. patients praise the doctor?s efforts to maintain close relationships. Fifty-nine- year-old knee replacement patient Susan Segal raves about what she now considers a friendship with her physician. ?He is caring, interested, always there for me.? Susan describes Dr. Sheikh. ?He is always helpful and warm. He made me feel that he was a human being, not putting himself on a pedestal like some doctors do. He always has a smile, always lets me interrupt him, never tells me to stop if I have a question or complaint about my condition.?
Ninety-year-old Lillian Kripitzer appreciates the warmth she maintains with her surgeon, Dr. Hajianpour. ?If anything is bothering me, he never puts me off. He always gives me answers. We are almost like friends, not the usual stiff doctor/patient relationship. I have no doubt that I can ask him anything.? This coming from a senior citizen world traveler who journeyed to Australia and New Zealand 6 months after her bilateral total knee replacement surgery in January 2000. While abroad, she collapsed and an Australian doctor wanted to operate immediately. Lillian refused and instead came home to consult with her physician. According to Lillian, Dr. Hajianpour reassured her, ?You don?t need surgery, you just walked too much.? Following therapy and exercise, Lillian is now pain free and walks without a cane. She is planning more trips abroad in the coming months.
Potential surgical patients often worry that physicians are overeager to get them ?under the knife.? T.O.C. patients are confident that their doctors always explore other options first. In the case of Susan Segal, she wanted to have knee replacement surgery, but her doctor initially advised her to wait. Susan explains: ?He tried to convince me not to have the surgery, sent me to other doctors, even the competition, tried medication, everything.?
In addition to joint replacement procedures, Total Orthopaedic Care offers a full range of orthopaedic services. Their expertise includes: arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, partial and total knee replacements, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, scoliosis treatment, spinal surgery, spinal disorder treatment, and hand and foot surgery. Also back and neck injuries and fracture treatment is covered by this practice.
The doctors at T.O.C. are affiliated with four local hospitals: Florida Medical Center, Columbia Plantation General Hospital, Columbia Westside Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital West.
Not only does Total Orthopaedic Care excel in the areas of medical care and patient/physician relationships, but one of the doctors is also an accomplished innovator. In the last 25 years, Dr. Haajianpour has invented 87 orthopaedic devices. Producing new inventions is important to Dr. Hajianpour: ?My goal is to make surgery easier and to provide better long term results for the patients.? Additionally he also holds patents for several commercial, non-medical inventions.
Everyone at Total Orthopaedic Care is looking forward to the November 8th celebration. The party is their way of thanking patients whose recoveries enhance the staff?s professional and personal fulfillment.
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