ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR THE OSTEROARTHRITIS (OA) CENTER KNEE REHAB PROGRAM?1. Are your knees very stiff in the morning?2. Do your knees hurt when going up or down the stairs?3. Do you frequently take pain medication or aspirin for knee pain?4. Do the activities you enjoy cause pain around your knees?5. Have you been told that you need knee replacement surgery?If you answered YES to any of these questions, there is a successful Non-surgical treatment program to relieve your knee pain.HOW CAN VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION INJECTIONS PREVENT SURGERY?FDA has officially approved viscosupplementaion (Hyaluronan) for use in the treatment of Arthritis of the knee. Viscosupplementation bonds with naturally occurring joint fluid to create a lubricating and cushioning layer. It also reduces pain, inflammation and swelling of the joint, enabling you to do the everyday activities you enjoy!Published studies have proven and clinical experience has confirmed increased accuracy and decreased pain using our method of injections performed under an advanced live motion x-ray unit (Fluroroscopy) with dye. For best results, the viscosupplementation injections are combined with a specifically designed physical therapy program provided by a licensed Physical Therapist.YOU DONT HAVE TO LIVE WITH KNEE PAIN!In a little as five weeks, your knee pain may be reduced or possibly eliminate without a lifetime dependency on oral medications.It is important that you take an active role in the treatment of your Osteoarthritis OA and in prevention of additional joint damage. There are steps you can take to lower your risk for developing osteoarthritis.The most important thing you can do if you suspect you have any form of arthritis is to get proper diagnosis and begin early, aggressive treatment.WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THIS TREATMENT?Yes, Medicare and most major insurance will pay for some if not all of the treatment.KEY TO KNEE TREATMENT SUCCESSAll natural FDA approved hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in the knee.Injections visually guided by a live motion x-ray unit (Fluoroscope) to ensure minimal pain and maximal injection accuracy.Personalized Physical Therapy Program maximally enhances the lubricating and shock absorbing effect of the hyaluronic acid injectionsOnsite Licensed Physical Therapist works with each patient individually.Medical Procedure Covered by Medicare and Most InsuranceThis article was submitted by Dr. Robert Park at Centerville Medical. He can be reached at 801-298-7330. More information can be found at www.OACenters.com.
Everyone knows suffering. Often, when we are the most wounded, and we need help the most, we dont know where to get it. Navigating the dizzying medical-care maze can be both time-consuming and confusing.This is where a Patient Advocate comes in. What does a "Patient Advocate" do? The simple answer is that they help people navigate the healthcare system. A Patient Advocate acts as a support structure, and if legally contracted to do so, may act as a liaison between a patient and their Health Care Provider and/or Insurance Company. The Patient Advocate does not compete with your healthcare provider, they offer assistance where the role of physician becomes limited. A Patient Advocate can help alleviate the pain and the frustration that goes with the worry of uncertainty, fear, and the unknown related to health care issues.The Healthcare system is changing dramatically. There are thousands of pages to read to keep up with the changes. To add to the complexity, each insurance plan and each insurance company have different contracts and rules for individual policies. Each insurance company has a different contract and payment schedule with individual hospitals and providers. It is easy to see how we find ourselves in a maze that is difficult if not impossible to navigate. The addition of long waits and runarounds add to this frustration.Do you need a Patient Advocate? Consider hiring an advocate if:You have several medical conditions to follow.You are unable to think clearly. Some people are in shock following a diagnosis. Some medications impact the patients comprehension and concentration, and some conditions are complicated to understand.You have been diagnosed with a progressive or degenerative illness. You have a chronic illness that requires follow up care.You have medical bills that you don't completely understand or have the time or energy to deal with. Each provider bills separately, even within the hospital, and there is a high percentage of bills with errors. An advocate can be a medical bill detective.The need for Patient Advocacy relates to people of all ages and life styles. It doesn't discriminate.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Patricia Horne, a Professional Patient Advocate with Patient Advocate Solutions, and may be reached at 801-698-0919 or by email at pat@PatientAdvocateSolutions.com