Orthopedic Practice Management

Strategies for Growth and Success

  • Eric C. Makhni
  • Melvin C. Makhni
  • Eric F. Swart
  • Charles A. Bush-Joseph

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Starting and Building a Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael J. McCaslin, Nicholas B. Frisch
      Pages 11-32
    3. Eric C. Makhni, Brian Forsythe
      Pages 33-41
    4. Peter Borowsky, Jacob Blanchett, Kyle Pilz, Eric C. Makhni
      Pages 43-59
    5. Mohsin S. Fidai, Joseph S. Tramer, Toufic R. Jildeh, Sasha Stine, Fabien Meta, Eric C. Makhni
      Pages 61-70
  3. Leadership and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Joseph M. Lombardi, Melvin C. Makhni, Joseph S. Lombardi
      Pages 73-83
    3. Hamadi A. Murphy, Arjun J. Sebastian, Weilong J. Shi, Christie Stawicki, Gregory D. Schroeder, Mike West et al.
      Pages 85-91
    4. William N. Levine
      Pages 93-98
    5. Fabien Meta, Vincent A. Lizzio, Eric C. Makhni
      Pages 99-114
    6. Eric C. Makhni
      Pages 115-120
    7. Ramin M. Lalezari, Christopher J. Dy
      Pages 121-148
  4. Additional Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Daniel J. Miller, Vasilios (Bill) Moutzouros
      Pages 151-159
    3. Fady Y. Hijji, Ankur S. Narain, Krishna T. Kudaravalli, Kelly H. Yom, Edward Goldberg, Kern Singh
      Pages 161-170
    4. Richard N. Puzzitiello, Avinesh Agarwalla, Brian Forsythe, Natalie L. Leong
      Pages 187-212
    5. Stephen Bartol
      Pages 213-233
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-242

About this book


​This unique resource provides a solid introduction to practice management for orthopedic practitioners—whether employed in a hospital setting, in private practice, or on faculty at a university setting—and it will be especially valuable to all surgeons still in their residency, providing valuable insight into how to best prepare to effectively care for patients. Orthopedists both domestic and international will benefit immensely from its contents, skills that are often overlooked in medical training. 

Part one presents the essentials of starting and building a practice, including strategic, personal and legal considerations, partnerships and ancillaries, keys for growth and success, incorporating mid-level providers, and the use of social media. Leadership and management are covered in part two, discussing the management of a private practice and a privademic medical center, recruitment and expansion, outcome collections, the pursuit of a dual degree, and all-important healthcare policy. Additional relevant topics are presented in part three, including surgical training and education, independent medical exams and legal depositions, board certification and maintenance, principles of clinical research, and surgical innovation. 

In today’s ever-changing healthcare climate, practitioners must know how to deliver the medicine they spent so many years learning and perfecting. Orthopedic Practice Management is the first text dedicated to teaching surgeons the essential non-clinical fundamentals for succeeding in healthcare. No matter what stage of practice you are in—from student to master surgeon—you will find that this book contains invaluable information for achieving success in orthopedics.


Academic orthopedics Board certification Clinical reporting Clinical research Coding and billing Collaboration and team-building Community presence Healthcare policy Leadership Medical evaluation Networking Orthopedic practice management Partnerships Quality assessment Private practice Team management

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric C. Makhni
    • 1
  • Melvin C. Makhni
    • 2
  • Eric F. Swart
    • 3
  • Charles A. Bush-Joseph
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUMass Memorial Health CareWorcesterUSA
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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