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Minimizing a Patient’s Pain – Physically & Financially

Though it can be intimidating to see a surgeon, Dr. Michael Planalp and his skilled colleagues at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine help ease their patients into treatment. They find a diagnosis and then outline possible options, from least to most invasive to prepare patients for wherever they are on the spectrum.

Planalp, who is originally from the Queen City and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati, recently joined the spine care team at Beacon Orthopaedics, seeing patients with neck and back problems that are both chronic (e.g., scoliosis, sciatica) and acute (e.g., herniated disc, pinched nerve).

As orthopaedic and spine medicine continue to advance, Beacon Orthopaedics is pushing the envelope in several ways. According to Planalp, doctors at the specialty practice are using outpatient procedures to drastically reduce the costs of treatment. This translates to big savings for patients in both time and dollars.

“Beacon Orthopaedics minimizes the overall cost to each patient in the healthcare system by doing….

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