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TSAOG and OrthoNow Closed for Memorial Day – Monday, May 29th 2017

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All TSAOG offices and the OrthoNow Injury Clinic will be closed on Monday, May 29th, to allow our employees to celebrate Memorial Day with their families. We will resume normal operating hours at all locations on Tuesday, May 30th.

Please note: the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Central location will be open Saturday, May 27th from 9am-1pm for your urgent orthopedic needs.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

TSAOG Awards Fourth Annual Danette Honesto Memorial Scholarships

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Danette Honesto Scholarship Fourth Annual Award

TSAOG created the Danette Honesto Memorial Scholarship Program in loving memory of Danette Honesto, a dearly departed TSAOG employee. She worked with us for over 10 years and touched many people’s hearts with her generosity and kind spirit. Danette passed away at age 51 following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

This program provides scholarship assistance to the children and grandchildren of TSAOG and Surgery Center (OSCSA) employees in her honor.

This year, we were so excited to present our fourth annual scholarship awards to 10 lucky students:

  • Brianna Martinez – daughter of Michael Martinez, Clinical Coordinator to Dr. Stephen Drukker, TSAOG
  • Michael Johnson – son of Tiffany Johnson, Physical Therapy Assistant, TSAOG
  • Destanie Delgado – granddaughter of Josie Hofmeister, Scheduling Specialist, TSAOG
  • Victoria Smith – daughter of Chris Smith, Registered Nurse Circulating, OSCSA
  • Matthew Olivarez – son of Delma Olivarez, Pre-Appointment Services Team Lead, TSAOG
  • Tristenne Ruelas – daughter of Veronica Getty, Medical Secretary to Dr. Stephen Burkhart, TSAOG
  • Elysse Reyes – daughter of Richard Garza, Registered Nurse PACU, OSCSA
  • Christian Samarripa – son of Allison Samarripa, Reception Specialist, TSAOG
  • Yessenia Montalvo – daughter of Carlos Montalvo, Purchasing Clerk, TSAOG
  • Alexandria Rowe – daughter of Nicole Rowe, Patient Accounts Team Lead, TSAOG

All of our scholarship recipients showed unique personal qualities and strong academic achievement, which will help them in their future endeavors.

We wish them all the best of luck as they pursue their goals!

What a Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon Could Mean for Tony Parker

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When sports injuries happen, TSAOG’s sports medicine specialists routinely get the call to weigh in on the type of injury, how it is fixed, and what it could mean to the athlete in terms of rehab and recovery. With the Spurs reporting that Tony Parker has suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, everyone wants to know what to expect and we actually had a few of our specialists interviewed yesterday by local media. 

Dr. Josh Bell had an in depth discussion with ESPN San Antonio radio and also spoke with the Express-News to give a doctor’s view of the injury.

Dr. Lane Naugher spoke with 1200 WOAI Radio and said that, “This is a very bad injury” and that he expected it would be “at least six months before he is back to any type of basketball activities, maybe even nine months to a year before he would be cleared to play at any kind of elite level, like the NBA.” Read the full interview with Dr. Naugher here.

Please note: Our physicians are speaking only to the general nature of Tony Parker’s reported injury, not to his specific case.

Battle of Flowers 2017 – Hours for TSAOG and OrthoNow

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TSAOG Hours:

This Friday, April 28th, all The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) clinics will be open from 8am-Noon only.  All offices will close at the half day for Battle of Flowers.

OrthoNow Hours:

On Friday, April 28th, both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be open from 9am-1pm.

Regular Saturday hours, 9am-1pm, will resume for the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Central location on Saturday, April 29th.

Learn more about OrthoNow, TSAOG’s Urgent Injury Clinic.


Viva Fiesta!

BREAKING NEWS – TSAOG Reaches Agreement With United Healthcare

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We are so happy to announce we have come to an agreement with United Healthcare and will be able to remain in-network as your Orthopaedic Provider without service interruption. This agreement ensures in-network access to the care you have come to trust and expect from TSAOG, including physician services, physical and hand therapy, walk-in injury care, and imaging.

For over seventy years, TSAOG has provided high quality orthopaedic care to our patients by continually adapting and improving our business and clinical practices. This new agreement will allow us to continue this tradition for years to come.

While these types of negotiations are stressful and unfortunate, they are necessary to ensure we are able to continue to provide the state-of-the-art care you deserve.

What this means to you: Since we were able to reach an agreement with UnitedHealthcare before the anticipated termination date of May 1st, 2017, you will not experience any lapse of coverage benefits or services. Our schedulers are available to assist you with your appointment needs at 210-804-5400 or 1-800-445-4263. You may also self-schedule on-line at www.tsaog.com at your convenience.

We apologize for any hardship and inconvenience this negotiation may have caused you and we want to thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigated this difficult process. We aspire to remain your orthopaedic provider of choice now and in the future.

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Prabhdeep Grewal

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Prabhdeep Grewal to our practice! Her first day is today – Monday, April 24th.

Dr. Grewal is an Anesthesiologist, fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management, with a focus on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal ailments. She completed her fellowship training at Rush University in Chicago, IL. 

She will be treating all acute and chronic spine and joint pain conditions, using medical and interventional management, for patients aged 12 years and up and will hold clinic at the following TSAOG locations: The Orthopaedic Institute, Schertz, North Central, Westover Hills, Medical Center, and Mission Trail.

Dr. Grewal’s special interests include:

  • Non-surgical Interventional Treatments of the Spine and Major joints
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Radiofrequency Neurotomy / Ablation
  • Botox for Chronic Migraine
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Without further ado, meet Dr. Prabhdeep Grewal:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Grewal, please call 210.281.9595 or request an appointment online.

To learn more about Dr. Grewal’s background and training, please visit her webpage.

Good Friday 2017 – Hours for TSAOG and OrthoNow

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TSAOG Hours:

This Friday, April 14th, all The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) clinics will be open from 8am-Noon only.  All offices will close at the half day in observance of Good Friday.

OrthoNow Hours:

On Friday, April 14th, both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be open from 9am-1pm.

Regular Saturday hours, 9am-1pm, will resume for the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Central location on Saturday, April 15th.

Learn more about OrthoNow, TSAOG’s Urgent Injury Clinic.


Have a safe and happy Easter weekend!

2017 TSAOG Fiesta Medals Are Here

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Great news! 2017 TSAOG “Official OrthoPeep” Fiesta Medals are in!

Medals are available for sale at the front desk at all TSAOG clinic locations for $5 each, while supplies last. 

All proceeds from Fiesta Medal sales will benefit the Danette Honesto Scholarship Program, which provides scholarship funds to the children and grandchildren of TSAOG employees. 

Viva Fiesta!

TSAOG Congratulates Our 2017 Rising Star Doctors

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TSAOG is very happy to announce that all 5 of our eligible physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of 2017 Rising Star Doctors! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists under the age of 36 practicing in San Antonio, TX – as nominated by their peers.

The following TSAOG physicians made the list:

Congratulations to our 2017 Rising Star Doctors!

TSAOG Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s List of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2017”

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Becker’s Hospital Review recently released its “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2017” list and we are very happy to announce that Team TSAOG (The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) and the Orthopaedic Surgery Center of San Antonio (OSCSA)) was included for the third consecutive year!

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, “the list recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees. The organizations included encourage professional development among their employees and promote tomorrow’s leaders. Many organizations have implemented employee recognition programs, mentorship and offer competitive benefits. The organizations coordinate employee and family outings as well as volunteering opportunities and provide community support.

The “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list features both healthcare provider organizations and other healthcare-specific companies. The Becker’s Hospital Review accepted nominations for this list and developed an editorial review process to include organizations that have gone above and beyond to make their hospitals, health systems and companies top places to work.

Check out the full 2017 list here: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/150-great-places-to-work-in-healthcare-2017.html?utm_source=PR&utm_campaign=GPTW2017&utm_medium=Org

TSAOG is so proud to be included on this list again and we congratulate all the other listed practices! Go TSAOG Go!

 

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