Coming in the early Spring of 2013! It was time to expand the practice to the residents of Western Monmouth County with the same skill and attention currently being delivered in Lincroft. The practice will be set up with a similar esthetic feel, necessary equipment and staffed with a Clinical director/partner who will posess the same treatment philosophy and customer service skills as the practice founder Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS.
The office will be located in a beautifully designed building at 120 Craig Road in Manalapan, which is conveniently located to Route 9 south. The first floor will house - "The Doctor's Office" a walk-in Urgent care center. Stay tuned for more details as the construction process begins!
Self referral is bad for medicine!
One of the biggest reasons for escalating health care costs is the overutilization of services, especially those services owned by the referring physician. They often have sold patients on the concept that "going to a facility that I own let's me keep a closer eye on the results." A recent report released by the US Government Accounting Office (GAO) demonstrates an increase of MRI referrals to facilities physicians own by 84% and only a 12% increase to non self referred MRI centers. There was also a large discrepancy in CT Scans as well over a 6 year time frame. The cost alone to the Medicare Part B program was $100million for 2010. Read the full report here.
Consider this whenever you are referred for tests and services. Always ask if your physician financially profits from you going to a particular center. You have a choice and a responsibility to stop this unfair and costly aspect of medicine. It is a very common occurrence in the field of physical therapy since physicians will use it as a profit generating center and over-refer. You always have a choice!
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Nicole Sanchez staffs the new ConcussionRXcare booth
ConcussionRXcare hits the road
ConcussionRXcare is the new name for our traveling baseline concussion testing program. Several area youth leagues are offering our program to their families. This month we tested over 40 young Marlboro Soccer Association athletes.
We are now the recognized provider of baseline concussion testing for the Red Bank Catholic High School athletic dept!
*only available for new clients who have not purchased a package in the past 6 months
Want personal training or sports specific training? Book your sessions today.
Nicole Sanchez, certified trainer
db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC is the solo practice of Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS. We specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and are the practice of choice for people with non-traumatic injury in Central NJ.