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 2013  Holiday Schedule
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San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic will soon be moving.  Our mailing address will not change and our clinic is just a short walk down the hall from our current office.  We are eager to share our brand new space with you in the coming months.  Stay tuned for updates as we transition into our new location.
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Welcome to our first Monthly Connection Newsletter.  We are delighted to have this forum to connect with you and our network of healthcare professionals. We hope you enjoy the articles in our newsletter. We'll include tips and ideas for healthy living, patient experiences, current healthcare news and a spotlight on our team and our healthcare network. As we grow into this exciting new way of communicating, we encourage you to send us your feedback on topics you'd like to read or hear more about. We also invite you to view our new Facebook and YouTube pages.
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Beau Ascarrunz, Practice Manager - Administrator
San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic
Welcome Dr. Mark Schrumpf
We would like to welcome the newest addition to our practice Dr. Mark Schrumpf. 
Dr. Schrumpf is a native of the Bay Area.  He was born and raised in Marin County and attended college at Stanford graduating with honors in Human Biology.  He then moved to Los Angeles for medical school at the University of Southern California. 
Dr. Schrumpf completed his orthopaedic training at the Hospital For Special Surgery where he focused his clinical and research efforts on reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow.  He has completed a fellowship with Drs. Norris, McCarroll and Kelly at our very own, San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic. 

Dr. Schrumpf has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on disorders of the shoulder, elbow and hand.  He is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research, and The Journal of the Hospital for Special Surgery. 

Dr. Schrumpf enjoys cycling in the Marin Headlands and spending time hiking and cooking with his wife, daughter and dog. 
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Patient Corner
"Dr. Norris,
Biked today for first time since shoulder surgeries. Muir Woods Loop--15 miles, 1500 vertical feet. At Four Corners temp was 53, wind 25 mph and fog so thick you couldn't see the bikers on the other side of the road. Photo is from Green Gulch Farm. All summed up, a fantastic ride. Great to be on the mountain again."

--Dr. Neil Smithline
Patient Corner
"My son had a very bad fall jumping off the couch, which resulted in a bone fracture on his left elbow.  It was a very stressful situation for both my son and us parents.  Dr. Schrumpf made it easy for us to understand his condition and what kind of treatment our son needed.  From the surgery, follow ups and removing his cast, Dr. Schrumpf performed excellent treatment.  Thank you so much!" 

--Anna and Elmer Rayos
Healthcare News
October 1, 2013

Opening Rush to Insurance Markets 

Runs Into Snags



Millions of Americans visited new online health insurance exchanges as enrollment opened on Tuesday, suggesting a broad national appetite for the affordable coverage that President Obama has promised with his health care law. But many people quickly encountered technological problems that prevented them from getting rates, comparing health plans or signing up.

Federal and state officials said that while they knew there was pent-up demand for health coverage, the number of visits to their exchanges was greater than anticipated. Federal officials said more than 2.8 million people had visited, the federally run exchange that serves residents of more than 30 states, though the figure would include those who received error messages. State-run exchanges also reported higher-than-expected use, including several million visits to New York's Web site. 

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'Obamacare,' Day 1: Health Exchanges Go Live
'Affordable Cale Act,' Day 1: Health Exchanges Go Live



Healthy Living 
Holiday Hand Safety 101: Hand Surgeons Offer Tips for a Safe Carving Season

Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like football, family and the enticing aromas of turkey, stuffing, yams and pumpkin pie. But no matter what's included in a Thanksgiving spread, one dish nobody anticipates is a hand injury. This holiday season, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand cautions carvers to take steps to carve the main course and not their own hands.

Every year during Thanksgiving, and throughout the holiday season, people sustain hand injuries while preparing their holiday feast. From cutting open pumpkins


 to carving the mouthwatering centerpiece, hand injuries are all too common. Fortunately, these injuries are avoidable.

According to Reid Abrams, MD, a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, holiday hand injuries are not exclusively linked to carving turkeys, hams, and roasts. "Many hand injuries also occur during post-meal clean-up," says Abrams. "Care needs to be taken when washing dishes-particularly soap-covered, slippery glasses. I've also treated many tendon and nerve injuries that were caused by crystal breaking while washing glasses by hand."

Don't let your turkey day celebrations go fowl this year because of a hand injury.


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