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Workers Compensation Costs

Controlling Workers’ Comp Costs

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

According to statistics from the Health System Tracker prepared by the Peter Center on Healthcare and the Henry J. Kaiser Healthcare Foundation, in 2000, healthcare expenditures reached $1.4 trillion. By 2016, healthcare expenditures more than doubled to $3.3 trillion. The U.S. Department of Labor confirms that medical costs have increased by 48% during the last […]

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Cut Healthcare Costs, Not Benefits

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Employers constantly work to cut health insurance costs without cutting employee health benefits. Soaring prices for medical services, costly prescription drugs and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to increasing premiums.   There are strategies to keep health insurance costs from consuming company profits, while providing employees with health benefits.   Use emergency rooms only for emergency situations. […]

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5 Star Orthopedic Care

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Dr. Chris Hall graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center and completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Hall is an orthopedic surgeon at the DOC Round Rock, Texas, location, specializing in general orthopedics with advanced training in sports medicine. He is one of the leading physicians in Austin for regenerative […]

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Clinical Peer Review Improves Care

Monday, June 4th, 2018

“Clinical peer review is the process by which health care professionals evaluate each other’s clinical performance.” Peer review is a way to objectively evaluate the quality of a colleague’s work in a candid, confidential and professional manner. Providing the highest quality care is the main objective of our medical team at Direct Orthopedic Care.   […]

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Choosing DOC allows you to avoid high ER bills!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Important Information for Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy Holders Texans may want to think twice about their next visit to the ER or freestanding ER. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the largest health insurer in the state, is changing their policy on June 4, so that some policy holders, fully insured groups and […]

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Matching Healthcare to Injury

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

If you have a scrape or bruise, you treat the minor injury at home.   If you have the flu, a cold, or a fever, go to the urgent care clinic.   If you have breathing difficulties, feel faint, unable to move, severe burns, chest pain, seizures, heavy bleeding, serious allergic reaction, poisoning, or overdose, […]

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Whoa! Orthopedic Urgent Care?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Question: Now, hold on! I’ve heard of urgent care because they are on every corner. I’ve been to the ER plenty. But an orthopedic urgent care? If I fall off my horse or roll an all-terrain vehicle, I can urgently go to an orthopedic specialist who can fix my broken, sprained or strained whatever?   […]

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Texas Big Star Races for Charity

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The 3rd annual Texas Big Star Half Marathon and 5K is Saturday, April 14, at Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus. The post-race Finishing Fest for the presentation of medals and runner recognition awards follows the race. DOC is a proud sponsor of the Finisher’s Fest event, which has raised over $150,000 for charitable organizations in […]

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DOC Orthopedic Urgent Care

What is Orthopedic Urgent Care?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Orthopedic Surgeons An orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.   Orthopedic surgeons are knowledgeable about the entire musculoskeletal system, but many specialize in specific areas, such as the foot […]

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March National Athletic Trainers Month

March: National Athletic Trainers Month

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

  Athletic trainers specialize in prevention, examination, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation for acute or chronic conditions or injuries that result from physical activities, sports. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession. March is National Athletic Trainers Month to honor and spread awareness about their important work.   […]

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DOC Benefits HR

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

In 2016, the average employee-sponsored health insurance annual premium was approximately $6,500 for single coverage and $18,000 for families. So group health insurance averages $540 per employee per month for single coverage and $1,500 for family coverage.   The employee’s share of single coverage premiums ranges from zero to more than 50% of the total […]

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PT Pre and Post-Operative Benefits

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Joint replacement is a highly successful operation for relieving symptoms in people suffering from shoulder, hip or knee osteoarthritis. Physical therapy before and after major joint replacement surgery improves postoperative outcomes and reduces complications.   Researchers in Ohio reviewed 4,733 Medicare cases involving total hip or knee replacements. The study’s authors estimated a 29% reduction […]

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DOC’s PT for Prevention and Recovery

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed healthcare professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, sometimes without surgery or the need for prescription medications.   At DOC, physical therapists teach patient guests how to prevent or manage their condition to achieve long-term health benefits. PTs work with individuals to prevent […]

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Athletic Trainer Testimonial

An AT on Top of the Game

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The profession of athletic trainer (AT) is sometimes confused with a personal trainer, coach or gym teacher.  Some of my work overlaps with these other professions, but primarily I am a health professional who collaborates with a team of physicians to provide preventive, emergency, assessment, and rehabilitative care of injuries and medical conditions for student […]

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TSATA Athletic Trainers

DOC & TSATA Partner in Healthcare for Student Athletes

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Direct Orthopedic Care, DOC, is partnering with the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association, TSATA.   TSATA promotes, enhances and advances the athletic training profession. TSATA is the voice of athletic trainers in Texas and an affiliate of The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, NATA.   Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members […]

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