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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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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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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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DOC’s Doctor and Healthcare Specialist Veterans

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) is hosting the inaugural Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race to honor wounded veterans and their families. Dr. Merritt Pember, an orthopedic surgeon at DOC and a U.S. Army major, physician and veteran, served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad. Dr. Pember, along with a team of DOC members, Emmis […]

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Radiologic Technologists at DOC

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Radiology is a specialty field in medicine, which involves using visual diagnostic equipment to identify and treat medical injuries and conditions.   Radiologic technologists or radiographers are responsible for imaging, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT scans), and musculoskeletal sonography.   Radiographers at DOC do the following: Capture an X-ray image […]

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PA Jobs at DOC

What Does a PA Do for DOC and for You?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

  A physician assistant, PA, is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs work in all areas of medicine, including primary care, family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and orthopedics. PAs practice medicine on the DOC orthopedic healthcare teams.   PAs at DOC help care for your orthopedic needs, including: Take or review a patient […]

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What Is a PRN Employee?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Nurses, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, and many other healthcare workers work PRN. The initials stand for pro re nata, a Latin phrase that translates to as needed or as the situation arises. A PRN employee works when called, to fill in for an absent employee or to cover a special situation. PRN work gives employees […]

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See how the CEO of Elite Facility Systems came to love DOC!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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Business Owner, Hollie Siglin, Recommends DOC

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

What type of business do you own, Hollie? My best friend and I co-own Hawk and Sloane, a startup company, featuring a line of children’s sprays, a parent’s best friend. We have Sassy Spray, which is a modern version of soap. Lice Spray is a leave-in hair, head lice repellent. Smoothie Spray is made from […]

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DOC Saves Trisha Time & Money

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

I am the CEO of an infection control and prevention company.   I have Crohn’s disease and many orthopedic issues, including over 60 surgeries and numerous visits to the ER. I came to DOC because I had worked 24 hours straight and one of my knees swelled and needed to be drained. It was Saturday […]

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