Care Center Spotlight: Prince William Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery & Sports Medicine

Published June 13, 2017

Driven by a spirit of entrepreneurism, Dr. Subir Jossan – now the Treasurer of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics – founded his own private practice in Manassas, Virginia, in 1999. In the years following, he turned down several appealing academic and hospital positions to grow the practice, believing deeply in the value of flexibility, strong work-life balance and the intimate patient relationships of a private practice. And when the practice outgrew its initial space-sharing arrangements due to patient demand and new hires, Dr. Jossan designed the division’s current office location himself. As a hand and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Jossan recognized the need to better serve his patient community with additional physicians that could round out the practice offerings and meet patient demand.

In 2008, Dr. Bradford Knight, a sports medicine surgeon, joined the practice bringing expertise in arthroscopic surgery and shoulder and knee surgery. He previously served as the assistant team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of Miami and the Florida International University. Dr. Brion Gardner, a veteran of Operation “Iraqi Freedom” joined the practice in 2010. He cared for wounded Marines and Navy Sailors injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now offers major joint replacement surgery as well as arthroscopic surgery of the ankle, knee, shoulder and hip. In 2015, Dr. Zachary Weidner joined the practice after receiving a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria. His focus is on primary and revision knee and hip replacements. In January of this year, Dr. Robert Dombrowski joined the care center in its McLean location, bringing more than 18 years of experience as a sports medicine and joint replacement specialist. He has covered numerous sports teams and served as past Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics, Chairman of the Joint Replacement Committee and has been on the Operating Room Committee for more than 15 years at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. In addition to the five surgeons, the care center hired a Physician’s Assistant five years ago to meet patient demand.

After joining the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, the practice made the decision to expand into a second location in Mclean, Virginia in conjunction with the Woodbridge division. The current medical facility in Manassas is equipped with full service physical and occupational therapy, with plans to add these services to the new office location as well. 

The physicians at Prince William Orthopaedics pride themselves in keeping up with medical innovations to offer their patients the best care possible. In addition to minimally invasive surgeries, anterior approaches and robotic-assisted joint replacements, the group continues to implement new technologies to improve their care. 

Prince William Orthopaedics prioritizes more than high quality clinical care, realizing the totality of the patient experience is just as important. Through Binary Fountain, The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics’ patient survey provider, Prince William Orthopaedics works each and every day to evaluate and improve the patient experience. Equally important, the physicians are deeply involved in the community, working with local sports teams and offering lectures within the community. Even before joining The Centers, the practice worked hard to accept as many insurance providers as possible, including military insurance and Medicare.  

As a member of The Centers’ Leadership Team, Dr. Jossan is, of course, a huge supporter of the large group business model. In the past, the practice explored merging with another small local orthopaedic group. Realizing the value of collaboration on a much larger scale, the practice knew The Centers would provide incredible opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, to work with payers, invest in research/data analysis, and to save on overhead costs. 

Most important however, was the value of staying in a private practice model, with physicians making decisions that are best for their patients. Each of the physicians at Prince William Orthopaedics continue to maintain a healthy work life balance, and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in the organization.