Launch of the Region's Largest Orthopaedics Practice

Published January 7, 2014

Bethesda, MD – In order to empower the private practice model, which studies have proven delivers the most efficient, compassionate and highest-quality care, 128 leading orthopaedic physicians have united to form The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (The Centers). Encompassing 32 zip codes throughout Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, The Centers is the largest provider of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care in the regions it serves. Facing mounting pressure to join large institutions and hospitals, where a Medical Group Management Association study found physician productivity can fall as much as 25%, The Centers was founded to preserve the personalized patient focused service and standard of care that can only be found in the private practice model.

 “As doctors, our vision has always been focused on how to improve the patient experience and provide the best possible care,” said Dr. Nick Grosso, President of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics. “Through strength in numbers and a unified vision, we can bring all the advantages of the personal care that patients expect from private practice, combined with the efficiencies and resources of one of the nation’s largest orthopaedic networks.”

 The Centers brings together the region’s most recognized and skilled orthopaedic physicians in every musculoskeletal specialty, many of whom are consistently noted as “Top Doctors”, are affiliated with most major regional hospitals, treat professional and local sports teams and pioneer new research and medical techniques within their sub-specialties. “It is a pleasure to work with so many incredibly skilled physicians all committed to the same goal,” adds Denny Tritinger, Executive Director of The Centers. “Moving forward, as one of the largest orthopaedic groups in the country, this organization has the opportunity to meet the challenges of the new healthcare environment by working with insurance companies and other organizations to improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost to patients. The Centers will truly be a game changer for setting the highest standards in personalized orthopaedic care. We are incredibly excited about what lies ahead.”

 The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics includes more than 45 state-of-the-art locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Given the size of the organization, The Centers creates a unique opportunity for sharing best practices in the delivery of medical care and collaboration between caregivers to improve patient education and orthopaedic research. “This doctor run group will not only have the support and resources of a large organization, but each doctor within the group will be directly involved in running The Centers,” said Dr. Lou Levitt, Secretary Treasurer of The Centers. “They will maintain the autonomy and flexibility needed to manage their own practices and schedules in order to provide an outstanding level of care. Patients will continue to see their regular doctors and can expect the same high-quality care and personalized attention they have grown accustomed to, with the added benefit that all of our doctors will now accept nearly every major insurance carrier.”