How To Choose The Best Back Doctor

Category: Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 13, 2017

Most of us are comfortable with our primary care physician, but it can be difficult to know where to turn when you are dealing with a specific condition. Your primary care doctor can help treat a sprained ankle or a back spasm, but you’d probably receive better treatment for a condition like a fractured ankle […]

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Spine Specialist vs. General Practitioner

Category: Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 19, 2017

General practitioners are incredibly talented doctors with knowledge of a wide range of medical ailments and conditions, but they may not always be the best fit for your back problem. Here’s why: Depth of Knowledge General practitioners have a wide range of knowledge about an incredibly large amount of medical data, but oftentimes their depth […]

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4 Qualities To Look For In A Spine Surgeon

Category: Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 1, 2016

Finding the right spine surgeon for your operation can be a difficult task. It’s generally pretty easy to talk to friends and co-workers to get their recommendation for a primary care physician, because almost everyone visits the doctor on a semi-regular basis, but not everyone has undergone a spinal fusion or a discectomy. Since information […]

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Are Neurosurgeons Impacted By “The July Effect?”

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 26, 2016

The July Effect is a medical theory that suggests that more medical and surgical errors occur during the month of July. This is the month in which fourth year medical students become interns and residents advance to higher levels of training, when they inevitably face greater challenges and more responsibility. The July Effect It’s a […]

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Why Your Spine Consultation Needs To Be a 2-Way Conversation

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 24, 2016

When people find themselves in a room with an expert, oftentimes they are compelled to stay quiet and listen to everything the expert has to say. Most times this is a great way to get a large amount of information, but the best learning also involves asking questions. These questions can have a variety of […]

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5 Tips to Choose the Right Spine Surgeon For Your Operation

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 8, 2015

When you’re in the market for a new car, you do plenty of research before your sign your name on the dotted line. You visit a few dealerships, talk to the bank, research brands and prices online and speak with your friends and family about their experiences before sitting down and making an informed decision. […]

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What to Do About Dismissive Doctors

Category: Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 29, 2015

A successful doctor-patient relationship is built on strong communication. Patients need to verbalize their concerns and be open about their medical history. Doctors need to communicate with their patients to make them feel comfortable, and to offer effective options for treatment. Communication does not just mean talking – listening is just as important, if not […]

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7 Questions to Ask your Spine Surgeon (and Dr. Sinicropi’s Answers)

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgeons | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 17, 2015

There are many things to consider when choosing a healthcare provider, especially when it comes to surgery. You want to make sure that your surgeon is experienced and well regarded in the medical community. Most importantly, you want to make sure your surgeon is someone you can trust. Here are 10 questions to ask your […]

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