At the Rhode Island Hand and Orthopaedic Center we employ the newest medical techniques available, combining this care with old-fashioned principles of availability and honesty in patient care. In a private practice setting attention can be focused on you and your care, free of the administrative hassles and confusion so prevalent today in large groups and hospitals
Unlike many practices today, at each of your medical visits you will be seen by Dr. Hubbard himself, not by another health care provider. Initial X-rays are done in the office at the time of the visit, saving you time and money. If other testing, such as EMG's or MRI's are necessary, we will make the arrangements for you at the time of your visit. We want you to leave the office fully informed about the game plan, and to not have to worry about what to expect next. We work with high-quality testing facilities and referral doctors that provide prompt and responsive care, and we will have the report to discuss with you at your follow-up visit.
Many conditions, such as tendonitis, do not require an operation, but non-operative care instead. This may include medications and therapy, such as splinting and the modalities offered by our completely equipped hand rehabilitation facility, in the same office. Beth Rothrock, OTR/L is the hand therapist in charge, and will work with you to facilitate your recovery.
Should surgery be necessary, we will see that you are fully informed about the procedure and its ramifications. Our website also has educational material, including videos that you can view at home. The educated patient is much less likely to be apprehensive and to be uncertain how to handle work and family issues surrounding the upcoming surgery.
We understand how complicated insurance and workman's compensation issues are, and will help you with them at every step of the way.