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By: Jerry M.
Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates
This office is not for the regular people, only if you are some type of athlete that they deem important , my wife (who does not like to go tot the doctors at all) went there for some pain in her wrist and the Dr who saw made her feel like she was a minor stop in the road and that he had more important things to attend to. He didnt even put his cell phone down, his words "flop your wrist like this or it seems like tenditiis we recomend compression and tylenol" this unacceptable beside manner. I will never recommend this office ever again.
By: Ron B.
Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates
I gave them a chance to help me and they failed. Spent a lot of money only to be laughed at and sent away in pain.
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Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
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The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
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