This week is National Medical Assistants Recognition Week, and New Mexico Orthopaedics would like to take a moment to thank all medical assistants across the country, but most especially, we’d like to thank our hard-working medical assistant staff for all that they do for us! Thank you MA’s everywhere. What you do is difficult and important and usually comes with long and exhausting hours. We appreciate you!
New Mexico Orthopaedics would like to recognize National Radiologic Technology Week this week by thanking all the hard-working ‘rad techs’ out there in the medical industry. We would especially like to thank our hard-working group of techs here at NMO! Thank you, Thank you!
New Mexico Orthopaedics Coding and Charge Entry Manager, Angelica Stephens, was recently interviewed by For the Record Magazine, for an article on poor coding habits in the medical industry. We’ve included the link for anyone interested in reading the article.
After 31 years of helping rehabilitate patients throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas, Dr. Edward J. Atler is retiring. His final day with New Mexico Orthopaedics is Friday, January 31st, 2014. He will be recognized for his service with a lunch in his honor, attended by fellow physicians and the entire staff of NM Orthopaedics. Thank you so much, Dr. Atler, for all you’ve done. We wish you well in your retirement and will miss you. Happy trails!
New Mexico Orthopaedics is proud to support a number of local organizations throughout the state. Our philanthropy recently issued our 2014 donations to the following groups:
Presbyterian Hospice Care, Roadrunner Food Bank, ACCION New Mexico, Metropolitan Homeless Project, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity, Presbyterian Ear Institute, ARCA of Albuquerque, NDI New Mexico, Duke City Wheelmen Foundation, Parade of Playhouses, Project Humane, 516 Arts, Music Guild of New Mexico, and UNM Foundation/Popejoy Schooltime series.
We’d like to thank these organizations for all they do to make New Mexico a better place to live!
Doctors Michael Archibeck and Charles Pribyl were ranked second and third, respectively, in this year’s Top Doctors annual survey, put on by Albuquerque the Magazine. Dr. Pribyl has previously won the distinction of top orthopaedic doctor in Albuquerque more than once over the last few years. We are proud of both physicians and are glad to see their reputation carries on outside the building, among their peers and the community. Here is a link to the magazine’s web page:
Dr. Joshua T. Carothers was awarded the 2014 British Traveling Fellowship recently by the Hip Society’s Fellowship and Mentorship Committee. The opportunity allows him to travel to Great Britain for a month to visit host institutions and share ideas. Carothers joined New Mexico Orthopaedics in 2008 and quickly became one of the practice’s experts in total joint replacement, including hip and knee procedures.
This is a prestigious recognition of Dr. Carothers’ work in area of hip surgery and reconstruction, as the Hip Society is a small group of hip reconstruction surgeons in the U.S., with a very selective membership. In fact, Dr. Carothers is only the second physician in New Mexico to be invited to do the traveling fellowship. Dr. Carothers commented, “I am honored at having been selected, as only two young surgeons per year are chosen.”
Qualified applicants have to be fellowship-trained in hip surgery, be a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, and demonstrate a willingness to advance hip surgery via research, publications, and/or presentations.
Dr. Carothers also was ranked first in his class in medical school and did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Carothers as a practicing hip and knee surgeon in the state of New Mexico.
New Mexico Orthopaedics employees plan to run/walk at this year’s Run for the Zoo, on Sunday, May 4th, at the Rio Grande Zoo. In addition to our team of runners, NMO will have an exhibitor booth near the start/finish line, along with other sponsors of this year’s event. Please come by our booth and say hello. We congratulate all the runners in this year’s event and want to remind you that we actively treat all types of sports injuries, including injuries related to running and jogging.
One of our physicians, Dr. Joshua Carothers, recently had an article published on the Op-Ed section of the Albuquerque Journal. We hope you’ll take time to read his thoughtful piece on the value of orthopedic treatment.
Dr. Michael Archibeck was recently named Top Orthopedic Doctor in Albuquerque 2015 in the March issue of Albuquerque the Magazine. Dr. Archibeck received this recognition from his peers, who voted for the top physicians in all specialties of medicine. You can read more about Dr. Archibeck in this month’s edition of Albuquerque the Magazine/Top Docs. Congratulations Dr. Archibeck!