Questions and Answers
Q: Where do i look to find a board certified hand surgeon?
A: Information on Hand surgery and to find a hand surgeon in your area can be found on American Society of Hand Surgeons website www.ASSH.org
Q: Where do i look for Orthopedic / Sports medicine surgeon?
A: Information on Orthopedics or Sports Specialty in your area can be found on American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons http://AAOS.com
Q: Where do i look for Shoulder/ Elbow surgeon and Therapists specializing in Shoulder/elbow therapy?
A: Information on Shoulder and Elbow surgeons could be found at http://www.ases-assn.org and therapists specializing in Shoulder and Elbow therapy could be found at http://asset-usa.org
Q: I dont know if i have Osteo or Rheumatoid Arthritis, i need a doctor in my area to find more information on it, where do i go to look for one?
A: Osteoarthritis is wear and tear of a joint, whereas Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic disorder which would affect all the joints. More information on it can be found on Rheumatologist http://www.rheumatology.org
Q: I want to read more on what a certified hand therapist can do for my problem?
A: You can find all the information on Hand Therapy Certificate commission www.htcc.org
Q: My upper extremity injury /condition needs a specialist and I cant find a Certified Hand Therapist in my area that my insurance covers, what do i do
A: Contact in writing (preferred) to The states Dept of Managed Healthcare
- Phone: (888) 466-2219
- Address: Department of Managed Health Care
980 9th Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2725
- FAX: 916-255-5241, complaint form can be found at http://www.hmohelp.ca.gov/dmhc_consumer/pc/pc_forms.aspx
- Email: contact Lucinda “Cindy” Ehnes, Director California Department of Managed Care at firstname.lastname@example.org