Wednesday, April 23, 2014
MILFORD, CONNECTICUT - Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC (Connecticut Orthopaedic) and OrthopedicHealth have announced that they have entered into a definite merger agreement. The merger creates the largest, independent orthopaedic specialty practice in the region with 27 physicians including 21 board certified specialists. The practice features orthopaedists, podiatrists, physiatrists, and in-house physical and occupational therapists.
"Too often, mergers are about diminished services and consolidation. We both had something very different in mind," stated Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialist, PC. "The doctors of OrthopedicHealth are among the top in their fields of expertise and we are thrilled to have them on our team. This merger enhances our ability to emphasize the patient - doctor relationship and provide easy access and compassionate musculoskeletal care at the community level."
The doctors of OrthopedicHealth will continue to operate from their 849 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT medical offices. Their patients will now be able to utilize Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC's group physical therapy, MRI and surgical facilities located at nine southern Connecticut locations.
"Connecticut Orthopaedic's core value of emphasizing the patient-doctor relationship was key for us," stated Dr. Tedd L. Weisman, founder of OrthopedicHealth and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Milford Hospital. "Our patients will still be our patients, but they will now have access to a variety of additional services and neighborhood locations through Connecticut Orthopaedic's network." Dr. Weisman practices with Amit Lahav, M.D., and Aaron K. Schachter, M.D. at OrthopedicHealth. Each doctor is an expert in diagnosing and treating orthopaedic conditions. They perform state-of-the-art procedures such as joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma surgery.
Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has eight locations with in-house physical therapy, three OrthoNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own surgical center.