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NORWICH ORTHOPEDIC GROUP IS AN INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AND CONTINUES PARTICIPATION WITH BC/BS AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2014. We will proactively coordinate options, with our patients, for any required ancillary services (tests, labs, surgery) at outside facilities.

We are now accepting patients with OXFORD Insurance. Please call 860-889-7345 to schedule an appointment.

"My surgeon Dr. Scott J. Stanat, MD, did my hip replacement on April 9th, 2014. For me, totally awesome results! I recommend Dr. Stanat for hips and he also repairs knees. They are awesome and caring people! I will be returning to on June 4th, 2014! "

Dr. Nicole Arcand IS and will continue to be a participating provider with United Health Care insurance now and after 4/30/2014. The letter you may have received is relating to services rendered at University Orthopedics in Rhode Island only (she no longer treats at that location). Dr. Arcand will continue to treat UHC insured patients, in network, now and after 4/30/14 at the Norwich Orthopedic Group, Franklin, CT location.

For the month of May 2014, Norwich Orthopedic Group is accepting donations for Safe Futures, a program to help mothers with children. Drop boxes located at the Orthopedic or Therapy Reception Desks. Some items needed are kitchen housewares (pots, pans, dishes, utensils, flatware, plastic storage containers, toasters, can openers); paper goods, cleaning supplies, summer clothing and shoes (woman & children, all sizes)

An ankle sprain is the most common injury to the foot and ankle. It accounts for 10-15% of all sports related injuries and is responsible for 7-10% of all emergency room visits each year. It results in………To read more click here

The shoulder joint is made up of two joint surfaces which are held together by ligaments and muscles. It has a ball on one side and….To read more click here

ARRIVING THIS SUMMER………… FollowMyHealth™ Patient Portal. This internet portal allows patients to access health information, request appointments, communicate questions to our practice and much more. Patients, who have provided us with their email address, will receive an invitation to access the portal when it is available. We are excited to offer our patients the ability to efficiently manage their health, when it is convenient for them. Watch our website, www.norwichorthopedic.com, for additional information as it becomes available.

Do you know that “MIS” joint replacement surgery allows for faster recovery and the ability to return to normal activities quicker. Read more what MIS joint replacement surgery is..

Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s leading cause of disability among Americans over the age of 15. Read about joint protection techniques......

Occupational Therapists and Hand Therapists design and fabricate custom orthotics or splints to support injury or dysfunction. Read about the many options here...

Tis the season...What can I do to protect myself and my children from injury when participating in winter activities. View some helpful tips here.....

Mitten Tree Event now in progress during October & November 2013.
All donations will go to the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut “SAFE FUTURES” in New London. If you wish to help support this great cause, you may drop off NEW (purchased or handmade) children’s, women’s or men’s mittens, hats or scarves at our check in desk on the main floor or our Therapy check in desk on our lower level.

Have you experienced a sudden onset of shoulder pain?- Read more about spontaneous shoulder pain....

Does your finger or thumb catch or lock?-
Read about Trigger Finger...

Internet Access will soon be available in our reception area for the convenience of our patients.

Hip and knee replacements best in the long run. Click Here to watch the video...

9/4/13 New Service-
Norwich Orthopedic Group has implemented a centralized Casting and Bracing Center. The Center is staffed by knowledgeable, compassionate Orthopedic technologists and technicians with over 2 decades of combined experience. Our new Center streamlines the process of having Orthopedic devices and casts applied, while reducing patient wait times. This Center represents another service enhancement in our continuing focus to provide optimal patient experiences. Thank you for choosing Norwich Orthopedic Group to bring you back to Work, Sports, Life.

2013 Backpack Drive now underway through 9-6-13
Help a child return to school with the necessary supplies needed to learn…

New Service- Read about Ultrasound Guided Injections…

Reality Checkup- 9 Myths of Back Pain...

Ask the Nurse…Is this amount of pain normal after surgery?

Ammar Anbari, MD  Orthopedic Surgeon and James O'Dea, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Clinical Service Line Development at William W. Backus Hospital discuss Louisville guard Kevin Ware's traumatic injury during  the NCAA basketball tournament…..
Watch Video...  

CONGRATULATIONS! Duncan Tree Foundation National Complex Spine Care awards Kenneth Paonessa, MD, The 2013 Humanitarian Award.
Read more ……

Neck pain is a very common spinal condition which plagues adults starting as early as in the teens. Learn more about neck pain…

Most people associate scoliosis with young children or teenagers but it is not uncommon to have an adult over 18 years old who develops scoliosis or who becomes aware that they have it. Learn more about Adult Scoliosis…

EXCITING NEWS……
Norwich Orthopedic Group Goes "LIVE" with its New Electronic Medical Record….

A runner's guide to avoiding foot and ankle injuries…

Learn about shoulder replacement…

Athletes and wrist pain…

Do I have one of those metal hips?

Patient and family express thanks for great care

Brace Yourself! Revolutionary Technology! Norwich Group is now using the EXOS BRACING SYSTEM for certain hand and wrist fractures.

Norwich Orthopedic Group, PC welcomes Scott J.C. Stanat, MD. who is a Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in joint replacement, revision and reconstruction. Dr. Stanat will start seeing patients on 9-4-12. Read more about Dr. Stanat...

2012 Toys for Tots Program.  Norwich Orthopedic Group, PC  will continue to be a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program. We are actively collecting new unwrapped toys (including books, coloring books, crayons) now until 12-14-12 .

2012 Back to School Backpack Drive is underway  now until 8.31.12 .Help support a child’s scholastic achievement!

2012 Elite Summer Strength and Conditioning Camps
Camp dates: June 25-Aug. 17, 2012
Session times available:
8:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Current Location:
Lyman Memorial High School
Online sign up registration forms

Michael Halperin, MD Spinal Surgeon comments in "Becker's Spine Review" on technological advancements in the area of Spinal Fusions and the  importance of Fellowship Trained Surgeons. read more

The Month of April is
Occupational Therapy Month!

GREAT NEWS:
The Norwich Orthopedic Group, PC is a participating provider with CIGNA insurance. Please call 860-889-7345 to schedule an appointment.

2/28/12:
Tarik Kardestuncer, MD, "Top Doc" Hands His Patients Surgery Success...

2/15/12:
We are now participating with Connecticare insurance for Physical & Occupational Therapy services.

Effective 1/1/12:  Norwich Orthopedic Group, PC no longer participates in Berkley Administrators of Connecticut Discount Network. 

 

 

We're here when you need us!

For more than fifty years, the Norwich Orthopedic Group, P.C. has dedicated itself to providing patients the highest quality care available in Connecticut area. Quality care means not only providing the most modern techniques in Orthopedic and Physical Medicine, but also means that the personal comfort and concerns of patients receive as high a priority as their medical needs.

On call availability, on site X-ray services by licensed radiologic technologists, in depth patient education by our nurses, assistance with insurers and managed care plans, help our patients deal with problems at a time when concerns with their medical needs and comfort are paramount. If surgery is necessary, our Surgical Coordinators help with all details, smoothing the path of treatment through this difficult time.

Additionally, we offer nerve testing, spinal injections with fluoroscopic guidance, physical therapy and occupational therapy at our 82 New Park Avenue, North Franklin location.

When workers’ compensation claims are involved, we work with employers, patients and managed care reviewers with the goal of helping patients return to work as soon as possible. We also provide continual monitoring of physical therapy progress when necessary.

Today, we have our main office in North Franklin and a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, therapists, physician assistants and technicians who are all specialists in the care of orthopedic problems, a specialty professional physical therapy in norwich CTthat touches earliest childhood and reaches across time to treatment for the special problems of the elderly. This ongoing life span relationship is important to us and enriches our ability to care for our patients.

Norwich Orthopedic Group thanks our patients for the trust they place in us. We pledge to continue to dedicate ourselves to their care and comfort.