General Questions

       Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions asked by people like you. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us or call us at 801-747-1020.

  • What is the Utah Bone & Joint Center?
  •   This is a group of sub-specialized orthopedic surgeons who are concerned about each patient and providing the highest standard of care for their patients.  They work together and with other medical specialists to accomplish this goal. They are all eligible to be or are certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and are members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

  • Why should I have a "super-specialist" provide my care?  Isn't my regular orthopedic specialist as good?
  •   Many general orthopedic surgeons are very good at providing high quality care.  If you decide to have your treatment provided by a doctor who has narrowed the focus of his practice, you choose a person who deals with your particular problem on a daily basis. This physician, because he takes care of many patients with a particular problem, gets more experience and is able to stay informed of all the available methods of treatment and uses them frequently. This brings the very best care and optimal recovery to YOU as a patient.

  • Do I have to have a referral to be seen in your clinic?
  •   No.  Patients can call and make an appointment without a referral for an initial evaluation or surgery. But, you should check with your insurance company before coming to the office.  The insurance company may require you to have a referral for them to pay for your visit. If they do, you would be well advised to get that referral before coming for your evaluation. 

  • How do I get a second opinion?
  •   It is very common today for people to want a second opinion before any surgery.  The physicians at Utah Orthopedic Specialists are very happy to provide second opinions prior to surgery.  All you have to do is call the office and tell the receptionist that you would like to be seen for a second opinion. Please bring all of your x-rays and other appropriate medical records with you when you come to the office.  Many insurance companies will pay for second opinions. If you have a question about your coverage, just call your insurance company.