Dr. Howard Luks MD


University Orthopaedics, PC


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine


Deal of the Day

Consultation with Orthopedic Surgeon - New Patients
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Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Howard Luks MD offers Consultation with Orthopedi... for a 'Deal of the Day' price of $199
A Fair Price for this service is $319 according to the HealthcareBlueBook (see more)

First visit for New Patients with significant current orthopedic problems only. 

This offering is generally for a moderate or higher problem concerning the knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, or other orthopedic issue. 

It generally includes about 15-45 minutes of Dr. Luks' time including time with the patient, documentation, coordinating care, and consultations with other providers as needed. 

This Offer Includes: 
- Physical Examination by Dr. Luks 
- Detailed personal and Family History review. 
- History taking, documentation and treatment plan for any outstanding issues 
- Extensive education about your options 
- Answer all your questions until you have a clear idea 

What to do in preparation for your visit 
- Please have copies of all films or MRIs available if possible. 

Copies of your records always available upon request at 25 cents per page copied or free electronic copies (save a tree!) 

This offer is for New Patients paying directly At the Time of Service only 

- Some insurances are accepted but Deals made through FairCareMD are void where we are participating providers with your insurance. You still get this same service though!

Additional Information About This Offer:

Age Range: All

Background Information:

What is an Orthopedist?
Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system, such as diseases or injuries of bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and muscles. Some, but not all orthopedic doctors perform surgery on injured parts of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors strive to help patients achieve maximum function of the musculoskeletal system using medications, physical therapy and surgery.

When is it time to visit your Orthopedic Surgeon?
So often people go to the emergency room rather than go directly to an orthopedic surgeon, also know as an Orthopedist, or simple "Ortho".  This is often an unnecessary step in all but the most significant injuries.  If you get in a car accident and have significant injuries, we highly recommend the ER.  If you think you broke your ankle or twisted your knee, then come straight to an orthopedic surgeon and save yourself the cost and time of going to the local ER.

What Types of problems to Orthopedic Surgeons treat?
Orthopedists treat a wide variety of bone and joint problems. They treat traumas such as broken bones, sprained ankles and sports injuries. They also treat normal aging related conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis, along with infections and bone cancer. Patients who have congenital musculoskeletal deformities may consult an orthopedic doctor for treatment. Orthos work in a variety of settings, such as small private practices, hospitals and clinics. Most FairCareMD Orthopedic surgeons work in hospitals, private clinics and surgicenters.  Dr. Luks works in all three, for example.

Following graduation from medical school, most doctors complete a residency or internship. A residency is a form of paid on-the-job training. According to the University of Iowa, most candidates to become orthopedic doctors complete a residency in orthopedics lasting five years. Certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties can be obtained after residency has been completed and by passing written and oral exams.

In addition to general orthopedic surgeons, there are sub-specialists who work only on one area like hands or shoulders.  Fact is that not all problems require a sub specialist.  An excellent orthopedic surgeon can handle most issues and will refer out cases that require sub-specialists. Other examples of specialties include joint replacement and reconstruction, sports medicine, musculoskeletal oncology and pediatric orthopedics. Some orthopedic doctors specialize in research or teaching too.

Not all Orthopedists are Orthopedic Surgeons
Some orthopedic doctors receive additional training and become orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons treat musculoskeletal problems that require surgical intervention, such as bone tumors, club foot, spine disorders and dislocations. Doctors wishing to specialize in orthopedic surgery usually complete a residency of 1 year general surgery specialization followed by 4 years training in orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic surgeons may focus on just one type of surgery, such as back surgery or joint replacement.

Thanks you for visiting our profile today.  We hope the information here was helpful. 

Created on: 08/11/10
Last modified on: 03/21/11
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