MACI: New Tool for Cartilage Repair

In the past 30 years, orthopaedic knee surgery has come a long way. With recent advancements in medicine and technology, it’s now possible to preserve a patient’s knee. The goal is to...


Competency v. Capacity: A Refresher Roadmap for Obtaining Informed Consent

On September 29, 2018, the latest version of Ohio’s informed consent statute, Revised Code 2317.54, became effective. It reaffirms how the responsibility for obtaining a patient’s written...


Summa Multidisciplinary Clinic: A New Approach to Comprehensive Cancer Care


(L-R) Summa Health Cancer Institute specialists Eric A. Espinal, MD, Brian D. Bauman, MD, Melanie A. Lynch, MD, and Gilbert D. Padula, MD

The management of cancer has become increasingly...


Spine Disorders: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Traditional spine care focuses on medication, physical therapy, surgery, injections, and in some cases, manipulation therapy. However, recent studies have shown that treatment practices...


New Law Affects Physician Assistant Supervision Agreements

More and more physician practices are utilizing physician assistants as valuable extenders for providing care to patients according to a supervision agreement between the supervising...