Who we are
The Pennsylvania Hand Center is a primary and tertiary care center for problems of the hand, wrist and upper extremity. Our referrals from other physicians and past patients attest to the expertise of our services. Our patients know that we can make them better or, at the very least, no-one can try harder to help them. We are able to do this through our continuous education programs for Doctors, Hand Therapists and every member of the Staff, as well as our constant efforts to refine our skills and keep abreast of the latest developments in our field of expertise. We are also well known for our innovations in the diagnosis and treatment, both surgical and non-surgical. We pride ourselves in our compassion and sensitivity to the needs of our patients.
Practice profile / emergencies.
The reputation of the Pennsylvania Hand Center attracts a variety of upper extremity problems. We see a complete cross-section of common problems such as carpal tunnel, hand and wrist pain, as well as less common disorders, including congenital and degenerative disease, micro-vascular and peripheral nerve problems, etc. The tertiary care aspect yields a fair number of redo surgeries, elective reconstruction and special need patients, such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
Our patient mix includes all ages, infants to older adults, with about one third Medicare patients, one third workers’ compensation, and one third miscellaneous (commercial, PPO, HMO, self-pay, etc.).
We believe our patients’ time is as valuable as our own, and have essentially eliminated the long waiting room hours so typical of most medical practices. To expedite patient’s care, we provide most commonly needed services on site, including X-Ray, Nerve and EMG testing, Hand Therapy and minor surgical procedures. Our Staff are very carefully selected and trained to assist patients in an efficient and caring fashion.
We encourage patients to avoid the long waits in hospital emergency departments, and to call us directly with their problems. Doctors and nurses are on call 24 hours daily to respond to our patients’ needs.
Patient volume / growth.
Hospital statistics show that our surgeons are some of the busiest in this area. The volume of new patients and surgeries has been steadily increasing every year.
Our referrals come from previous patients, physicians, therapists, attorneys, insurance companies, rehabilitation specialists, and employers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and beyond. Our integrity and expertise has also earned us referrals from area judges and referees. To maintain our efficiency, we maintain offices in only a few locations: Bryn Mawr, Collegeville and Pottstown. Our Administrative offices are located in Bryn Mawr.