15 ONS Physicians Rated Among Top Doctors in Connecticut


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Fifteen orthopedic surgeons with Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) were named among Connecticut’s Top Doctors in a report published this month by Moffly Media. The doctors were selected by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd, a well-respected national healthcare research and information company.

Among the physicians recognized for medical expertise and excellence were ONS’s entire neurosurgery team — Paul J. Apostolides, MD, Mark H. Camel, MD, Amory J. Fiore, MD and Scott Simon, MD. Orthopedic surgeons, Michael R. Clain, MD, James G. Cunningham, MD, Francis A. Ennis, MD, Steven E. Hindman, MD, Brian P. Kavanagh, MD, Seth R. Miller, MD, David P. Nocek, MD, Paul M. Sethi, MD, and Katherine B. Vadasdi, MD, were ranked among the top in their category as was Jeffrey M. Heftler, MD, for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. John F. Crowe, MD, who retired from ONS at the end of 2015 after 30 years of practice, was one of the leading physicians in his area of specialty, Hand Surgery.


ONS Docs Included in Castle Connolly New York Top Doctors Guide, 17th edition

14 Specialists from ONS included in New York Area Medical Guide Book top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area.

Fourteen physicians from Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) on Valley Drive are included in the latest edition of Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Metro Area guidebook. The resource directory, which is in its seventeenth edition, is a guide to finding the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. It details information on over 6,400 physicians in 65 specialties. Physicians profiled in the guide were nominated by their peers and screened by a research team at Castle Connolly.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors® are nominated by their peers including physicians and hospital executives throughout the New York metropolitan region in an online survey process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs. Nominated physicians are selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more.

ONS physicians included in the 17th edition of the guide are neurosurgeons Paul Apostolides, MD; Mark Camel, MD;  Amory Fiore, MD; and Scott Simon, MD, orthopedic surgeons Michael Clain, MD; John Crowe, MD; James Cunningham, MD; Frank Ennis, MD; Steven Hindman, MD; Brian Kavanagh, MD; Seth Miller, MD; Paul Sethi, MD; and Katie Vadasdi, MD and physiatrist Jeffrey Heftler, MD.

“We congratulate our physicians who have been recognized as ‘Top Doctors’ by Castle Connolly,” said hand and wrist specialist Dr. John Crowe. “Having fourteen of our fine doctors included in this authoritative guide is a reflection of the commitment and quality of excellence of all our physicians and entire staff at ONS. The multidisciplinary nature of ONS makes it possible to provide patients with access to the most advanced care available in orthopedics, neurosurgery and physiatry.”

Survey recipients are asked to nominate those doctors who, in their judgment, are the best in their field and related fields– especially those to whom they would refer their own patients and family members.

Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists PC (ONS) is an advanced multi-specialty orthopedic and neurosurgery practice in Greenwich, CT. ONS physicians provide expertise in sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopaedic, spine and brain surgery, joint replacement and trauma. For more information, please visit www.onsmd.com.

14 Doctors from ONS included in Greenwich Magazine’s Top Doctors list

When you need the name of a good doctor, ask another doctor.  As a means to that end, each year Moffly Media asks Castle Connolly, the physician-led medical research team that vets doctors nationwide, to provide a list of top physicians in Fairfield County for their annual Top Doctors list. The January 2013 Top Doctors issue of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan/ Darien and Westport Magazines contains information on over 323 doctors in 48 medical specialties.  This year’s list includes 14 doctors from Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, PC (ONS) in Greenwich Office Park:  neurosurgeons – Paul Apostolides, MD, Mark Camel, MD, Amory Fiore, MD and Scott Simon, MD; orthopedic surgeons – Michael Clain, MD; James Cunningham, MD; John F. Crowe, MD; Frank Ennis, MD Steven Hindman, MD; Brian Kavanagh, MD; Seth Miller, MD; David Nocek, MD; and Paul Sethi, MD; physiatrist – Jeffrey Heftler, MD.

“Once again, we are proud to have so many of our skilled physicians recognized in this year’s Top Doctors lists,” said Dr. Seth Miller.  “Our doctors are among the very best in the country. Each has been hand-picked for their superior credentials and experience”

Each year Castle Connolly’s experts ask medical leaders across the country to identify physicians they believe to be the best in their respective fields. The nominees’ credentials, including educational and professional experience, are then carefully screened and the list compiled.

Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists PC (ONS) physicians provide expertise in the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopedic, spine and brain surgery, joint replacement and trauma. The main office is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park on Valley Road, Greenwich, CT. For more information, visit www.onsmd.com or call (203) 869-1145.

Golf Injuries Prevention

April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6 p.m.
At ONS, 6 Greenwich Office Park, Valley Drive, Greenwich
Speakers: James Cunningham, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Laura Liebesman, PT 

GREENWICH, CT – Many golfers are back on the courses already this spring so there’s no better time to learn some injury prevention strategies from the pros. The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education offers a free annual seminar presented by medical and golfing experts to help players of all levels avoid common injuries and enjoy their sport to the fullest. On Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a Free Golf Injury Prevention Seminar at ONS at 6 Greenwich Office Park on 10 Valley Drive. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 or email, contact@ons-foundation.org to register.

The program will offer presentations by ONS orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD; ONS physical therapist Laura Liebesman; as well as head PGA professional Mike Summa of the Stanwich Club. Topics to be covered will include the most common injuries to the shoulders, elbows and knees, injury prevention strategies, an update on treatments for common injuries, and sport-specific physical conditioning exercises to optimize strength and flexibility. Mr. Summa will focus on the importance of proper equipment fit and good technique.

“If you haven’t played golf since last fall, it’s easy to get excited and start playing as much as possible,” said Dr. Cunningham who is an avid golfer. “Proper preparation can go a long way towards a healthy golf season.”

Laura Liebesman, PT is Director of ONS Physical Therapy believes in the importance of stretching to help prevent injury. In fact, ONS Physical Therapy has developed the “ONS Golf Fore”, a sequence of four basic stretches that are easy for golfers to do right on the course. Seminar attendees will get a copy of the ONS Golf Fore exercises and a lot of other good advice. Call 203-869-3131 to register, or send an email to contact@ons-foundation.org.

Got knee pain? Torn knee cartilage is a common painful summer sports injury

One of the most common summer sports injuries is a torn meniscus (knee cartilage). Although an injury that happens year-round in high energy and contact sports athletes, many people increase their risk for knee injuries during the summer when their involvement in sports intensifies.

The meniscus is a C-shaped rubbery cushion that serves as a shock absorber between the bottom of the thigh bone and the top of the shin bone. The meniscus helps to evenly distribute the body’s weight over the knee joint and allows the joint to move and turn smoothly.

With so much emphasis on staying healthy and keeping active, meniscal tears are on the rise and often occur in combination with other injuries such as a ligament tear to the ACL or MCL. Tennis players commonly run, twist and pivot as they play. Likewise, a golfer’s swing relies heavily on a twisting motion through the body.  A sudden twist too far or a stumble can strain the knee beyond its normal range, causing injury to the cartilage.  However, you don’t have to be involved in sports to tear your meniscus. Even day to day activities like getting out of a car have been known to cause a meniscus tear.

The most common symptoms of a torn meniscus are pain and swelling, persistent soreness on one side of the knee and sometimes a tendency for the knee to lock or have difficulty straightening. A diagnosis is made by x-ray and MRI. Unfortunately, the meniscus cannot heal itself due to the lack of blood supply in that area. Fortunately, a simple 20 to 30 minute surgery can be done that will allow the knee to function normally again. Continue reading “Got knee pain? Torn knee cartilage is a common painful summer sports injury”

Golf Injury Prevention Seminar – 6:30 PM tomorrow at ONS

Experienced and novice golfers alike will be hitting the links in the coming weeks and the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education is offering a golf injury prevention seminar to help players of all levels avoid common injuries so they can enjoy their sport to the fullest. Tomorrow evening, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a Free Golf Injury Prevention Seminar at the ONS building at 6 Greenwich Office Park at 10 Valley Drive. Refreshment will be served. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 or email, info@ons-foundation.org to register.

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