Your Health Care Team

Your Health Care Team

The Orthopedic Health Care Team at Eisenhower Medical Center specializes in Joint Replacement Surgery. While the team consists of many; the main members are listed below:

Orthopedic Surgeon
This physician performs your surgery and directs your care, following you from your first office visit through your rehabilitation.

Physician Assistant (PA)
This team member works with the surgeon providing pre-operative and post-operative care, as well as assisting during surgery.

Nurse Navigator
This registered nurse works with all team members, providing support and education for you and your family throughout your orthopedic care.

Nursing Assistant
Under the direction of a Register Nurse, nursing assistants obtain vital signs, assist with activities of daily living such as; bathing, dressing, bathroom.

Registered Nurses (RNs)
The registered nurses, under the direction of the surgeon, manage your care during your hospital stay, providing care and education about health needs to both you and your family.

Physical Therapists (PT)
The physical therapists work with you throughout your rehabilitation, helping you with range of motion, muscle strengthening, balance and safety.

Occupational Therapist (OT)
This team member works with you to plan safe ways for you to complete your daily activities, including bathing, dressing, etc.

Care Coordinator
This registered nurse works with you, your family and the other team members to provide you with information on the best and safest discharge plan. The care coordinator is highly skilled in insurance coverage for services and equipment.


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