North Country Orthopaedic Group Provides a Multi-Specialty Team
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rehabilitation Specialists, and Licensed Physical Therapists Working Together to Keep You Moving
Multi-Specialty Orthopedic Care in Watertown, New York
We make it easy to get the care you need in one convenient location. No need to drive out of town or even across town. Make North Country Orthopaedic Group in Watertown, NY your destination for orthopedic care.
Our multi-specialty medical team can diagnose and treat a full spectrum of injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves). We can also address some nerve-related conditions and provide targeted relief for spinal pain.
Since 1959, we have set the standard for orthopedic surgery and non-operative care in New York’s North Country. Our areas of expertise have expanded to include endocrinologists to treat osteoporosis and surgeons who specialize in general and thoracic surgery. Our ambulatory surgery center is highly regarded in the area as well. All of this is available to you at our location in Watertown, New York.
We want to ensure that our excellent reputation continues by always providing the best patient service possible. Let us show what excellence looks like. Come to North Country Orthopaedic Group for a detailed evaluation of your musculoskeletal health. Don’t wait – call (315) 782-1650 now or use our online appointment request form.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) establishes educational standards for orthopaedic residents and also evaluates the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons. When an orthopaedic surgeon has been board-certified, he/she has completed all necessary training to be a well-qualified surgeon. The surgeon has been evaluated by surgical peers and rigorously tested to ensure that he/she follows the appropriate standards of practice.
All five North Country Orthopaedic Group surgeons are board-certified or actively engaged in the two year certification process (board-eligible). Some hospitals in Jefferson County have hired non-board-certified surgeons. We believe board certification matters.
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Join us in congratulating Dr. Natalie Nielsen in becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery!
ABOS Board Certification “is yet one more assurance for patients and their families — before and after surgery. Studies point to better outcomes, decreased infection rates and reduced time away from home when surgery is performed by a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon”1.
Board certification is voluntary process beyond medical licensure. A Board Certified physician must meet certain educational requirements. Certification first consists of two phases. The first phase is a timed exam of approximately 320 multiple choice questions covering all of orthopaedics. After passing this exam, the physician is considered Board Eligible. The second phase is an oral exam, for which all surgical cases performed during a six-month period are submitted for review by the volunteer Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons. Twelve cases are selected for the oral exam presentation. The cases are independently graded and scrutinized by examiners on many levels. Once a physician passes the second phase, they are Board Certified for a period of 10 years.