Healthline Medical Group has an in-house Orthopedic consultant come in to the practice on a weekly basis to provide specialty care for those patients whose clinical condition warrants an Orthopedist’s care.
Prior authorization is obtained for the Orthopedic referral. In some cases, such as fractures and those patients requiring Orthopedic surgery, the patient’s care is transferred to the Orthopedist after authorization for the transfer of care has been obtained. In other cases, the Orthopedist may only need to see the patient one time in which case the patient remains under the care of the Primary Treating Physician at Healthline Medical Group. Healthline Medical Group currently contracts with Orthopedist, Dr. David Heskiaoff for Orthopedic consultations. The close working relationship between Healthline’s provider staff and Dr. Heskiaoff helps provide for excellent communication between the consultant and the Primary Treating Physicians. Ultimately this results in lower cost by eliminating the need for unnecessary tests and a faster return to normal work duties for the occupationally injured worker. For those patients requiring subspecialty Orthopedic care, Healthline Medical Group has an excellent professional working relationship with many other consultants within the San Fernando Valley Community who are on the MPN networks for the insured.