Jeff Cole, MD leads the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society to Record Numbers

Memphis – Orthomemphis fellowship trained hand surgeon, Jeff Cole, MD has led the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society to record membership. As president of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, Dr. Cole has increased membership from 280 in 2010 to 400 in 2011. This explosion in membership has been driven by improving communication for best practices in patient care and practice management with Orthopaedic Surgeons across the state.

With the upcoming changes in healthcare, it is more important than ever to work as a cohesive state society to ensure that access to orthopaedic care and the quality of patient care are not affected by policy changes. Lobbyist Nathan Green represents the society in Nashville where he reviews all legislative bills and meets with congressmen to ensure the best interests of orthopaedic patients are represented. As the baby boomer generation age, it is critical that they have access to orthopaedic care for arthritic conditions for a better quality of life which leads to a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Cole has been a part of the medical community in Nashville during Medical School at Vanderbilt, Chattanooga during residency and Memphis for his practice. With these experiences, he has been able to connect orthopaedic surgeons across the state and develop a society that fits their needs. For instance, in order to drive attendance for the upcoming annual society meeting, Dr. Cole moved the meeting to a centralized affordable location to allow surgeons easy access and cost effective travel. This move has brought record registration to the meeting. He also secured nationally renowned surgeon Ken Yamaguchi, MD to present on patient outcomes and partnered with TAOE for the practice management seminars.

The mission of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society is to advance the science and practice of orthopaedic surgery through education and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners, with emphasis on overall quality orthopaedic health care for the state of Tennessee.

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