Frequently Asked Questions
What insurances do you participate in?
Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, P.C., accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield Commercial Health Insurance and Medicare Plans (we’re an OMNIA TIER 1 provider), Medicare, Auto (No Fault), Aetna PHO for CentraState employees and Workers Compensation.
Don’t see your insurance on the list? Call our insurance verification department at 732-720-2555 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Our physicians at AOSMI are available at our Freehold location Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. We have additional hours at our satellite location in Monroe. With the addition of our Urgent Orthopedic Care service we can usually see patients the same day for urgent needs. In an emergency situation or during off hours we see patients at the emergency room at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, Raritan Bay in Old Bridge, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
What is an orthopedic surgeon?
An orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and any related painful conditions. View AOSMI’s orthopedic surgeons.
What is a Physiatrist?
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. PM&R physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
What is a physician assistant (PA)?
Physician assistants are licensed health care professionals who practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. PAs are licensed to write prescriptions. AOSMI has PAs who work closely with the physicians in the ER, OR and with in-house patients at the hospitals.
What is the difference between a DO and MD?
DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, the degree awarded to graduates of osteopathic medical schools. In the United States, physicians can have either the MD or DO degree. Both physicians have identical practice rights, and have nearly identical training. The differences between a DO and an MD are primarily in the focus of their education and training during medical school. Osteopathic schools traditionally teach medical students to look at, or treat, the whole patient, rather than the injured or diseased part. AOSMI’s DOs.