Monday, April 14, 2014

Meet Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute

                                   Five Questions with Quinten M. Davis,Chief Operating Officer

86 Thomas Johnson Court
Frederick, Maryland   21702

How long have you been in business?
37 years.  Dr. Frank Nisenfeld started this practice as a sole practitioner in 1977 and today it is the largest multispecialty orthopaedic group in the region

How many employees do you have?
112 -  including 14 doctors, 6 physician assistants and 18 physical therapists seeing patients at 4 locations in Frederick County and one office in Hagerstown.

Why do you believe you will be successful in Frederick County?
We offer the widest range of services for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in the Frederick area,  No other single practice in the region offers doctors specializing in orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, physical medicine, podiatry and chiropractic.  This model creates a seamless coordination of care from one specialist to another resulting in optimal patient outcomes with fewer hassles for patients who need to see more than one kind of specialist.

Frederick area residents would have to  travel to Washington or Baltimore if it weren’t for MMI specialists like hand surgeon, Dr. Kristin Nesbitt and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Laura Copaken, each supported by a team of specially trained and certified physical and occupational therapists.  Or Dr. Jocelyn Idema, the only orthopaedic spine surgeon in the region performing true minimally invasive spine surgery.  Being able to provide these kinds of services locally has broad appeal to patients tired of battling traffic and driving into the big city for specialized quality healthcare.

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.

Our physicians  feel strongly about giving back to the community where they practice. As team physicians for Gov. Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Tuscarora and Urbana High Schools, MMI’s physicians provide sideline coverage during home football games and work in conjunction with each high school’s team athletic trainer to ensure the timely evaluation and treatment for injuries sustained in a game or during practice.  In addition, MMI physicians perform sports physicals for athletes participating in all sports at these four area high schools.  All of this is done at no charge to the student or the school.

We sponsor numerous area youth baseball and softball teams, including East Frederick Little League and Fever Fast Pitch.  We sponsor several fundraising golf tournaments each year including Lily’s Hope, as well as multiple local running events, the most recent of which is the Frederick Women’s Distance Festival, where we not only make a financial contribution but offering training, education and screenings to the participants.

For a more broad outreach, our physicians offer free education seminars to the public on topics such as joint replacement, back pain, and injury prevention.

What are you most proud of?
Our strategic decision to build this medical practice with, by, for and around our local community.  MMI physicians focus on our community and our neighbors first.  Whether it’s in our choices of where to live or educate our children or where we donate our time and resources.  This culture is embedded in our organization.  When we sought contractors to build our facility we looked for local builders; as we sought professional assistance from everything from attorneys, accountants, architects and insurance brokers, we sought Frederick county people.  We support our local hospital by volunteering to serve in various capacities and donating time and other resources because it makes for a stronger community.  We participate in the various social insurance programs that benefit Frederick county residents as part of our social responsibility.  We realize the extent to which our Frederick County community thrives and grows, our medical practice will thrive as well.  We are part of the community in every way.