Many Triangle hospitals and clinics overwhelmed with bookings
Oct 29, 2013 | by Eileen Park
DURHAM, N.C. - Dr. Selene Parekh is an orthopedic surgeon at Duke's North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. This time of year is normally busy for hospitals all over the country, but he said this year is different.
"We're seeing an all-time high," said Dr. Parekh. He explained patients are suddenly overwhelming the system with requests for surgeries and appointments, partially because of the Affordable Care Act. "They don't know what the out-of-pocket expenses will be and what the premiums will be," Dr. Parekh said.
His office is completely booked for the next three weeks, which is the volume they normally see in December.
This is also compounded by the normal end of the year rush from patients. After having met their deductibles, many are now trying to get any other elective surgeries in, since their health care plan will foot the bill.
As for the current complications with the Affordable Care Act, he explained it's all about adapting. "It's the law of the land. So, whether you like it or not you got to learn to adapt," Dr. Parekh explained.
Dr. Parekh believes hospitals and clinics will only see more requests in the coming months. He said there is real concern if all patients will be able to get the care they are looking for.
His advice is to be patient, as many hospitals and clinics are trying to accommodate all the requests.
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Becker's Orthopedic Review sits down with Dr. Selene Parekh
Becker's Orthopedic Review sits down in a Q&A with Dr. Parekh to discuss how he established a non-profit organization to bring together foot and ankle surgeons in India, how orthopedic surgeons can become involved in international charity care and the next generation of ankle replacement.
Foot and Ankle Surgery & Establishing an Orthopedic Non-Profit Organization: Q&A With Dr. Selene Parekh of Duke University
Written by Carrie Pallardy | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:54
Selene Parekh, MD, MBA, is an associate professor of orthopedics at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Dr. Parekh practices at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic with Duke Orthopaedics. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He earned his medical degree from Boston University. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Here he discusses how he established a non-profit organization that brings together foot and ankle surgeons in India, how orthopedic surgeons can become involved in international charity care and the next generation of ankle replacement.
Q: What attracted you to the field of orthopedics? Dr. Selene Parekh: Growing up, I had a passion for sports and surgery. I played competitive sports throughout my childhood and teenage years. In college, I began to look for a surgical specialty that would allow me to pursue these two interests. Orthopaedic surgery was a perfect fit. As I began to learn and experience specialties within orthopedics, I realized that foot and ankle surgery allows for a large breadth of clinical cases, from ankle to toes to ankle replacement, from tendon work to arthroscopy and sports cases.
Adjusting to New Athletic Limits with Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Selene Parekh is quoted in the article "Adjusting to New Athletic Limits with Atrial Fibrillation" by Mikel Theobald on everydayhealth.com. Below is an excerpt from the article:
In some instances, afib resolves itself without medical intervention. Sometimes treatment is necessary to restore a normal heart rhythm. And in some cases afib is permanent and neither medication nor treatments are able to correct the irregular heartbeat.
What's this mean for a marathon runner? "The real concern is whether the athlete has the type of atrial fibrillation which comes and goes or is persistent," said Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, an associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Duke University in North Carolina. "Treating the patient with a blood thinner, pacemaker, or defibrillator can allow the runner to continue to run as desired. If the patient has the persistent version or frequently goes into atrial fibrillation, then running shorter distances would be preferred."
Dr. Parekh was on Joe and Adam 99.9 the FAN on Monday, April 15, 2013. He was asked to discuss the injury to Kobe Bryant.
Dr. Selene G. Parekh - Orthopaedic Surgeon Durham, NC
Dr. Selene G. Parekh is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle care at the NC Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham, NC. Get to know Dr Parekh and the other doctors of NC Orthopaedic Clinic today.