I do physical work for a living and have an active life. I also have been dealing with arthritis pain in my left knee for over 20 years.
6 weeks ago, I had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Zabinski. At this point, the knee pain is gone and I feel great. While I am still in the recovery phase, I have recuperated exceptionally well. Physical Therapy is no longer needed and I am getting back to my active lifestyle.
More than 100 physicians from seven established, highly-respected orthopaedic medical practices have joined forces to form Orthopaedics New Jersey, LLC dba ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ, now the largest orthopaedic group practice in New Jersey. ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ will have more than 25 office locations statewide. The seven practices, which will now operate as divisions of ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ, include:
Orthopedic Institute of Central Jersey,
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates,
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates,
Union County Orthopaedic Group, and
University Orthopaedic Associates
“As part of the largest orthopaedic group in the state, ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ’s physicians and staff will provide the same personalized, high-quality care that patients had come to expect from these established practices, but now with greater resources at our disposal,” said ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ President Dr. Stephen Zabinski. “For example, ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ’s world-class physicians are board-certified, board-qualified or fellowship-trained — some are even double-fellowship-trained. Patients will now have access to the top physicians in every orthopaedic subspecialty in New Jersey under the ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ umbrella.”
1. The seven individual groups, listed below, will operate as divisions of Ortho Alliance NJ:
Brielle Orthopedics in Brick
Orthopedic Institute of Central Jersey in Manasquan
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates in Princeton
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group in Ridgewood
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point
Union County Orthopaedic Group in Clark
University Orthopaedic Associates in Somerset
2. The partnership joins more than 100 physicians from the practices, which have more than 25 New Jersey locations. The physicians focus on general orthopedics, knee and hip surgery, pain management, total joint replacement and spine care, among other subspecialties.
3. Jeffrey Bechler, MD, chair of Ortho Alliance NJ, said the new entity is different from other large practices because it has a local community model. Physicians will maintain their existing office locations and contact information.
By Christopher M. Lepre, Executive Vice President, Commercial Business
I came across an article recently in Managed Care about Dr. Stephen Zabinski, a surgeon at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point, New Jersey, who also happens to participate in the Episodes of Care program here at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ).