Macon, Missouri: We are happy to introduce our new division, The Midwest Medical Weight Loss Center! We offer the Clean Start Weight Loss program to help anyone interested in losing weight accomplish their goals. This is a Medically Supervised program that sees people lose up to 1 lb. per DAY! Our program is personally catered to each individual and we provide our patients with a cookbook to help them along their journey!

Our program includes several tools to help our patients succeed and through the Clean Start program over 65,000 people have successfully lost weight! Learn more on our Medical Weight Loss Center Page!

 

 

Macon, Missouri:  Seven members of the Midwest Bone & Joint Center team are certified in Respirator Fit Testing/Training provided by National Fit Testing Services.  Nola Moore, ONP-C; Dale Reid, Kalen Linneman, Brooksy Niece, Loree Jefferson, Caitlin Scheiderer and Missy Flickinger participated in training held at Midwest Bone & Joint Center.

This OSHA compliant training enables staff members to provide services to employers that utilize respirators in their production.  Annual Fit Testing and Respirator training helps protect valued employees health and well-being, as well as, ensure employers comply with OSHA regulations.

Midwest Bone & Joint Center offers several employer specific services in addition to Respirator Fit Testing.  These include:  Experienced Work Comp Care, Performance Testing, DOT and Non-DOT Drug Screening, Breath Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Pre-Employment Physicals and On-site Services.

Macon, Missouri.  Dr. Chris Main announces Midwest Bone and Joint Center as a Free Market Provider of Orthopedic care.

“There can be up to 400% variance in cost between providers of healthcare – regardless of the quality of care.” states Dr. Main.  “Free Market means that we are committed to exceptional quality care with successful outcomes and offer fair, all-inclusive, up-front pricing to self-pay individuals and self-funded insurance plans.”

Free Market Medical providers offer tremendous savings for self-funded employers.  The pricing structure is deeply discounted, all-inclusive and disclosed openly.  “We offer complete transparency, choosing to compete for our patients based on quality of care and published pricing.  We recognize the need to change the face of Healthcare in this Country.” states Dr. Main.  “We pride ourselves in being pioneers for this effort in Missouri and hope our example encourages other providers to become part of the solution.”

According to Dr. Main, “The Free Market pricing structure is exclusive to self-pay and self-funded programs versus traditional insurance programs.  We are able to discount the rates for the office visits, imaging and procedures, as we collect payment up-front and do not file insurance claims.  At Midwest Bone and Joint Center, we believe in price transparency, honesty, fairness and above all…exceptional care with successful outcomes.”

The Free Market model is an addition to the many services offered by Midwest Bone & Joint Center.  MWBJC will continue to provide the same quality services and excellent care to both insured and work comp patients.

Midwest Bone and Joint Center is a member of the Free Market Medical Association.  Free Market Providers are Game Changers in the Healthcare Market…Whose Team are YOU on?

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SCRUB LAB!

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Macon, MO – October 28, 2015. Dr. Chris Main sponsored a scrub lab for the Student American Osteopathic Academy Of Orthopedics (ORTHO CLUB) from AT Still University. 8 medical students participated in this lab learning proper techniques for hand scrubbing, gowning & gloving, sterility protocol and general OR practices. The lab was led by Dr. Main, Dale Reid and Kalen Linneman of Midwest Bone & Joint Center and held in the Center for Surgical Specialties.

Chris Main, DO, (Macon, MO) demonstrates his surgical technique to treat proximal tibiofibular instability. He utilizes two diverging Syndesmosis TightRope® fixations proximal and one Syndesmosis TightRope distal for stabilization. The Knotless Syndesmosis TightRope is comprised of a #5 UHMWPE suture tensioned between two metallic buttons against tibia and fibula.

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Macon, MO – September 2015:  Midwest Bone & Joint Center would like to congratulate the following employees for successfully completing DOT Specimen Collector Training and Breath Alcohol Technician Certification Training on September 17-18, 2015.

Brooksy Niece • Caitlin Scheiderer • Dale Reid • Kalen Linneman • Loree Jefferson • Selena Ewing

Each team member worked very hard and dedicated many hours to both the prerequisite study and the hands-on class time to successfully earn these certifications.

These certifications will enable the staff members to conduct Department of Transportation breath alcohol tests and specimen collections for DOT drug testing.  Training was provided by Certified Training Solutions.

 

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Dr. Chris Main met with Arthrex leadership to discuss a surgical technique he has developed that addresses proximal tibial-fibular disruptions of the syndesmosis. A high quality video demonstrating Dr. Main’s surgical technique will be produced and posted on the Arthrex website. This website is utilized by thousands of orthopedic surgeons, world-wide.

Additionally Dr. Main was requested to evaluate newly released and soon to be released products related to arthroplasty and arthroscopy. Arthrex, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is a global medical device company and leader in new product development.

Dr. Main has used Arthrex products for surgical procedures for 10+ years and is excited for the opportunity to work together in developing new and improved techniques.

Dr. Main services North Missouri, Southern Iowa and Western Illinois.

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Dr. Chris Main of Midwest Bone and Joint Center presented a $2700 check to Kala Bunse, Principal of Tri-County Christian School today. Tri-County began purchasing promethean boards for each of their classrooms in 2013. Dr. Main donated funds to help purchase the first of these boards. Today’s donation from Midwest Bone and Joint Center will enable Tri-County to purchase one of the two remaining boards for the school.

Midwest Bone and Joint Center (MWBJC) is very community minded, sponsoring or participating in several local fundraisers each year including Chippin in (for Kids) Golf Tournament, which raises monies for athletic gear for area schools, Octoberfest, May Day, Macon R-1 Elementary Carnival, local and traveling baseball teams, martial arts team, Relay for Life, 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 grade football teams and the Macon County Fair, to name a few. In addition, MWBJC offers Free sports physicals for local student athletes each Spring, Bumps & Bruises Saturday clinics in the Fall and provides Athletic Trainers, as first responders, for multiple local high schools and colleges.

“We are excited to help Tri-County reach their goal of having this technology in every classroom – from the first board to the last. Tri-County is a wonderful asset to our community” states Denise Bennett, Marketing Director for Midwest Bone & Joint Center.

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Dr. Chris Main met with a BREG Senior Vice President and 2 engineers working to develop a new knee brace design for instability. This brace would be the first of its kind for a newly discovered ligament instability. It would be developed to market to professional athlete in an aluminum frame model and also more of a soft sleeve hinged model for the non-athletic population. Dr. Main has worked with BREG for several years, utilizing multiple bracing products both non-operative and operative. BREG was started in 1985 and has become a leader in providing bracing to many different types of orthopedic injuries. They are based in Carlsbad, CA.

Midwest Bone & Joint Center celebrated our 14th Anniversary July 16, 2015! We are very grateful for the community support and thank our patients for their confidence in us. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional orthopedic care.