NAO Partners with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo)

                    Committed to using leading-edge technologies to deliver top-tier orthopedic care experiences since 1972, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics (NAO) has always implemented strategies necessary to meet emerging healthcare developments. Launching continuous, new innovations to deliver state-of-the-art care to its community requires the amalgamation of multiple resources. NAO is excited to announce on June 13, 2018, it formed a partnership with a similar orthopaedic leader having the same commitment to innovation and high-quality, low-cost healthcare. Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), the largest orthopaedic outcomes company in the southwest, is the management company for several orthopedic enterprises. One of these is The CORE Institute, a noted orthopaedic leader in the Phoenix metropolitan area, with Read More

3-D imaging – the first of its kind in Arizona

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics now offers Cone Beam Technology, the first of its kind in Ariz. We just improved the Advanced Imaging offerings at our orthopaedic and spine clinic. In an ongoing effort to meet the diagnostic needs of our patients, improve the quality of digital reads of this type of radiology, and enhance the patient experience, we, NAO, has acquired a CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System. NAO is one of the first in the nation and the very first in the state to acquire the latest in Advanced Imaging capabilities with the new system. The system uses cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to capture 3-dimensional cross-sectional images of bone or soft tissue in arms, legs, hands and feet. As a practice Read More

New Spine and Pain Center Opens!

The non-surgical services in the Spine and Pain Center are now accessible in a newly remodeled and designated area inside the Summit Center. John Ledington, MD, and an expert team of specialists, provide services such as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), injection therapy, nerve testing, pain management through the Pain Wellness Clinic, and non-surgical interventional medicine for nerve pain. Care is is provided for more than just the back and neck, as pain can be a whole-body condition. In the neighboring clinic, just footsteps away, is the other clinic within the Spine and Pain Center, also in the Summit Center. Here, care for patients with conditions such as stenosis, arthritis, disc problems, compression fractures, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and other debilitating problems of the Read More

NAO welcomes new Foot and Ankle Provider

“My commitment to my patients and their clinical experience develops from a personal philosophy about healthcare. I believe in shared decision making, ensuring each patient (and their family members) completely understand their condition, each treatment option available to them, and their lifestyle’s influence in which course of action to take for a successful outcome.” – Chris Diefenbach, M.D. Chris Diefenbach, M.D. Foot and Ankle, Arthroplasty Surgery of Ankle Dr. Christopher Diefenbach is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. On Monday, Oct. 2, Dr. Diefenbachs begins practice in the Foot and Ankle Center at NAO. Considered a specialist in basic and complex conditions of the ankles and feet, Dr. Diefenbach provides diagnostic, non-surgical and surgical care Read More

NAO Provider Bulletin Vol. 1

Are you a medical provider in Northern Arizona? This newsletter was developed to help you stay up-to-date on news, events and updates from the physicians and teams at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics. If you would like to be added to the distribution e-mail list for the Provider Bulletin, please email providercommunications@northazortho.com or call 928-226-2936.