Charlotte's Largest Orthopedic Group Continues To Acquire Competitors

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

OrthoCarolina is one of the larger orthopedic medical providers in the Carolinas, if not the Southeast. On April 04, 2011, OrthoCarolina revealed it has acquired North East Orthopedics of Concord, NC. The practice group in Concord will be renamed OrthoCarolina Concord, in keeping with the standard tradition of the facilities within the OrthoCarolina umbrella.

With the inclusion of this latest acquisition, the orthopedic giant now has 94 physicians located at 20 offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. The group has actively pursued other orthopedic groups in recent months. In February of 2011, it acquired Boone Orthopaedics. In October of 2011, OrthoCarolina merged with Scotland Orthopedics.

This merger further illustrates the continuing loss of competition among orthopedic practice groups in the Carolinas, particularly in the Charlotte area. Many individuals fail to realize what an issue this problem is. However, history has proven the lack of competition leads to disastrous results.

Without debating the pros or cons of specific practice groups, I do believe that it is beneficial to the public to offer multiple orthopedic options. Various issues arise during the course of medical treatment, whether litigation is involved or not. Therefore, it beneficial for the patient to have an opportunity to obtain an unbiased second opinion.

If you have encountered an issue regarding your medical treatment in your workers' compensation claim, perhaps you should speak with a knowledgeable Charlotte workers' compensation lawyer. If you otherwise have questions regarding medical care you have received, please feel free to consult our Charlotte attorney., Orthopedic Practices Merge, 04/04/11

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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