Research has shown that it takes 10,000 hours or more than 10 years of repetition (i.e. performing the same surgery repeatedly) to become a skilled expert!. A recent study in a major orthopedic journal expressed concern with modern surgical training and noted that almost one third of orthopedic residents did not feel comfortable or ready to enter clinical practice, stating that they had not received adequate training. In fact, the study reports, that federally mandated limited work hours have essentially shortened the overall resident experience by 2 full years of a 5 year residency program.
When you visit AzISKS, we know you expect care from an experienced, expert subspecialist who is a Board Certified and skilled surgeon. Dr. Bailie passed the rigorous ABOS (American Board of Orthopedic Surgery- the board for MDs) on the first attempt in 1998. He subsequently re-certified, receiving dual certification in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, in 2010 and again in 2016 (CAQ in Orthopedic Sports Medicine). The ABOS requires recertification of one or both certificates every 8-10 years to maintain Board Certified Status. The process includes completion of a 10 year cycle of data collection, including surgical cases and CME (continuing medical education hours) before an application to sit for the 4 hour exam can be submitted. Up to 40% of applicants fail to pass their initial CAQ Certification.
Dr. Bailie personally sees every patient and no longer employs “mid-level” providers such as a physician assistants or nurse practioners. In this way, you can be confident that you are getting the most expert opinion on both the diagnosis and the treatment recommendations as it pertains to your shoulder or knee problem. He also personally does every surgery, from start to finish, and even when teaching, does not allow medical students, residents or fellows to perform any surgical procedures on his patients.
Although Dr. Bailie devotes his practice to sports medicine and problems of the knee and shoulder, he is often requested to see and treat other musculoskeletal injuries, such as those of the hand/wrist, foot/ankle, spine and hip. For over 2 decades, he has paid careful attention to the expertise, surgical skills and outcomes of other specialists in the community and has created an extensive referral list of physicians he feels serve their patients with the highest standards of care. We are proud to offer this resource to anyone who inquires. Please email info@AZISKS.COM or Dr. Bailie directly at dsb@AZISKS.COM for a referral to a specialist for your non-shoulder or knee issue.