At AzISKS, our mission is to promote patient well-being by providing the highest quality Orthopedic care of the shoulder and knee through research, knowledge, surgical skill, compassion, trust and customer service. The ultimate goal at AzISKS is to serve patients in a manner that improves their lives by making them healthier, and therefore happier. At AzISKS, we realize that being in a position to provide Orthopedic services to patients is a privilege that we do not take lightly. Dr. Bailie has personally selected each person involved in patient care including: AzISKS administrative and clinical staff, anesthesiologists, surgical facility, operating room personnel and physical therapists. The AzISKS team will provide effective and personal communication, in order to make office and surgical experiences pleasant and efficient for all patients, from scheduling appointments and surgeries, through follow-up visits.
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 subspecialty physician and skilled surgeon. 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.