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Clinical Outcomes

The TRUE definition of quality is reduction of variation about the mean. As quality experts note, unless you have data, you have no business talking about quality. Kenai Spine is a work in progress with the goal of improving how we care for back and neck patients over the next year. We will also be tracking and publishing spine clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, which is already in process.spine center alaska, spine treatment alaska, spine care alaska, alaska spine center kenai peninsula treatment for neck and back pain

New patients coming into Kenai Spine will complete an intake form that measures their pain level, severity of symptoms and functional status. Three months after their first visit, a nurse will call a random sample of these patients and interview them for functional status, current symptoms and patient satisfaction. This is the most unbiased, statistically relevant method for outcomes analysis.

The clinical outcomes are then analyzed by an outside firm that specializes in tracking spine outcomes, and is involved with other spine centers across the U.S. The following is the type of information that will be measured and published about Kenai Spine in the future.

Clinical outcome highlights at Kenai Spine — 2012

  • Percent of patients who had therapy as part of their care — 64%

  • Percent of patients receiving a Home Remedy Book with non-surgical advice - 20%

  • Percent of patients who were satisfied with the medical explanation of their problem - 91%

  • Percent of patients who were satisfied with the time the doctor spent with them - 91%

  • Percent of patients who were satisfied with their overall care - 89%

Quality is a journey, however, rather than a destination, and we are committed to continually improving. The clinical outcome and patient satisfaction data we publish will document our footprints on that journey.

 

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Patient Success Stories
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Surgery repairs damaged disc and returns outdoorsman to activity.

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Paramedic gets back to life with Kenai Spine.

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Healthcare CEO back on the job after pain relieving spine surgery.

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School administrator recovers from back pain without surgery.

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Dog sled champion back on the trails after non-surgical treatment.

Educational Resources
Medical Animations

Watch various medical animations to learn about conditions and treatment options.

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View medical illustrations that help you understand pain symptoms.

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Learn about special exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and help rehab muscles and joints.

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Learn about minimally invasive surgery techniques that enable patients to go home the same day.

Where to find us

Kenai Spine is proud to announce that we have moved into our new spine center at 240 Hospital Place, Suite 103, in Soldotna, Alaska. Over the past few years, Kenai Spine has become a referral center for those with back and neck pain with patients coming from as far away as Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seward. Click here for driving directions.

Physician Bios
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S. Craig Humphreys, MD
Fellowship-trained spine surgeon
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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Mark Simonson, MD
Board Certified in PM&R
Board Certified in Pain Medicine