Physician Extender Setting
Athletic trainers (ATs) are routinely employed in hospitals, clinics and orthopedic, family, pediatric, physiatry and sports medicine office practices. ATs working in these settings improve productivity, patient outcomes and satisfaction. They help move patients more effectively and efficiently through the appointment, evaluation and treatment process. By providing quality services to more patients in the same period of time, physicians are able to increase patient throughput and revenue generation. Today many physicians are choosing to hire athletic trainers as a part of their office staff. Athletic trainers provide value to the practice through skills in triage, taking patient histories, performing evaluations, providing instruction on exercise prescriptions, rehabilitation and general patient education.
Recruiting Participants for Study
Are you a Certified Athletic Trainer working as a physician extender in a physician’s office? Please ask your practice administrator to complete the Athletic Trainers in Offices of Physicians Survey (ATOPS), a study funded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and conducted by The George Washington University. We are recruiting participants to complete the survey by December 31, 2013.
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The survey respondent will be entered for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com.
- Athletic Training in the Physician Office Setting: An FAQ for Athletic Trainers
- Certified Athletic Trainers - An Evaluation of Their Effect on Patient Throughput and Revenue Generation in a Primary Care Sports Medicine Practice
- The Athletic Trainer as Orthopedic Physician Extender
- Practice Profiles: Athletic Trainers in Orthopedic Offices
Case Studies and Articles of Interest
ATs: From the Sidelines to the Clinics Physician Extenders: PAs, NPs, and... Athletic Trainers? - By AAOS