Spring 2017 Issue

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Membership Information

Please Help Us Spread the Word!

If a new surgeon joins your practice or relocates from out of state to your city, please let us know and invite them to join VOS. Nothing works better than an invitation from a colleague. Contact Greg Leasure at (804) 565-6305 or at

Group Billing Discount Available for VOS Members

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society invites your practice/institution to participate in our group billing program. The program was implemented five years ago, and to date we have 21 participating practices/institutions representing 299 members:

Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists
Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics
Colonial Orthopaedics
Commonwealth Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Countryside Orthopaedics, PC
Fredericksburg Orthopaedics
Hess Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PLC
Inova Medical Group Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Jordan Young Institute
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Orthopaedic and Spine Center
Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine
Winchester Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

By participating in this program, your group receives discounts on membership dues for all eligible physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in your practice. New members receive a 25% discount on their first year of membership dues, and all current members receive a 10% discount on dues. There is one comprehensive renewal notice for all members in your practice or institution, requiring only one check to be issuedfor membership dues. There must be at least three eligible physicians, PAs or NPs in your practice for the group to qualify..

Group Billing Benefit
Your practice manager can join VOS for free as part of the group billing option. If a physician leaves the practice and moves out of state, the VOS membership will be transferable to a new physician in the group. Any new members will immediately begin receiving benefits such as the e-newsletter, legislative updates, reduced registration fees at meetings, the online "Find a Doc" feature, and much more.

We will screen the list of physicians in your practice so that any members in your group who have already paid will not have to pay again this cycle.  It’s not too late to add your practice to the growing list and save on VOS membership dues!  Please contact Greg Leasure, Membership Manager, at (804) 565-6305 or with questions or to enroll in the group billing program.

Thank you for considering membership in the Virginia Orthopaedic Society for the physicians in your practice!

Welcome New Members!

J. Randolph Clements, DPM – Roanoke, VA  
Leon Costa, MD – Roanoke, VA
Corey M. Fidler, DPM – Roanoke, VA
Ralph Garretson, MD – Warrenton, VA
Charlie Seal, MD – Warrenton, VA
Rob Smith, MD – Warrenton, VA
Julie A. Zielinski, MD – Roanoke, VA

Abimbola A. Afolabi, MD – Christiansburg, VA
Gregory H. Hale, MD – Midlothian, VA
David M. Prior, MD – Roanoke, VA
Armin Aalami Harandi – Culpeper, VA
Dustin Dyer, DO – Mechanicsville, VA
Jason V. Naldo, DPM   Blacksburg  VA
Anthony Capito, MD – Roanoke, VA
Horatio C. Dancea, MD – Roanoke, VA
Chelsea L. Mattox , PA-C – Roanoke, VA
Michelle L. Post – Palmyra, VA

Nirav Patel, MD, FRCS – Richmond, VA

S. Evan Carstensen, MD – Charlottesville, VA

Colby Barber – Henrico, VA   
Christopher Bednarz, BS – Richmond, VA
Marc Lipman – Charlottesville, VA
Matthew Rich, MS – Roanoke, VA
Seungwhan Roh, MS – Norfolk, VA
Adam Tate, MD – Roanoke, VA

Discounted Dues for Military

VOS offers a discount on membership dues for our members currently active in the military. To be eligible for this discount, a member must be an individual in the US Armed Forces engaged in the practice of orthopaedic surgery within any of the military medical installations in Virginia. The 2016 rate of $187.50 applies to new and current members.

Contact Greg Leasure at to arrange for this discount.

Sponsor your PAs and NPs for VOS Membership

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society is pleased to offer a membership category especially for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (Associate D). The applicant must be sponsored by a current VOS member. Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant dues are $175. For more information and a membership application, please CLICK HERE.

Online Dues Payment

We are pleased to offer convenient online dues payment through the Society website. You will need your username and password to access this portion of the website. If this is your first time logging in, your username is your member number and your password is your last name in lower case letters. If you need assistance with your log in information, please CLICK HERE.

Member Benefit! Online Job Bank

Please check it out HERE. Posting an opening is FREE to VOS members. Job postings can be made by non-members for $300. Listings remain on the website for 60 days. Please spread the news of this new service to all of your colleagues.

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