James Ware, D.O., Joins MidMichigan Physicians Group
Orthopedic Surgeon James Ware, D.O., recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group, a subsidiary of MidMichigan Health. While the practice name will change, the overall operational changes within the practice will be seamless to patients. Dr. Ware’s offices will remain at 315 E. Warwick Drive, Suite B, in Alma and at MidMichigan Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant, 4851 E. Pickard Street, Suite 2500. Additionally, Dr. Ware will continue performing surgeries at MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma and Mt. Pleasant.
Dr. Ware has been in practice since 1998 and offers a full range of orthopedic care. He specializes in anterior approach hip replacement; outpatient total knee replacement surgery; shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic rotator cuff and shoulder labral (SLAP) tear repair; carpal tunnel release, fracture care, as well as a variety of general orthopedic conditions.
MidMichigan Physicians Group is a large multi-specialty practice currently covering more than 30 medical specialties in 16 communities across middle and northern Michigan. MidMichigan Physicians Group will own and operate the practice, employ Dr. Ware and his staff and provide centralized support services such as billing, human resources, regulatory compliance, marketing, and information technology.
Changes that patients may notice in the weeks ahead include a new name, MidMichigan Physicians Group, as well as the MidMichigan Health logo on office signage and documents. In addition, future bills will come from MidMichigan Physicians Group and the office will be implementing a new electronic medical record (EMR) system. This new EMR system will allow patients to create a portal account where they can access their patient information and pay their bills.
Dr. Ware’s philosophy of care is that his patients always come first. “It is my goal to provide the best orthopedic care possible to help my patients return to their day-to-day lives as quickly as possible,” he said. Having MidMichigan Physicians Group manage the day-to-day operations of my practice, allows me to better focus on the most important aspect of my practice, my patients.”
Those who would like more information about MidMichigan Physicians Group may visit www.midmichigan.org/mpg. Those who would like to inquire about becoming a patient of Dr. Ware, may call (989) 463-2333.