Orthopedic Surgeon Joins MidMichigan Physicians Group
Orthopedic Surgeon Kent Biddinger, M.D., recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group, a subsidiary of MidMichigan Health. While his practice name will change, the overall operational changes within the practice will be seamless to patients. In addition, his office will remain located at 420 W. Wackerly Street in Midland.
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. Biddinger and his staff and provide centralized support services such as billing, human resources, regulatory compliance, marketing, and information technology.
Dr. Biddinger has been in practice since 1993 and holds fellowship-training in foot and ankle surgery. He treats upper and lower extremity injuries and fractures and specializes in complex surgical reconstruction and repair of foot and ankle disorders. Special areas of interest include ankle ligament reconstruction; ankle arthroscopy; Achilles tendon repair; ankle joint replacements; and calcaneus, talus and Lisfranc fractures.
“Treatment of the foot and ankle has always intrigued me,” he said. “After completing my orthopedic residency at West Virginia University, I was fortunate to be accepted by the Foot and Ankle Institute of Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where I was able to study with the pioneers of this specialty.”
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. Biddinger and his staff remain focused on delivering safe, effective and compassionate care. “Foot and ankle pain can severely limit daily activity and diminish quality of life, and I understand how getting to the root of the pain can sometimes be stressful for patients,” he said. “To determine the best approach for each patient, I focus on the foot and ankle in a comprehensive manner, taking into account a physical examination, the patient’s medical history and appropriate studies. All of these steps contribute to a correct diagnosis, which is the basis to decide the best options for care. By having MidMichigan Physicians Group manage the day-to-day operations of my practice, I can place all of my focus on patient care.”
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. Biddinger, may call (989) 839-8850.