Established in 1990 as Lakewood Orthopaedic Surgeons, Puget Sound Orthopaedics serves the Puget Sound region with comprehensive orthopaedic care in musculoskeletal disorders. Our team comprises of 18 physicians with specialties ranging from joint replacement, shoulder care, spinal care, hand and upper extremity treatment, to sports medicine and podiatric care. They work with our certified physician’s assistants and a 100-member support staff to ensure a high level of contact and ongoing patient education. We work together with the centralized goal of delivering expert, individualized and compassionate care to every patient.
The Surgery Scheduler and Authorizations coordinator receives surgery authorizations and schedules and coordinates surgeries for assigned providers at the surgery center or hospital. Responsible to continually monitor the schedule looking for inefficiencies and attempts to organize the surgery schedule by filling vacant holes, phoning and documenting reminder calls to patients, and rescheduling patients as directed. Produce and obtain referrals and authorizations for various departments and specialty testing.