Altair Health is one of the nation’s first physician-managed healthcare systems devoted to comprehensive spine care. Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) – the largest neurosurgical practice in New Jersey and one of the most advanced in the country – is steering Altair Health’s efforts to take the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions to the next level.
In this Q&A, Kyle Nelson, CEO of Altair Health, which is headquartered in Morristown, explains how Altair Health is revolutionizing spine care in New Jersey.
How is Altair Health revolutionizing spine care in New Jersey?
Managed by physicians, Altair Health is bringing together a team of spine experts from numerous specialties to leverage the power of integrated, evidence-based care – and guide each patient through every step of their treatment – to improve their outcomes.
How are patients benefitting from integrated care?
Altair Health patients have convenient access to the specialties needed for evaluating and treating spine conditions – whether minor or highly complex – within one integrated healthcare system. A team – including neurosurgeons, physical therapists, pain management specialists, clinical psychologists, physiatrists, acupuncturists, wellness specialists and more – manages their care from start to finish.
How are patients benefitting from the management of their care?
End-to-end care navigation starts from the very first contact and continues until the patient is released. It removes any confusion and uncertainty a patient may have – and ensures uninterrupted care and the continual flow of patient information.
What is evidence-based care?
Evidence-based treatment is treatment that is determined by nationally gathered data and related outcomes. Data from numerous registries, including the National Neurosurgical Quality Outcomes Database, that measure the quality and efficacy of common spinal and neurosurgical procedures, enables Altair Health physicians to determine the right treatment for the right patient at the right time – and yield the best outcomes.
Who is delivering this care?
Among the Altair Health partners are some of the most progressive physicians and wellness professionals specializing in spine care in the U.S. They include:
- Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) – Altair Health neurosurgeons focus on increasing patient function and improving their quality of life by evaluating spine disorders and treating them with innovative non-surgical and surgical treatments. ANS specializes in innovative treatments that don’t necessarily involve surgery. And when they do – and it’s possible – they use pioneering minimally invasive treatment strategies.
- New Jersey Pain Consultants – Specialists in rapidly evolving pain management services and treatments, New Jersey Pain Consultants uses an interdisciplinary approach to formulate and implement comprehensive treatment plans that reduce pain and improve function.
- Physical therapists, clinical psychologists, physiatrists, wellness professionals and acupuncturists round out the team.
Does Altair Health have dedicated facilities?
Yes. In addition to building its network of physicians and specialists, Altair Health has built dedicated facilities devoted to spine care. Patients now have convenient access to all Altair Health resources and services at its own facilities, so they don’t have to look outside of the system for best-in-class physical therapy centers and the like.
Altair Health Morristown features neurosurgeons’ offices located adjacent to its physical therapy and wellness center so experts from all disciplines can take a hands-on approach to guiding and monitoring patient care. The building houses state-of-the-art exam rooms, an x-ray facility and procedure room. Massage therapy, therapeutic yoga and acupuncture are just some of the wellness services offered there.
Altair Health Surgery Center in Florham Park features advanced design and high-tech equipment that enables medical professionals to deliver the most advanced medical treatment.
Does Altair Health accept insurance?
Yes. Altair Health is in network with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Aetna – and will be announcing further network expansion soon.
What’s the best way to learn more about Altair Health?
Visit AltairHealth.com, call 833.4.ALTAIR (833.425.8247) and follow @Altairsocial on Facebook.