Useful Links

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists for the purpose of promoting the public welfare through the advancement of neurosurgery, by a commitment to excellence in education, and by dedication to research and scientific knowledge.

North American Spine Society (NASS)

NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)

The Academy promotes and advances the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery amongst its membership, and then attempts to promote and advance the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery and the knowledge of Orthopedic Surgery throughout the Osteopathic Profession.

Michigan Orthopaedic Society (MOS)

The Michigan Orthopaedic Society is dedicated to enhancing the provision of high quality musculoskeletal care through high quality education for it's membership and advocating for our patients best interest.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The mission of the AMA is to partner with physicians and patients to promote the good health of America and support the family of medicine.

Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS)

The mission of the Michigan State Medical Society is to promote a health care environment which supporst physicians in caring for and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethnics in the practice of medicine.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The AOA is the national organization for the advancement of of osteopathic medicine in the United States, and the professional association for over 48,000 physicians. The AOA accredits the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, osteopathic internship and residency programs, and healthcare facilities.

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)

The ACOS is committed to assuring excellence inosteopathic surgical care through eeducation, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships.

American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The latest source for latest Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.

Arthritis Foundation

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Discusses non operative means of dealing with arthritis. Gives local resources that are available.

Michigan Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation, Michigan Chapter operates across the state to assist those affected by the disease and provide current information for people with arthritis and their families.


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