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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a hand surgeon?

A Hand Surgeon is a physician who specializes in pinchthe treatment of problems of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm. Such specialists have had extra training and certification in this area of expertise.

Will I need surgery?

This can only be determined after being examined by Dr. Sherwood. The majority of patients we see do not require an operation.

What other treatments do hand surgeons offer?
Depending on the diagnosis and severity of the condition, gripother treatments may include oral medications, steroid injections, splinting/casting, and/or hand therapy.

Is there a board certification in hand surgery?

There is a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hand Surgery that is awarded upon completion of additional training and examination.

Do I need a referral to see Dr. Sherwood?

If you have a PPO insurance plan then you may call our 2_pointoffice directly without needing a referral. (You may want to check to confirm that Dr. Sherwood is a participating provider in your plan.) If you have an HMO insurance plan then you do need to contact your primary care physician to optain a referral before scheduling an appointment with Dr. Sherwood.

Does Dr. Sherwood treat workers’ compensation injuries?

Dr. Sherwood has extensive experience treating work place injuries. Authorization from the industrial insurance company is required.

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