Wondering why an Orthopedic surgeon would venture into the world of OrthoLazer franchise ownership? We asked several of our physician owners to share the key factors behind their decision to invest in one or several OrthoLazer laser therapy centers.
Here are the top five reasons our current OrthoLazer franchise physician owners chose to open their Centers:
- To provide an alternative noninvasive treatment option for patients wishing to avoid or delay surgery.
- To give back to the community by offering an opioid alternative for pain management to combat the epidemic.
- To be able to offer a treatment that helps patients heal more efficiently.
- To improve the community by offering innovative alternative orthopedic care.
- To establish an alternative revenue source
Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or an experienced business owner, a franchise offers a proven path to growth and to owning your own business. Here are a few insights from our physician owners that may help you learn more about owning an OrthoLazer laser therapy franchise.
How did you find out about laser therapy?
“As physicians, we are always looking to provide our patients options for the best outcomes and to help them get over their problems. The more I researched laser therapy and talked to collogues about it, the more I became comfortable with it and wanted to offer it as an option to my patients.”
— Robert Patz, MD, and former president of the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association.
Owner, OrthoLazer Dedham, MA
Which patients respond best to laser therapy?
“The great thing about laser therapy is that it is clinically indicated in most of the conditions that we treat as surgeons. My happiest patients are those with acute injuries – and surgery is an acute injury. This includes my joint replacements, my cuff repairs, my labral repairs, my ACLs, etc. We like to get patients into laser therapy 2-3 days after their surgery.”
— William Pennington, MD. Co-Founder and Managing Partner OrthoLazer Wisconsin, LLC and OrthoLazer Central, LLC
Do I need to be a business expert to own an OrthoLazer franchise?
“Most physicians are not business experts. Plus, we already run our own practices and our time and attention are being pulled in a lot of different directions. OrthoLazer makes it easy with its ‘franchise in a box’ model that helps get you set up every step of the way, from staffing to training to daily operations. They continue to provide ongoing support for us today – almost a year later after opening.”
— Sean Kelly, DO, MPH. Owner, OrthoLazer Colorado Spring, CO
What has surprised you most about laser therapy?
“The most eye-opening benefit of laser therapy is how it affects healing. The wound healing is incomparable. When you tell your patient that you’re not only going to make their pain be less and they’re going to need fewer narcotics – or maybe none at all – and you’re decreasing their risk of infection it because that wound is healing up …how could you not use it?”
— William Pennington, M. Co-Founder and Managing Partner OrthoLazer Wisconsin, LLC and OrthoLazer Central, LLC
Creating a better future
For OrthoLazer physician owners, the decision to invest in laser therapy is not only rewarding but also paves the way for a healthier, more innovative future. From providing an alternative noninvasive treatment option to being able to offer a more efficient healing approach, the benefits are vast and meaningful for both doctors and their patients. Owning a laser therapy franchise also allows medical professionals to give back to their communities by helping reduce opioid dependency and offering innovative orthopedic care.
Ultimately, establishing an OrthoLazer Laser Therapy Center can be extremely beneficial for everyone involved. Therefore, if you’re considering taking on this endeavor, we encourage you to contact us or visit OrthoLazer.com so that we can assist and equip you with all the necessary information you need to make the decision that’s best for your situation.
OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer patients and their doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Founded by Dr. Scott Sigman – the original opioid-sparing surgeon – our centers further his mission of providing his patients non-operative and non-opioid treatment options. If you’d like more information about OrthoLazer, please visit our website at ortholazer.com.