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MSK IR in Private Practice: Challenges & Opportunities

with Dr. Glade Roper

In this BackTable MSK episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming discusses the future of musculoskeletal radiology with Dr. Glade Roper of VIP Specialists in Visalia, California. Dr. Roper is an MSK radiologist who specializes in minimally invasive procedures.

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Ep 36 MSK IR in Private Practice: Challenges & Opportunities with Dr. Glade Roper
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2023, December 5). Ep. 36 – MSK IR in Private Practice: Challenges & Opportunities [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Glade Roper discusses MSK IR in Private Practice: Challenges & Opportunities on the BackTable 36 Podcast

Dr. Glade Roper

Dr. Glade Roper is an MSK radiologist specializing in imaging and interventions with VIP Specialists in Visalia, California.

Dr. Jacob Fleming discusses MSK IR in Private Practice: Challenges & Opportunities on the BackTable 36 Podcast

Dr. Jacob Fleming

Dr. Jacob Fleming is a diagnostic radiology resident and future MSK interventional radiologist in Dallas, Texas.

Synopsis

The doctors explore the potential of musculoskeletal interventional radiology in private practice, with emphasis on the role of device companies’ training, marketing, and the role of minimally invasive procedures in a patient’s treatment algorithm. They also cover procedural topics such as endoscopic disc procedures and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. Roper highlights both the advantages and challenges of starting an outpatient-based lab (OBL). Throughout the episode, Dr. Roper shares the story of how he decided to pursue MSK radiology and his perspective on balancing his medical practice with his family life.

Timestamps

0:00 - Introduction to the Podcast
3:00 - Dr. Roper’s Career Path in MSK Radiology
9:10 - Practicing in the OBL and ASC Settings
18:19 - Clinic Presence and Collaboration with Advanced Practice Providers
22:18 - Practice Marketing and Referral Patterns
32:18 - New Developments in Endoscopic Spine and Neuromodulation Procedures
43:30 - Patient Access to Procedures
52:58 - The Future of MSK Radiology Training Pathways

Resources

Dr. Glade Roper’s Twitter:
https://twitter.com/darthglader

BackTable VI Ep. 211- Extraspinal Augmentation and the Future of Vertebral Augmentation with Dr. Douglas Beall:
https://www.backtable.com/shows/vi/podcasts/211/extraspinal-augmentation-the-future-of-vertebral-augmentation

Disc-FX:
https://www.elliquence.com/education/patients/disc-fx-overview/

ReActiv8 Neuromodulation:
https://mainstaymedical.com/

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