Dr. Stacie L. Grossfeld, Orthopedic Surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialists, Welcomes Spanish Speaking Patients to Her Office in Louisville, KY
March 08, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsLouisville, KY. March 8, 2017. Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie L Grossfeld is welcoming Spanish speaking patients to her private medical practice Orthoapedic Specialists. In order to make this easier, Dr. Grossfeld recently hired staff member Ashley Milburn to join her team. Ms. Milburn, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, assists Spanish speaking patients with communicating with the doctor, understanding doctor's orders, translating paperwork and more.
Ashley Milburn graduated from ATA College in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed the Limited Medical Radiography with Medical Assisting program (LMRMA) with an impressive 4.0 grade point average. During her time as a student, she did an externship at Dr. Grossfeld's medical practice, Orthopaedic Specialists. And when she finished her degree, Dr. Grossfeld invited her to join the team.
Originally from Willisburg, Kentucky, Ms. Milburn grew up helping her family on a tobacco farm. During this time working with many Spanish-speaking farm employees, she became very interested in learning Spanish. Though she never received formal training, she is now a fluent Spanish speaker. She explains: "If you want to know what people are saying, you try hard to learn." Realizing the many benefits of speaking both English and Spanish, Ms. Milburn is also raising her three children to be bilingual.
Along with her skills as a Medical Assistant and X-Ray Tech, Ashley's ability to speak Spanish has been a great skill for Orthopaedic Specialists. She enjoys helping Spanish-speaking clients. Describing her work, she explains: "I really enjoy helping people and it is great to help translate for someone who speaks Spanish. I love it when the Spanish-speaking patients tell me I speak Spanish well, and ask me what country I am from. They get really interested in how I learned it. It is a great feeling to be able to help people who might not be able to get the treatment they need."
Along with working as a translator for Spanish-speaking patients, Milburn is currently working on translating all of the paperwork at Orthopaedic Specialists into Spanish including: surgery packets, pre-op and post-op instructions, sign in slips, new patient paperwork, and worker's compensation paperwork.
Right now, Orthopaedic Specialist is accepting all new patients including those who are Spanish speakers. According to Milburn, most of the Spanish speaking patients they are currently serving at Orthopaedic Specialists are between the age of 30 and 60 years old. According to Louisville-area data, there are close to 30,000 Spanish-speaking people living in the Louisville Metro area with an average age of 27. Dr. Grossfeld is excited to be able to offer bilingual services to patients, and looks forward to providing orthopedic and sports medicine treatment to Spanish-speaking people in the Louisville, Kentucky area.
About Dr. Stacie L. Grossfeld
Dr. Stacie L. Grossfeld is a double board-certified doctor in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. After graduating from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine, she went on to complete her internship and residency at the University of Minnesota. She also completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Center.
Along with her work at her private medical practice, Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Grossfeld also mentors medical students who are interested in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine through the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. She also works as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at her alma mater – the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Outside of the medical field, Dr. Grossfeld spends time volunteering for various organizations in Louisville, KY. She is on the Board of Directors for both the YMCA at Norton Commons and the Louisville Sports Commission, where she also holds a chair position on the Louisville Active Committee. She also finds time to work with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine as a mentor for prospective submissions. And she serves as an event doctor to numerous area sporting events including Derby City Cyclocross competitions.
Dr. Grossfeld's dedication to making Louisville, KY, a better and healthier city for everyone expands across a wide variety of outlets which now includes offering professional orthopedic medical care to the city's Hispanic and Latino population. If you have been looking for an orthopedic medical office in Louisville, Kentucky, that serves the Spanish-speaking community, contact Orthoapedic Specialists today by calling 502-212-2663 or visiting them online.