At the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine (OICM), we believe in a highly personalized approach to care. That’s why when you come to us for care, you’ll have your very own, multi-skilled team by your side from treatment through recovery and beyond.
We call it Core Connect Care℠, and it’s the only program of its kind in Maine. The team approach – including your orthopaedic surgeon, specialized nurses, physical therapists and any other care providers you may require – ensures you have fully coordinated care and see the same familiar faces through your journey. That means more comfort and less stress, which ultimately leads to faster recovery and better outcomes.
Supporting You at Every Step
Daily Update Meetings
Your team of specialists manages your day-to-day care and treatment, continuously assessing your progress and communicating with each other and you. During daily meetings, your team gathers to review your case, evaluate your recovery and plan next steps. This collaboration helps everyone — you, your care providers, and your family — know what to expect each day and after you are discharged.
Emphasis on Communication and Education
Our goal is to get you back to your normal, everyday activities without pain or discomfort. We know that the more informed you are, and the more engaged in your treatment and recovery, the better the results. That’s why we place such strong emphasis on patient and family education and keeping you in-the-know along the way.
The Wisdom of Experience
Our orthopaedic team spent more than a year developing a leading-edge education handbook that incorporates our medical knowledge with the input of previous patients. Once you become an OICM patient, you receive your own copy of our handbook, specially tailored for your surgery and circumstances. It contains everything you need to know before, during and after your time with us.