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Team

You deserve a medical team that understands your pain and that has the necessary skills to help you feel better. Our team is comprised of leaders in their field who are passionate about helping people. You can expect to be treated well and in your preferred language by our world class doctors and staff.

Dr. Erik Bendiks

Dr. Erik Bendiks

Orthopedic surgeon

Bio

Dr. Erik Bendiks is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, a leading spine surgeon and researcher, and a Fellow of the American College of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Bendiks has been nominated as a Top Doctor by the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, lectured at numerous conferences, and taught other spine surgeons on new techniques and technology to include his knowledge and development of new implant designs.

Dr. Bendiks completed his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Texas, followed by Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida, and Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. In 2015 he founded Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics, and in 2018 founded the Surgery Center of Roswell.
Dr. Bendiks is affiliated with multiple hospitals throughout the Atlanta metro area, and on staff with the Surgery Center of Roswell. Dr. Bendiks speaks fluent English, Spanish, and French. Away from work Dr. Bendiks enjoys fishing, growing vegetables and herbs in his garden, spending time jumping on the trampoline with his kids, skiing, and tinkering in his tool shed.

Dr. Daryl L. Figa

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Bio

Dr. Daryl L. Figa is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with a Subspecialty of Pain Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in interventional pain management including Epidural Spinal Injections, Facet Joint Blocks, Sacroiliac Joint Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablations, EMGs, and Provocative Discography.

Dr. Figa completed his Medical Degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, followed by Residency at Emory University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident for three years. Dr. Figa has a special interest in Physiatry and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Figa has served as a clinical professor and as Medical Director for a large health insurer in utilization claims review. In his free time, he likes to paint, hike, ski, and bike.

Dr. Vinson Smith

Orthopedic Surgeon

Bio

Dr. Smith is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr Smith completed his medical degree from the University of Florida, then went on to complete his Orthopaedic Residency in Brooklyn, NY. Following completion of his residency program in Brooklyn, Dr. Smith then pursed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Following completion of his Fellowship, Dr Smith relocated to the Atlanta area where he has lived with his family and practiced Orthopaedic Surgery for the past 14 years. Dr. Smith is well versed in the treatment of all General Orthopaedics, and thanks to his additional Fellowship training he is adept in advanced arthroscopic techniques in the treatment of joints, as well as minimally invasive surgery. Dr Smith is well published and stays up to date on all the latest techniques and treatment alternatives in Orthopaedic surgery. He has treated professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, however takes pride in treating the everyday blue collar person.

Dr. Smith would love to meet you and promises to treat you as a member of his own family. He is on staff at Southern Regional Medical Center, Piedmont Henry Hospital, and the Surgery Center of Roswell.
Dr. Smith is married with two children, and enjoys spending time with his family wakeboarding, wakesurfing, hiking and helping his father on the farm.

Anne Thurman PA at Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics

Anne Thurman PA-C

Physician Assistant

Bio

Anne graduated from Indiana University in 1982 with a BS in biology and in 1984 from St. Louis University with a BS in Medical Science as well as her Physician Assistant certification. She worked at MetroHealth, in Indianapolis for the 18 years, primarily in internal medicine also serving as office manager for several years.

She then moved to Dayton, Ohio and worked in hospice care for 6 years. Upon moving to Atlanta, she worked in urgent care for 2 years. She then joined Dr. Bendik’s practice and has worked with him since. She has been involved in Physician Assistant education through the years. When not working she enjoys a variety of sports to include hiking, biking and chasing her 2 grandchildren. 

Jennifer Morrison PA-C

Physician Assistant

Bio

Jennifer Morrison is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in spine and general orthopaedics. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 at the University of Notre Dame and then earned her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2012 from South University in Savannah, GA. She holds a Georgia State Physician Assistant License and is Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.

Jennifer lives in Atlanta with her husband and son, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Security policy

GEORGIA SPINE AND ORTHOPAEDICS

PRIVACY NOTICE

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.   PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

This Privacy Notice is being provided to you as a requirement of a federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This Privacy Notice describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law.  It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information in some cases. Your “protected health information” means any written and oral health information about you, including demographic data that can be used to identify you. This is health information that is created or received by your health care provider, and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition.I. Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information

1. Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information The Organizations may use your protected health information for purposes of providing treatment, obtaining payment for treatment, and conducting health care operations.  Your protected health information may be used or disclosed only for these purposes unless the facility has obtained your authorization, or the use or disclosure is otherwise permitted by the HIPAA privacy regulations or state law.  Disclosures of your protected health information for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice may be made in writing, orally, or by facsimile.

II. Uses and Disclosures beyond Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations Permitted without Authorization or Opportunity to Object

Federal privacy rules allow us to use or disclose your protected health information without your permission or authorization for several reasons including the following:

The facility may release your health information to comply with worker’s compensation laws or similar programs.

III. USES AND DISCLOSURES PERMITTED WITHOUT AUTHORIZATIONS BUT WITH OPPORUTNITY TO OBJECT

We may disclose your protected health information to your family member if it is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your care or payment related to your care.  We can also disclose your information in connection with trying to locate or notify family members or others involved in your care concerning your location, condition or death.

You may object to these disclosures. If you do not object to these disclosures, in the exercise of our professional judgment, that it is in your best interest for us to make disclosure of information that is directly relevant to that person’s involvement with your care, we may disclose your protected health information as described.

IV. USES AND DISCLOSURES WHICH YOU AUTHORIZE

Other than stated above, we will not disclose your health information other than with your written authorization.  You may revoke your authorization in writing at any time except to the extent that we have acted in reliance upon the authorization.  We specifically require your written authorization for marketing or the sale of your protected health information. If our facility maintains psychotherapy notes, we will require your written authorization for the use or disclosure of psychotherapy notes other than by the creator of those notes, by the facility for its training programs or for the facility to defend itself in a legal action brought by you.

V. YOUR RIGHTS
You have the following rights regarding your health information:

 

VI. OUR DUTIES

The facility is required by law to maintain the privacy or your health information and report to you any breach of unsecured protected health information.  We are also required to provide you with this Privacy Notice of our duties and privacy practices. We are required to abide by terms of this Notice as may be amended from time to time. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice and to make the new Notice provisions effective for all future protected health information that we maintain.  If the facility changes this Notice, we will post notification at each office location and provide a copy of the revised Notice on our website.

VII. COMPLIANTS

You have the right to express complaints to the facility and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe that your privacy rights have been violated.  You may complain to the facility by contacting the Privacy Officer verbally or in writing, using the contact information below. We encourage you to express any concerns you may have regarding the privacy of your information. You will not be retaliated against in any way for filing a complaint.

VIII. CONTACT PERSON

The facility’s contact person for all issues regarding patient privacy and your rights under the federal privacy standards is the Privacy Officer.  Information regarding matters covered by this Notice can be requested by contacting the Privacy Officer. If you feel that your privacy rights have been violated by this facility you may submit a complaint to:

Georgia Spine & Orthopaedics

Attn: Privacy Officer

11650 Alpharetta Hwy, Suite 100,

Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 404-596-5670

 

Anonymous HIPAA Hotline: 844-333-0850

 

If you are unable to get your issue resolved, you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, or by calling 1-877-696-6775.

 

Last Revised:9/19

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