From his early days as an intern, Dr. Joel Roskind believed that good medical care must be patient oriented. During his 30-year career as a surgeon and teacher, Dr. Joel Roskind developed areas of interest which enabled him to make even broader and more comprehensive contributions to patient well-being. One of those special interests is that of operating room safety inspector and patient safety advocate. As a practicing surgeon, Dr. Joel Roskind experienced first hand the massive changes sweeping through the healthcare industry. Sadly medical costs were skyrocketing and unfortunately insurance companies were balking at paying for hospital based procedures and visits.
Another area of Dr. Roskind’s interest comes from his 30 years of experience in running his large and successful practice. This aspect of Doctor Roskind’s expertise has developed into a field now called practice management. Today, as a dedicated physician and plastic surgeon retired from private practice, Dr. Joel Roskind has succeeded in turning his interest in patient safety in the operating room environment into an additional aspect of the issue. Dr. Joel Roskind works as a consultant to physicians and surgeons helping them prepare their ambulatory surgical facilities for certification.