Letter to Our Patients

D O N A L D L A K A T O S H, M D
Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation

407 North Forest Park Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 Tel: 865 577.1914 Fax: 865 577.1714

August 30, 2017

Dear Patients,

To begin, I want to thank you for the trust you have given me over the years as your physician. Taking care of you has been an honor for my staff and me.

I also want to let you know of some changes in my practice. As of September 6, 2017, my office will be relocating to 407 North Forest Park Blvd, in the Bearden area of Knoxville. My telephone number (865) 577-1914 and fax number (865) 577-1714 will remain the same. My Seymour and Fort Sanders West offices will be closing as of September 1, 2017.

Additionally, beginning January 1, 2018 my medical practice will no longer be participating in any insurance plans. What does this mean to you? I am still available to provide care, but it will be on a cash rather than insurance fee schedule. I will not be filing or participating with any insurance including Medicare.

A cash only model will enable me to provide care with greater efficiency and equal or lesser expense. I will be posting a fee schedule for services on my website, www.drlakatosh.com. Many of my services are currently not covered by insurance such as Regenerative Injection therapy, i.e., prolotherapy, PRP etc. This was a factor in making this transition in that I plan to focus more on Regenerative Medicine. Impairment ratings for the Department of Labor EEOICPA program will not be affected by this change.

This type of medical practice may not be for everyone. Because of this, I am providing a list of physicians who accept insurance from which you can choose. I will continue to be the custodian of your medical records. At your request, I can send your medical records to fellow physicians assisting in your care.

If you have questions or concerns please contact my office at 865 577-1914.

Sincerely,

Donald A. Lakatosh, M.D., FAAPMR
CAQ Sports Medicine

New Office Location

I will be relocating my practice to the Bearden area of Knoxville effective September 6, 2017.

The Seymour office and the Fort Sanders office will be closing at the end of August.

The new office address is:

407 North Forest Park Boulevard

Knoxville, TN 37919

Tel 865 577.1914   Fax 865 577.1714

There will be several exciting changes to announce in the near future, so keep posted.

If you have questions, concerns or recommendation please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Donald Lakatosh, M.D.

Kara Lakatosh Achieves Certification in Schroth Method to Treat Scoliosis

SPORTBLUE Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services is pleased to announced that Kara Lakatosh, PT, MA, has achieved certification in the Schroth Method to Treat Scoliosis.

The Schroth Method is a three-dimensional exercise approach to elongate the trunk and improve imbalances of the spine. The goal of the Schroth Method is to create awareness of the new posture and alignment through position, repetitions and breathing. Exercises are designed to reduce the flat back and rib prominence and restore alignment of the pelvis. Exercise positions may be modified in order to create the optimal position for the patient.

Lakatosh was certified during an intensive hands-on learning and testing program in Palo Alto, Calif. She is co-founder of SPORTBLUE Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services with her husband, Donald Lakatosh, M.D. Being able to offer the Schroth Method is personal to the Lakatosh because their daughter, Emma, has scoliosis and has benefited from the method.

“I’ve seen improvement from the Schroth Method in my own daughter,” she said. “To be able to offer this and give hope to families in the Knoxville area is important to us.”

Lakatosh will offer the Schroth Method at SPORTBLUE’s Seymour office, located at 11560 Chapman Highway. 865.577.1914.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Benefits of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet:

Help reduce certain markers if inflammation (such as a substance called C-reactive protein).

Help manage chronic inflammation-related conditions like diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity.

Below is Dr. Andrew Weil discussing the anti-inflammatory diet and his food pyramid. Enjoy good food and good health.