Johnson City Medical Center Joint Replacement Center



The Joint Replacement Center at
Johnson City Medical Center
Plan of Care

The Total Joint Care Team
Hip Fracture Program
 Mountain States Rehab
 Outpatient Therapy
 Hip & Knee Seminar
 Meet Our Team
  Wellness Connection
 Quality Measures
 Helpful Links
Handicap Parking Application Form
Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Shoulder Replacement 
Hospital Care
Post-op Care
Patient Bill-of-Rights
 Ambassador Program
Photo Gallery of After Surgery Activities

The total Joint Care team will be responsible for your care needs from the pre- operative course through discharge and post-discharge follow-up.

The Total Joint Care Team will:

  • Obtain health database
  • Assess your needs at home including caregiver availability
  • Assess and plan for your specific care needs such as anesthesia and medical clearance for surgery
  • Coordinate your discharge plan to outpatient services, home or a sub-acute facility
  • Assist you in getting answers to insurance questions
  • Answer questions and coordinate your hospital care.

You may call Misty Spano, the Joint Program Coordinator, before or after surgery to ask any questions or raise concerns about your surgery at (423)431-6937. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Before Surgery

Obtain laboratory Test - Pre-admission testing (PAT)

When you were scheduled for surgery your physician's office also scheduled you for preadmission testing (PAT). Follow the instructions given to you at your physician's office and report to Same Day Surgery Center at the Johnson City Medical Center at the appopriate time. When you report for pre-admission testing you will be asked the following information in order to pre-register you for surgery:

  • Patient's full legal name and address, including county
  • Home phone number
  • Marital status
  • Social Security Number
  • Name of insurance holder, insured's address, phone number, work address and work phone number
  • Name of insurance company, mailing address, policy and group numbers, and insurance card
  • Patient's employer, address, phone number and occupation
  • Name, address, and phone number of nearest relative
  • Name, address and phone number of someone to notify in case of emergency (this can be the same as the nearest relative)

*Be sure to bring your insurance care, driver's license or photo I.D. with you to this appointment.

Billing For Services

After your procedure, you will receive separate bills from the anesthesiologist, the hospital, the radiology and pathology departments (if applicable), and the surgical assistant. If your insurance carrier has specific requirements regarding participation status, please contact your carrier.

Start Preoperative Exercises

Many patients with arthritis favor their joints and thus become weaker. This interferes with their recovery. It is important that you begin an exercise program before surgery.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions (423)431-6937