Your physician may be an owner of the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center. You are free to choose the health care facility to receive the services that have been ordered by your physician.
All physicians furnishing services to patients, including the patient’s physician, and any specialist such as an anesthesia provider, radiologist, or pathologist are independent contractors with the patient and are not employees or agents of the surgery center. The patient is under the care and supervision of his/her physician and it is the responsibility of the surgery center and its staff to carry out instructions of the physician. It is the responsibility of the patient’s physician to obtain the patient’s consent, when required, for medical or surgical treatment or procedures. Any questions concerning the nature or results of an examination or treatment should be directed to the patient’s physician and not to the surgery center employees.