Crovetti Orthopaedics Welcomes Dr. Drew Iman, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon, to its Team of Surgical Specialists
Las Vegas may seem an unlikely place to land for a mountain-loving doctor originally from Denver. But his desire to be closer to family led him to leave Florida and head back out west. Dr. Iman wasn't in search of just any job, though – he was looking for the right job for him.
"At the time, I didn't know exactly what I was looking for," Dr. Iman explains. "It was more that I knew what I didn't want. As it turns out, without knowing it I was actually searching for the 'Crovetti Ortho' environment. I just didn't realize it until our paths crossed and I discovered Dr. Crovetti and I had in common many opinions and goals about practicing medicine and how it could be improved."
Among the things Dr. Iman was happy to discover about Crovetti Ortho were things not typically found within a doctor's office or clinic.
"Certainly Crovetti Ortho is set apart in that the Surgical and Recovery Suites are readily available in the building," continues Dr. Iman. "But just as important is that patients have the convenience of physicians from differing specialties under one roof. Add to that the inclusion of many different diagnostic tools and imaging equipment – and it all adds up to an incredible benefit for patients."
But Dr. Iman also brings a unique something to Crovetti Ortho: his personal approach to patient care. "In some ways, I do things differently with my patients – because I prefer to be conservative when it comes to surgery," he reveals. "In fact, my main goal is to keep you out of my operating room, if possible. When I believe it's an option, I prefer to explore nutrition and lifestyle changes with my patients, or possibly recommend the use of complementary or alternative medicines. And if I believe these things may help them avoid surgery, I will encourage them to pursue that path.
Dr. Iman earned his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University, moving on to his Osteopathic Medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa. He completed a 5-year residency at St. John Providence Health System in Detroit, Michigan, which included training at hospitals such as Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford, William Beaumont, and DMC Children's. He completed his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida; and began practicing in Stuart, Florida.
Passionate about his career as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, when asked what drew him to his field, the response is one simple and down-to-earth:
Dr. Crovetti states, "I'm really looking forward to working with Dr. Iman, as he's a perfect fit with our philosophy at Crovetti Ortho. Knowing how dedicated he is to his patients' health and well-being, there is no doubt he is an asset to the like-minded team of medical professionals here. Because getting our patients "Back in their game" is front-of-mind with everything we do."