Fellowship Trained Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Erik Severson, M.D., of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, was recently named a top orthopaedic surgery doctor by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He is ranked first out of 12 providers in the area for the repair of total knee joint arthroplasty and first out of eight providers in the area for total hip replacement.
Dr. Severson’s composite ranking score is 88 percent, translating to a letter grade of A in the Provider Ranking System which ranks providers by the frequency of the services they perform. He is identified as a high-performing medical provider in his medical specialty from CMS’s nine years of data up to and through 2020.
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CRMC’s Orthopaedics Department is also ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings as High Performing in Hip Fracture. CRMC also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification in 2022 by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
Dr. Severson has practiced at CRMC and Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin since 2010. He completed a fellowship with specialty training in hip and knee reconstruction and joint replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Severson received his undergraduate degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio; completed medical school at the University of Minnesota; and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah. His work has been published in numerous professional publications and he has made presentations at national conferences.