Physician and Staff

 Meet Your Surgical Care Provider Team

Dr. Eric Kortz practices and believes in an interdisciplinary team approach.  Your primary surgical provider team  consists of Eric Kortz, MD and Darlene Long, Adult Nurse Practitioner. Darlene and Dr. Kortz work very closely together in the care of all their patients.  They have worked together for over 20 years and have great respect for each other.

During non-office hours, nights, and weekends Dr. Kortz rotates call duty with six other physicians in the SurgOne group.

Here is what you can expect from your team:

  • Seamless communication between Dr. Kortz and Darlene regarding all patient issues.
  • Both Dr. Kortz and Darlene see patients for initial surgical consultations in the office and in the hospital. Patients are often seen by both providers.
  • Either Dr. Kortz or Darlene will make rounds and see patients  in the hospital on a daily basis (except  on weekends when the on-call physician is covering).
  • You may see Dr. Kortz or Darlene for your post-operative follow up visits.
  • When Dr. Kortz is  in surgery, Darlene is available to troubleshoot any acute issues, perform routine visits, new patient consultations, and follow up with physician referrals and questions.

By having two providers that are intimately involved with your care, you have more flexibility in scheduling,  and rapid response times for problems. You have two experienced providers collaboratively working for you.

Our goal will always be to provide you with excellent medical and surgical quality care in the most efficient and timely manner possible.  We believe that this team approach is the best way to accomplish this goal.

For more individual information about the medical team members’ training and credentials, please click on the links below:

Eric O. Kortz, MD, FACS

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Darlene G. Long, MS, ANP-BC, CCTC

Office Staff