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Dear Patients and Visitors, 

Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine is committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients, employees and community. 

As an organization, we are staying on top of updates and recommendations directed from the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and Ohio Department of Health (https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home). 

Currently we remain open for clinic visits, urgent care, physical therapy and imaging services. 

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html), please call to reschedule your appointment. However, if you recently had surgery and are experiencing a complication, please call our office at (740) 788-9220. 

Additionally, we are limiting the number of individuals coming into our facility. Visitor restrictions include: 

  • No more than 2 adults may be in patient care areas. (The patient and one other person) 
  • No one under the age of 18 may be in patient care areas. (Unless they are a patient) 
  • No one with symptoms of COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html) will be allowed to visit the office.
  • No one who has had direct exposure to someone with a known infection of COVID-19. 

Following the current recommendations, we will be postponing and rescheduling all non-urgent surgeries. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but we believe this is the best course of action to keep everyone safe. All patients affected by this change will receive phone and email communication from our staff. Non-urgent surgeries will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Our dedicated team of professionals are available to assist you. Please call (740) 788-9220 if you have questions or concerns. 

We appreciate everyone’s heightened awareness and understanding during this health crisis. 

We will continue to provide updates as quickly as possible. 

Best in health, 

Ed Westerheide, MD 
President and CEO, Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine