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Doing their part to ease stress on local health systems during COVID-19, Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine offers telehealth as an alternative for seeing patients with bone, joint and muscle concerns. Telehealth appointments allow patients to visit with one of the practice’s specialty-trained providers safely from their work or home using video conference and telecommunications technology. While hospitals and emergency departments focus on fighting COVID-19 cases, Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine will also continue to offer their Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic. Located at 1980 Tamarack Road, Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine is taking all necessary precautions while offering same-day care for bone, joint and muscle injuries Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

“At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, the health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority,” says Dr. Edward Westerheide, one of the practice’s board-certified orthopedic surgeons. “That’s why we are proud to continue to provide specialized care to patients in our clinic in addition to offering the option of telehealth appointments during this unfortunate time of crisis.”

Through telehealth, the practice’s specialty-trained experts can offer follow-up care as well as provide initial diagnoses and care plans for bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions. This new technology is completely secure and compliant with federal health privacy laws. Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine’s telehealth appointments offer area residents accurate, high-quality orthopedic care without risk to themselves and others as well as the practice’s providers and staff. The practice also has safety protocols in place for any on-site services or treatments that may be needed.

As regional experts in orthopedics, Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine will ease strain on the community health system with telehealth as well as their Orthopedic Urgent Care. Same-day, on-site treatment remains available for area residents, and the practice’s providers and staff are following all local and national health safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

“If anyone has an orthopedic injury, we want them to know that they can be seen right away, safely, at our Orthopedic Urgent Care, where they can get immediate treatment for acute bone, joint and muscle conditions,” says Dr. Westerheide. “We are taking all necessary precautions to help protect our patients and staff, but we are open and here to help.”

For more information on telehealth or to schedule an appointment with Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, please call (740) 788-9220.