A New Normal for Orthopedic Injury Care
This past year, the way we interact with our doctors changed dramatically. Even with COVID-19 cases on the decline and vaccinations increasing across the U.S., speaking with a medical professional online is still the best option according to the CDC. But, what does this mean for orthopedic injuries when the pandemic is over?
Telemedicine appointments offer a wide range of benefits to patients, and providers recognize this. Online care is here to stay. The only question left is: With all these new options for care, how do I know which is best for me?
Knowing Your Options Online and Offline
At EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, our devotion to convenient, accessible, and patient-centered orthopedic care has led us to offer many different options to serve your needs. Here is everything you need to know, so you can receive the best care for your orthopedic injury.
For patients who value the immediacy of talking with a representative, orthopedic live chat offers immediate guidance to help you schedule an appointment.
This service is ideal for patients who have trouble navigating the website, or otherwise desire personal assistance. Patients can opt to either message with a live chat operator immediately, or receive a phone call back. Of course, for serious injuries such as fractures and broken bones, you should seek immediate medical attention at one of our orthopedic urgent care.
Some injuries cannot wait. Broken bones, fractures, sprains, joint pain, and other injuries require immediate care and should not wait for a scheduled appointment. Waiting too long to address injuries increases the risk of serious complications. That is why all of our locations offer convenient ortho urgent care walk-in hours to ensure you get the necessary medical attention you need.
Instead of waiting for ages in a crowded, uncomfortable waiting room, choose the skilled professionals at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Urgent Care. Additionally, with our mask protocol and easy availability of wipes and hand sanitizer, you can be confident that whichever location you choose, you and your family will stay safe.
When you want to talk face-to-face with a doctor, but also want or need the comfort and convenience of staying at home, telemedicine appointments are for you. For those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID, this option provides the best of both worlds. Telemedicine covers an incredible range of visit types from new patient visits to virtual diagnosis to physical therapy, all online. You can even have an appointment from your phone, making appointments possible anywhere you are.
At EmergOrtho, we have conducted over 15,000 virtual doctor and physical therapy visits. Using our secure network, remote calls offer personal access to expert specialists, all from your computer. A telemedicine appointment makes scheduling and check-in simple and easy, giving you more time to focus on getting back in action.
Not all orthopedic injuries can be addressed through telemedicine. Many procedures are not suitable for a virtual visit and require an in-person appointment. Here are some of the procedures that require in-person visits:
- Viscosupplementation, trigger-point, or cortisone injections
- Pre-op consultations
- In-house procedures
- Cast changes
- Fracture care
If you are unsure whether or not a procedure can be scheduled via telehealth, reach out to a member of the EmergeOrtho team for more information. But, whether or not your visit requires in-person care, we make finding and scheduling appointments an easy process.
Getting all the information to schedule an appointment can be difficult and stressful, especially over the phone. When trying to get help or recover from pain, you likely do not want that added step. Self-scheduling allows for easy, accessible scheduling on your own time. At EmergeOrtho, we have worked hard to make our scheduling system simple and intuitive to get you back in action faster.
The scheduling process is only three steps:
- Enter your information
- Indicate the type of care you need
- Select an appointment with your preferred specialist
For new patients, you can even bring up each specialist’s profile instantly to find the one who is best for you. Whether in person or via telemedicine, you can be confident that our experts will be accessible. If you have any additional questions, are unable to find a time slot that works for you, or simply prefer to schedule on the phone, that option is also available.
Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.
Thankfully, many musculoskeletal issues can be addressed through telemedicine. If you are curious about whether your orthopedic injury or condition can be evaluated through a virtual visit in real-time or an online physical therapy session, self-schedule your appointment at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region now. Or, call us any time at 919-220-5255.