The Major Benefits of Orthopaedic Specific Urgent CareMonday, August 6th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Something as simple as a missing a step or a bad slide into home can cause an injury. And when the unexpected occurs, where should you go?
You could rush to the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility, but there’s another better option to consider—an Orthopaedic Specific Urgent Care Clinic.
There are two, significant reasons why:
1) To avoid the emergency room’s expense and wait time.
The ER is often overcrowded. Its doctors and nurses have so many patients to see that they have to prioritize. And while an orthopaedic injury certainly needs attention, it’s not life-threatening. That means a patient might have to wait a long time while a patient with life-threatening conditions is seen.
You can skip the extensive wait time by visiting orthopaedic specific care facilities—because the staff won’t have to step aside for life-or-death cases. Plus, clinics are less expensive, so you also won’t face hospital-sized bills once their care is complete.
2) To receive immediate orthopaedic care.
ERs and urgent care facilities don’t always provide adequate orthopaedic care. The physicians at each do the best they can, but they normally end up referring patients to orthopaedic specialists either because they don’t have the right doctors on staff or they don’t have the right equipment to meet these needs. That means patients must make appointments with new doctors at later dates.
But, at orthopaedic specific urgent care clinics, patients get specialized treatment from the moment they walk through the doors. A patient doesn’t need a referral or an appointment. So, you can start receiving proper care as soon as possible after suffering an injury – without the additional time and cost of an emergency room or other urgent care visit.
Orthopaedic Institute Urgent Care Clinics
Our Orthopaedic Specific Urgent Care Clinics in Herrin, IL, and Paducah, KY, are staffed by Certified Physician Assistants who are backed by Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Urgent Care is provided for:
- Sprains, Strains or Possible Broken Bones
- Back, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Wrist or any other Joint Injury
- Cast and Wound Dressing Problems
- Lacerations and Wounds
The Orthopaedic Institute also offers on-site X-ray and MRI imaging and physical therapy. Learn more about our facilities so you know where to go the moment an accident happens.