No Appointment or Referral Needed
Watertown, New York — North Country Orthopaedic Group announced today it will offer a walk-in clinic for urgent orthopaedic injuries starting tomorrow, April 1. The clinic’s staff will treat a variety of injuries ranging from sprains and dislocations to contusions and fractures. Walk-in hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the group’s Washington Street facility.
“The injury clinic will be staffed by a dedicated team that includes an orthopaedic surgeon, physician assistant, x-ray technician and nursing assistant,” said group president, Bruce Baird, M.D. “We have the capability to perform radiographic evaluation of all injuries and provide immediate casting and splinting services when needed.”
The goal of the injury clinic, stated Baird, is to provide patients an alternative to hospital emergency rooms that are being called upon to deal with the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Hospitals must conserve precious resources and supplies to devote to the anticipated growth in the number of pandemic-related cases accessing their services,” said Baird. “We see our injury clinic as a way to help hospitals accomplish this, as well as a means to help decompress their workload as more COVID-19 cases demand their attention.”
In addition, to its walk-in clinic, the orthopaedic group continues to remain open to new and established patients for scheduled office visits and does offer telemedicine visits for patients wanting to access their provider from home, said Baird.
North Country Orthopaedic Group specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. Its clinical staff includes specialists in orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation and provides over 60,000 outpatient visits each year for problems ranging from sports injuries and broken bones, to back pain and foot and ankle injuries.
For more information on the injury clinic and other services provided by North Country Orthopaedic Group, please call 315-782-1650 or visit our website at www.ncortho.com.