In order to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19 while providing essential services for bone, joint and muscle conditions, Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center is offering their patients virtual visits through telemedicine. Telemedicine appointments will allow patients to safely visit with one of the practice’s specialty-trained providers via secure, interactive video conferencing. To relieve pressure on hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care facilities so that those providers can focus on COVID-19 cases, the practice will also continue to offer safe, on-site care for acute orthopedic injuries through their QuickAccess clinic. Located in their office at 2345 Court Drive in Gastonia, QuickAccess accepts walk-ins and offers same-day appointments Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“As we continue to react to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing essential orthopaedic care to the community while also keeping our patients and staff safe. That’s why we are proud to be offering our patients telemedicine appointments for those who want to do a video visit in lieu of an office visit,” says Chad Ghorley, chief executive officer of Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center.
Using telemedicine, Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center’s specialty-trained experts will be able to provide initial diagnosis and consultation for a majority of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This convenient, secure technology complies with federal health privacy laws and offers area residents accurate, highly specialized care while staying at home. Patients requesting a telemedicine appointment will need access to a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop as well as internet and a working microphone and camera. However, please note that telemedicine appointments are being conducted at the discretion of the individual provider.
“Telemedicine will not only help Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center minimize the risk of potential viral exposure to as many individuals as possible but also help us provide relief for area ERs, hospitals and urgent cares,” adds Ghorley.
For more information on telemedicine or to schedule an appointment with Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, please call 704-865-0077.