Our physicians do the work they do because it is their passion. During football season, you will find our providers on the fields at several local high schools, providing sideline medical assistance to the players who hope and dream to play at a collegiate level and, perhaps, one day, in the NFL. Our providers volunteer their time to help keep these players safe, giving them every advantage in making those dreams come true. Throughout the year, our physicians host free educational seminars to assist parents of high school athletes in identifying the signs of serious trauma, which may not present itself until after the game is over. In addition, we host free seminars for youth athletes to discuss nutrition, exercise, a healthy lifestyle, injury prevention, and ways to optimize healing after injury. We also provide free mobility checks for active adults over 50, throughout the year, at various senior expos and other events.
At Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, we are committed to ensuring that you are supported every step of the way through the healing process. We understand that our patients have busy, active lifestyles. To assist with a smooth office experience, we offer online scheduling, on-site X-rays, MRI scheduling, Saturday office hours, before-school appointments, next-day appointments, and all phone calls are returned within 24 hours.
Without a doubt, the friendliness and helpfulness of our office staff are second to none. In addition, our providers take the time to explain all procedures in detail and to answer all questions, before moving forward with treatment. We view the doctor/patient relationship as a partnership in restoring your health and mobility, and we invest the time and attention you deserve. Also, we take pride in the fact that we do not over-prescribe surgery. Patients are often apprehensive about seeing an Orthopaedic Surgeon, due to fear of invasive treatments. At Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, our physicians explore all options with our patients, including exercise, medications, physical therapy, palliative care, ambulatory support (such as braces), and other rehabilitative therapies. Some patients do move directly to surgery, due to the severity of an injury, athletic commitments, and, in some cases, personal preference. When surgery is necessary, we use state-of-the-art techniques to allow for minimal pain and maximal recovery. Most patients complete their treatment with us without ever having undergone surgery.
In addition, we place heavy emphasis on follow-up care. We stay with you, every step of the way, helping you to plan for your recovery and speed the healing process. At Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, you are not a number. You are a valued patient, with a life to live, and we want to help you get back to it as quickly and healthfully as possible.