Why Choose OrthoExpress
Urgent Care from Orthopedic Specialists
When you’re dealing with an orthopedic injury, it can be hard to know where to turn. You’re in too much pain to wait for the next available appointment at a doctor’s office. But you aren’t sure the ER is the right move, either. After all, it isn’t usually a life or death situation, and emergency room visits come with exposure to patients with a variety of conditions and illnesses in the waiting room–not to mention high co-pays.
So an urgent care facility often makes the most sense. You can walk straight in during their open hours and get treatment without waiting for an appointment. You also avoid emergency room wait times and costs. But not all urgent cares are created equal.
On-Site X-Ray & More Specialized Services
At a general urgent care office, staff members have to be prepared to treat a huge variety of suspected illnesses and injuries. At OrthoExpress, we have specialized to take care of only orthopedic patients. That means our whole clinic is designed with patients like you in mind.
With our on-site X-ray equipment, we can quickly get to the bottom of the nature of your injury. You won’t have to wait or travel to another location for this basic orthopedic imaging. We can assess whether your injury is a sprain, fracture, or break and the extent of the damage to the bone.
If you need a cast, a brace, crutches, or other durable medical equipment, we can also help you with that. We have a great selection of DME on-site, and our staff has plenty of experience choosing and fitting the right DME product for any patient and situation. We also have experience working with all insurance providers to help minimize your out of pocket costs.
Another way we stand out at OrthoExpress? We can follow up on your injury or condition throughout your treatment. Come back to check in with our specialized orthopedic providers to make sure you’re on the road to recovery. We can make any adjustments you might need to your treatment plan.
Trained by Dr. Lawrence Lemak
Our providers receive training and supervision from world-renowned sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Lemak. With the benefit of Dr. Lemak’s wide experience and first-class expertise, our providers receive the best of the best in on-the-job training. This knowledge helps them get patients the most effective care possible–from a quick and accurate diagnosis to a customized treatment plan based on up-to-date research.
Specialized Orthopedic Providers
Working with a healthcare provider who specializes in your area of concern is like getting a fast pass to healing. When they have a chance to dive in deep to research and training in one area, staff can give the most up to date and effective advice and treatment to their patients.
All our staff at OrthoExpress have specific training to work with orthopedic injuries. Our nurse practitioners and medical assistants frequently examine, diagnose, and treat patients with the following conditions and injuries:
- Ligament tears
- Rotator cuff tears
All that experience helps our staff quickly and expertly figure out what’s bothering you and get you feeling better.
Orthopedic Referrals & Connections
No matter what kind of treatment your orthopedic injury needs, we can make sure you have a step-by-step plan to get you feeling better. Lots of issues can be treated right in our office the day you come for your visit. But some patients will need physical therapy, more advanced imagery, or even a consultation with a surgeon. In those cases, we have connections to any other professionals you might need.
We regularly refer to physical therapy clinics, surgeons, and imaging facilities both in the Birmingham area and near a patient’s home when possible. The relationships we have with other orthopedic specialists allow patients to go from the urgent care setting directly to the specialized care they need.
Whether you’re exercising, at work, or even doing chores around your house, sustaining an orthopedic injury can be scary. When you’re not sure what your next step is, OrthoExpress is here to help. You can avoid ER wait times and co-pays and still walk straight in without an appointment. You can even see specialized providers without waiting for a referral. Visit OrthoExpress at 104 Chelsea Point Dr, Chelsea, AL 35043.