COVID-19 Update – March 18th, 2020
Please review this latest update to our initial COVID-19 response for additional information and details.
Please be assured that the partners and administration of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine continues to monitor and manage the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 virus following the CDC guidelines.
We are focused on balancing the orthopaedic medical needs of our patients with the safety and well being of those same patients, our staff, and the community we care for.
Those patients who have travelled out of the country to: China, Iran, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea the United Kingdom, and all European countries will not be seen for at least two weeks following their return to the USA per CDC quarantine recommendation.
• Patients that presents with symptoms of fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing will not be seen in office and will need to seek medical attention in ER or Urgent care.
• With regards to Post-Op or fracture care patients who presents with symptoms of fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing will be asked to seek appropriate testing and return only after proof of negative results.
• We will continue to schedule routine appointments for acute problems including: Fractures, Post-Ops, Cast removal, Suture/staple removal, and possible infections.
• Patients who are scheduled to be seen for elective problems must be aware of COVID-19 risks. If patient chooses to defer appointments now, alternate appointments will be offered at a later date depending upon the evolving situation regarding COVID-19.We will be keeping a list of patients for call backs.
Telephone calls may be made directly to patients by providers for review of current diagnostic testing without an office visit as well as follow-up care which is determined to be appropriate by the managing provider.
Please do not hesitate to contact the office for questions, concerns, or a future appointment. Your call will be triaged and managed by informed staff to direct your specific needs. Thanks again for your support to our office and the effort for virus management.