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The CORE Institute Offering Orthopedic Urgent Care to Aid in Community Access During COVID-19 Crisis

Phoenix, Arizona (March 23, 2020) – The CORE Institute has announced that it will now be providing orthopedic urgent care services at their Phoenix area and Novi locations in order to help ease the burden that is likely to be placed on emergency rooms, urgent care centers and hospitals in the coming weeks as they brace for an influx of new patients with COVID-19 related symptoms.   Please visit their website to hours of operation. The locations are equipped with onsite X-Ray, casting, splinting and suture kits and are staffed by the area’s top orthopedic specialists. Additionally, telemedicine options will be available soon for those wanting to receive care from their home. 

As Arizona has begun to see businesses encouraging employees to work from home, school closings and residents modifying their fitness routines, the likelihood for orthopedic injuries and need for orthopedic care in the community shows no signs of diminishing. However, what is likely to diminish is the capability for hospitals and their emergency rooms and urgent care centers to allocate resources to orthopedic conditions. 

“As part of our continued commitment to our community we felt it our obligation, both to the residents of the Phoenix and Novi areas and the local hospital systems, to offer our services in the most beneficial way possible in this time of need,” said CEO of The CORE Institute, Dr. David Jacofsky. “As the number of COVID-19 cases is likely to grow, the emergency rooms and the hospitals will need to dedicate more time, specialists, equipment and beds to these patients. We want to make sure we free up these hospitals to let them do what they do best. By treating patients with orthopedic needs in our clinics and not in the hospital emergency rooms, we can help them conserve these invaluable resources and simultaneously protect patients.”

The CORE Institute’s Urgent Ortho service will treat patients on a walk-in basis with no appointment needed. Their expert team will treat all orthopedic and sports injuries, including sprains and strains, back and neck injuries, hand and wrist injuries, shoulder, knee, hip or any other bone or joint injury. The locations also offer onsite bracing, splinting and casting.

For more information and to see locations visit: www.TheCOREInstitute.com/urgent-ortho

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute was founded to fulfill a vision of excellence in patient care encompassing the entire spectrum of orthopedic and neurosciences care. The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care. It is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service and a passion for excellence in patient care. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve the quality of patient care.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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