OrthoArizona is taking all necessary steps to protect our patients, staff, community and physicians from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). With that in mind, our offices will continue to remain open, for essential/urgent orthopedic needs on a case-by-case basis. OrthoArizona made this decision in the best interest of our loyal and wonderful patients and employees, to help minimize their risk of exposure. To otherwise not act in accordance with the executive order from Governor Doug Ducey to cease elective surgeries, and not follow CDC recommendations, puts everyone in harm.
OrthoArizona was founded on quality and for this reason we cannot express enough that we are doing this for everyone’s safety and well-being. Our patient’s health has always come first and we are grateful for each one of you.
In the very near future, we will be offering an option for orthopedic telehealth, which will allow for an alternative to in-person visits as well as orthopedic urgent care. More information on this will be forthcoming.
We continue our rigorous cleaning and screening process for those patients coming in for urgent appointments. As previously announced, if you are still coming to the office for your essential/urgent appointment, we are asking patients to come to the appointment alone or if they need assistance, to limit this to a single person. Only the patient will be allowed in with an exception of one person to assist the patient if medically necessary.
If you still have an in-person appointment and start to experience any symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
Please visit: https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders to view up-to-date executive orders from the Governor’s office and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/ to view the recommendations from the CDC.
Public Health Reminder from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Healthcare facilities and clinicians should prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now and for the coming several weeks. The following actions can preserve staff, personal protective equipment, and patient care supplies; ensure staff and patient safety; and expand available hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Delay all elective ambulatory provider visits
- Reschedule elective and non-urgent admissions
- Delay inpatient and outpatient elective surgical and procedural cases
- Postpone routine dental and eye care visits
- Tools and resources external icon exist as part of healthcare system preparedness plans and are often referred to as Pandemic Plans. Consult your state or local health department about specific plans for your community.
OrthoArizona has 70 premier musculoskeletal specialists. The orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians specialize in all areas of orthopedic care includings sports, medicine, spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, foot and ankle, podiatry, trauma, industrial injuries and workers' compensation.