Providing essential orthopedic services while helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma is now offering telemedicine as an alternative approach to seeing patients in the office with bone, joint and muscle concerns. This approach enables new and existing patients to safely visit with one of the practice’s specialty-trained providers using video conference and telecommunications technology, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop. This care measure will allow for reduced patient traffic in hospitals, emergency rooms and traditional urgent care facilities while those entities focus on fighting COVID-19 cases.
From the comfort of their own home or office, patients will be able to see the practice’s specialty-trained experts for consultation and care plans to address bone, joint and muscle problems. This new, secure technology complies with federal health privacy laws and offers area residents accurate, high-quality orthopedic care without risk to themselves and others as well as the practice’s providers and staff.
“As always, the safety, health and security of our patients and staff members remain our highest priorities,” says Dr. Scott Rahhal, orthopedic surgeon and practice president of Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma. “We know that orthopedic injuries are often painful and inconvenient, which is why we are continuing to provide specialized care to patients while offering a health-conscious solution through telemedicine during this unfortunate time of crisis.”
Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will be able to ease strain on the community health system with telemedicine. Additionally, their doctors and specialty-trained staff will be able to minimize risk of any potential viral exposure to as many individuals as possible through this approach while following local and national health safety guidelines.
For more information on telemedicine or to schedule an appointment with Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).