Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute Reopening All Services, Expanding Telemedicine, Resuming Surgery
In conjunction with Governor Holcomb’s executive order allowing the resumption of elective surgeries, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute will be reopening most of their locations and services beginning April 27. Included with this is its Orthopedic Urgent Care center, a walk-in orthopedic clinic, which is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., in Portage at 3691 Willowcreek Road.
Although the practice plans to begin scheduling most types of appointments, the safety of the patients and staff continues to be paramount. Therefore, all existing precautions will remain in place and be strictly enforced — patients and staff must wear masks, all patients and visitors will be screened upon entering the offices, only patients may come into the office (except for those requiring assistance or minors) and social distancing will be mandatory.
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has also partnered with OrthoLive, a telemedicine platform, to be able to care for those patients that cannot, or prefer not to, come into the office. This secure, convenient technology allows the physicians to provide an initial diagnosis of bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions in a private and compliant manner.
“By quickly adapting to these changes and adopting a forward-thinking approach, we can keep minimizing risk of potential viral exposure to as many individuals as possible,” explains Dr. Thomas Kay, practice president. “Telemedicine helps us honor our commitment to our community, and we are excited to return to surgery and reinstitute Orthopedic Urgent Care so our patients can get the advanced treatment they need.”