Fall Follow Up In The Northwest

As previously noted, orthopedic surgeons are extremely busy in the fall. Soccer, football, and the start of basketball are all common sports where student athletes unfortunately have injuries that need orthopedic management. My office has open clinic appointments weekly to see urgent orthopedic injuries on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Simply visit my website or call the office for a timely appointment. This avoids call centers and lengthy waiting times to be seen and evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.

In addition, the fall season is busy for those patients that have met their deductible and out-of-pocket maximum on their insurance plans. Having elective surgery for total joint replacement is an ideal time and a financial benefit to the patient. Please be seen early to allow all for insurance clearance and scheduling, and pre operative lab test.

The fall also brings open enrolment for insurance plans. Make sure that your insurance plans include the providers that you want to access. Further, it is important to know that you may seek orthopedic care through my office even if your primary care physician refers you to an institutional practice, which historically can be difficult to access in a timely fashion. Proliance Surgeons is contracted with most major insurance carriers in the greater Seattle area which allows you to seek care through my office at your convenience.

Finally, I would like to again emphasize the quick access to my office for timely appointments, treatment and management. I am also able to facilitate timely surgery before the end of the year if that is appropriate for your situation. You may contact the office or schedule an online appointment at any time. Please let us know how we can best serve you and your orthopedic needs into the future.

Herbert R. Clark, M.D.