How is Rapid Orthopaedic Care Different Than Traditional Urgent Care?
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates provides patients with a unique orthopaedic urgent care experience known as Rapid Orthopaedic Care (ROC). The orthopedic specialists at our ROC facilities in Olympia and Lacey can quickly diagnose and treat almost all orthopedic or sports injuries.
Many patients prefer our Rapid Orthopaedic Care over traditional urgent care for the following reasons:
#1: Orthopaedic Specialists Staff at ROC
Our facilities are staffed by Orthopaedic Specialists and Orthopaedic Physician Assistants who have completed rigorous training and have many years of experience treating orthopedic and sports injuries.
At traditional urgent care facilities, patients usually see a Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Room Specialists or Physician Assistants. While general urgent cares are great for colds, flus, rashes and infections the specialists in a traditional urgent care do not specialize in orthopedics.
#2: Treatment is Immediate
After one of our specialists diagnoses an injury, they prescribe a customized treatment plan. Treatment plans usually consist of nonsurgical treatment options like immobilization, activity modification, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and more.
If follow up care is needed, the specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates will already have your medical history, X-rays, and diagnosis when you arrive for a follow-up appointment.
In many cases, patients who go to general urgent care centers are not sure where they should go for follow up care and have to call multiple offices to try to get an appointment. Also, they may need to undergo repeat tests, such as X-rays, which can become both frustrating and expensive.
#3: Follow Up is Easy
Following up at ROC is very easy. Patients have the following options regarding their follow up appointment(s):
They can return to ROC and have their follow up appointment with the specialist who diagnosed and treated their injury.
They can be seen by the Orthopedic, Spine or Sports Medicine specialist at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates if follow up care is needed.
The choice regarding following up appointments is left entirely up to the patient. Patients love this because they can follow up at a time that easily fits into their busy schedule.
How to Use Rapid Orthopaedic Care
You do not need to make an appointment at our ROC locations in Olympia and Lacey. Simply come to our facility and check in at the front desk. You will not have to wait in long lines with patients who have injuries and illnesses that are not orthopaedic related. You will be in and out in under 60 minutes. If you have any questions before coming in, please feel free to contact us at (360) 754-ROCC (7622).