Coastal Orthopedics Resumes all Services

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management and physical therapy services, has resumed all services, including elective surgeries, with proper precautions in place to protect its patients, doctors and team members.

Coastal Orthopedics’ three offices and two ambulatory surgery centers are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, with extended hours for its physical therapy and MRI services.

Once the stay-at-home order was announced in response to COVID-19, Coastal Orthopedics’ management team immediately shifted its operations to a work-from-home model for as many employees as possible – without laying off or furloughing any associates. The practice also quickly implemented Telemedicine visits, which uses electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. More than 1,600 patients were seen remotely in their homes since the order was declared, and the practice will continue to offer this service. While elective procedures were suspended, the team at Coastal Orthopedics continued to treat urgent patients in its offices with new safety measures in place.

“At Coastal Orthopedics, our priority is to protect the health and well-being of our community, staff and patients while still providing care to those who need it most,” said Paige LeMay, CEO of Coastal Orthopedics. “We are following all mandates put forth by the Center for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health and Manatee County Emergency Management as they relate to this unprecedented COVID-19 virus, and are fully implementing their directives.”

As part of the company’s precautions, patients are requested to wear their own masks when visiting any of the facilities and practice safe social distancing. Coastal Orthopedics is providing temperature screenings at each patient visit and drive through COVID-19 testing for patients prior to scheduled procedures. Extra cleanliness safeguards are being taken, such as wiping down the lobby and all patient areas multiple times throughout the day. All employees are screened upon entering the building and are required to wear face coverings as well.

For the health and safety of others, appointments are restricted to only patients at this time, with limited exceptions. Each offices’ lobby chairs have been safely roped off for social distancing, but alternative waiting will be offered where patients may provide their cell numbers, wait inside their vehicle and be taken directly to a private exam room.

Coastal Orthopedics will continue to provide the highest quality orthopedic care through Telemedicine visits. This technology is most appropriate for appointments that would not require an extensive exam, such as follow-up, post-operation or physical therapy appointments.

To schedule an in-person or telemedicine visit, call 941-792-1404.

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