The Orthopedic Urgent Care: Stop in, move on
Monday, February 27, 2017
As John Connelly sits down to talk about The Orthopedic Urgent Care, he smiles and says “We’ve been there a few times, believe it or not.”
Connelly and his wife have a large family. Six children. Believe it.
“It’s simple,” says Connelly, who lives in De Pere. “You know there’s an orthopedic surgeon on call in the clinic. You know you’re going to get the problem addressed.”
The Orthopedic Urgent Care offers walk-in care for patients with shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot and muscle injuries. Staffed by Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic surgeons, it’s open weekday evenings.
Connelly’s most recent visit to The Orthopedic Urgent Care was for his daughter, a sixth-grader who broke a wrist playing volleyball. On that visit, she saw Dr. Robert Limoni.
“It was pretty full that night, and even though it was full, from the time we were in, there was an X-ray, a cast was put on, we saw the doctor and we were home, it was under an hour and a half,” Connelly says.
“It’s just so convenient and so nice. She didn’t miss any school. She was at school the next day and just carried on with life.”
The next time Connelly’s daughter saw a doctor was when she got the cast off six weeks later.
“It’s just wonderful to have the opportunity to see an orthopedist, get done what you need to get done and move on,” he says.
Connelly sees another, more practical aspect to it.
“The other great thing about it is from an expense perspective, it’s an office visit,” he says. “From the insurance perspective and what you have to pay out of pocket, it’s just a no-brainer, when you have these issues, to be able to go there.”