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To continue providing essential orthopaedic services and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists is now offering telemedicine as an alternative approach to seeing patients in the office with bone, joint and muscle concerns. Telemedicine enables new and existing patients to safely visit with one of the practice’s specialty-trained providers using video conference and telecommunications technology, such as a smartphone or tablet. This approach will also help reduce bone, joint and muscle injury cases in hospitals, emergency rooms and traditional urgent care facilities while those entities focus on fighting COVID-19.
“The safety and well-being of our patients and staff are our top priorities, which is why we’re now offering telemedicine video visits to new and existing patients as an alternative approach to an in-office appointment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says Dr. Bradley Bruner, board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists.
Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists is open and seeing patients at all locations in Wichita, Scott City, El Dorado and Anthony. However, established and new patients are encouraged to schedule a video visit if they:
- Are physically located in Kansas at the time of their appointment (unfortunately, the practice cannot accept patients physically located outside of the state).
- Have a working smartphone or tablet with a working video camera and microphone.
- Have any necessary X-rays from their primary care physician.
Patients can use telemedicine to see a practice provider from the comfort of their own home or office and receive specialized consultation and care plans to address musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This new, secure technology complies with federal health privacy laws and offers area residents accurate, specialized orthopaedic care without risk to themselves and others.
“Our staff is also taking additional measures in rigorous, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of our patient care areas and complying with local and national health authority guidelines,” continues Dr. Bruner. “Combined with seeing patients remotely through telemedicine, we can continue to provide our highest level of care to all patients while significantly minimizing the risk of viral exposure to keep our patients and staff safe.”
For more information on telemedicine or to schedule an appointment with Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists, please call (316) 219-8299.